HBO and Showtime are two of the most popular premium cable channels in the United States of America.
So we won’t talk about them.
Instead, we’ll talk about a slightly less known competitor of theirs, Starz.
Even though it is young, Starz has already begun its journey into making itself a great cable channel.
It offers users all sorts of content including classic films and modern blockbusters as well.
The reason for its increasing popularity is its premium and high-quality video content.
We have written this guide for those who have spent countless minutes wondering how to watch Starz online without cable.
Well, the first thing we would like to tell such users is that they are not alone.
According to MIT liveable wage calculator, the livable wage in San Francisco is around $102,000.
The figure is pretty similar to New York.
So it makes sense that people living in the United States of America, from San Francisco to New York, are starting to ditch their expensive and not good-value-for-money cable packages.
They have also made the decision of turning towards cord-cutting in order to not only save money but also enjoy their favorite TV content.
We have written this guide for users who want to know anything and everything about how to watch Starz online without the use of any cable.
In this guide, we will also discuss each and every option that the user can take advantage of in order to stream Starz live.
After reading this guide we have very little doubt that users will know their best options for streaming Starz movies and TV shows on demand.
With that said, let’s get started.
How to Watch Starz Live With NO Cable.
In order to truly benefit from this section, it is very important for users to understand what the community calls Skinny Bundles.
What we really want to let readers know is that if they are serious about watching Starz online without cable, they really have two primary options.
The first option is DirecTV.
And the second option is Sling TV.
Both of the above-mentioned options are what the community normally calls the Skinny Bundle online TV services.
The options which are included in these Skinny Bundles try to specifically target young people.
Not only that, these Skinny Bundles are also looking to attract tech-savvy online consumers along with any other online consumer who has decided to cut his/her cord once and for all because of the high costs that traditional cable providers charge users.
Skinny Bundles offer users all the cable TV channels and networks that they are likely to get with traditional cable providers and their subscription packages.
However, these online cord-cutting services generally don’t allow users to view all of these channels via their standard subscription packages.
Hence, users only have access to a few of these online channels.
The other benefit of subscribing to internet TV services is that unlike satellite TV subscriptions and traditional cable subscriptions, online TV service subscribers don’t have to sign those long-term contracts with their TV providers.
Moreover, online TV services have no cancellation fees and/or hidden or extra charges.
All that the user has to do is to pay a monthly fee and that is it.
Online TV services allow the user to cancel his/her TV subscription at any given time.
We have touched upon many factors via which we believe online TV subscriptions are better than traditional TV channels.
Another reason why Skinny Bundles are able to offer their services for much less than cable providers is that online TV services typically include a lesser number of TV channels.
But that is only true for their standard packages.
For example, Sling TV offers its services to users starting at nothing but just $20 per month.
Then there is DirecTV Now which comes to around $35 per month.
That may sound like a lot to some online consumers.
But consider this:
A typical average cable bill costs users “just” $100 per month.
With a subscription to internet TV service, users are free to stream internet content on any and all of their devices without any extra connection.
All that users need to make sure is that they have a working internet connection.
With all other traditional modes of TV, users first have to set up complicated and time-consuming cable connections and/or satellite equipment.
In short, readers who want to watch Starz live from anywhere and without a subscription package of a cable provider, the option of signing up for internet TV package is their best option to get ahead.
Now, we have already talked about how internet TV is better than cable TV, it is about time to discuss each of the above-mentioned options to watch Starz without cable separately and a bit more thoroughly.
Our research shows that Sling TV is actually the very first internet TV service which offered skinny bundles.
Sling TV first came onto the scene back in 2015.
People found it a groundbreaking service.
That is the reason why it attracted so many so many online consumers within the first few months of its launch.
At the time of writing this guide, Sling TV had more than a total of 2.2 million online consumers using its service.
Sling TV offers customers a la carte online cable packages and that too at a fairly reasonable price.
As mentioned before, it does not require the user to sign any type of long-term contract with the service.
Let’s take a look at some more details on Sling TV that users should know.
First of all, Sling TV has three packages.
The first is the Sling Orange package.
This package costs users $20 per month.
It offers users 30 channels.
However, it only allows one simultaneous stream per account.
This package does provide sufficient Roku support.
It also offers support for Fire TV.
And ESPN is also available for all the sports buffs out there.
The second package is the Sling Blue package.
