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Binge-Watching with STARZ Play: Bring on the Movies and Series

By STARZ
It’s here. STARZ Play is now available on Xbox One, delivering the smash hit movies and original series people crave. Everything is free with your STARZ subscription.

Let the Binging Begin
This is 2014, not the middle ages. It’s the era of all-you-can-consume entertainment.  

STARZ Play makes it easy - and enjoyable - to binge watch complete seasons of recent STARZ originals including “Power,” “Black Sails” and “Da Vinci’s Demons”. And enjoy today the first episode of the eagerly-anticipated new STARZ Original series, “Outlander” or binge through many as the great programming gets added each and every week.  Simply hit “play” and let the episodes roll, one after the other, for hours and hours. And for the multitaskers out there, just snap STARZ Play to keep the entertainment playing. If you don’t have a STARZ subscription, the first episode of many of the Originals are available to watch for free. Just stock up on snacks and drinks, put the phone on mute, and see how many of these original series you can absorb in one sitting.

If it is movies you crave, STARZ Play has blockbusters including: “Frozen,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “White House Down,” “Grown Ups 2,” “Iron Man 3”
and more. And the hits keep coming: “Monuments Men” arrives on Sept. 4, and “Pompeii” begins on Oct. 1.

Plus, find many more recent hit movies on STARZ Play: “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Monsters University,” “This Is The End,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Elysium, Blue Jasmine,” “Oz The Great And Powerful,” “The Incredibles” – the list goes on and on. See for yourself.  

The Time Is Now for Every STARZ Movie and Series
You wait for buses and planes. You wait for a pizza to cook. You wait behind a rock before fragging your enemies in the latest first-person shooter.

But STARZ Play has none of that. It’s now, now, now for every movie and complete seasons of recent STARZ original series. Whether you’re craving action and adventure, some killer sci-fi, or a comedy fest, the entertainment is delivered more quickly than a grenade in a demilitarized zone. You don’t even have to wait for premiere dates. Many big movies, and first episodes of original series, are available on STARZ Play before they premiere on STARZ.  Plus it’s easier than ever to find your favorite movie or hit original series by navigating and searching for content using voice and gesture control. 

STARZ Play even gives you instant FREE access to the first episode of the most widely-anticipated new original series
“Outlander,” prior to worldwide series premiere on STARZ. From acclaimed TV producer Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) comes a story of time travel and mystery, based on the best-selling books from Diana Gabaldon. An honoree of the “Critics’ Choice Most Exciting New Series of 2014”, this tale of Scottish Highlanders is one of the most buzz-worthy TV events of the year. No more waiting. Check it out right now, on STARZ Play.


  • “Power.” Sit back, relax, grab your snacks and when you’re in the STARZ Play app, tell your Xbox One to watch “Power” and be instantly transported to New York City. From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson comes a drama series every bit as powerful as the music icon’s legacy. Set between two worlds, the Manhattan club scene and the life of a major cocaine dealer, “Power” follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick. He’s a drug kingpin looking to go legit. But once you’re in, can you ever really get out? The entire 1st season is available now on STARZ Play.
  • “Black Sails.” Redefining the genre, “Black Sails” is the most realistic and gritty depiction of pirates ever to hit the screen. Set in the early 1700s, the intense series follows Captain Flint, John Silver and Captain Charles Vane as they hunt for fortune and glory. If you think pirates are parrots and peg legs, think again. If you have an Xbox One, you’ll want to pin this one to your home screen to catch up on the first season before the series return. 
  • “Spartacus.” Go back to ancient Rome, for the story of the slave who brought the Republic to its knees. 39 complete episodes, all uncut and commercial-free, are available on STARZ Play, taking you from the birth of Batiatus’ ludus, through to the surge of the Spartacus rebellion. It’s bloodthirsty, sexy, full of incredible action, and impossible to ignore. Try watching just one episode.

Other shows coming to STARZ Play include:

  • “Survivor’s Remorse.” A comedy following the fortunes of a young basketball phenom who is rocketed to fame. Episodes of this new STARZ Original Series will be available on STARZ Play on October 5th.
  • “The Chair.” A docuseries that asks the question, “what if the same script was filmed by two directors?” It pits director Anna Martemucci against YouTube sensation Shane Dawson. Come back in September to watch the first 5 episodes on Xbox One before they premiere on STARZ.
  • “Da Vinci’s Demons.” A third season of the hit series is coming, which tells the early story of the genius Leonardo Da Vinci in a way only David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy, Man Of Steel) can do.

Control. You Have It.
Your Xbox controller is all you need to control the action, and the STARZ Play app also works with Kinect. You already know the score; pause, rewind and fast-forward just like you would any other digital media. Control is all yours. And if you’re an Xbox One owner, you’ll want to rack up some of those media achievement. STARZ Play gives you plenty of opportunities to add more media achievements to your collection. Plus enjoying family movie night is easy by tuning into the STARZ Play Top Hits channel on your Xbox OneGuide.

STARZ Play is available to download right now on Xbox One and on Xbox 360.

What are you waiting for? Dive in now. 
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