Starz app arrives on Amazon Fire TV

Starz Power
"Power" is an original series airing on Starz. Image: Starz

Starz has now launched its Starz app on Amazon Fire TV.

The addition of Amazon Fire TV compatibility came after Starz app had already launched on Xbox One, Apple TV (4th gen and newer), Android, iOS, Roku, and Sony Android TV.

The standalone service costs $8.99 per month but comes with a seven-day free trial.

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RELATED: Starz OTT now has nearly 1 million subscribers thanks to Amazon

The Starz app, like standalone offerings from rival premium networks HBO and Showtime, has attracted about 1 million users.

During last year’s third-quarter earnings, the company talked about the service’s momentum.

“The third season of ‘Power’ established a Starz record for viewership, surpassing 7.3 million multiplatform viewers per episode, and helping nearly drive OTT subscriptions close to the 1 million mark,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht in a statement. “The strong performance of our Amazon and Starz app initiatives complements the Starz Networks business with core distributors.”

Albrecht’s comments align with what he said in June during the Gabelli Movie and Entertainment Conference. There he described Amazon Video's Streaming Partners Program--now called Amazon Channels--as “accretive” to Starz's OTT business and talked about how Starz’s digital affiliate deal with Amazon, complete with rate card, differs from the revenue share model used in Starz’s agreements with Apple and Google.

Starz offers a number of original series including Black Sails, The Missing, American Gods, Outlander and Power, as well as movies and first-run films.


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