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Epix launches its own streaming service named Epix Now

The $6 per month subscription service offers access to movies and the cable TV network's original programming.


Cable TV network Epix has launched a new subscription video on demand service called "Epix Now."


Cable TV network Epix announced Sunday it's entering the streaming-TV business with the launch of a subscription video on demand service called Epix Now.

The $6 per month streaming service, which is only available in the US, offers access to the cable channel's full library of movies and original shows, including Pennyworth, which tells the story of the Batman butler and ally, the MGM-owned TV network said. All four of the network's linear TV channels will also be available on the new service.

With the service, Epix becomes the latest company aiming to grab consumers who are opting out of traditional pay-TV subscriptions. These services that compete against Netflix seem to be launching all the time, such as Disney's upcoming Disney+ service or the DC Universe service launched in 2018. Epix in particular seems positioned against HBO Now, since the service includes a movie catalog and access to Epix's channels.

"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 President Michael Wright said in a statement. "We look forward to welcoming new audiences to our network."

Users will be able to stream content from the app to any connected TV screen, download movies as well as shows for offline viewing and have access to 4K Ultra HD streaming on supported devices.

The service's app is now available for download for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV along with Android phones and tablets. The service will also be available soon on Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV.

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