EPIX Free Preview now through April 16

Didn’t we just have one of those?

Yes, I checked, we did have an EPIX free preview back in February, although you probably agree that seems like ten years ago now.  I guess it’s not a surprise that we’re seeing another one. I’ve read of several other services that are offering prolonged free previews right now too.

What’s on EPIX?

When EPIX launched, it was expected that it would be a great place to find a few new movies as well as a rich set of older films you might enjoy. Of course this was back in 2009 when only a tiny number of people were streaming to their TVs. Today of course everyone does.

Taking a look at EPIX today there are a decent number of older films, but nothing you couldn’t find on other streaming services if you want. EPIX always seems to have one or two movies that other services don’t. For a while it was the only place to see BumbleBee. Lately, it’s the place you can watch RocketMan. 

The real benefit to EPIX, like most of these channels we used to call “movie channels,” is its original programming. The first EPIX original to really hit the national consciousness was Get Shorty, and lately they’re featuring War of the Worlds, Slow Burn, and Belgravia. Belgravia is the one getting the most buzz right now, with its portrayal of upper-class society in the 19th century. This is a great show for Downton Abbey fans (even though Downton takes place in the 20th century) or Little Women fans. It’s also a great way to completely separate yourself from what’s going on in the world right now.

Enjoy the free preview

EPIX is available on channels 558-560. As I write this, I have access to channel 560 but not the other two… if you are in the same boat you can wait it out or go to DIRECTV.com/721 to refresh your services. The preview is set to run through April 16, so it give you the chance to take a break from streaming and let some of that content build back up.

Of course if you end up liking EPIX you can call Solid Signal at 877-312-4547 to add the channel to your DIRECTV package, or order it yourself at DIRECTV.com.

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Stuart Sweet
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