This package comes at a price of $25.
It offers users a total of 45 channels.
Moreover, this package also offers users three simultaneous streams on a single package.
It does not come with ESPN though.
We don’t know.
Or perhaps maybe we don’t want to know.
Just like the Orange package, the Blue package offers users Fire TV and Roku support.
The third package is the Sling Blue + Orange.
This package costs users $40.
It comes with a total of 50 channels.
Users can have four simultaneous streams with a single account when on this package.
It has support for Roku as well as Fire TV and it also has access to ESPN streams.
As you can probably tell, some channels are exclusive to their own packages.
For example, Sling TV only offers the Disney and ESPN channels via its Orange package.
Hence, if one signs up for the Blue package, he/she won’t have access to those channels.
For a comprehensive coverage of channels, one would need to sign up for Orange + Blue package.
Now, where does Starz come into play in all of this?
Well, our research shows that Starz is such a big premium channel that Sling TV does not offer this channel in any of its packages by default.
In order to view Starz, users will have to sign up for Sling TV’s Extras service.
It isn’t really a service.
Think of it as further options for the user to have access to more channels.
It works like this:
The user first signs up for a standard subscription package.
Then the user, if he/she wants, ads a different variety of premium channels in his/her package.
This is the future.
Users have the option of selecting channels from categories such as,
- Foreign-language (Yes. There are foreign language channels available as well),
The official Sling TV website has the complete list of channels available for users to sign up for.
As for the cost, users will have to come up with an extra $9/month.
That is what the user will have to pay for Starz as a Premium Extra channel add-on.
Once the user has subscribed to the add-on, he/she will get complete access to the Starz channel.
Live and online.
Along with that, Sling TV will also throw in some on-demand shows and other content such as,
- Original programming
- Stand-up comedy
Sling TV offers slightly different features from the rest of the option on our list.
The actual features are based on the exact package that the user has signed up for.
For example, if the user has signed up for the Sling Orange package then the user will only have the option of watching Starz online on a single given device at any given time.
On the other hand, if the user has signed up for the Sling Blue subscription package, then the user can stream content on a total of three devices at any given time.
Hence, users who have many people in their household would do better if they sign up for the Blue package instead of the Orange package.
Sling TV also offers a DVR facility.
For DVR, Sling TV requires the user to pay the service an extra $5 per month free.
What does this mean for the end user?
For the end user, it means that he/she will have to first pay the $9/month to enable the add-on feature and then pay another $5/month for the DVR features.
In all, the customer will have to pay $14/month extra in order to watch Starz online and also have DVR.
This may not sound like a lot but it will definitely add up in the long run.
With that said, we also have to mention the fact that Sling TV does offer users some pretty terrific device support.
Users are free to stream content from any place in the world provided they have the tools (we’ll talk more about that in a later section)
Sling TV bottom line
All in all, Sling TV offers users a reasonably decent selection of online TV channels.
Not only that, but it also allows users to customize their own cable TV package to their heart’s content.
However, users should take note that sometimes it can become quite confusing which package the user has subscribed for and the final deal.
And one simply cannot ignore the fact that the cost of introducing more and more cable TV channels can quickly add up to something very significant.
This is especially true if the user also signs up for the $5 per month Sling TV DVR add-on.
For users who want to watch Starz online without cable, Sling TV is a great option despite its few drawbacks.
It is also cheap.
Our research shows that with Sling TV, the user will have to pay a total of $29 each month in order to watch Starz online and/or have access to live and on-demand TV.
Cord cutters on a budget may want to give this deal some thought.
Again, we would like to mention again that the actual cost can vary a lot if the user adds other features such as DVR and what not.
So before committing to the service we suggest, you spend some time doing some thinking.
The great thing about Sling TV is that it provides users with avenues to try out the service first.
Sling TV comes with an official seven-day free trial which users can avail by going to the official website and signing up.
DirecTV Now came onto the scene a few years ago.
In order to gain more customers, especially those who had decided to become cord-cutters, DirecTV struck a partnership with AT&T in order to have a large-scale operation.
DirecTV also wanted to convince all the young online consumers that they should subscribe to online TV services rather than cable packages.
Now, because of the fact that DirecTV Now has the backing of one of the largest if not the largest telecommunications companies in the United States of America, it is able to offer users a great selection of TV channels.
