STARZ is a TV network that provides a library of movies and TV shows that can be watched via live channels or on demand. STARZ is available to buy directly or as an add-on via third-party streaming services.
Devices that are compatible with STARZ provide an app for users to download and sign in to. Options for this include STARZ Apple TV, STARZ Amazon, STARZ Android and STARZ Roku. For more information about the streaming service and the content it provides, read our STARZ review.
STARZ compatible devices
STARZ is available for laptop and PC users to watch on the current versions of Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
The STARZ service can also be watched on any device that supports its app. These include most mobile phones, as well as some popular game consoles, smart TVs and streaming devices.
Devices compatible with STARZ are:
- Amazon Fire Stick and Amazon Fire TV
- Amazon Kindle Fire phones
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablets running Fire OS 5 or greater and released since 2014
- Android phones and tablets running Android 4.1 or greater
- Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod running iOS 8.1 or later
- Apple Mac computers running Apple OSX 10.5.7 or newer
- LG TVs running WebOS 3.0 or higher
- Nexus Player
- NVIDIA Shield
- PCs running Microsoft Windows 8 or newer
- Razer Forge
- Roku 2, 3 and 4, 2nd Generation
- Roku Streaming Stick
- Select Samsung Smart TVs with Smart Hub
- Select Sony TVs running Android 5 or greater and released since 2014
- Xbox One and Xbox One S
Several popular devices are not compatible with STARZ, including all Sony PlayStation and Nintendo devices. However, one way around this is to access STARZ through a third-party streaming service like Amazon Prime Channels, Hulu or Sling TV that enable subscribers to stream on these devices.
Which device should I use to stream STARZ?
Choosing a device to watch STARZ is reliant on several factors, starting with whether the device is compatible with the service. Other factors include the type of device the user wants to watch STARZ on, their preferred brand of device manufacturer and sound and video quality preferences.
The STARZ devices decision also depends on the size of device users want, the streaming quality it provides and the price they are willing to pay. Another important factor is how and where users tend to stream their content, such as from the comfort of the sofa or on the go via a mobile device.
Best STARZ streaming option for: Amazon fans
Amazon Fire Stick 4K
Users who are committed to consuming their content through Amazon can do so with the Amazon Fire Stick 4K, which costs $49.99. The stick device can be plugged directly into the HDMI port on users’ TVs and delivers brilliant picture quality of up to 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD), Dolby Vision, high-dynamic-range imaging (HDR) and HDR 10+. This is ideal for Amazon users to stream STARZ in the highest possible video resolution.
Best STARZ streaming device for: Apple users
Apple TV 4K
Apple aficionados looking for a premium streaming experience while watching STARZ should look to the Apple TV 4K. The STARZ Apple TV 4K option ensures the best video quality, providing users have a 4K ready TV to connect the streaming device to. The Apple TV 4K provides Dolby Vision HDR video and Dolby Atmos audio as well as top of the range wireless connectivity. The device costs $199.
Best STARZ device for: streaming on-the-go
Apple iPhone XR or Samsung Galaxy S20
STARZ subscribers who prefer to watch the service on mobile devices will most likely be split between Android and Apple. The latest phones from Apple and Samsung enable users to watch content in 4K and, in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S20, record in 8K video quality. They may be a little pricey at $599 for the Apple iPhone XR and $999 for the Samsung Galaxy S20, but these two devices are certainly among the best options for watching STARZ content in its finest quality.
Best STARZ streaming option: for Roku users
Roku Streaming Stick+
The Roku Streaming Stick+ is ideal for streamers who want the best STARZ Roku streaming option. The Roku Streaming Stick+ offers up to 4K and HDR 10 video resolution and costs $59.99.
Best STARZ device for: streaming on a smart TV
Viewers who want to watch STARZ directly on their TV without requiring a gaming console or streaming device connecting into it will require a smart TV. And to get the best possible video quality to enjoy the STARZ service in its finest glory, they will need a 4K ready TV. STARZ is compatible with select LG, Samsung and Sony TVs that were released since 2014. But the Sony A9F device is widely considered the best among 4K TV sets, featuring OLED bulbs that deliver optimal picture quality. And this top of the range device starts at $2,799.99.
Best STARZ option for: streaming during gaming
Xbox One S
Gamers looking for a little light relief on STARZ in between playing Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty only have one option available to them. STARZ provides an app for Xbox One and Xbox One S devices, with Nintendo and PlayStation consoles not compatible with the service. However, only the Xbox One S supports 4K content, which gives it the edge for watching STARZ content in the highest possible video resolution. The device is available from $299.99.
Our hot take
The STARZ streaming service is available for viewers to enjoy on a wide range of devices, from mobile phones to gaming consoles, streaming devices and top of the line 4K ready smart TVs. Finding the right device to stream STARZ comes down to viewers’ preferred brand and type of device, how they like to consume content and the price they are willing to pay.
STARZ is available directly from the service or through third-party streaming services for $8.99/mo. It is not currently available at a discount through bundles but can be accessed via Amazon Prime Channels, Hulu and Sling TV. STARZ also offers a seven-day free trial for new customers to try the service out before they sign up for a monthly subscription.