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EPIX Brings Movies, Concerts, Comedy to PSN Today

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I’m happy to announce that our newest digital entertainment partner, EPIX, will be available later today on PlayStation Network! EPIX offers a host of streaming entertainment like comedy shows, championship boxing matches, concerts, and movies. It includes recent releases like The Avengers, The Hunger Games, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Captain America: The First Avenger and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The team at EPIX has partnered with some of the top movie studios in the industry like Paramount, MTV Films, MGM and Lionsgate to offer over 3,000 HD movies for you to enjoy. EPIX also has its own original documentary series, including a new documentary about New York Knicks’ power forward Amar’e Stoudemire premiering April 19th. For more information on EPIX, visit EpixHD.com and check out the video below.

EPIX is offering some exclusive content, such as songs from EPIX Original Concert Events, for PlayStation Network users in addition to some great deals to get you acquainted with their service. Every PSN user can sign up for a free 14-day trial to check out everything the service has to offer. Additionally, EPIX will be offering a new movie every week that PlayStation Plus members can stream for free, even if they aren’t a subscriber. Not bad, eh?

You can find EPIX in the “TV/Video Services” category on the PS3 XMB, as well as in the “Media & Apps” section of the PlayStation Store starting today. Don’t worry PS Vita owners, we didn’t forget about you: look for EPIX to arrive soon on your favorite handheld.

Let me know if you have any questions about EPIX in the comments below, and be sure to check out the application itself later today on PS3.

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Airleak said:

April 2nd, 5:38 am

Available in Canada?

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    Chris Mahoney said:

    April 2nd, 11:26 am

    Hey Airleak, At this time, EPIX is only available in the US. You can check their FAQ page here (http://corp.epixhd.com/faq/) for more information as this great service evolves.

Ghengis-Kahn said:

April 2nd, 5:55 am

Very nice. When will HBO go be coming ?

Zsigawhat said:

April 2nd, 5:56 am

Awesome, can’t wait to try it out!

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    Chris Mahoney said:

    April 2nd, 11:10 am

    Hey Zsigawhat, yeah we’re really excited too! EPIX is a great product. I’ve already used it a lot and am looking forward to your thoughts as you use it too!

BlueRobotX said:

April 2nd, 6:01 am

“EPIX will be offering a new movie every week that PlayStation Plus members can stream for free, even if they aren’t a subscriber.” Awesome!

Solh0und said:

April 2nd, 6:14 am

I would love to see twitch make it to PS3/Vita in the near future.

jhernandez360 said:

April 2nd, 6:17 am

Very nice!

jhernandez360 said:

April 2nd, 6:18 am

What about the Vita ?

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    Chris Mahoney said:

    April 2nd, 11:16 am

    HI jhernandez360, Thanks for the feedback! We’re always interested in what our Vita owners would like to see on the platform. Currently, there isn’t a Vita version of EPIX, but we’re constantly expanding the reach of our partners onto other PlayStation platforms. So stay tuned for more soon!

jhernandez360 said:

April 2nd, 6:19 am

Oops never mind yay!!

DropDeadKen said:

April 2nd, 6:21 am

Cool stuff. Keep it coming!

Elvick_ said:

April 2nd, 6:22 am

I’m all for more apps.

HardCorrFan said:

April 2nd, 6:23 am

And PlayStation Plus continues to become an even better deal. Thanks for continuously improving PS+, Sony. It’s easily among the best subscriptions I’ve ever made. Great job in bringing EPIX to the PS3 and, soon, the Vita.

From_Concentrate said:

April 2nd, 6:24 am

Plus just keeps getting better. Hopefully this is available to us canucks.

FerventTomato said:

April 2nd, 6:31 am

Their site says you need to be in the US to login. Guess this is also US only.

subadictos said:

April 2nd, 6:52 am

Please bring this to all America… here in Chile, Netflix is very succesful but we need more options.

baldassbat said:

April 2nd, 6:53 am

So how much will it be after the 14-day trial? I used to have Epix as part of satellite service but it just disappeared one day. I loved the content and would consider paying for it, but it has to be cheaper on PSN or I’ll just add it to my satellite again.

buffpotato said:

April 2nd, 6:58 am

Because it would have been too much work to add a sentence “For US residents only”.

Gorvi said:

April 2nd, 7:11 am

Wow, this is great news, especially the free movie every week for Plus owners. :)

vanwinkle said:

April 2nd, 7:17 am

No way I believe that line about Vita getting it soon. You guys said the same thing about Hulu Plus and Crackle apps…10 months ago at E3.

thebgj said:

April 2nd, 7:19 am

Awesome i have been waiting for this. Can you tell me how much it will cost? The website was confusing or just didnt have enough info. It made it sound like you NEEDED to have a cable provider to use it. I never saw a monthly subscription page. It let me do a 14 day trial about 2 months ago and i dont have a cable provider. Im hoping its like netflix and is a stand alone app (no cable provider required).

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    Chris Mahoney said:

    April 2nd, 11:21 am

    Hey thebgj, The EPIX app is free to download and use on PlayStation, but you must have a EPIX subscription through your local cable provider to access the content. More information here. http://www.epixhd.com/

ThreeLeggedFreak said:

April 2nd, 7:20 am

Why not just bring an app store and put all this stuff there? All this fragmented apps being released ever so often is not good.

pOcHo_OX said:

April 2nd, 7:33 am

Good news, free movie every week for Plus members, not bad. It would be nice in my vita too, and im waiting crunchyroll too.

