If you don’t have cable, there is no reason to miss shows on Starz like Outlander, Power, and American Gods or the numerous movies on Starz. You can subscribe to Starz without cable stream shows and movies directly your TV.
Subscribing to Starz
Starz Cost: Normally $8.99 per month
A subscription to Starz usually costs $8.99 per month, but with this special offer you only pay $5.99 for 6 months. The app consolidated the “Starz Play”, “Encore Play”, and “MoviePlex” apps into one app that can be enjoyed by both cord-cutters and Pay TV subscribers alike. It provides all the TV shows and movies currently available on Starz and StarzEncore in HD, and you can register 4 devices on one account.
Below is a list of all the channels available through the Starz App:
- Starz Edge
- Starz in Black
- Starz Comedy
- Starz Cinema
- Starz Kids & Family
- Starz Encore
- Starz Encore Action
- Starz Encore Classic
- Starz Encore Black
- Starz Encore Family
- Starz Encore Suspense
- Starz Encore Westerns
- Starz Encore Espanol
- Movie Plex
- Indie Plex
- Retro Plex
You can watch shows at the same time they air on Starz, just as if you had Starz through cable TV. You also have access to their massive catalog of original programming.
Using The Starz App
The Starz App is supported on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV devices, and modern browsers. You can also use the Starz App on iOS and Android tablets and phones and LG, Sony, and Samsung smart TVs.
STARZ offers most titles, on most devices, in HD. STARZ suggests a minimum bandwidth of 2.5 Mbps but recommends at least 6 Mbps for the best experience. You can stream movies and TV shows on up to 4 devices at a time.
How to Activate Starz
Once you sign up for Starz, you can activate Starz on your device by following the appropriate instructions below:
- Sign in to your Roku or other streaming devices.
- Launch the Starz app/channel. (If the App isn’t in your menu, simply download it from the appropriate app store on your device)
- Sign in to the Starz app with the email address and password you used when signing up for Starz. You will see an activation code.
- Then, go to activate.starz.com
- Enter the activation code on the Roku TV screen in the provided box.
- You should now be able to watch Starz on your device
Once your Starz App is activated you can browse all the movies and shows on Starz and watch any available. New episodes of TV shows on Starz are available at the same time they air on the Starz channel.
Download Movies and Shows From Starz
You can download most shows and movies on Starz to your phone or tablet for viewing at times you won’t have internet access. To do this, tap the download icon on the title page. Titles will auto delete 2 weeks after you have downloaded or if they become no longer available on Starz.
Starz on Other Streaming Services
If you have any of the services below, you can add it through their interface instead of getting the Starz app.
Starz on Philo
Starz on Philo Cost: $9 per month
If you are a Philo customer, you can add Starz to your subscription by going to your Account page online and clicking Subscribe next to the STARZ channel package.
Starz on Hulu
Starz on Hulu Cost: $8.99 per month
If you have Hulu Live TV or Standard Hulu you can add Starz through your Hulu Account following the instructions below.
- Visit your Account page
- Select Manage under Add-ons to adjust your subscription settings
- To switch your plan, select On/Off next to the plan you want to switch to (for example, No Commercials or Hulu with Live TV). Or, select Add this/Remove this next to the Feature Add-on or Premium Network (HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax) you want to add to your plan.
- Confirm your choices by selecting Continue
Check out our full review of Hulu for more details.
Starz On Sling TV
Starz on Sling Cost: $8.99 per month
Sling TV now offers a Starz Add-On package that provides access to Starz and Encore. The Starz Add-on pack is available to both Sling Blue and Orange customers for just $9 per month.
You can check my full review of Sling TV for more details. If you aren’t a Sling TV subscriber, you can sign up for their 7-day free trial, and check out Starz along with everything else Sling TV has to offer.
Here are the instructions to add Starz to your existing account:
- Start by signing in to your Sling TV account here
- Click “CHANGE SUBSCRIPTION”
- Click the “+SELECT” button next to “Starz”
- Then Click “Submit Order” and Starz will be added to your service.
Starz on Amazon Prime
Starz on Prime Cost: $8.99 per month
Amazon Prime is now offering Starz as an add-on package for 8.99 per month. This is part of their “Streaming Partners Program” and no cable TV subscription is necessary. While Showtime is already available to cord cutters, this is big news for those looking to watch Starz and have an Amazon Prime subscription.
I have long thought Amazon Prime was a better cord cutting solution for a back catalog of movies and TV shows. The addition of Starz makes Amazon Prime a great candidate to replace Netflix for those looking to consolidate streaming services.
If you do not already have Amazon Prime, you can sign up here for a 30-day free trial. During the trial, you can try both Showtime and Starz free for 7 days. You can add the additional subscription package through your Amazon Prime channel on Roku and Amazon Fire TV, or sign up through your account on their website.
Starz on YouTube TV
Starz on YouTube TV Cost: $8.99 per month
You can add Starz by logging into your YouTube TV account and going to “Settings” then “Membership” to add a Starz Subscription to YouTube TV
Starz on AT&T TV
Starz on AT&T TV Cost: $8.99 per month
You can also add Starz through your AT&T TV service by following the instructions below:
- Sign in to your AT&T TV.
- Select the icon in the upper right to open Settings.
- Go to your User Account.
- Select Manage My Plan to view available packages and premium channels. Your current plan will be highlighted.
- Make your desired updates and Accept Changes to save.
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