However, apart from the variety in the number of channels, it has very few features.
And this is its main drawback.
Let’s talk about all the things that users need to know in order to sign up for DirecTV Now.
DirecTV offers a total of four packages.
The first package is titled Live a Little package.
This package comes for around $35 per month.
It offers access to 60 channels.
Moreover, it also allows users to stream on 2 devices simultaneously.
If that wasn’t enough already, it also offers access to ESPN.
The Live a Little package also has support for Roku and Fire TV.
Then there is the Just Right package.
This package can be had for just $50 per month.
In return, users get access to 80 plus channels.
They can also stream content on a total of two devices simultaneously.
Just like the previous package, DirecTV Just Right package also offers ESPN as a channel.
Along with that, it has support for Roku as well as Fire TV.
The third package is the Go Big package.
This costs users around $60 per month.
With this package, users can view 100 plus channels on a total of 2 devices simultaneously.
There is also ESPN and Roku/Fire TV support.
The last package is named Gotta Have It package.
This costs users a whopping $70 per month.
It has over 120 channels and allows streaming on two devices simultaneously at the most.
ESPN is available and so is support for Roku and Fire TV.
As users can probably see, DirecTV offers users a lot of options.
Not only that, it makes sure that there is enough variation in those packages.
For users who want a lot of variability in their channel list, DirecTV packages offer just the right stuff.
In other words, users who need a wide range of cable channels can have so with DirecTV.
Users who want less can have so as well.
However, even the cheapest DirecTV Now Live a Little package provides users with a lot of the best and most widely-watched premium TV channels including the likes of,
On the other hand, users who want to have more options can have more by subscribing to packages such as Go Big and Just Right.
These packages add channels such as,
- Cooking Channel
- Comedy TV
- CBS Sports
There is a lot of other content available with these advanced packages as well.
Users who want to sign up with DirecTV Now because they want to watch Starz online should go with the Gotta Have it package.
This package, as mentioned before costs users around $70 per month.
But it contains a lot of channels including all the ones that Go Big offers.
Apart from that, it comes with other premium channels which DirecTV Now provides users including,
We are perfectly aware of the fact that a lot of people would consider the $70 price tag per month a bit too steep.
However, there is little need to worry.
Because DirecTV Now allows all users regardless of their package to get access to channels such as Starz by signing up for channel add-ons.
So no matter which package a user has, he/she can take that DirecTV Now package and grow it with the add-on feature.
For Starz, users will have to pay DirecTV Now a total of $8 per month.
This isn’t exactly cheap.
But it is cheaper than what one is likely to get from the likes of Sling TV.
As far as the price goes, we feel that DirecTV offers users the greatest selection of TV and/or cable channels.
Users who are interested in watching Starz online and having access to a comprehensive selection of premium and top channels simply cannot hope to get a better deal than what they are getting with DirecTV Now.
As mentioned before, DirecTV Now’s weakness is not its channel list.
It is its features.
They are lacking, to say the least.
At the time of writing this report, we are saddened to have to mention that DirecTV Now really does not make an effort to offer users a reasonably awesome set of cable TV features.
To take an example, DirecTV Now only allows users to stream content from a total of 2 devices simultaneously.
And that limit does not increase even if the user has signed up for the most expensive package of them all at $70 per month Gotta Have It subscription package.
Recently DirecTV Now has mentioned that the company had begun to add a new option which would enable users to stream content on three devices simultaneously.
However, it has also stated that because of that feature, it would have to increase the monthly fee of each package.
The other thing is that DirecTV Now, so far, has not announced any clear time-frame for the introduction of the three-device feature.
When compared to Sling TV, DirecTV Now is the inferior streaming service also because of the fact that it does not have a DVR feature.
Nothing even remotely close to it.
While it is true that all users get to enjoy over 20000 hours of quality content on-demand, but we imagine that a lack of DVR feature may cause problems for a lot of Directv Now and general online users.
Without DVR, we don’t know how online consumers would have the opportunity to record and replay any of their favorite movie moments as well as TV shows.
According to official sources from DirecTV Now, the company is working hard to introduce the DVR feature very soon in the future.
However, the company has also said that even if it fully implements the DVR feature, it would only allow the user to record a total of 20 hours and not more.
A 20-hour DVR storage limit is simply not enough for the modern users.
