Big EPIX and Showtime Preview NOW!

When DIRECTV rolled out EPIX a few years ago, I know a lot of folks were unconvinced. The package was not part of the Premium subscription and people weren’t necessarily ready to jump in. But I do have to tell you, it’s an excellent package and I am glad that AT&T was finally able to add it.

Now, there is a good long free preview that will allow you to decide if it’s time to add the channel. It starts today October 1, 2020 and goes on until October 5.

This gives you a new chance to see the new season of Britannia that premieres this weekend. EPIX isn’t really known for its originals, but I think that’s a mistake. If you spend some time with the app you’ll realize that the original stuff is excellent quality and you won’t find it anywhere else.

You’ll also find a massive amount of new and recent movies that it’s practically impossible to find anywhere else. They’re available on channels 558-560 on DIRECTV.

Showtime, too

You’ll also get a free preview of Showtime on channels 545-557. By now everyone knows Showtime as the home of original programming, comedy, sports, and just a little “late night TV.” It’s worth checking out this preview to see the original film “The Go-Go’s” which chronicles the bands rise and fall. You’ll find a lot more to like there, too. There’s no doubt in my mind that you’ll be able to spend a lot of time in the next few days looking through the great selection. Showtime, the Movie Channel, FLIX, and Sundance, are all there for you.

It’s all on demand

The on-demand streams of Showtime and EPIX are available now as well so just search for what you’re looking for… it’s there. Whether you’re looking for recent movies, catalog hits, or great originals, you don’t have to wait for it to show up. With DIRECTV On Demand, you can get exactly what you want, when you want.

No app though…

I did just check and the EPIX app still isn’t set up to authenticate through DIRECTV. So, unfortunately this preview won’t be available on your streaming device. However, EPIX content is available through the DIRECTV app for your phone or tablet, and the On Demand channel is there which gives you everything you’ll want through DIRECTV. At the time of this writing it wasn’t responding, but I’m sure that will be fixed soon. You can still go old school and record things as they come up, in a worst case scenario.

Don’t let work slow you down

Use the free DIRECTV app for smartphones and tablets to browse through all the great EPIX and Showtime programming and find what you’re looking for. You can do it through your browser at and your boss will think you’re working!

When you’re ready to upgrade to Showtime and EPIX, call the folks at Solid Signal at 888-233-7563. They can help you get the programming you want with genuine, personal service! You don’t hear that much anymore, but at Solid Signal, it’s always in style. Don’t believe me? Give them a call during East Coast business hours to find out.

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Stuart Sweet
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