Zift Advisory

This App Contains...
Live Streaming
Videos can be shared
Location Tracking
Photo Sharing
Photo sending/receiving
Stranger Danger
Interacting with strangers
Mature Content
Adult Content/Themes

The Starz app allows subscribers to access movies and original television shows from mobile devices. This app can be found in both the App Store and the Google Play Store, offers in-app purchases through subscriptions and is rated for users 17 years of age and older. This app is safe for mature teens.

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What is STARZ?

The Starz app allows subscribers to access movies and original television shows from mobile devices wherever they are. Whether live streaming or downloading to watch later, the Starz app offers users a wide selection of entertaining media.


Rated for users ages 17 years and older, the Starz app is free to download but requires a subscription to use.  This app can be found in the App Store and the Google Play Store and does offer in-app purchases.


Much like Netflix, the Starz app provides users access to their media accounts via a mobile device and allows them to live stream or download for later viewing.


Users new to Starz can opt to download the app and take advantage of a 7-day free trial, after which they will either need to cancel or choose a monthly or annual subscription. Starz subscription rates are currently $8.99 per month or $74.99 per year.


Starz subscribers enjoy an unlimited amount of streaming from their extensive collection of premium movies and original television series. Because the service is comparable to Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix, what sets it apart from the competition are the original series it offers. 

Is STARZ safe for my kids?

Because of the absence of a content filter, and the fact that Starz contains both movies and original television shows that include mature content, the app is rated for adults only.

User feedback also praises the Starz app for featuring a closed captioning option within the app. The Starz app also boasts syncing user accounts to Spotify to receive movie and television show recommendations based upon listening preference. How well this aspect of the service works remains to be seen, but it’s an interesting aspect in theory. 

Regarding user complaints, there are many with the Starz app. A common complaint is that the app doesn’t save one’s place in a movie or show if it’s stopped in the middle of watching and users are forced to restart from the beginning when they return to the media they were watching.  

Users also report repeated crashing when attempting to use the Starz app with Chromecast, so much so that many say the two are incompatible.

It’s important that users check with their cable provider before downloading and attempting to use the Starz app, as the ability to sync accounts depends entirely upon the provider. 

For example, one of the largest cable providers in the country, Comcast/Xfinity, is not compatible with the Starz app, so those cable subscribers are unable to use the app and have it included with their cable package.  

Lastly, those already familiar with media streaming apps, such as Amazon Prime, Netflix or Hulu, will be familiar with the Starz app’s setup. Users can search by genre as well as by format.

Parents who allow their children to access their existing Starz cable subscription should discuss viewing expectations before downloading the app.  This app can be safe for mature teens.

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