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Old 07-31-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Outlander on Starz

My wife is a big Outlander fan, and of course, she wants to watch the Outlander series that is starting on Starz in August.

However, I am resistant to paying $13/month for Starz, just to watch one weekly show.

Does anyone know if this will be available elsewhere (Amazon, iTunes, etc)?

Yeah, I know I can get it by alternate magical means, but I am trying to do this legally first.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:27 PM   #2
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We have the same story here. My wife has read all the books and is very excited to see the show. We're not sure if we want to pay the $13 a month for Starz either.

Not to get too philosophical, but isn't this what we've (the royal "we") always wanted? Only buy the channels that have the shows you want to watch on them? And it's awesome feedback for Starz as to whether people like Outlander, which should result in it running longer and more shows like it showing up. But given the classic example of what I've wanted all along, I still can't immediately convince myself to buy Starz.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:30 PM   #3
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Not to get too philosophical, but isn't this what we've (the royal "we") always wanted? Only buy the channels that have the shows you want to watch on them?
Except it is not. I'd be happy to pay a couple of bucks for Starz. But I can only get it as part of a package of a dozen channels or so, for $14/month.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:36 PM   #4
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Starz isn't all that bad. I think I may have watched the same number or more of Starz's original series than HBO's original series in the last two years.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:46 PM   #5
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Except it is not. I'd be happy to pay a couple of bucks for Starz. But I can only get it as part of a package of a dozen channels or so, for $14/month.
To me it comes down to price, not the package. If you got that same package of a dozen channels for $4 a month instead of $14 would it be different? For me it would. So the question boils down to, "is Outlander worth $14 a month to me?" Right now that's on the bubble for us.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:47 PM   #6
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Except it is not. I'd be happy to pay a couple of bucks for Starz. But I can only get it as part of a package of a dozen channels or so, for $14/month.
Subscribe to Starz only in the months Outlander is on. $14/mo. = $3.50 per episode, plus you might discover other things on Starz you'll watch.

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Old 07-31-2014, 02:50 PM   #7
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Call and ask your service provider if they have any of those "free for 3 months" deals for Starz going on.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:56 PM   #8
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Plus, if you get Starz Ond Demand, go back and watch some of their other shows like Da Vinci Demons, Spartacus, etc...

Don't steal the show please.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:57 PM   #9
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Call and ask your service provider if they have any of those "free for 3 months" deals for Starz going on.
This is good advice.

If you currently have premium channels, call to cancel those channels. Whenever I do this, they offer me some kind of deal. Maybe they'll give you Starz and Showtime for one price for 3 months or something. Then you'll have even more shows to catch up on.
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:07 PM   #10
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I've had free Starz in the past, and never watched any of it. And with no premium channels at all, I have little leverage, but I guess it can't hurt to ask.

But I am really hoping the episodes will be available for purchase on Amazon/iTunes.
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:15 PM   #11
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I don't think any of these premium channels put up shows they produce for purchase on iTunes/Amazon right away. Maybe they will end up there in a couple months. I think HBO waits like a year or something. "Power" is a Starz show that is currently airing. I just checked iTunes on my phone and didn't find it for sale.

They produce these shows to get people to subscribe. I'm sure Comcast and DirecTV don't want(allow) them to put them up for sale right away either. They want people subscribing too. It's just the way things work for now.
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:10 PM   #12
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They almost always have "catch up" marathons so wait until nearly the season finale, look for that, and order it then. Can't imagine you can "legally" get the whole series any cheaper than $14 any sooner than that.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:33 PM   #13
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Call and ask your service provider if they have any of those "free for 3 months" deals for Starz going on.
This. You should call your service provider and threaten to quit every 9-12 months anyway, just so you can get the best deal possible.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:45 PM   #14
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They almost always have "catch up" marathons so wait until nearly the season finale, look for that, and order it then. Can't imagine you can "legally" get the whole series any cheaper than $14 any sooner than that.
Not sure the wife is willing to wait, or risk missing it.
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I get Starz. My SP is set! I could swear they show stuff on another channel, too - like a sister channel. But I can't remember...

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I talked myself into it. We just ordered Starz.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:23 AM   #17
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Yeah, I think I might have to bite the bullet.
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Before we received HBO & Starz as a part of our package deal, we would sub to HBO for only a month so we could catch up with Game Of Thrones. On Demand and streaming apps mean you only need to sub a few times a year to any premium channel suite.
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Eddy, I was 'resistant' also. However I was NOT not NOT going to miss this.

I ordered Starz and only have to pay an extra $10 a month.

What I have found is that it is worth it, not just for Outlander but for other movies that are on. I finally got to watch Frozen. Captain Phillips, and at least 3 others that I hadn't seen in big theatres (because I don't go there anymore). For me Starz has at least broken even on cost vs pleasure.

Once your throw Jamie Fraser in there - it will be well worth it!!
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Not sure the wife is willing to wait, or risk missing it.
She won't be.

Also, if you added it today, they are showing episode 1 via STARZ online TOMORROW!!!!

So, go, go get it now!!

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http://www.starz.com/originals/outlander/s1/e101
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:58 AM   #22
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I'll probably watch it too. I read the first book and liked it OK. Not enough to continue, for now. Too many other things I want to read more.
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Magic City has 2 years of episodes on Starz. Set in Miami in the early 60s.
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Magic City has 2 years of episodes on Starz. Set in Miami in the early 60s.
I liked this show.

I am currently watching Power on Starz, which is pretty good.
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I liked this show.

I am currently watching Power on Starz, which is pretty good.
I like it too although I'm two episodes behind. Will probably catch up tomorrow morning.
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I'm not familiar with Outlander. I do have Starz, though, so with all the buzz here I think I'll give it a shot.
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I'm not familiar with Outlander. I do have Starz, though, so with all the buzz here I think I'll give it a shot.
GREAT novel.

It has something for everyone - history, romance, intrigue - the whole shebang.

Great stuff.

I am really hoping the show can come close to the book...
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Eddy, I was 'resistant' also. However I was NOT not NOT going to miss this.

I ordered Starz and only have to pay an extra $10 a month.

What I have found is that it is worth it, not just for Outlander but for other movies that are on. I finally got to watch Frozen. Captain Phillips, and at least 3 others that I hadn't seen in big theatres (because I don't go there anymore). For me Starz has at least broken even on cost vs pleasure.

Once your throw Jamie Fraser in there - it will be well worth it!!
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She won't be.

Also, if you added it today, they are showing episode 1 via STARZ online TOMORROW!!!!

So, go, go get it now!!

A great clip -

http://www.starz.com/originals/outlander/s1/e101
EP 1 is free for everyone via Starz PLAY
It is also on Blockbuster(DISH)

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I like it too although I'm two episodes behind. Will probably catch up tomorrow morning.
Full season Powerthon starts tomorrow leading up to the season finale, if that's a factor to anyone.

The White Queen starts re-airing 2 episodes a day on Monday concluding on Friday.

Some other great/epic/classic movies currently in rotation for the next few days
Frozen
Monsters University
Brave
Hotel Transylvania
Wreck-it Ralph
Ice Age
The Lone Ranger
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Thor: The Dark World
Elysium
Looper
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Grown Ups 2
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Independence Day
Oz the Great and Powerful
Iron Man 3
Here Comes the Boom
Captain Phillips
Premium Rush
Just to name a few...

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Called DIRECTV and they offered me 3 months for 1/2 price ($7). After that, I will see if we want to renew.
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