Starz & HBO NOW


Starz is one of the major TV networks in the US with many original productions that are worth watching. Many of the Starz series are licensed by Netflix and are broadcast in Europe as “Netflix Originals”. Horror series Ash vs. Evil Dead for example, as well as pirate series Black Sails and Gladiator epic Spartacus. All in all, Starz really depends on their original productions, but they are all worth watching. Because the licenses in Europe are mainly distributed on Netflix and Amazon, it can be useful to combine a Starz subscription with a VPN. In this way you can view all series without any worries.

Subscribing to Starz is relatively cheaper than subscribing to other streaming services because you essentially subscribe to a TV channel. You can also combine a subscription to Amazon with a subscription to Starz and Showtime. That way you have access to all these Amazon services.

Recommended series: Outlander, American Gods, Black Sails, Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Power, The Girlfriend Experience, Howard’s End, The Missing, Spartacus, The Pillars of the Earth, Torchwood, Boss, Blunt Talk, Party Down.


– $ 8.99 per month (VPN required)

HBO NU Best streaming service for series

HBO is responsible for the renaissance that the industry is currently going through. Before HBO started focusing on longer storylines in series, almost nobody did that. This focus on larger stories rather than low-impact episodes has led to insane series such as “The Wire”, “Game of Thrones”, “The Sopranos” and more. The success of this series led to the current situation in which episodes of the ‘villain of the week’ are rare. In short, the HBO range is excellent. They have the largest series of the last decades in their portfolio. Fortunately, most of the HBO can be seen in the Netherlands through Ziggo. However, if you want to use HBO Now, you must rely on a VPN for HBO.

Recommended series: Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Wire, The Sopranos, Silicon Valley, last week tonight with John Oliver, Deadwood, True Detective, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under.


– € 11.95 per month via the Ziggo Movies & Series XL package

– $ 15 per month via HBO in the US (VPN required)