“Blunt Talk” and Other Hit STARZ Original Series and First-Run Movies Now Available On Android TV Devices Including Google Nexus Player, NVIDIA SHIELD and Sony TVs Powered by Android TV
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 22, 2015 — Starz announced today that STARZ PLAY, the authenticated online TV Everywhere service for STARZ premium subscribers, has launched on several Android TV-powered devices including Google Nexus Player, NVIDIA SHIELD and Sony TVs powered by Android TV. STARZ subscribers may now watch exclusive STARZ Original series including “Blunt Talk,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” and the upcoming premiere of “Ash vs Evil Dead” on October 31, as well as hundreds of movies and first-run films on select Android TV devices.
The 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.
STARZ PLAY, available to select Android TV device customers as an authenticated TV Everywhere service for STARZ premium subscribers, offers exclusive STARZ Original series including “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Blunt Talk,” and “Outlander,” among others; as well as first-run films from Disney (Big Hero 6, Maleficent, Into the Woods, Muppets Most Wanted); Sony Pictures (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Equalizer, The Wedding Ringer, Fury, Annie); and other Hollywood studios.
STARZ PLAY device support is available on a wide array of platforms for displays big and small including Samsung Smart TVs, the Roku Platform, 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 500 monthly selections, including more than 200 exclusive STARZ Original series, including “Blunt Talk,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Power,” “Outlander,” “Black Sails,” and premiering on October 31, “Ash vs Evil Dead,” among others; as well as more than 300 movies, including first-run films from Disney, Sony Pictures and hit movies from other Hollywood studios. ENCORE PLAY offers hundreds of favorites, including current and classic movies and select series (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Die Hard, “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Magnum, P.I.”).In addition, MOVIEPLEX PLAY also offers additional movies (The Usual Suspects, Capote, Midnight Cowboy) 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.
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
June 30, 2015, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56.8 million
subscribers, including 23.5 million at STARZ, and 33.3 million at
ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the
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