Epix announced today that it will be expanding its availability across hundreds of devices. In case you're not familiar, Epix is a video streaming service that has over 3000 movies and original programming. It was initially launched as an online portal at EpixHD.com but has now readied apps for over one hundred devices including smartphones, tablets, TVs, and more.
The company is co-owned by Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate and therefore is able to provide the premium selection of movie content in direct competition with DVD and movie streaming services such as Netflix. The apps will be free for download and will allow subscribers to access the service from over one hundred devices as long as there is an internet connection. The devices include Android tablets and smartphones manufactured by Motorola, HTC, and LG; Samsung TVs and Blu-Ray players; Google TV; Roku players; and the BlackBerry PlayBook.
As part of the launch, Epix will provide free access to content such as movie trailers, interviews, and short form videos. They will work further with their distributors to provide limited time free trial access to the core content.
“Our business was created to take advantage of the changing landscape, understanding how consumers are using technology, and we have been able to successfully work with our partners to create new ways for authenticated subscribers to access premium entertainment when, where and how they want,” said EPIX President and CEO Mark Greenberg. “Movies have been a key driver of every new entertainment platform and we are excited to tap the power of movies to engage online viewers and attract new subscribers for our affiliated distributors.”