In fact, it is on the lower end if we compare it to some of the other streaming options available on the internet.
Users should not get us wrong.
DirecTV Now is not bad.
Not by any means.
But it is not great either.
The best example to prove that is the company’s user interface.
Even though it is refined, there are lots of other services with better user interfaces.
However, the DirecTV Now apps have the ability to support almost all major mainstream streaming devices.
Users can even watch Starz online with DirecTV right from their web browsers.
And the option of streaming from Android and iOS devices is always there.
If the user is at home and does not want to use his/her smartphone device and/or desktop, then DirecTV Now also supports streaming on devices such as,
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV
DirecTV Now Bottom Line
If only it offered DVR, we would have no problems in ranking DirecTV ahead of other streaming services.
However, at the time of writing this guide, it did not offer any of that.
Of course, users can watch Starz online without cable and all the other content via DirecTV Now on-demand feature.
But that not prove itself as enough to actually make up for no DVD feature.
We’re not saying it would be a problem for all users but it might be a problem for some users.
DirecTV, at its strength, is a channel powerhouse.
In other words, when it comes to having a stellar lineup of premium channels, DirecTV Now is a monster.
Its decent user interface may act as enough evidence for the skeptics to give it a try.
In the end, it would really depend on the user’s own TV habits and what the user would want to watch.
DirecTV has all the channels.
But for those who want more, Sling TV is the better option.
Users who are interested in trying out DirecTV Now, should give thought to the company’s official and free seven-day trial.
Anyone with enough experience and will can go to the official DirecTV Now website and sign up for the free trial to see if the service is right for him/her.
Best way to watch Starz on-demand
Not all cord-cutter are created the same.
Some only want to watch what they want to watch.
In other words, they don’t really care about all the extra channels.
What they care about is the price.
They want to sign up for the cheapest service which would allow them to watch Starz online without a cable subscription.
Those are the users for whom we have written this guide.
So let’s get going.
Starz itself provides users with a decent variety of subscription packages which are actually standalone options.
Such packages won’t really allow a user to watch Starz online live without cable but they will provide users will comprehensive access to the entire and current catalog of original programming along with TV shows and movies on-demand.
Again, these options are only sufficient for those online consumers who do not care much about all the other thousands of live TV channels and TV networks.
Right now, we want the reader to go to the next section in order to know more about how to watch Starz online on-demand.
The official Starz app and Starz.com
If we’re talking about the simplest method to actually watch Starz online without a cable subscription, then this is it.
Again, we are assuming here that the user is not really attracted to all those Skinny Bundles online services.
Starz has done well to start on the journey of following Showtime and HBO.
We say that because Starz now also offers a streaming service.
It is standalone and subscription based.
It costs users around $9/month.
Moreover, users can subscribe to the service on a genuine month-to-month basis.
Just like all the other online services, users are free to cancel their subscription at any given time.
We have already mentioned the similarities between Starz and other premium channels.
Now, let’s talk about some differences.
Unlike a lot of the other online premium networks like HBO and the rest, Starz currently does not engage in the practice of enabling users to sign in to the official Starz app and/or sign into the official Starz.com website if they do not have a valid internet TV subscription.
The official Starz app and Starz.com website enable users to watch on-demand movies and TV shows just a few hours after their distributors have aired them.
Moreover, the app and the official website also enable users to have access to the whole of the Starz library of all sorts of content including,
- Online original documentaries
- TV shows
At the time of writing this report, the official Starz application is available on the Android and the iOS platform.
The service also works on other devices and platforms such as,
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
In other words, users have a ton of option if they want to stream their favorite TV shows and movies.
Users who are interested in signing up for the service can make their way to the official website right now and then sign up for the company’s seven-day official free trial.
If the user feels that the official Starz app and the website is the best way to enjoy his/her favorite programming, movies and documentaries then great.
If not, then move on to the next section.
Amazon Prime Video
Users who have already signed up for Amazon Prime and are legitimate subscribers, have the option of simplifying their streaming life.
All that such users have to do is to add the Starz channel to their subscription at Amazon Prime Video.
It will cost them around $9/month.
This is pretty much the same charges that users have to pay for Starz.com.
What about the features?
Well, as far as features are concerned, the user essentially gets the same package as the user who subscribes to the official Starz app.
Moreover, the actual price is identical as well.
