Epix Bows App to Stream Content to TVs5 May, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Epix, the multiplatform TV network to be majority owned by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, May 4 announced the launch of “Epix Cast,” an app that enables users to stream Epix content from their mobile devices to connected televisions.
The app is available for TVs from LG, Sony and Vizio, as well as Google Chromecast and Sony Blu-ray Disc players. It will available in the future on Samsung smart TVs, Roku devices, Amazon Fire TV, TiVo and Xbox.
Epix said that with 75% of all broadband homes in the country equipped with a connected TV, the mobile app was a prerequisite.
“The opportunity is enormous,” chief digital officer Jon Dakss said in a statement.
Using software developed by French-based Vizbee, Epix Cast can be used on one TV and switched to another if the viewer switches rooms. Apple iOS and Android devices can be used normally while the app is in use.
“With this new feature, we’re once again leading the charge on advancing the consumer viewing experience,” CEO Mark Greenberg said.
Epix, which was launched in 2009 by Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures and MGM, primarily offers studio movies, in addition to original TV series, documentaries, comedies and music specials.
MGM in April announced it will acquire full ownership of Epix, having reached an agreement to acquire the interests held by joint venture partners Viacom, Paramount and Lionsgate.