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Epix, the premium TV network owned by MGM, has launched its own video streaming service. The service is called Epix Now, and it’s an extension of the main Epix offering available on U.S. cable. Which makes it perfect for cord-cutters.
Everything You Need to Know About Epix Now
Epix Now is a video streaming service for mobile devices and set-top boxes. It features all of Epix’ original programming, as well as thousands of movies. Unsurprisingly, it isn’t free, and is instead priced at $5.99/month.
BIG NEWS! EPIX NOW is available for download TODAY ?? https://t.co/xXrdNzZPsA
— EPIX (@EPIXHD) February 10, 2019
Epix’ Original Series include returning series such as Get Shorty, Deep State, and Berlin Station. There are also newcomers such as Pennyworth, Godfather of Harlem, and Elvis Goes There. Movies currently available on Epix include Star Trek, Arrival, and A Quiet Place.
In a press release, Michael Wright, the President of Epix, said:
“Launching EPIX Now and providing consumers nationwide with access to our premium original programming and blockbuster movies is an exciting moment for our company and solidifies our commitment to bring high-level storytelling to as many people as possible.”
Epix Now is available on Android, iOS, and Apple TV. It’s also listed as coming soon to Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices. Beyond this initial launch, Epix promises that Epix Now will “continue rolling out across additional devices over the course of the year.”
Epix Now Could Be Epic for Cord-Cutters
With Epix Now, Epix is launching into a crowded market. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video all boast millions of users. On top of that, Disney, Apple, NBC, and Warner are all expected to launch their own streaming services soon.
Still, Epix Now is crucial in allowing Epix to break out of the cable bubble it currently inhabits. With more and more people cutting the cord every year, it makes little sense for any company to limit themselves to what is a (slowly) dying platform.