As mentioned before, if the user already has access to Amazon Prime, then all that user has to do is to make use of that subscription to watch on-demand content as much as he/she wants.
Of course, it is a nice experience to have Amazon Video and Starz movies user interface integrated with each other.
Users can go to https://www.primevideo.com/ and sign up for the official 30-day trial for free if they are interested and want to give Starz online a try with Amazon Prime.
Now, the thing users should keep in mind here is that, with Amazon Prime, they get a 30-day free trial but they only get the previously-mentioned seven-day official free trial with the Starz channel feature/service.
At this moment in time, there is no indication that Hulu will start offering the full and complete lineup of shows on Starz.
However, this does not mean that this streaming service does not offer users a single bit of the content that is available on the official website of Starz.
Our research shows that, in its base-tier package, Hulu can offer a decent amount of Starz content.
The base-tier costs users around $8 per month.
This is for the complete Hulu subscription and not just for the Starz content.
With that said, users should keep in mind that they should not expect to have access to the greatest and the latest Starz TV shows, documentaries, and movies.
Instead of that, Hulu provides users with full access to some of the slightly older original TV shows that aired via Starz.
The list of Starz shows which users can get access to with Hulu is long and we possibly can’t mention here.
So you’re going to have to do without it for the moment.
In addition to all the documentaries and the shows, users should also get access to the whole library of shows on-demand via Hulu.
This would include all of Hulu’s recently aired TV shows from all the top cable channels and networks.
With that said, it is also true that for users who only want to watch Starz online and are not interested in any other programming, would not get the maximum bang for their back with Hul.
Users who are still interested and want to give Hulu a free trial should head to the official website here and see if Hulu provides enough Starz content to merit a purchase.
The best way to watch Starz online without a cable
Too much information.
Not enough entertainment.
Is this what you’re thinking right now?
Okay so let’s talk about something else.
Something else like the fact that the reason why it is difficult to access full Starz content at a reasonable price is that its demand is simply not high enough.
Streaming platforms such as Netflix offer a much smoother experience for those who want to access video-on-demand content.
This is the real deal.
Starz is not as prestigious as Netflix.
Perhaps this is also the reason that if the user is traveling to another country or living there, Starz does not allow the user to access his/her favorite TV shows.
It locks them down.
So what’s the solution to that?
This is what we’re going to discuss.
Let’s discuss how to watch Starz outside US.
The first thing users need to understand about Starz, as far as this section is concerned, is it is not available outside the US.
There are geo-restrictions in place and these block all users outside the US to access Starz.
It doesn’t matter if the user has access to the service’s premium subscription package or to the company’s OTT service which was formerly known as the official Starz Play service.
Just forget about watching Starz abroad (for now).
With our tools, the user would have all the opportunity in the world to not only watch Starz online without cable but also watch Starz outside US.
The complete list of devices on which users can watch Starz online.
- LG Smart TVs
- Web browsers
- Xbox One S
- Xbox One
- Android TV
- Fire Stick
- Fire TV
- Apple TV
These platforms and devices are in addition to the mainstream devices such as a smartphone, tablets, Kindle Fire, and iOS smart cellphones.
But the problem is not the devices.
The problem is licensing.
Starz has licensing issues to deal with because of which users are unable to watch their favorite network programs outside US.
This means, even if the user is an American living abroad or just traveling to places such as Russia, he/she would not have an opportunity to watch Starz.
So what to do in such a situation?
Our research shows that the best way to watch Starz outside US is to make use of a VPN service.
Read the next section for more details.
How to watch Starz outside US
In order to watch Starz outside US, the user will not need just another VPN service.
The user will need a premium VPN service.
Before we move on to which VPN services let’s take a look at what we are talking about.
Some of you might be wondering what is a VPN service.
Well, a VPN is a term that stands for Virtual Private network.
VPN services are nothing but tools for users who want to make it look like they are connecting to the wider world of the internet from a location that is different from their real and current location.
VPN services not only do that but they also give the user online anonymity and privacy.
These things have become very important in an online world today where technology companies are harvesting user data for their own gains without limitations.
VPN applications do lots of things.
Some of which are,
- They change the user’s IP address
If the user signs up for a decent VPN application then he/she can geo-spoof his/her location very easily.
That, in turn, would also allow the user to circumvent various geo-restrictions.
