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Epix Now streaming review: Product, price and features

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Indulge in hours of unique content with this streaming service — but it’s only compatible with some devices.

From stand-up comedy to programs like Pennyworth, Epix Now has a streaming library filled to the brim with original content as well as blockbuster movies and film noir. Download for $5.99, no matter your provider, and access the features available with an Epix channel subscription. But it’s only available on a few devices.

Details

Service typeOn-demand streaming
Free trial7 days
Pricing starts at$5.99
Lock-in contractNo

Pros and cons

Pros

  • 1,000+ movies. Search for movies by ratings or genre.
  • Epix originals. Watch a variety of unique series, documentaries and stand-up specials.
  • Parental controls. Limit what’s available to your kids by ratings — only available on the app.

Cons

  • Limited devices. Unlike other popular streaming services, Epix Now only streams to limited devices.

What features does Epix Now offer?

To enhance your viewing experience, Epix built a plethora of features within its Epix Now streaming app that includes:

Casting

Cast your program from your compatible phone to any smart TV to watch shows from the Epix Now app.

Offline viewing

Save data by downloading movies and originals to watch later.

Multi-Platform Streaming

Move seamlessly between devices with the Epix Now app. If you pause your program and change devices, it remembers where you left off.

Live TV

In addition to Epix Now’s on-demand streaming library, you get four live TV channels to watch movies, documentaries, originals and more.

Trailers

With the click of a button, find out if you want to commit to watching with a 30-second trailer.

What devices are compatible with Epix Now?

Epix Now is a new addition to the Epix platform, and access is limited to select devices. Though Epix Now claims to be expanding its list.

Smart TV devices:

  • Apple TV
Mobile devices:

  • Android
  • iOS
Desktop and laptop devices:

  • Android
  • iOS
Other devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Roku
  • Chromecast

How much does Epix Now cost?

Epix Now is available for a flat fee of $5.99 a month through the Epix website.

Get access to the Epix channel by adding it to your streaming provider like Youtube TV or Sling TV. The price varies based on the provider.

Free trial

When you subscribe to the Epix Now streaming service, you get a 7-day free trial. Cancel 24 hours before your trial ends to avoid being charged for the first month.

What can I watch with Epix Now?

With Epix Now you can watch movies, throwback features and original TV series, documentaries and stand-up specials that are created specifically for the Epix platform.

Epix Now also offers four of its own live TV channels: Epix, Epix 2, Epix Hits and Epix Drive-In, giving you access to the features of a standard Epix channel at the fixed-price the Epix Now app provides.

  • Epix airs its original shows, Blockbuster movies, comedy and music specials.
  • EPIX 2 shows reruns of the programming on Epix.
  • Epix Hits. Airs newly-released movies, original specials and shows, and documentaries.
  • Epix Drive-in. More movie genres to choose from, spanning from the 1970s to today.

Some movies and TV shows you can find on-demand or on one of its live channels include:

  • Pet Sematary
  • Death Wish
  • Jigsaw
  • Wonder
  • Pennyworth
  • The Contender
  • America Divided
  • The Panama Papers
  • Tom Papa: Human Mule
  • Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest

What Internet speed does Epix recommend?

Unless you want to suffer through video playback error and low quality, Epix Now recommends you have a high-speed Internet connection of at least 5Mbps.

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Alex Shea was a tech and telco writer for Finder.

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For just $5.99 a month, this app is good for someone looking for some solid original series like Godfather of Harlem and Pennyworth, but also loved to catch up on old favorites like Almost Famous and Failure to Launch. But the app’s not compatible with all devices — make sure you have what you need to stream from Epix.

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