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If you’re the sort of person who just can’t make up their mind what to watch, but you still enjoy top quality TV drama and movies, STARZ might be right up your metaphoric alley. Essentially it’s a set of movie and TV channels that are available online, streamlining your viewing options at times and requiring that you purchase them through your internet service provider. This makes signing up a bit of an annoyance, particularly if – like us – the internet service providers you checked didn’t seem to acknowledge STARZ at all. However, if you don’t have this issue it might be plain sailing, and there are some excellent videos to watch.
As well as a lot of recent movies and TV shows you’ll also find “originals”, which you won’t get elsewhere. Although we hadn’t necessarily heard of all of these shows they each sounded interesting and their production values seemed very high. The website offers two main ways to watch movies: schedules or on demand. The scheduled broadcasts are a little like watching movies on the TV. Essentially you check when a movie is on and then tune in at the right time. This is easy to do and it won’t take long to get the hang of it. Alternatively you can use the On Demand service, which allows you to watch what you want, when you want.
Unfortunately the STARZ website, for all its glamour and allure, is pretty poor at telling you how its services work and how much they will cost. If you decide to take a look at the site and wish to sign up then we’d recommend giving them a call to check out their rates and what exactly is on offer. There also appear to be very few membership features, other than perhaps its “videos” section which includes in depth interviews with cast and crew. If you really enjoy a show then this could be a nice extra.
There are a few full episodes which you can watch for free, which is a good way of discerning whether or not starz.com is for you. Although it has shows you may not get elsewhere, we were not bowled over by this site or its services. They seemed very average and offered little to lure us in. However, if you are interested in what they have to offer and you find that it’s a cheap option through your particular internet service provider then perhaps it’s worth your time and money after all.
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