Starz Entertainment has finally launched authenticated streaming video channels for Cox customers. The content will be made available only for users who are registered subscribers of Cox cable. Subscribers can view the content either through a web browser in their computer or through a dedicated iOS app. The company specializes in making movie contents and delivering it through its channels such as Starz, Encore and MoviePlex. The company has announced that the content will be available to Cox subscribers who have opted for Starz in their cable package.
It is however peculiar to see Starz Entertainment including separate URLs for each of their channels. Similar is the case with apps. Distinct dedicated iOS apps have been designed for each of the channels. Many users would have expected the company to have included all channels within one URL and one dedicated iOS app. The reason behind the separate URLs and iOS apps is still unclear.
The services provided by the company include;
Even though these selections would not be a match for popular service like Netflix, the company believes that it would be a surprise bonus for users who watch their channels regularly.
For users interested in any of the three channels, the websites for Starz Play and Encore Play has already opened. The iOS apps corresponding to these channels are available from the iTunes App Store. Starz Play app for iOS can be downloaded from here. Encore Play app for iOS can be downloaded from here.
It has to be taken note that MoviePlex Play is currently not yet available. Sources however have confirmed that the web portal and app for this channel will be released soon too. They have also hinted about the possible release of an Android app for these channels. The only disadvantage for the company is the limited provider support it has. The company will have to improve this aspect and evolve from being just a cable company so that service becomes more popular and efficient.