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Starz will increase its subscription price by $1 in June

It’s going to cost a bit more to stream Starz from the end of next month. A subscription to the streaming service will drop from $9 per month to $10 starting June 26. This will be the first price increase for the standalone service since its launch in 2016.

The change will take effect around the same time Paramount Plus raises subscription prices when it brings Showtime to the service. Disney Plus is also expected to increase the price of its ad-free offering by the end of the year.

Starz’s ad-free subscription will now cost the same price per month as Netflix’s basic ad-free tier, but it will still cost less per month than ad-free Hulu, Max, and Disney Plus. (Max replaced HBO Max earlier this week, and ad-free streaming still costs $16 per month).

Starz has shows like Party Down, P-Valley, The Serpent Queen, and Outlander, which is getting a new two-part Season 7 starting June 16. In her review of Starz, CNET’s Kourtnee Jackson called the streamer “an intriguing alternative to its better-known rivals,” noting that Starz promotes diversity and representation in its originals and that it was “a low price for a service with Starz selection and no ads interrupting what you’re watching.”


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