The reason for this is because Comcast/XFinity does not like that Starz sells their programming in the app as well. HBO (HBO Go, HBO NOW) and Showtime (Showtime Anytime, Showtime) have separate apps where they sell their programming. Starz does both in the same app, and because of this Comcast/XFinity refuses to play ball with the Starz on the app. It's unfortunate. I don't agree with it. But it is what it is, and Comcast has enough money that angry customers really don't mean much. Comcast will tell you that you can use their app to stream Starz content, and while this is true, it really is a sub par experience as it lags and stutters, and you can't cast it. Unfortunatley just like with Amazon vs. Google, and any other corporate rivalry, it's the consumers that ultimately pay the price.
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