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App Review, Not Content (device iPad Pro)
First, the app content is good. My issue/frustration is with the functionality of the app itself. My biggest pain point (and it’s a big one for me) is that the app times out quickly and the video closes, especially whenever my iPad screen times out. So, say I hit Pause on a video for more than a minute or two and/or step away from my iPad long enough for the screen to lock, when I return, I have to reopen STARZ, and re-navigate to the video I was watching from the STARZ home screen. This also occurs when I switch between apps. Whenever STARZ is temporarily moved to the background, I have to search all over again. This is the only app I’ve encountered that does this, making it especially noticeable. Also, other apps have the PIP “drawer” functionality where you can slide a video off screen and return to it. This is not the case in STARZ... the video disappears, and again, if it has been a significant amount of time, I have to re-navigate back. It’d be nice to have quicker access to the main menus, and to time out on the active content’s description screen (but keep the video window open if in PIP mode).
App is terrible ( not a content review)
I don’t understand how this late in the game STARZ has such a terrible app. The interface isn’t good but the part that is most frustrating to me is that it’s nearly impossible to fast forward or rewind a show/movie. Dragging the bar at the bottom does not work to rewind/fast-forward, it just freezes the video then you have to hit pause then hit play for it to jump back to where you started from. I’ve had to use the 10-second jump feature to fast forward or rewind large parts of a video. And the best part is, when hitting the 10-second jump repeatedly, instead of rewinding/fast-forwarding 10-seconds, it only goes 6-seconds. I’m not paying for a streaming app where the basic features don’t work. The ability to rewind/fast-forward is something I’ve always taken for granted because no other streaming service has a problem with this, it’s such a basic functionality. I just paid for the first month after a free trial, but this is not worth it and I’ll be cancelling. There’s way too many other options with good content out there to pay for an app that has a lazy, outdated interface and lacks basic functionality.
Enjoying this app
I started the STARZ streaming app free trial, after watching the first two seasons of Outlander on Netflix, so I could continue watching the remaining two seasons and it has been well worth it. I could hardly sleep, trying to get them all watched before the seven days. When I discovered outlander was picked up for another two seasons, I wasn’t about to stop STARZ when the free trial was over. It’s a wonderful series, they found the perfect actors for each character, who truly do give their all as well as going above and beyond their talent with such intimacy that truly pulls you in as they bring their characters to life, making you actually get to know and love or love to hate each and every one of them. I’m keeping STARZ, I can watch it anywhere I’m able to get on Wi-Fi. It’s perfect for me, there’s much you can watch weather hits movies or series.
Possibly the easiest movie app ever made
STARZ app is awesome in so many aspects. It has TONS of great movies and a nice selection of very well done and unique series such as Attila and The White Queen. It's also the easiest to navigate by far of almost every app on my phone I use to view movies on. They have quite the selection for the money and it's something I don't see ever canceling unless things go downhill but I've had this subscription a good couple of years now or near enough. I can't recommend how good it is with something for everyone, including the children. With this price point I often wondered why I ever bothered with some of my other subscriptions but they all seem to have something to offer that's unique but if I could only have my pick of two or three, STARZ would definitely be in my top 3.
Does not allow the use of stars app
The description says that we can use the starz app but after signing up to the starz monthly app and tried to sign into the starz app I get a log in error. I have tried on all my devices iPad Pro, iPhone 7, apple tc 4K, Samsung 4K tv and non apple devices. I am locked to ONLY using the tv app (to watch starz content via the starz Apple TV channel). I contacted starz and they said apple needs to release our credentials to them because as of now starz cannot see a subscription when signed up via the Apple TV channel. I also contacted apple and after an hour of chatting they finally told me that starz monthly subscription is ONLY allowed for use with the tv app via apple devices or smart TVs with the tv app and NOT the starz app. I told the rep that the current description is misleading and should be revised to let us know that we CANNOT use the starz app with this subscription and we CANNOT use the starz monthly app with our current tv provider unless that’s still in the works and will be available soon and is so please let us know in the app description as well.
