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Starz pulls Spotify music streaming into its apps

It will offer TV & movie soundtracks, plus video recommendations based on listening habits
Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
November 30, 2016
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The pairing of Spotify and Starz in a single app seems odd, but it's happening anyway. Subscribers to the premium channel who use its mobile app (via a direct subscription or participating cable provider -- sorry Comcast customers) will notice links to the music service with its most recent update. It will provide a quick link to soundtracks and music from Starz-licensed movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens (since that came out just before Netflix took over the deal from Disney) as well as its exclusive shows like Power and Outlander.

You'll need to be a Spotify Premium subscriber to listen to full tracks, but anyone can save or follow playlists from within the app. It's also promising to recommend videos based on your listening habits, if anyone is interested in that at all. We've seen other TV shows and creators link to Spotify playlists (like this one for HBO's Insecure) before, but this is a new level of integration. Of course, it only really helps if Spotify is your music service of choice, but once you find the name of a song it should be easy to find on any music streaming platform.

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