Hence, users who have a desire to bypass all the blockades surrounding Starz even when they are outside the United States of America then a VPN service is the way to go.
It is also true that a VPN service will make the OTT service make it look like the user is connected to the service from within the United States of America.
- They secure the user’s online data.
All decent VPN services help users to protect themselves.
Some of the most elite VPN services make sure they provide the user with features such as zero logs and others.
A zero logs policy means that no one has the ability to track the user or know what the user has done online.
There are lots of countries where governments and internet service providers engage in tracking and blocking certain content.
If the user has signed up for a solid VPN service, then the user would have no problems in bypassing all the filters and geo-restrictions.
With all of those gone, the user will be free to watch Starz outside US.
Best VPN to watch Starz outside US
Here at Security Gladiators, we have worked very hard to come up with a VPN service that suits everyone’s needs and works on any given device and platform.
Our VPN services will not only block Starz but will also work with other streaming services such as Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix.
The list that we have come up with only includes the best of VPN services.
This means the user is probably going to have to pay a small fee in order to subscribe to such services.
Of course, we are aware of the fact that there are a ton of free VPN services available in the market today.
But these services aren’t really free.
They don’t unblock streaming services and one can easily go through their security defenses.
And if a VPN service can’t allow someone to watch Starz outside US then what good is it?
Free VPN services also come with huge limitations on the bandwidth that the user can consume in a given month.
Once the user has consumed all of it, the free VPN asks the user to purchase more bandwidth with money.
Then there is the fact that a lot of free VPN services log user traffic and hence kill all the privacy benefits that a VPN service is supposed to offer.
This is the reason we will only stick with those VPN services that are reputable and good.
Here is the list that we think represents the best VPNs for Starz.
This VPN service supports platforms such as,
- Fire TV
- Windows Phone
- Allows users to connect five simultaneous devices
- Offers 60 plus countries as locations of its servers.
- Over 1000 VPN servers available
- Zero logs
- 256-bit AES encryption
- Slightly expensive
- Doesn’t offer web browser extensions
- Speeds have become slightly inconsistent
People who are looking for such a VPN service that can do anything and everything (apart from working with US Netflix), IPVanish is it.
It can help users watch Starz online with its fast VPN servers and its ability to hide the user’s true location.
IPVanish comes with advanced security features such as a kill switch and auto-connect.
This prevents the user’s data from getting leaked into the wider world of the internet.
With IPVanish, the user’s internet service provider can never know what is going on.
The Kill Switch makes sure that the user’s internet service provider is not able to know the user’s activities even if the VPN connection drops.
IPVanish also has DNS leak protection as well as IPv6 protection.
Users of the IPVanish VPN service, can rest knowing the fact that they can watch Starz outside US.
The reason for that is IPVanish’s competence at not letting Starz know that the user is not located in the US.
IPVanish, in trying to cover all bases, also has features which allow its applications to utilize traffic scramblers.
With these features, it can change the user’s IP address on the fly.
No more geo-restrictions for those who use IPVanish.
To read our full IPVanish review click here.
To sign up for IPVanish right now and from the official website at the best rates click here.
This VPN service has full compatibility with,
- Offers servers in over 62 countries.
- Offers over 4400 VPN servers
- 256-bit AES Encryption
- Customer support is not the fastest
- Speed losses occur on specialized security servers
NordVPN offers users over 4400 high-quality VPN servers all over the world.
It has some really tough data encryption tools along with many advanced security features.
Along with that, the company has solid streaming VPN servers and dedicated P2P servers.
If that wasn’t enough, the company also offers high-speed virtual VPN connections.
Users who are looking to watch Starz outside US, as well as US Netflix, should go with NordVPN if they don’t have any interruptions while they are streaming content.
NordVPN is one of the handful of VPN services that work with Netflix and also have advanced VPN security features.
One of those features is the double VPN feature.
Via this feature, the user is able to hide behind a multiple number of VPN servers at the same time.
In addition to that feature, NordVPN also offers the CyberSec feature.
With this feature, NordVPN will flag any and all dangerous website that the user may mistakenly want to visit.
Users who want to learn more about why NordVPN is a great VPN service to watch Starz online should our full NordVPN review here.
And click here if you want to sign up for NordVPN right now from the official website.
ExpressVPN supports platforms such as,
It also offers browser extensions.