Terribly glitchy app
Love STARZ content but the app is the worst I’ve experienced for any streaming service, paid or not. -Sometimes buffering takes place mid-episode and takes several seconds despite having very high-speed internet. -Sound goes out periodically then resumes later in the episode, sometimes multiple times (sometimes for a second or two a time, sometimes for several minutes). I’ve been using the app for 3 days and it’s happened at least 3 times on different episodes. -Often an episode won’t play when highlighted from the series page, and the entire app freezes up. I have to exit and reopen the app then re-navigate, going to series, show, then selecting the episode from the relevant season and click through that way to “wake it up” instead of just selecting the most recently watched episode as soon as I open the app and resuming where I left off. -Sometimes when resuming an episode, it spins the timer wheel indefinitely no matter what or how many times I try (even restarting Apple TV) until I first select and play a different episode before returning to the one I actually wanted to watch. Again, having to find a way to “wake it up” from a freeze. Can’t believe there are this many issues with a paid premium channel app, it’s barely worth it to watch the content jumping through so many hoops to do so, and it certainly doesn’t encourage me to continue a subscription beyond the trial.
I subscribed to STARZ to watch Black Sails after catching the first few episodes on Netflix overseas and got hooked. I loved this show. I love pirates and Treasure Island was one of my favorite books as a young boy. I was a bit disappointed this show only has 4 seasons, but it ended well. Definitely not Disney pirates. I plan to keep the app to evaluate for a bit. I have heard good things about some of the other series. I hope I find more shows as binge-worthy. The app itself works very well and I rarely had issues except with occasionally losing my place when moving devices, but this is a minor grievance and it worked well enough most of the time. I will continue to subscribe at least a few more months if I find some other series on here that I like.
Enjoying the content, but removing ads for episodes (at least beyond the pilot) would be nice
Update: it seems like what I thought was another episode playing was actually a 30 second ad. It was difficult for me to tell the difference between the ad and a recap, so I thought the episodes were mixed up. Original review: I’ve liked the stability of the app so far, but it seems like some episodes are mixed up. For example, episode 2 of The White Princess, “Hearts and Minds,” is actually missing. When I’ve tried to play the episode in the app, an episode from “The Spanish Princess” plays instead. I’ve tried this across devices, so it seems like a problem with the app itself, and not my access to it. It’s not a huge deal, but it did make me log off Starz and onto another streaming service to watch something else during my downtime.
The constant ads are maddening
They have 2-3 standout series right now, but when you’re binging a show, they have a forced ad for their other content that u can’t fast forward through. They’re the same 3 ads, they’re all for shows and movies that are 10-15 yrs old. Anytime u watch a bts extra feature that’s 4 mins long, you have to watch a forced ad for the first minute. Let ME search your app and find your content instead of shoving it down my throat. Even though I love power and outlander the ads are almost more than I can take. None of my other subscription services inflict these in this way, in this quantity. The 60 second one that’s playing right now has graphic horror movies featured and I dont watch that kind of content bc it scares me. So bc I can’t ff I have to avert my eyes from my own tv for the 30 seconds that it’s playing. When I’m forced to have it on my screen before every episode that plays almost??? It’s too much. If they don’t stop soon, I’ll be cancelling my service.
LEGAL SCAM DONT FALL FOR IT
I was on my 3rd day of my (7 day day FREE trial) as with any subscription even if you get a free trial you have to CANCEL it before the trial ends so you don’t get charged. THIS APP makes it ALMOST impossible to UNSUBSCRIBE. The Number on the website is an ACTUAL scam that doesn’t work. I’m on IPHONE and the robot/instructions tell you to go to SETTINGS/ITUNES/APPLE ID/ SUB.. ETC the app doesn’t show up there not just for me FOR EVERYONE. you have to go to where ever you Subscribed from ( which for one is DUMB but obviously it’s to make it harder FOR ANYONE TO CANCEL) I figured it out because I’m 18 years old and I have my ways with technology but I’m sure even the younger people would have trouble canceling. AS FOR older people never in ONE HUNDRED YEARS would they find a way to cancel. The APP charges you $8 and then when you finally see it in your bank account you’re able to unsubscribe. A LEGAL SCAM is what this is. YOU SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF THIS COMPANY. ( ALSO don’t get fooled by the TEXT colors when trying to cancel they also use that to fool you.
