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Streaming is as ubiquitous as breathing these days, and seemingly every network and company is trying to make their mark online. And while most of them are quick to promote their future plans, somehow the premium cable channel Starz crept under the radar and dropped the news today that it now has a standalone subscription service which will give interested viewers the chance to take on all of the network’s programming without footing the bill through a cable or satellite provider. And there are lots of nifty details tacked onto this announcement.
Starz’s new service is currently available for both iOS and Android devices as well as PCs, Macs, and Apple TV, and the subscription will set you back $8.99 a month. That may seem a tad pricy, considering the network doesn’t have the expansive set of original series that CBS All Access or HBO Now offers, but it’s a different story where movies are concerned. Today was also the first day that the Starz suite of channels officially took in all of the Encore networks, bringing the total number of channels to 14, and viewers will have access to over 2,400 different movies and TV shows to choose from.
Taking inspiration from Amazon, Starz will allow users to download programs onto their devices, which is the first time something like this is available for pay TV networks. Up to four users on the same account can simultaneously use the service, and the downloads are pretty much unlimited. That can be quite amazing if you’ve got kids or a long road trip coming up and you need some movies and TV shows to pass the time. Don’t forget that Starz is where Star Wars: The Force Awakens will show up on cable first, too.
Speaking of TV shows, early subscribers will also get a special bonus. Sign up in the next two days and you’ll not only be able to binge on the entire Season 1 of the historical rom-dram Outlander, but you’ll also be able to watch the first episode of Season 2 on Thursday, April 7, which is two days earlier than it’s set to air on TV. (That’s on Saturday, April 9, for those not into that whole addition thing.) And if you’re not into Outlander, then catch up with Bruce Campbell’s deadite-destroying badass on Season 1 of Ash vs Evil Dead, or watch Sir Patrick Stewart get coked up and wacky on the comedy Blunt Talk. (Both of those shows will get second seasons later this year.)
To figure out if this is something you’re interested in, or to just straight up order it without any thinking at all (because Bruce Campbell would want you to do that), head over to the Starz website or to your mobile device’s app store.