Can you watch Lionsgate Plus in the UK?
Everything you need to know about the streaming service on Amazon Prime Video.
Streaming service Lionsgate Plus has officially announced it is closing down in the UK - and now a shutdown date and refund details have been announced.
The service made its way to UK shores back in 2018, and was originally launched as STARZPLAY.
After a change of name in 2022, it now boasts an extensive library of films and series under its new Lionsgate Plus nametag.
It is also home to Hollywood blockbusters such as The Danish Girl and Anna Karenina, as well as classics like American Psycho and The Mummy.
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With Lionsgate Plus set to shut down in the UK very soon, read on for everything you need to know.
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Can you watch Lionsgate Plus in the UK?
The Lionsgate Plus app is available to download on your iOS or Android devices, including Android TVs, and is compatible with Google Chromecast. Simply head over to the app store and install it. The Lionsgate Plus app also lets you download and watch videos offline.
However, from 29th February 2024, fans in the UK will no longer be able to access Lionsgate Plus.
The company has promised subscribers that they will receive a refund of their current subscription fee, credited to their original payment method.
"We regret to inform you that we are discontinuing the Lionsgate Plus streaming service in your country," a statement from the company read.
"Your subscription will be automatically cancelled on February 29th 2024.
"You will receive a prorated refund of your current subscription fee and you will not be charged anything else.
"There is no action you need to take.
"You can continue to access the Lionsgate Plus service until February 29th 2024."
How much does Lionsgate Plus cost in the UK?
Lionsgate Plus is available for £5.99 through the Lionsgate Plus app, Virgin TV or Amazon Prime Video. If you add Lionsgate Plus to Amazon Prime Video you'll have to buy a Prime membership beforehand and then add Lionsgate Plus to this.
Is Lionsgate Plus free on Amazon Prime Video?
As much as we’d all love free subscriptions, Lionsgate Plus is not free on Amazon Prime, unfortunately.
On top of your Amazon Prime Video subscription, which will set you back £8.99 per month, Lionsgate Plus costs an extra £5.99 per month, as it’s a channel on the service.
What is Lionsgate Plus?
Lionsgate Plus started off as a premium television channel in the U before building its own streaming service.
The streaming platform is called STARZ in the US and Puerto Rico, whereas in Europe, Canada and the Middle East, viewers knew it as STARZPLAY before it changed to Lionsgate Plus.
The streaming service offers plenty of original titles such as Black Flag, The Spanish Princess and a small-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s Castle Rock. These aren't available on any other platform and are only available to Lionsgate subscribers.
When Lionsgate Plus releases new shows, they are all made available on Lionsgate Plus the same day they’re premiered in the US. This means you'll never be behind and don't have to worry you’ll log onto Twitter and see a spoiler for your favourite show from across the pond.
What TV shows and movies can I watch on Lionsgate Plus?
Here are just a few of the best shows and movies to watch on Lionsgate Plus:
The Stand is a mini-series based on Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague. It follows the lives of the people who survived and their attempts to make sure humanity survives.
It is an original series produced by Lionsgate Plus and one of their most popular.
Gaslit is an upcoming TV series starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. It promises a ‘modern take’ on the Watergate scandal, with Roberts playing Martha Mitchell, the unexpectedly heroic wife of John Mitchell (Penn), President Nixon’s reelection campaign chair.
The Serpent Queen
An exciting new show on Lionsgate Plus, The Serpent Queen follows Catherine de Medici, played by Samantha Morton, as she rises through the ranks of sixteenth-century France to become, with some skilled political manoeuvring, Queen of France.
But this not your average stuffy period drama, with plenty of modern twists and looks down the barrel of the camera it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Over the years, Outlander has collected quite a cult following. The fantasy drama is based on Diana Gabaldon’s books of the same name, and it follows former World War II nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), who gets transported back in time to 1743. She then meets and marries Highlander Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and plenty of steamy scenes follow.
This laugh-out-loud drama stars Elle Fanning as a royal woman living in rural 16th century Russia. Catherine (Fanning) has to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia when she marries an Emperor, Peter (played by Nicholas Hoult).
This classic film stars Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, a young professional who lives a second life as a serial killer. It follows his life in the corporate world as detectives try to catch him as he murders his way around New York.
All these films and series, plus many more, are available on Lionsgate Plus.
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