Hogwild333 said:

April 2nd, 7:41 am

A free movie every week for PS+ — that is an awesome new benefit! Will the free movie be announced in the weekly PS+ blog post or will we need to check the Epix app each week?

DaveTheStalker said:

April 2nd, 8:01 am

I can sign in with my Dish Network account, right?

TheBratPrince79 said:

April 2nd, 8:13 am

Not bad at All

Squiggle55 said:

April 2nd, 8:17 am

Cool news! Love that plus members are getting some movie benefits now. Here’s hoping that the free movies are relatively new releases. And hopefully a blog post comes each week announcing the free movie, at least if they prove to be worth while.

lisatsunami said:

April 2nd, 8:37 am

Nice!

Eloozhunz said:

April 2nd, 9:27 am

nicely done sony….i’ve been waiting for epix

Kchow23 said:

April 2nd, 9:34 am

Really neat, hopeful that this is coming to Canada today as well.

Kchow23 said:

April 2nd, 9:47 am

I’m sure people are still waiting on NBA League Pass and HBO Go for both PS3/PS4 and PS Vita.

polo155 said:

April 2nd, 9:51 am

Great job Chris M, keep em coming for PS3 & PS Vita! How much longer for Vita?

polo155 said:

April 2nd, 9:54 am

it is subscription based right? …like netflix? monthly?

SalMoriarty said:

April 2nd, 9:58 am

You have to be a cable subscriber to get access to Epix content. Fear not, though, because all Epix movies will end up on Amazon Prime three to four months later.

Katriona said:

April 2nd, 10:00 am

This sounds really cool. Do you have any information on how much the subscription fee will be after the trial period?

ItaChu said:

April 2nd, 10:33 am

just a 14 day trial?! :( oh well its better than nothing :) ill enjoy the free movies for 3 weeks :)

ItaChu said:

April 2nd, 10:33 am

oh you need to have cable what? lol

SalMoriarty said:

April 2nd, 10:34 am

From the website:

Do I need to subscribe to EPIX to watch movies online?

Yes, and the only way to subscribe is through your television provider.

EPIX is currently available from Charter, Cox Communications, DISH, Mediacom, Verizon FiOS and several Insight and NCTC television providers. Call your television provider and ask for EPIX today.

ItaChu said:

April 2nd, 10:34 am

free movie for us each week?! woohoo

m4dDmUdD said:

April 2nd, 10:36 am

how much is the subscription cost?

LordRaymond said:

April 2nd, 10:53 am

Awesome. A new movie to stream each week.

GaminFanatic said:

April 2nd, 11:34 am

Awesome, Plus keeps getting better and better. Really looking forward to a new free movie every week.

Vanish78 said:

April 2nd, 11:34 am

when will the PS Vita get ESPN GO or NFL Network app?

Huanchu said:

April 2nd, 11:35 am

Are other people having any trouble with teh Link on Epix page?

I go to their site, and click teh link where it says ‘PS3’, but it takes me to the PS3 store, and says the page can’t be found.

What’s going on?

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    Paul Sullivan said:

    April 2nd, 3:08 pm

    That page will be live a little bit later today, check again this evening!

Huanchu said:

April 2nd, 11:38 am

“Don’t worry PS Vita owners, we didn’t forget about you: look for EPIX to arrive soon on your favorite handheld.”

Vs

“Currently, there isn’t a Vita version of EPIX, but we’re constantly expanding the reach of our partners onto other PlayStation platforms.”

So yeah, same as all teh other Apps for Vita, it ain’t coming any time soon.

My advice; don’t subscribe to this service if you’re hoping to use it on a Vita as well any time soon.

Mercenary09 said:

April 2nd, 11:39 am

@42 probably because the store hasn’t updated with it yet.

Occhi07 said:

April 2nd, 11:41 am

what if our cable provider doesnt support epix? i have comcast xfinity, and i don’t see it on the list. Does that mean epix wont work on my ps3? and even if im a ps+ member, i wont get a free movie?

devilmosh said:

April 2nd, 11:59 am

Honestly, I wasn’t a big fan of Epix when I had satellite because, like cable channels in the early days (well, still but not as bad for others) they would take a handful of movies and play just those… until you’re sick of them.

Fortunately, the great movies they boast are also on Netflix, perhaps because they have a deal with them, I don’t know, and I subscribe to that. I even gave up satellite to watch Netflix full-time on my PS3 – it rocks that much. If Epix has a deal with their movies through them and it’s part of my enjoyment on that, kudos to them for that.

Otherwise, I’m good.

TwinDad said:

April 2nd, 12:37 pm

I’ll look into it but if I have to have a cable provider, then I’m left out. I don’t live in a cable TV area. You might want to reconsider your subscription model.

TwinDad said:

April 2nd, 12:40 pm

I’ll ask as I now see that the website says “TV Provider”. So I’m dropping DirecTV. Is your service a basic extension of that subscription much like ESPN3?

jade777 said:

April 2nd, 2:01 pm

that actually sounds great! will it substitute disc based netflix for me? hope so…

Satnamji said:

April 2nd, 2:01 pm

I had the EPIX app working on my Roku for a while until my cable provider started denying me access, though I continued to subscribe to the channel as part of my cable TV movie package. It’ll be interesting to see if I’m allowed to use it on the PS3.

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