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STARZ Review

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  • 2 Simultaneous Devices
  • Has Offline Downloads
Updated on Jason Gurwin

STARZ offers a subscription video streaming service that gives access to content on the STARZ channel without the need of a cable subscription. With your subscription, you’ll get access to all of their current originals like Outlander, The Serpent Queen, and Power.

The service also offers a large rotating library of older films like Die Hard, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, 12 Monkeys, and A Beautiful Mind.

You can subscribe for $8.99 a month either directly from STARZ, or through Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, or Roku Premium Subscriptions.

STARZ
$8.99 starz.com
$3 For 3 Months
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Review

We tested STARZ and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. STARZ is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV and VIZIO Smart TV.


Content

Originals

The main reason to subscribe to STARZ is for access to their critically-acclaimed original series. Currently, STARZ most popular shows include Outlander and Power.

TV Shows

In addition to new originals, you’ll also get access to their full catalog of shows that the channel has ever released. That means you can stream series like American Gods, Party Down, Spartacus, Black Sails, Boss, and more.

Movies

STARZ has a deep catalog of new releases and hit movies. The library changes, but as of this writing, some standout titles include Schindler’s List, Alien, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Die Hard, Scarface, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Heat, Casino, and Silver Linings Playbook.

Kids

STARZ is not a good choice if you’d like children’s content. The library is very thin, only consisting of movies like Matilda, Paulie, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and Good Burger.

STARZ
$8.99 starz.com
$3 For 3 Months

Features

Single Profile Only

STARZ doesn’t currently offer user profiles, so your entire family will have to use the same account.

Parental Controls

With STARZ, you can disallow playback of certain types of shows and movies by rating. You can enter a pin that will allow you to unlock or change the restrictions.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Netflix and Star also have parental control features.

Up to 2 Devices

STARZ can be used on up to two devices at the same time.

Offline Downloads

STARZ offers nearly their entire library available to download.

You can authorize up to 4 devices for download at any given time, but you can switch the devices that are authorized if necessary.

International Access

While STARZ isn’t available to stream outside the U.S., you can still watch shows or movies you’ve downloaded offline to your mobile or tablet device.

STARZ
$8.99 starz.com
$3 For 3 Months

Compatible Devices

STARZ is compatible with these devices:

STARZ is not compatible with PlayStation OR Nintendo devices.

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Xbox
  • LG Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV

  • PlayStation
  • Nintendo
STARZ
$8.99 starz.com
$3 For 3 Months

Tech Specs

4K
1080p
720p

1080p HD

Nearly all content on STARZ is in HD. The service doesn’t offer any content in 4K.

Stereo Sound
Some Surround

Stereo/Surround Sound

Most shows and movies on STARZ are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. STARZ doesn’t support Dolby Atmos audio.

STARZ
$8.99 starz.com
$3 For 3 Months

DIRECTV STREAM Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $50 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Sling TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $25 Uber Eats Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Hulu Live TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $35 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Hulu Live TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.