YouTube TV is giving subscribers free access to the EPIX channel through April 25, throwing a lifeline to users running out of stuff to watch on their self-quarantine backlog.
Editor’s Note: This offer is currently unavailable in Australia unless using a VPN to access overseas content.
You can think of EPIX—which usually runs an additional $US6 ($10) on top of the normal YouTube TV subscription price—as a lot like Showtime or HBO: It’s a premium channel focused primarily on movies, but offering exclusive TV series, documentaries and stand-up specials as well.
Here are a few noteworthy exclusives:
Godfather of Harlem
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally’s stand-up special
The Punk docu-series
War of the Worlds (the series)
If you’re a YoutTube TV subscriber, EPIX will be automatically added to your channel listings and on-demand library—you don’t have to sign up or opt-in to anything. The channel will also be automatically removed after April 25th, so you don’t have to worry about incurring unnecessary charges once the free offer is over. That said, EPIX can be easily added to your subscription in the YouTube TV app or website if you find it’s worth your while (and your money).
Those without a YouTube TV subscription can also try out both services with a seven-day free trial, if you’re curious.