What is StarzPlay? How much it costs and what TV shows and films you can watch
Everything you need to know about the Amazon Prime Video and Virgin TV US streaming service
Just in case there weren’t enough streaming services to choose from, TV producer Starz has announced new on-demand service StarzPlay.
Originally rolled out in the US, the app is now coming to the UK (partly thanks to Amazon Prime Video and Virgin TV). But what exactly is it? And what shows and movies can you find on there?
Here’s all you need to know…
What is StarzPlay?
StarzPlay is the on-demand service launched by Starz, the US TV producer behind titles such as American Gods, Outlander and Torchwood: Miracle Day.
New Starz shows will be made available on the platform the same day as they premiere in the US.
Where can I watch it? What devices is it available on?
Good news for Virgin TV customers: you can also access StarzPlay. To add StarzPlay to your TV Package, simply go to Home > Apps & Games > All Apps > TV Upgrades.
How much is StarzPlay?
StarzPlay is available for £4.99 per month through the StarzPlay app, Amazon Prime Video or Virgin TV.
You can enjoy a 30-day free trial of the service through Amazon. Download the StarzPlay app directly and you'll get a free 7-day trial.
Is StarzPlay free on Amazon Prime?
No. StarzPlay is a ‘channel’ on the service and will cost you an extra £4.99 per month on top of your Amazon Prime subscription (£7.99 per month).
What TV shows are available on StarzPlay?
Starz original drama include…
The White Princess
Starring Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer as Elizabeth of York, this historical drama follows the titular royal’s marriage to Henry VII.
Before he was butler to Batman, Alfred Pennyworth led quite the action-filled life. In fact, according to this series, he was a special-forces soldier living in London.
Set in the late 1980s, this coming-of-age drama follows down-and-out teen Marcus as he joins King’s Dominion, an elite private school with links to the world’s top crime families.
Led by Lesley Manville, this drama looks into a brothel owner struggling to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.
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From the mind of Stephen King, a demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails.
Other series include…
- Comedy-drama Ramy
- Catherine of Aragon historical drama The Spanish Princess
What films are available on StarzPlay?
The service offers many big-name movies including The Princess Bride, Shutter Island, No Country for Old Men, Requiem for a Dream, Ghost Town, Dune, Sleepy Hollow, Zoolander, The Machinist, The Grudge, Ghost, The Hunger Games, Bend It Like Beckham, 50/50, Wicker Man, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Terminal and Dirty Dancing.