We have one more streaming platform in Brazil: o Starz Play arrived costing R $ 14.90 monthly. The service is from the American Lionsgate, producer of successes such as franchises Hunger Games, Divergent, Master trick, among others. In addition to traditional blockbusters, the catalog includes exclusive and original series, with simultaneous launch with the United States.
Starz series are not well known in Brazil because the brand has not had a presence in the country until then: in the United States, it is estimated that more than 30 million households have access to the closed TV channel of the same group.
In addition to the films listed above, the catalog includes Captain Philips, The advantages of being invisible, The impossible, in addition to franchises RED – Retired and Dangerous and Twilight.
And among the original series available, it is worth mentioning The Act, Mr. Mercedes, Castle rock, Life, Das Boot and Black Sails; all are scoring high on Rotten Tomatoes. You can view the catalog before subscribing.
The service fee is R $ 14.90 and allows simultaneous streaming on up to four devices, in addition to downloading content to watch offline. The subscription is made exclusively by the application on App Store and Google Play, with a 7-day free trial period.
It is possible to stream Starz Play content through the desktop browser and on iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, including Chromecast support. There is an application for Android TV, but not for other smart TV platforms.
Starz Play competes with Netflix and Prime Video in Brazil
Starz Play joins a huge competition for streaming content: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Go, Fox +, Telecine Play, Looke, Globoplay, Paramount + and PlayPlus, as well as sports platforms such as DAZN, Premiere Play, WatchESPN, Fox Sports and Esporte Interativo Plus. There are also other applications included in TV subscriptions, such as Vivo Play, Oi Play, Sky Play and NET Now.
In addition, we will have new platforms in Brazil: as of November 1, Apple TV + will be available for R $ 9.90 per month, while Disney + should arrive in the country in 2020 at an undefined price.
With so much choice and more affordable prices, streaming subscriptions already surpass cable TV in the world. In Brazil, Netflix has more subscribers than Claro, Sky, Oi and Vivo. The problem is that, with exclusive content, it is difficult to choose just one platform.
With information: TV Magazine.