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To watch Outlander and the rest of Starz's great shows, you'll need Starz – but you won't need cable! You can watch Starz without cable, and it's never been easier to do that. From adding Starz to a live TV streaming service to subscribing to Starz directly, there are a ton of ways to access a Starz live stream without having to go crawling back to cable. So read on and learn how to watch Starz without cable or satellite!

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How to Watch Starz Online Without Cable

Starz is one of the tougher premium channels to get, but it's still quite easy to watch Starz without cable. The list below includes all of your best options.

One way to get a Starz live stream is to subscribe to a live TV streaming service. These services are structured similarly to cable, but their prices are much more appealing. They stream online, too, which means they're easy to watch on all sorts of devices (including the kinds that will help you get your Starz live stream up onto your big-screen TV). In most cases, premium channels like Starz are available as add-ons to live TV streaming services' base packages for an extra fee. Though it's not possible to watch Starz online for free, it is possible to get the premium channel through a much better pay TV service than your old cable or satellite subscription. The live TV streaming services on our list below offer better prices than cable while making it easy to watch your Starz live stream on any device you want.

You'll also see Amazon Channels as an option below, along with Starz' own standalone service. The prices don't vary much, but it's still worth thinking about your different options and their pros and cons. When deciding which way to subscribe, just consider which app you want to use to view your Starz live stream.

With that by way of introduction, let's look at the services that will allow you to watch Starz without cable.

Stream Starz for free with Hulu

Free Trial

The live TV streaming arm of popular on-demand streaming company Hulu is full of great live television — including Starz. All you have to do is sign up for a live TV package through Hulu and add Starz as an add-on subscription. You can sign up for Hulu + Live TV's free trial offer using the link in this section.

Stream Starz with Sling TV

Try It

Sling TV is designed to allow its customers to create a customized skinny bundle. Subscribers one (or both) of two base packages, then add “extras” to those base packages. Among the extras is Starz. You can build a customized Sling TV bundle that includes Starz and the Starz ENCORE channels.


AT&T TV Now is a live TV streaming service owned by AT&T. You can get Starz on AT&T TV Now by adding the premium channel to a live TV bundle. You can read our review of AT&T TV Now here, or you can just try it out for yourself by clicking the link below and signing up for the service's free trial offer.

YouTube TV

Popular skinny bundle service YouTube TV is one of several that will allow you to add a Starz subscription onto your base bundle. Google's live TV streaming service has lots of nice features and perks. You can test out YouTube TV for free for one week by clicking on the link below and signing up for the service's free trial offer.

Amazon Channels

Amazon's streaming content comes in all kinds of forms, from live broadcasts to its huge on-demand library (available to Amazon Prime subscribers). To that mix, add “Amazon Channels” – a subscription service that allows Amazon fans to add premium channels to their Amazon accounts and stream them through Amazon's apps. Amazon also offers other major premium channels, so this is one that fans of Amazon and premium channels alike will want to take a close look at.


Starz is available through a lot of different streaming services and pay TV options. But it's also available straight from the source! Starz has its own app and offers fans the ability to subscribe directly to it. As always, the content is the same here, so the question is how you'd like to consume that content. If you want to keep things separated and have a special app just for Starz alone, then this is the way to go. Keep in mind that this standalone app is different from Starz Play – rather than just proving to Starz that you pay for its channel through some other service, this service allows you to sign up directly and cut out the middleman. Oh, and this service offers a seven-day free trial!

Can I Watch Starz on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

So you want to watch Starz without cable – but you don't want to have to watch it on a tiny screen or on your computer right? You want to watch it on your biggest, baddest TV screen. Well, we have some good news for you: that's easy to do with any of the services that we just talked about. You can watch Starz without cable on your TV by using just about any major streaming device or platform.

Hulu + Live TV Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each offer apps for Roku.

Fire TV users can choose between Hulu + Live TV Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each work well on Apple TV devices.

Hulu + Live TV Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all play nice with Chromecast.

Android TV fans can choose between Hulu + Live TV Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each also work on iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as on desktop and laptop computers via an in-browser app.

Amazon and Starz also offer strong platform support, making it easy to watch Starz without cable on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast.

2 thoughts on “How to Watch Starz Without Cable

  1. Avatar Lorena Stolsenberg says:

    Still not sure of the answer. I do not have cable or satellite TV. I have a standard antenna. Can I get STARS? I recently bought the Amazon Firestick but I am getting ‘buffering’. I started the 7 days free trial of STARS.

    1. Avatar Pete Taves says:

      If you’re getting buffering, then either your Internet Service Provider (ISP) has too slow a speed or your streaming device is using wifi as the input source instead of wired (either Ethernet or a MoCa network [Google it], the latter of which uses existing coax in your home to produce Ethernet speeds to any coax outlet in the home).

      If your Internet speed is slow (e.g., even on your computer when hooked up to your router w/Ethernet), try to get a faster plan from your ISP or switch to a better ISP (e.g., switch from DSL to Cable/Fiber Optic). You should try to have at least 8 Mb/second speed reliably to do streaming, but more is better (e.g., 15-25 Mb/second). If your household is using multiple devices on the same network at the same time, you’ll need more speed to start with coming into your home (e.g., probably at least 15-25 Mb/second, but more is better).

      If your internet speed is good enough, then check your home’s network/LAN speed. If using wifi, it may be too slow.

      If your model of Fire TV Stick allows an Ethernet adapter (sold separately by Amazon), you could hook it up via Ethernet to either your router or a MoCa adapter if wifi is too slow. If you’re using MoCa, you’ll need two MoCa adapters, one hooked to your ethernet adapter on the Fire stick, and one hooked to your router.

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