BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 19, 2015 — Starz announced today that STARZ PLAY, the authenticated online TV Everywhere services for STARZ premium subscribers, launched successfully on Amazon’s streaming media player Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.
The new launch marks STARZ PLAY’s most recent successful deployment for the STARZ TV Everywhere service and another extension that brings the popular app and experience directly to the television, offering viewing flexibility for its subscribers.
PLAY device support is available on a wide array of platforms for displays big and small including Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Chromecast for TV viewing, PCs/Macs, and personal devices including iPhone, iPad & iPod touch and several Android handsets, tablets and other platforms including Fire HD tablets, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+ and select Google Nexus devices including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. For a complete list of supported devices, please visit assets.starzplay.com/devices.
About the PLAY Services
STARZ PLAY offers more than 450 monthly selections, including 300 movies comprising first-run films from Disney (Guardians of the Galaxy, Big Hero 6, Frozen, Monsters University) and Sony (22 Jump Street, The Equalizer, Fury, Think Like a Man Too) and other great films from a wide selection of Hollywood studios, and more than 150 episodes of exclusive STARZ Original series, including “Power,” “Outlander,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Black Sails,” and “Spartacus.” ENCORE PLAY offers more than 1,300 monthly selections, with 300 movies and select series (Thor: The Dark World, The Lone Ranger, Remember the Titans, Die Hard, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Magnum, P.I.”). MOVIEPLEX PLAY (Leaving Las Vegas, Species, Ronin, Capote, Blind Date) offers about 200 additional movies every month.
With simple and intuitive layouts and designs, the STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY applications offer fun and easy ways to enjoy the wide range of premium content offered on the STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX channels and services.
Family members can “PLAY” everything from hit movies, to the epic tale of “Outlander,” and the breakout series “Power” on their smart phones, tablets, laptops and supported connected TV devices. Playlist functionality allows the user to add movies or series to their Play List to watch later or seamlessly pick up from where they left off in watching a great movie or TV show on any registered device in the account. Additionally, STARZ PLAY subscribers can view a live stream of the STARZ premium channel on any PC or Mac.
Provided at no additional monthly charge, the three authenticated online PLAY services provide a suite of easy-to-use, online viewing options for STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX subscribers to enjoy the quality original programming and commercial-free movies offered on the respective STARZ, ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX services.
STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY are accessible through 3G/4G cellular, Wi-Fi, and broadband connections. The PLAY services have a recommended minimum required bandwidth of 1Mbps, and a minimum 2.5Mbps for an optimal viewing experience. The STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY PC/Mac® interfaces are available at www.starzplay.com, www.encoreplay.com, and www.movieplexplay.com respectively.
About Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick plug into your HDTV for easy and instant access to blockbuster movies and popular TV shows via Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video, live TV, sports, music, and more from popular channels like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Sling TV, HBO Go, STARZ PLAY, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, and WatchESPN. In addition, with Amazon Fire TV you can play new and popular games such as Minecraft, Crossy Road, and many other best-selling and highly rated titles. Games can be played using the Amazon Fire TV remote that comes with the device, or the Amazon Fire Game Controller. Fire TV is a tiny box with voice search built right into the remote, and a quad core processor for seamless streaming; Fire TV Stick is a small streaming media stick that brings an incredible amount of power and content at a great value—it’s just $39. Learn more about Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick at www.amazon.com/FireTV and www.amazon.com/firetvstick.
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.
Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of March 31, 2015, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 57.5 million subscribers, including 23.7 million at STARZ, and 33.8 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.