Outlander on Starz

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  1. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    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.
     
  2. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

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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. :(
     
  3. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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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.
     
  4. cheesesteak

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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.
     
  5. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. gchance

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    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.

    Greg
     
  7. Alfer

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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.
     
  8. Hoffer

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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. :)
     
  9. Hoffer

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    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.
     
  10. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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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.
     
  11. Hoffer

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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.
     
  12. Archangel00

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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.
     
  13. Peter000

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    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.
     
  14. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    Not sure the wife is willing to wait, or risk missing it.
     
  15. nyny523

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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...

    Encore! That's it. Do you get Encore?
     
  16. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

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    I talked myself into it. We just ordered Starz.
     
  17. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    Yeah, I think I might have to bite the bullet.
     
  18. moedaman

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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.
     
  19. betts4

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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!!
     
  20. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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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
     

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