Epix were probably the most most effective last top rate cable networks that was once no longer to be had to circulation with no cable subscription—till as of late.
The MGM-owned community has rolled out a direct-to-consumer providing, referred to as Epix Now, that can permit audience to circulation Epix content material for $five.99 a month.
“Epix is about up for its largest yr but,” mentioned president Michael Wright as of late on the Tv Critics Affiliation’s iciness press excursion in Pasadena, Calif.
In early 2018, Epix was once to be had in simply 40 million U.S. houses, mentioned Wright. That quantity grew to 70 million houses in June after the community struck a carriage maintain Comcast’s Xfinity TV. Now, with Epix Now, the community may also be noticed in 120 million families, tripling its succeed in in not up to a yr.
For $five.99 per thirty days, Epix Now subscribers may have get admission to to authentic Epix sequence like Get Shorty, Berlin Station and upcoming Pennyworth, a Batman prequel specializing in Alfred Pennyworth (performed via Jack Bannon), who later turns into Bruce Wayne’s butler. Audience will even be capable to watch hundreds of flicks in Epix’s library, and circulation content material in 4K Extremely HD on supported units.
Recently, Epix Now could be to be had at the app retailer for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, and on Google Play for Android telephones and drugs. It’s going to seem “quickly” on Roku units and Amazon Hearth TV, mentioned Wright, and can roll out to different units during this yr.
Epix’s largest top rate cable competition, like HBO, Showtime and Starz, have lengthy had OTT choices, permitting audience to subscribe at once with out going via a cable or satellite tv for pc supplier. Cinemax doesn’t be offering an OTT choice, however is to be had as an add-on function for Amazon High subscribers.
Epix Now could be the most recent addition to the rapidly-growing OTT universe, an area that can turn into much more crowded right through the following yr as AT&T, Disney, Apple and Comcast debut their very own direct-to-consumer choices.