Like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO, Starz has launched its own streaming channel that’s cheaper than its competition.
In case you’re not quite familiar with the name, it’s the network behind shows like Outlander, Spartacus, Black Sails, and upcoming American Gods.
For US$8.99 (RM35.23) a month, you get a virtual platter of Starz’s original series as well as licenced movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Inside Out to name a few.
Sounds just like every other tv streaming service, right? Wrong. This one allows you to save titles for offline viewing on your commute or places where you don’t have the data-saving luxury of a Wi-Fi connection. This means you get to save data.
While Amazon Prime Video offers a similar offline feature, it’s limited to a certain portion of its catalogue while for Starz, it’s “virtually unlimited downloads” of its 2000-odd strong catalogue. You could go on a round the world trip and not run out of stuff to watch while you're chilling on the Trans-Siberian Railway. This also rings true for subscribers of iFlix.
Unfortunately, the service is only available in the US. You know what this means, it’s time to dust off the VPN that Netflix rendered redundant and use it to get on Starz. You can download the app on iOS or Android.