BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starz announced today the launch of its STARZ app on select Samsung Smart TVs. STARZ subscribers may now watch exclusive STARZ Original series including “American Gods,” “The White Princess,” “Black Sails,” “The Missing,” “Outlander” and “Power;” as well as hundreds of movies and first-run films on Samsung Smart TVs.
The STARZ app on Samsung Smart TVs 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.
About the STARZ App
The STARZ app is offered on a variety of devices such as: select Samsung Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Apple TV, 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 www.starz.com/settings/faq.
STARZ subscriptions can be purchased directly on Starz.com or through the Samsung App store within the Smart Hub across select Samsung Smart TVs; Amazon Appstore, App StoreSM, Google Play or Roku for $8.99 per month with a 7-day free trial for new subscribers.
STARZ subscribers also receive instant access to more than 4,300 selections available via the app each month, including STARZ hit series ranging from “American Gods,” “The White Princess,” “Black Sails,” “Power” and “Outlander;” to Hollywood hits and popular movies including Ghostbusters, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Shallows, Don’t Breathe, Concussion, The Good Dinosaur, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Ratatouille and Ant-Man.
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.*
In December 2016, the STARZ app was named by Apple® as one of Apple TV's® "10 Best Apps of the Year," and has consistently ranked in the Top 10 Entertainment Top Grossing category on iTunes since its launch in April 2016.
Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that provides premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service. Starz is home to the flagship STARZ® brand with 24.3 million subscribers in the United States as of December 31, 2016, with the STARZ ENCORESM network at 31 million subscribers. Starz provides high-quality, entertaining premium subscription video programming with 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services, including the STARZ app. 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.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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*source: Starz internal analysis of distinct movie title data for the period 7/1/2015-6/30/2016.