- Lightning quick
- Does not throttle speed
- Does support various VPN protocols
- Zero-knowledge Domain Name Server
- Kill Switch
- Advanced users will not get many configuration options
- The price tag is slightly high
With each passing day, we say hackers all over the world attacking giant tech companies with data breaches.
However, with a VPN tool like ExpressVPN, individual user has the option of protecting themselves with the world’s most popular VPN service.
With ExpressVPN in place, no one needs to worry about hackers getting to his/her data.
ExpressVPN offers features such as zero-logs and excellent customer support.
The company offers VPN apps which do not keep any information on the user or what they do on the internet.
Additionally, the user can totally watch Starz online by bypassing all the geo-restrictions with ExpressVPN.
ExpressVPN also comes with fast VPN servers which are great for those who want to stream Starz online.
Our research shows that after using ExpressVPN many users tend to stop looking for an alternative.
ExpressVPN has made the installation process of a VPN service very easy.
In other words, it has streamlined the process.
ExpressVPN also has a fantastically intuitive user interface.
We don’t think anyone will have trouble using ExpressVPN apps.
Advanced users though, will have to deal with the fact that ExpressVPN tries to accommodate all the users who could need a VPN service and hence has to oversimplify the configuration options.
Click here to read our full ExpressVPN in order to know if ExpressVPN is right for you.
Some of the platforms that this VPN service supports include,
- Gaming console
- Smart TVs
It also supports browser extensions.
- Offers 256-bit AES encryption
- Public Wifi network security feature
- Split tunneling feature
- Kill switch
- VPN servers in over 140 plus countries
- VPN servers number in the 700s
- speed test results are not great
- No DNS leak protection
Users who are searching the market for an experienced VPN service provider should take a look at PureVPN.
Why do we say that?
We say that because PureVPN has shown that it is a reliable VPN service.
No only that, it has also shown that it knows how to handle online security.
That is why it offers the very strong AES 256-bit encryption along with a content filter for small children.
It also offers an antivirus feature.
Advanced users will definitely like all the options that pureVPN offers them.
Some of the features are robust and protect user data.
Others don’t work as advertised.
PureVPN also offers advanced security features such as split tunneling as well as a kill switch.
This VPN service provider is the boldest of all VPN services in the sense that it does not shy away from offering some really extra VPN features.
We’re talking about features such as split tunneling and public WiFi network protection feature.
With split tunneling, users can decide which data they want the VPN service to protect by passing it through the VPN servers and which does the user wants the VPN service to leave alone to go through the regular servers which the user’s internet service provider controls.
In order to know more about the applications that PureVPN offers and whether it is the right VPN service for you, click here for our full PureVPN review.
As far as supported platforms go, this VPN service provider includes,
- Smart TV sets
- Zero knowledge Domain Name server
- Chameleon technology
- Streaming performance enhancer servers
- Servers in over 70 countries
- Over 700 VPN servers
- Encryption protocols are really tough
- Payment methods are limited
- Lack of monthly plans
VyprVPN is the final VPN service we want to mention here which we think can help users to watch Starz outside US.
It has applications which can safely guard the user’s information.
Not only that, but VyprVPN also makes use of only the toughest and most reliable VPN protocols available anywhere in the world.
The company has over 700 VPN servers which are located in over 70 countries.
All of the VyprVPN applications store zero information.
In other words, the company has a strict zero log policy.
For the end user, this means no actor will ever know what the user did in a particular internet session.
Additionally, in order to facilitate those users who want to watch Starz outside US, the company offers enhanced VPN streaming servers that give better performance when it comes to streaming.
Apart from that, VyprVPN comes with dedicated and special VPN technology which allows it to optimize its service for video streaming and other such activities.
This also makes the entire process of using a VPN service and streaming something much much faster.
Moreover, one can also not neglect the Chameleon technology which actually makes it much more harder for anyone to discover the user via his/her streaming device.
Click here to read our full VyprVPN review and know everything about this VPN service.
How to use a VPN service to watch Starz outside US?
Well, if you have read this far then you know pretty much everything there is to know about using a VPN service for streaming.
In order to use a VPN service to watch Starz outside US, the user will first need a valid Starz subscription.
After that, the user has to sign up for a VPN service.
And then download their app.
After that follow the steps given below.
- Launch the premium VPN service.
