Thursday, September 29, 2016

Starz App Launches on Xbox One with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

STARZ App Launches on Xbox One – Hit STARZ Original Series and First-Run Movies Including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Available Now

STARZ Original Series “Blunt Talk” and “Ash vs Evil Dead” Return with Season Two Premieres on October 2, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starz announced today that the STARZ app launched on the Xbox One® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

The STARZ app on Xbox One is a single destination for all subscribers who want to stream STARZ premium content. Its intuitive content discovery design and navigation offers ease of use and a compelling user experience, regardless of how the consumer purchased a subscription to STARZ. Subscribers to the STARZ sister networks, STARZ ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX, will also use this single destination app for access to stream. STARZ subscribers* may now download the app for free through the Xbox Live® service on their Xbox One and watch exclusive STARZ Original series including the upcoming season two premieres of “Blunt Talk” and “Ash vs Evil Dead” on Sunday, October 2; as well as hundreds of movies and first-run films.

About the STARZ App
STARZ subscriptions can be purchased direct through the App Store, Google Play or Roku for $8.99 per month with a 7-day free trial for new subscribers. Other than a free Xbox Live membership to enjoy the app on Xbox One, no other subscription to any other service is required.

The STARZ app is offered on a variety of devices such as: Xbox One, Apple TV (4th gen and newer), iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.0 or higher, Roku®, Sony Android TV, as well as most Android phones, tablets and TV devices. For a complete list of supported devices, please visit

STARZ subscribers also receive instant access to more than 3,200 selections available via the app each month, including STARZ hit series ranging from “Power,” “Outlander” and the upcoming “American Gods,” when it premieres in 2017; to Hollywood hits and popular movies including Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

STARZ subscribers from participating cable, satellite and telco partners can also authenticate and view STARZ content in the app including every episode of every season of the best of STARZ’s original programming, as well as the biggest, most extensive movie library of all the premium subscription networks in the U.S.**

STARZ Originals in 2016 include “Outlander,” “Power,” “Black Sails,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Blunt Talk,” and “Ash vs Evil Dead,” and the first STARZ Original movie, The Dresser. Exclusive hit movies on STARZ in 2016 include: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, Pixels, Concussion, The Good Dinosaur, Ricki and the Flash, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Cinderella, Tomorrowland, The Wedding Ringer and Ant-Man. Popular movie and television programming on the new STARZ ENCORE includes: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Signs, Never Been Kissed, Dances With Wolves, Sweet Home Alabama, There’s Something About Mary, Spider-Man 3, Out of Sight, Total Recall, Steel Magnolias, “Magnum, P.I.,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Gunsmoke.”

About Starz
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks (Starz Networks) and global content distribution (Starz Distribution), The Starz Networks operating unit is home to the flagship STARZ® brand with 24.2 million subscribers in the United States as of June 30, 2016, with the STARZ ENCORESM network at 31.8 million subscribers. Through STARZ, the company provides high quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services. STARZ is sold through U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms. Starz offers subscribers more than 5,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films every year and up to 1,500 every month, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular movie and television programming. The Starz Distribution operating unit is home to the Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Digital, and Starz Worldwide Distribution divisions. In addition to STARZ Original series, Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires movies, television and other entertainment content for worldwide home video, digital, and television licensing and sales.

* Comcast/Xfinity does not allow subscribers to log into the STARZ app at this time.
**source: Starz internal analysis of distinct movie title data for the period 7/1/2015- 6/30/2016.


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