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To watch “Outlander” and the many other great shows, you'll need STARZ. You can even watch STARZ without cable, and it's never been easier. Whether subscribing directly to the channel or adding STARZ to a live TV streaming service, there are a ton of ways to access a STARZ livestream without having to go crawling back to cable. Read on to learn how to watch STARZ without cable or satellite!

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream STARZ:

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How to Watch STARZ Online Without Cable

Like most “premium” channels, STARZ offers Hollywood movies and compelling original series, all delivered without censorship or TV editing. It used to be that STARZ — like its fellow premiums HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax — was only available by cable or satellite providers. Happily, those days are through; it has never been easier to subscribe to STARZ, and you no longer need cable in order to do it!

Below, we’ll lay out your best options for streaming STARZ — no cable required. You could also go right to STARZ itself, which has a direct-to-consumer subscription option that is perfect for cord-cutters. However, if you’re looking for a little more live TV, don’t sweat it: We have got options for that, too. If you subscribe to a live TV streaming service, sometimes called a skinny bundle, then you’ll get a cable-like experience for less and will be able to add a STARZ subscription to your multichannel bundle.

Since many of these services offer free trials, it’s even possible to watch STARZ online for free — for a week or so, anyway, until your free trial is up.

With that introduction, let's look at the services that will allow you to watch STARZ without cable.

Stream STARZ


Why not go straight to the source? STARZ has a streaming app of its own, and you can sign up for the service directly without having to pay for a separate TV streaming service. If you’re all about STARZ and only STARZ, then this is your best option. You can even start things off with a free trial!

Stream STARZ with DIRECTV Stream

Try DIRECTV Stream

You can get Starz on DIRECTV Stream by adding it to any of the service's four bundles. It's that simple! For more on the service, check out our review of DIRECTV Stream.

Stream STARZ with Philo

Free Trial

Philo is known for its no-frills approach, so how is a premium channel like STARZ available? Well, it’s not in any of the basic bundles, but for $9 a month, you can add STARZ to your package. The package also comes with STARZ Encore and STARZ Kids & Family.

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 to test it out for yourself.

Stream Starz with Sling TV

Try It

Sling TV is designed to create customized skinny bundles. Subscribers choose one (or both) of the two base packages and then add “extras” to those base packages. You can build a customized Sling TV bundle that includes STARZ and the STARZ ENCORE channels. If you’d prefer to learn more about Sling TV, that’s no problem: just go to our Sling TV review to find out everything you need to know.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV, a popular skinny bundle service, is one of several that will allow you to add a STARZ subscription to your base bundle. Google's live TV streaming service has lots of nice features and perks. Our YouTube TV review offers a more complete picture of the service.

Amazon Channels

Like some other premium channels and streaming services, STARZ is available through platforms that act like content “hubs.” Amazon Channels — which keeps all of your subscriptions in one place — makes it easy to hop between options like STARZ and HBO. If you’re not an Amazon person, you could consider getting STARZ through another “hub” type app, like Apple TV Plus or The Roku Channel.

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

Watching STARZ on your TV is one thing, but why not reach for the stars when watching STARZ? And by that horrible pun, we mean there’s a wide range of devices that will help you watch shows like “Outlander” and “American Gods” no matter where you are.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web/
DIRECTV Stream Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Philo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hulu + Live TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sling TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
YouTube TV No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Reach for the STARZ Stream

If you’ve made it this far, then you probably have a pretty good idea of exactly how to stream STARZ without cable. But what do you do if you want to branch out a little bit? In other words, what else is there to watch for STARZ fans?

There are a few different answers to that. Think of channels like HBO and Showtime, and you’ll have some idea of the company STARZ keeps. But as we’ve mentioned more than once, you no longer need to subscribe to the old models to get all the premium content you want.

Let’s start with HBO. HBO Max is the newish streaming service from HBO, launching in 2020. During the pandemic, it became the place to watch specific movies that were originally supposed to get national theatrical releases. Instead, these movies were released simultaneously in theaters and on the streaming service. Those HBO Max titles included everything from “Tom and Jerry” to “In the Heights.” While the sudden change in strategy annoyed filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, it also boosted HBO Max’s profile.

Another option in the same premium channel category is Cinemax. It’s got a wide catalog of movies, as well as some original series like “The Knick” and “Warrior.” Our guide to streaming Cinemax without cable has more info.

Now that you know more about STARZ and similar channels, what are you waiting for? Pick one (or more) of your favorites and start streaming!

2 thoughts on “How to Watch STARZ Without Cable

  1. 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. 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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