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18 User Reviews

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LAST UPDATED: November 8th, 2021
EPIX launched in 2009 with the goal to bring consumers the best access to movies and other forms of entertainment. EPIX is a joint operation between Viacom Inc., Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, and Metro-Goldwhyn-Mayer Studios (MGM). EPIX provides premium movie and original programming channels. EPIX is available in over 50 million homes throughout the United States and is distributed across major TV providers including: cable, satellite, telco partners, mobile phones, tablets, and connected TV devices. EPIX was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access on their website as well as on video game consoles, and other TV streaming technologies.

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The Good

  • 24/7 cable TV channel
  • Variety in movie genres
  • Available on many devices

Cable TV Channel with Streaming Extras

EPIX is a 24/7 cable TV channel available through various television providers. They function just like a regular television channel, but they have additional streaming benefits.

Variety of Genres

One of the greatest benefits to the EPIX platform is the fact that their subscribers can get access to hit movies and entertainment on a number of mobile devices anywhere they want. Due to the number of partnerships and efforts of large entertainment producers and companies, EPIX includes the following in their content library:
  • Latest movie releases
  • Classic film franchises
  • Original documentaries
  • Comedy and music events
  • On-Demand services
Even though the content EPIX has isn't necessarily "exclusive," it is made available in their library relatively quickly after release dates due to their relationships.

Devices

EPIX was the first streaming platform to provide multi-device access on their website, EPIX.com, as well as on the following viewing platforms:
  • Xbox
  • PlayStation
  • Android phones
  • Android tablets
  • Android TV
  • Roku players
  • Apple iPhones
  • Apple iPads
  • Chromecast

Original Content

Even though EPIX does not have unique content of their own at this time, they have announced that they are working on several television series, mini-series, and movies of their very own which will be exclusive to subscribers.

Watch with Friends

EPIX has a "Watch With Friends" feature. This feature allows subscribers to watch a program with their friends in a private room, acting much like a chat room. Subscribers will be transported to their own screening room with a unique link that can be shared with up to four friends at a time. Once in this "room," subscribers can play, pause, and talk throughout the movie. To use the Watch With Friends feature, a subscriber's "friends" do not need to have an EPIX subscription of their own.
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The Bad

  • Costs can vary
  • Availability issues with some content

Cost can Vary

Pricing for EPIX can vary since they are associated with different television providers. Since they work with a number of television providers, the service will vary in cost in different regions. With some providers, EPIX is bundled into the service and with others they are available as a separate subscription, like HBO. In addition to having a cable television service, subscribers will also need high-speed internet to view EPIX programs.

Availability Issues

It can be frustrating for some EPIX customers when movies and other content becomes "unavailable." Since EPIX works with television providers, movies can be labeled unavailable due to TV channels having licenses on certain movies. When a movie becomes unavailable, the only access subscribers will be able to have are: trailers, behind the scenes clips, and interviews. Typically, movies are not "unavailable" for long.

Regular Television Channel

Since EPIX functions like a regular television channel, their content through the actual cable service is presented through a scheduled line-up. If a subscriber is watching through their cable program, they will have to follow the schedule and wait for certain programs.

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The Bottom Line

EPIX is an option for cable television subscribers to consider if they wish to get access to a vast movie library. EPIX is not ideal for those who want to stream television shows, since at this time, EPIX consists mostly of movies. EPIX subscribers can expect the following with their subscriptions:

  • Access to a movie library
  • Ability to watch on mobile devices
  • Watch movies with friends in "private screening rooms"
  • Scheduled content on TV

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Emma East Wenatchee, WA

EPIX is a hidden gem included with Spectrum internet. They contract with Lions Gate productions and show many of the same films as Hulu and Amazon. The movies are commercial free and I canceled Netflix when I found this. They have some original programming and exclusives, live streaming and on demand. The app could use some tweaking but overall I think the service is really good.

3 years ago