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Select Android TV devices now supported by STARZ app
What makes the STARZ app distinct from other premium television streaming services is that it’s the first ever to offer download capabilities. Netflix has been toying with enabling this capability, which would let users secure content on their internal storage for times when they are away from the internet – say on a road trip or long flight – but there’s no word yet as to whether this functionality will become a reality. Netflix has long taken a hard stance on streaming-only service. STARZ, however, didn’t hesitate to let their users download to their heart’s content.
The service is $8.99 per month on participating cable, satellite, or telco partners, and STARZ claims to have the “biggest, most extensive movie library of all the premium subscription networks in the U.S.” Is this enough to coax you over to a subscription? Let us know what you think of STARZ and their new Android-TV-ready app in the comments! We don’t have specifics about which “select” Android TV devices are currently supported, so chime in if yours is or isn’t. Click the button below to get the full press release.
[press]STARZ App Launches Support for Android TV Devices
“Outlander,” “The Girlfriend Experience” and Other Hit STARZ Original Series and First-Run Movies Now Available On Select Android TV Devices
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– (INTX Expo 2016) – Starz announced at INTX 2016, the Internet & Television Expo hosted by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the successful launch today of its STARZ App on select Android TV devices. STARZ subscribers may now watch exclusive STARZ Original series including “Outlander,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” and the upcoming season 3 premiere of “Power” this July, as well as hundreds of movies and first-run films on select Android TV devices.
The launch marks the most recent successful deployment for the STARZ App that provides STARZ streaming subscriptions directly to consumers and offers the first-ever download capabilities from a premium pay TV streaming service. Launched last month, the STARZ app is offered on a variety of devices such as: Chromecast, Apple TV (4th gen and newer), iPhones and iPads running iOS 7.0 or higher, Google Nexus Player, Sony Android TV, as well as most Android phones, tablets and TV devices. For a complete list of supported devices, please visit www.starz.com/settings/faq.
For $8.99 per month, fans now have the opportunity to enjoy instant access to more than 2,400 selections each month, including STARZ hit series ranging from “Outlander,” “Power” and the upcoming “American Gods” and other TV content, to Hollywood hits and popular movies including Avengers: Age of Ultron and, later this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The standalone “STARZ” service allows for up to four users to watch simultaneously and virtually unlimited downloads. STARZ is available through the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. The new STARZ app is also available through the Google Play Store on a wide range of Android supported devices.
STARZ subscribers from participating cable, satellite and telco partners can also authenticate and view STARZ in the new, easy-to-use app. Users can purchase a subscription or authenticate STARZ directly in-app or on their PC/Mac and watch every episode of every season of the best of STARZ’s original programming, as well as the biggest, most extensive movie library of all the premium subscription networks in the U.S.
As a single app destination for all subscribers who want to stream or download STARZ premium content, the intuitive content discovery design and navigation offers ease of use and a compelling user experience regardless of how the consumer purchased a subscription to STARZ. Subscribers to the STARZ sister networks, STARZ ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX, will also use this single destination app for access to streaming and downloadable content.
STARZ Originals in 2016 include: “Black Sails,” “Outlander,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” “Power,” “SurVivor’s Remorse,” “Blunt Talk,” and “Ash vs Evil Dead,” and the first STARZ Original movie, The Dresser. Exclusive hit movies on STARZ in 2016 include: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Out, Pixels, Concussion, The Good Dinosaur, Ricki and the Flash, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Cinderella, Tomorrowland, The Wedding Ringer and Ant-Man. Popular movie and television programming on the new STARZ ENCORE includes: I, Robot, Fever Pitch, Never Been Kissed, 22 Jump Street, Dances With Wolves, Gone Baby Gone, There’s Something About Mary, Spider-Man 3, Superbad, Total Recall, Steel Magnolias, “Magnum, P.I.,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Gunsmoke.”
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks (Starz Networks) and global content distribution (Starz Distribution), www.starz.com. The Starz Networks operating unit is home to the flagship STARZ® brand with 24.0 million subscribers in the United States as of March 31, 2016, with the STARZ ENCORESM network at 32.4 million subscribers. Through STARZ, the company provides high quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services. STARZ is sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms. Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming. The Starz Distribution operating unit is home to the Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Digital, and Starz Worldwide Distribution divisions. In addition to STARZ Original series, Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires movies, television and other entertainment content for worldwide home video, digital, and television licensing and sales.[/press]