Outlander on film
Beautifully done! I’m amazed how so many of the original story lines have been twisted around to fit the screen. I am pleased with the selection of the characters in the story. In my imagination I pictured the characters a little different but as the story continues I can’t imagine anyone else having the ability to portray Jamie and Claire as does Catriona and Sam! Very pleased to be watching this series and Bravo to Diana Gabaldon because although I’ve always been entranced by the the stories of the Highlanders, ( from Karen Marie Moning too), I never knew the history of the Scotts and the history that followed the battle of Culloden. The service of indentured soldiers and bondsmen were a mystery to me. I have a greater appreciation of History as the story unfolds. Thank you STARZ!
Log in with TV provider
At 8:15 this morning I downloaded the Starz App for the umpteenth time hoping the issue with the App not functioning properly would be repaired. I began signing in at 8:15. At 8:22 after going through the various steps I was finally signed in. Seven minutes? Can you imagine if it took 7 minutes to sign into every app? But that’s how it has been on my iPad Pro since October 2018. Once signed in I was able to watch about 50 seconds of programing before the App took me back to the sign in process to start all over again. Since Adobe became involved in this process signing into the App with your TV provider has become impossible. If Starz doesn’t want me to use my TV provider to utilize the App remove the option. This is beyond frustrating. I used to love this App but it is worthless now.
Not so easy to cancel
The app worked fine but when it came time to cancel, it became a nightmare. The app didn’t show up in iTunes as a subscription, so couldn’t cancel the way their instructions said to. Tried to login on the website, but on the iPad, the site forces you to open the app. The app says cancel on iTunes or on website. This was a maddening circle until I was finally able to login to the site via a computer. When I clicked the link to cancel, it kept prompting me to keep trying the service and cancel the cancellation, which, I believe, is purposely worded to confuse someone into canceling the cancellation rather than canceling the service. Tried to cancel before the free trial expired but since it wasn’t on my list of subscriptions in iTunes, thought I wouldn’t be billed. Don’t be fooled like I was. If you want to cancel, make sure you find the right link on the website, don’t assume you won’t be billed just cause the app doesn’t appear in iTunes.
Made me happy
I was watching Outlander on my iPad. Suddenly I started getting a pop up saying playback error. I’d hit OK and it took me back to the episode selection where I’d hit resume and continue watching. It did it a dozen times in the course of one episode. DISH tech support can’t figure it out. I deleted the app and the iPad itself, then restarted everything. That was the last best idea I was given. I was getting frustrated! Finally got the idea to look for a STARZ app. It’s been smooth sailing ever since I started using the app instead of DISH Anywhere. Your app is easier to navigate and has better picture quality too. If you’ve seen Outlander, you’ll know how happy I was to continue half way thru season 3. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I still get charged with "free" subscription even tho I quit
On a whim I signed up for a free trial to watch only 2 movies and be done with it. Empahsis on FREE TRIAL. The app itself was bad because it never worked properly but again, I needed to watch 2 things on a whim and be done with it. For free. After I was done, ended my free trial, and deleted the apps, I was still charged by STARZ, now monthly. Going on their website on my ipad, iphone, and laptop and following their instructing on how to deleted my suppose free trial, but because it was a free trial NONE of my devices seem to recognise the subscription and I cannot delete anything, file a report on apple, or even get decent help and explanation on why I supposedly now have a monthly paid subscription AND while the "cancel subscription" button is mysteriously gone from all three of my devices on my account. I want help and I don't want to pay for STARZ anymore when it was never meant to be my intention to be a subscribed member.
Yes. STARZ is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 235,740 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for STARZ Is 60.6/100.
Yes. STARZ is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 235,740 STARZ User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for STARZ Is 60.6/100.
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By Robin macleod
Jan 10 2021
App doesn't pause or rewind. When you press buttons, they appear on tv, but don't function
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