BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starz announced a vast first wave of new device support for its popular online authenticated TV Everywhere services, STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. The launch includes support for popular handsets and tablets on Android and other platforms including NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, and select Google Nexus devices including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10.
Starz has also launched simultaneously availability of the free PLAY platform applications in the Google Play and NOOK Apps storefronts. For a complete list of supported devices, please visit assets.starzplay.com/devices . Additional devices and app platforms are expected to launch later this year.
Lastly, 3G/4G cellular access has been added to the service feature, giving PLAY users an additional connectivity option in addition to broadband/Wi-Fi. The PLAY services have a recommended minimum required bandwidth of 1Mbps, and a minimum 2.5Mbps for an optimal viewing experience.AT&T U-verse TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV and Verizon FiOS currently offer the PLAY services for their premium subscribers to the Starz premium services. Several new distributor launches are expected in 2013. STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY offer robust online monthly access to approximately 1,500 of the premier movies, originals, and additional TV episodes from the respective Starz premium services. Provided at no additional monthly charge, the three authenticated online PLAY services provide a suite of easy-to-use, online viewing options for STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX subscribers to enjoy the quality original programming and commercial-free movies offered on the respective STARZ, ENCORE, and MOVIEPLEX services. STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY are also available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch as free downloads from the App Store. The STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY PC/Mac ® interfaces are available at www.starzplay.com, www.encoreplay.com, and www.movieplexplay.com respectively. STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY are accessible currently through cellular, Wi-Fi, and broadband connections. Gaming console support is expected to be launched in the future.