STARZ is one of the biggest and best-known premium channels out there — and, lucky for you, we’re long past the time when anyone needs a cable connection to watch it. Here’s everything we know about the cost of a STARZ subscription.
STARZ Price: How Much Is STARZ per Month?
STARZ costs $8.99 per month. There are sometimes deals that give you a better price or free trial, and we’ll talk about those below. But if you don’t have a deal, the cost of a STARZ subscription is $8.99 per month, whether you get it directly from the STARZ app or choose to subscribe through an intermediary service like Amazon Channels.
For that price, you’ll get access to STARZ originals like “Outlander,” “Power,” and “American Gods,” plus a lot of movies. We’ll talk more about that below as well. It’s all part of our STARZ guide, so keep reading to dive in.
STARZ Plans and Subscription Packages
There’s only one tier of service with STARZ. For $8.99 per month, you’ll get everything that STARZ has to offer.
While there’s only one STARZ plan, there is more than one way to get STARZ. Amazon Prime Video subscribers can unlock it through Amazon Channels for $8.99 a month, and Hulu subscribers can do the same by going to the service’s premium and partner add-ons section. If you get STARZ as an add-on to a service like Amazon Channels or Hulu, you may also be able to get a free trial. We’ll talk about that in the next section.
|STARZ||$8.99 per month|
STARZ Free Trial and Deals
Yes, STARZ has multiple ways to get a free trial. The most direct way is by going through STARZ itself. If you go to the STARZ website, you’ll see an offer for seven days free.
If you’d rather not do that for whatever reason, no sweat — you’ll have other options. You can also get a free trial through a livestreaming service like Amazon Channels or Hulu. Both those services offer seven days of STARZ for free if you’re an eligible subscriber. What is an eligible subscriber? That generally means someone who hasn’t already gotten a Starz free trial.
So right now, the answer to “Does STARZ have a free trial?” is “Yes, but that could always change.” Our page devoted to the latest STARZ deals can tell you more.
Good news: There are no contracts with STARZ. You’re free to come and go as you please.
What Is STARZ? How Does STARZ Work?
STARZ began its life in the ’90s as a premium channel available only on cable and satellite. But that was more than 25 years ago. Now it’s both a linear television network and a standalone streaming app.
So is STARZ like Netflix? In some ways, yes. The reason that premium channels like STARZ and its competitors were so prepared to make the shift to streaming is that they already operated like streaming services. Premium channels aired licensed Hollywood content ad-free. They also had their own content: Channels like STARZ and HBO were making their own TV shows long before Netflix and Amazon started to do it.
STARZ Movies and TV Shows: What to Watch on STARZ
STARZ has a smallish library of original content, at least compared to giants like Max and Netflix. But the shows they have are known for inspiring a devoted following. STARZ has both live content and on-demand content.
You’ll find only movies and TV shows in the STARZ library. If you want, say, live sports, then STARZ isn’t the right choice for you. The same is true of live news: You won’t find it on STARZ. You can find it in plenty of other places, though.
STARZ Original ContentOn STARZ, you’ll find original TV shows mixed with licensed movies. Here’s some of what to expect.
- “Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult”
And here are some of the movies that STARZ is currently licensing.
- “Bad Boys for Life”
- “Silent Hill”
- “Empire Records”
- “Hotel Transylvania”
Are There Commercials on STARZ?
STARZ does not have commercials. You may have to watch a few seconds of footage promoting STARZ’ in-house content, but there are no outside ads to worry about.
STARZ Devices: What Devices Does the STARZ App Work On?
|Platform/Device||Can I Get the STARZ App?|
|Fire TV (including Fire TV Stick)||Yes|
|Android TV (including Nvidia Shield TV)||Yes|
|Samsung Smart TV||Yes|
|iOS (iPhones and iPads)||Yes|
|Android (Android smartphones and tablets)||Yes|
|Web browsers (desktop and laptop computers)||Yes|
To be more specific regarding web browsers, STARZ works with the Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge browsers. If you’ve got an XBox One, you can use that to watch STARZ too. In all cases, you’ll need to both download the app and pay for the STARZ service. While downloading the app is free, you won’t get far without also paying for a STARZ subscription. But once you’ve paid for it, you can watch STARZ on any compatible device.
STARZ Key Features
- Offline viewing
- Can stream on up to four devices at a time
- HD streaming
STARZ Accounts and Streaming Rules
If you have a STARZ account, you can watch on up to four devices at once. So if you have four people in your house, every single one of them can watch STARZ simultaneously.
You can also have multiple user profiles on STARZ, which is a handy way to keep your watchlist separate from others.
STARZ does have some strict location rules, though. You can watch it only in the U.S. and some U.S. territories, so if you’re in Europe and want to watch STARZ, you may want to do some research on the best VPNs available.
STARZ Specs and Streaming Quality
STARZ generally streams in 1080p, which is HD. That’s good, although it’s not 4K, which you can find on other services.
How to Cancel STARZ
- Log into your account on STARZ.com.
- Navigate to Subscription > CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION.
- Click that and follow the instructions.
That’s the easiest way to cancel. Yet it might not work for you. Why not?
Well, keep in mind that you can cancel on STARZ.com only if you subscribed to STARZ on STARZ.com. If you signed up for the service on a different device or through a different service, you'll have to go back to that platform to cancel. If you used Amazon, for instance, you'll have to log into Amazon and head to “Memberships & Subscriptions” to find your STARZ cancellation option. On Roku, you'll be looking for the “Manage Your Subscriptions” menu. A general tip: Whatever platform you're on, look for the word “subscriptions” and use the main platform/device menus, not the ones within the STARZ app, to find your cancellation button.
Remember, your cancellation will take effect at the end of the billing period — essentially, you're just keeping your STARZ subscription from renewing. You'll still have service for the billing period (month) that you most recently paid for.
How much is STARZ per month?
STARZ costs $8.99 per month, unless you get a special introductory deal, which is possible. But in general, you can expect to pay $8.99 a month.
Does STARZ have a free trial?
Yes, STARZ offers a free trial. You may also be able to get a free trial of STARZ through a third-party service, such as Hulu or Amazon Channels.
Does STARZ make you sign a contract?
Nope. There’s no contract when you use STARZ, so you don’t have to worry about things like early termination fees.
How many streaming devices can I play STARZ on?
You can stream STARZ on as many as four devices at the same time.