Starz’s subscription service will be similar to fellow premium networks HBO and Showtime, but will be available for a cheaper $8.99 per month. HBO and Showtime currently charge $14.99 and $10.99 respectively for their standalone subscription streaming services.
The new streaming app can be authenticated as a companion piece to a traditional Starz subscription via a cable provider, or purchased separately for cable cutters.
The standalone service allows for up to four users to watch simultaneously and offers virtually unlimited downloads for offline viewing. The new app is available today through the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, with the app supporting universal search through the Siri Remote.
The network will make the first episode of the second season of its popular Outlander series available on April 7th, (two days before its official premier), to any of the app’s users.