As mentioned before, we think that users should sign up for IPVanish as it is the best VPN service when it comes to streaming content from Starz. Click here to do that.
- Once done, install the VPN app.
- Sign in to the VPN app
- From the main menu connect to a VPN server that is located in the US.
- After that click on Connect
- Then wait
- Once the VPN app has made a connection, the user is connected.
- Then go to the official website of Starz
- Start streaming
With a VPN service like IPVanish, it would not matter if the user was located in Canada or any other country in the world.
If you have any questions, let us know by using the comments section below.
How to watch Starz with Kodi
Like Mike Tyson used to say “I prepare for everything”.
So that’s what we are going to do.
We are aware of the fact that for some users none of the methods we have mentioned would work.
For those users there is Kodi.
With our Kodi method, a user would not only be able to watch Starz outside US but also other streaming channels such as,
The secret to Kodi success is cCloud.
It is a Kodi add-on.
Right now, this add-on is probably the easiest to install.
And it is very stable.
Our research shows that there are many ways for the user to watch all popular channels via Kodi.
One example add-on is DNA TV.
But here we will only deal with the best.
And the best is cCloud.
To use it, first, the user must launch the VPN service we mentioned before.
We’ll explain later what that is necessary here.
Then the user has to launch the official Kodi application.
After that, the user has to follow the below-given steps.
- Run Kodi
- Go to the main menu
- Click on Add-ons
- Press the icon in the shape of a gear. The user has to do it in order to access the settings menu.
- Enable the option which allows Kodi application to receive add-ons from unknown sources.
- Kodi will probably show a warning message at this time.
It is completely safe as we only want to install cCloud TV and nothing else.
- Make your way back to the official Kodi home screen
- Press the icon in the shape of a gear again
- Find the option that says File Manager.
Usually, it is the last option on the shown list.
- Once in the File Manager, you must click where it says add source.
We do this because we need to add the exact source without which Kodi won’t be able to download cCloud TV.
- After completing the previous step, you must press the button where it says <None>.
- Now enter the URL
https://kdil.co/repo(no longer available)
- After that press the button that says OK.
Remember, you need to add the URL exactly as we have mentioned it above.
Any mistake here would mean that Kodi will want you to start the whole installation process again.
- Now turn your gaze to the lower corner of the current window.
This is where the box which says enter the name of your source should be present.
- Click it and then type Kodi Isr.
- Then press the button that says add.
- Go back to Kodi home screen
- Click on Add-ons.
- Look at the top left corner of the screen. There is an icon in the shape of an opened box. Click it.
- From the next section, the user has to select the location.
That is, the location of the stored add-on.
Then the user has to install the add-on manually.
- From the shown list, top on the option that says install from zip file.
- Then choose Kodi Isr – kodil.zip.
- After that, Kodi would automatically take you right back to the screen that came before this step.
It will also show a notification message.
The message will say something like “successfully installed add-on”.
- After seeing the message the user needs to select the option that says Install from repository.
- Then choose the item that says ..Kodil Repository
- After that go to Video Add-ons.
- Search for the item that says cCloud TV
- Click on it.
- Then click install add-on.
- After Kodi has successfully installed the Kodi add-on, the user is free to watch Starz outside US and much more including live broadcasts.
Use a VPN with Kodi.
Using a VPN with Kodi is very important.
Some Kodi add-ons don’t work in all the countries and others have geo-restrictions on them.
Then there is the fact that the user’s government or internet service provider might be watching what the user streams from Kodi.
Hackers could also use Kodi devices as botnets.
To protect oneself from all of that, there is a need for a VPN service.
Just like before, IPVanish is the best VPN service for Kodi out of all the VPNs available in the market.
And the reason for that is IPVanish is compatible with all Kodi add-ons and offers secure lines of communication.
IPVanish offers users,
- A vast network of VPN servers
- Customer service
- Zero logs
There are many other reasons.
Click here to sign up for IPVanish right now.
IPVanish comes with a seven-day official money back guarantee.
So the user is not taking any risks when signing up for IPVanish.
Ladies and Gentlemen, that is it.
You have three main options to watch Starz outside US.
- Sign up for a service like Sling TV and/or DirecTV NOW.
- Use a VPN service and sign in to the official Starz website
- Use Kodi
Use the comments section right now to let us know if you have any problems.
We are always trying to proper feedback from readers so that we are able to help them better than before.