Starz had a good first quarter of 2023 after ending March with more than 20 million linear and over-the-top (streaming) domestic subscribers.
Starz is a popular cable channel that’s also available as a standalone subscription streaming service. Regardless of how someone signs up, Starz provides access to a variety of popular shows including American Gods, Black Sails, Outlander, Power, P-Valley, and The Girlfriend Experience.
Below we’ve rounded up answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Starz streaming service.
How much does Starz cost?
A standard Starz subscription costs 8.99 per month. Starz is an ad-free service and a subscription unlocks access to the entire Starz on-demand library. Even though there are no additional tiers, Starz does routinely offer deals and discounts that can help to save on the monthly cost. If opting to subscribe to Starz through a live TV package, the cost can also vary.
Who owns Starz?
Starz and its various brands are currently owned by Lionsgate. This is the same company that owns the film production and distribution studio, Lionsgate Films, and also Lionsgate Television. However, Lionsgate is understood to be discussing the option to spin-off or sell Starz.
How can I watch Starz?
Starz is available as a standalone app that can be downloaded on a number of devices, including smart TVs, streaming players, PCs, laptops, and smartphones. Popular platforms that Starz is available on include:
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android mobile
- Android TV
- LG Smart TVs
- Samsung Smart TVs
- Sony smart TVs
It is also possible to purchase Starz as an add-on through services like Prime Video and YouTube Primetime Channels. A Starz add-on is also available through live TV services including Fubo, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV.
Is Starz worth it?
Starz is worth a subscription depending on the needs of the individual subscriber or household. The Starz catalog is fairly wide and changes over time so there is plenty to watch. However, and while it does offer access to Starz Originals, some homes may find some of the competing streaming services offer more. If you can get a Starz subscription at a cheaper price than usual, it becomes even easier to recommend.
Starz is increasing in price next month but a new Prime Video deal makes it possible to sign up at $2.99 per month for the first six months.
The Starz streaming service will encounter a price increase next month that takes the cost of a standard subscription up to $9.99 a month
If you’ve been wanting to give Starz a try, it is currently just $1.99 per month for three months through Amazon’s Prime Video Channels.
A Starz and MGM Plus bundle will soon be available through Prime Video. Priced at $12 per month, it offers a savings of around $3 per month.
T-Mobile is currently offering a promotion which drops the price of a Starz subscription down to just $1.99 per month for four months.
The Starz app is now available on Vizio smart TVs, removing the need for an additional streaming device to access the subscription service.
Starz does offer a free trial but actually taking advantage of one tends to heavily depend on when or how someone signs up to the service.
Lionsgate’s latest quarterly results confirm a domestic and global increase in the number of Starz subscribers, mostly thanks to streaming.
A standard Starz subscription costs $8.99 per month but consumers may end up with a cheaper price depending on how and when they sign up.
Prime Video Channels is now offering substantial discounts on the cost of Epix, Showtime and Starz subscriptions for the first six months.
Interested in giving Starz a try or catching up on the latest shows? The latest promotion greatly reduces the monthly cost of a subscription.
A Starz subscription currently costs just $5 per month for three months, but even more can be saved when prepaying for six months instead.
YouTube TV now offers a monthly saving when bundling HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz subscriptions.
If you are a basic Hulu subscriber, or plan to be soon, you can also add Starz for $1.99 per month.
With Epix and Starz now available as add-ons, Philo subscribers can customize their plan.
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