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STARZ is a video streaming service that provides movies and TV shows through live channels and an on-demand library. The service enables subscribers to watch recent Hollywood hits, great TV dramas and STARZ’s own original content.
The STARZ subscription cost is always $8.99/mo., regardless of whether it is purchased directly or through a third-party service. That includes the service being bought directly from STARZ or when purchased as an add-on through third-party streaming services, such as Amazon Prime Channels, Hulu, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV.
For more information about the streaming service, read our review of STARZ.
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How much does STARZ streaming cost?
STARZ is available to purchase directly from the streaming service, which provides one standalone package for users to watch movies and TV shows live and on-demand at any time. However, it can also be purchased through third-party service providers, which charge the same STARZ app cost on top of their monthly subscription fee.
Features: STARZ enables subscribers to watch live channels and its on-demand library of movies and TV shows. The streaming service can be accessed through the STARZ web player or via apps for gaming consoles, mobile phones and tablets, smart TVs and streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
STARZ provides users with a choice of 14 live channels that run around the clock and are accessible through a TV guide that shows the content currently on-air. Its on-demand library gives subscribers a choice of about 1,090 movies and 114 TV series.
- Indie Plex
- Movie Plex
- Retro Plex
- STARZ Cinema
- STARZ Comedy
- STARZ Edge
- STARZ Encore
- STARZ Encore Action
- STARZ Encore Black
- STARZ Encore Classic
- STARZ Encore Espanol
- STARZ Encore Family
- STARZ Encore Suspense
- STARZ Encore Western
- STARZ in Black
- STARZ Kids & Family
How much are STARZ streaming add-ons?
STARZ does not currently provide streaming add-ons. The STARZ cost of $8.99/mo. enables users to watch all of the service’s live channels and watch its movies and TV shows on-demand. However, STARZ is available as an add-on service through select third-party streaming services.
What is the cost of STARZ premium channels?
STARZ does not provide any premium channels. All of the service’s 14 live channels are included in a STARZ subscription, which costs $8.99/mo.
Are there STARZ streaming discounts and promotions?
There are a few STARZ streaming discounts and promotions to take advantage of. Here are the best of the bunch.
Seven-day free trial: Signing up for STARZ directly enables new customers to get a seven-day free trial of the service. This trial is available through mobile and web browsers on the STARZ website and via the STARZ app for mobile and streaming devices. New customers will need to provide payment details when they sign up for the free trial and will be charged the service’s $8.99/mo. subscription fee if they fail to cancel the trial before it expires.
Amazon premium bundle: Existing Amazon Prime Video customers can get access to STARZ through a bundle deal with other premium cable channels like HBO and SHOWTIME. This is available for an additional monthly fee through Amazon Prime Video, which costs $12.99/mo.
Free week with Hulu: New Hulu customers can add a free week of STARZ to their subscription. This deal is available on the ad-supported and ad-free Hulu on-demand streaming services ($5.99/mo. and $11.99/mo., respectively) and the Hulu + Live TV streaming service ($54.99/mo.). Users will have to pay the $8.99/mo. STARZ subscription on top of their selected Hulu subscription fee once the trial expires.
Three-month discount: Users that plan to watch STARZ for more than one week can get a discount on the service by signing up directly. This gives new customers a discounted subscription of $5/mo. for three months, before reverting to the full $8.99/mo. fee. However, this deal exempts users from the seven-day free trial of STARZ.
How do STARZ streaming prices compare to competitors?
STARZ comes in at a similar price point to other on-demand services in the busy streaming marketplace. Services like Disney Plus and Hulu come in a little cheaper, basic Amazon Prime Video and Netflix packages cost the same as STARZ, while the likes of HBO Max and SHOWTIME are more expensive.
|Service||Basic plan price||Range of package prices||Discounts|
|Amazon Prime Video||$8.99/mo.||$8.99/mo. – $12.99/mo.||30-day free trial|
|CBS All Access||$5.99/mo.||$5.99/mo. – $9.99/mo.||One-month free trial|
|Disney+||$6.99/mo.||$6.99/mo.||$11.99/mo. Bundle deal with ESPN+ and Hulu|
|HBO Max||$14.99/mo.||$14.99/mo.||Seven-day free trial|
|Hulu||$5.99/mo.||$5.99/mo. – $11.99/mo.||$11.99/mo. Bundle deal with ESPN+ and Disney+|
|Netflix||$8.99/mo.||$8.99/mo. – $15.99/mo.||One-month free trial|
The bottom line
STARZ enables subscribers to watch a range of quality movies and TV series, including the service’s own award-winning programming. It is reasonably priced at $8.99/mo. compared to its competitors in the online streaming marketplace. The service is also available directly from STARZ or as an add-on from third-party streaming sites like Hulu, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV. These services charge subscribers the regular STARZ price on top of their own monthly subscription fee.
STARZ comes with a seven-day free trial when bought directly or through third-party services, which enables new customers to try it out before they buy it.
By Rob Latham
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