The Epix will now be available on fourth-generation Apple TVs for authenticated subscribers..
The launch on Apple TV is a relatively late addition in device compatibility for the Epix app, which launched back in 2009.
Apple TV users will now have access to Epix live linear channels and will be able to add content to a personal queue. They can also try free sampling, curated collections, advanced search and video playback features.
Apple TV is also offering an exclusive limited free trial for new Epix subscribers.
“Epix was created in anticipation of the digital revolution, launching with more content across more devices than any other network,” Mark Greenberg, president and CEO of Epix, said in a statement. “Apple has been a renowned leader in shaping the digital landscape and I’m proud to make our content available on Apple TV.”
Epix is also enabling authenticated access on iOS devices where viewers can take advantage of Epix’s download feature.
In addition to Apple TV, Epix’s TV Everywhere app is already available on Xbox, PlayStation, Android devices, Android TV, Chromecast and Roku.
For Epix, the expansion of its TV Everywhere app comes as a potential consolidation of the premium network’s ownership may be the horizon.
Lionsgate is reportedly in talks to sell its 31% stake in Epix to co-owners MGM and Viacom’s Paramount.
According to Reuters, the possible deal for Epix would value the premium network and its streaming service at around $1 billion to $2 billion. As the report points out, earlier this month Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer called Epix “a valuable asset” and said that Lionsgate, Viacom and MGM would “realize the value whichever way we all decide is best for our companies.”
The possible sale comes after Lionsgate recently completed an acquisition of Starz that had long been in the works.