Premium networks have seen the writing on the wall which is why they’ve started to embrace cord cutters. Both HBO and Showtime have already launched their standalone online streaming services and now Starz has joined the list. Starz today announced the launch of its standalone online tv streaming service which costs less per month than Showtime and HBO.
Current Starz customers who already get the channel via a premium cable subscription will get access to the app for free. New subscribers will have to pay $8.99 per month in order to be able to stream Starz online. The per month cost is lower than HBO Now which costs $14.99 and Showtime which comes in at $10.99 per month.
The network will eventually bring all of its original content to the streaming service aside from hit movies such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Starz may not have the kind of original programming that HBO does but it’s relatively cheaper entry point to the world of online TV streaming might entice people to start paying monthly.
Unlike its competitors, Starz is going to provide subscribers with “virtually unlimited” downloads meaning that they will be able to store shows and movies on the device for viewing when there’s no internet connection.
Download the Starz app via the App Store and Google Play Store today and start streaming right away.