Epix video streaming is coming to the PS3 and Vita

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The PlayStation 3 and Vita are getting another video application this year. The consoles will begin supporting Epix, a cable channel, through a free application. It’ll be available on the PS3 this quarter, while the Vita version will launch in the spring. Some of the movies featured on the Epix website include The Hunger Games, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Rango and Thor. Epix also airs concerts, comedy specials and sporting events.

The Epix app may be free, but the service is not. When it does launches on Sony’s consoles, you’ll be able to sign up for a 14-day free trial from the Epix website. After that trial is over, you will need to subscribe to Epix through your cable or satellite provider if you want to continue using the service. According to its website, Epix is available through Charter, Cox Communications, Dish Network, Mediacom, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS. As you may have guessed, Epix on the PS3 and Vita will only be available in the United States.

If you’re a cord cutter, Epix won’t have any use to you after the free trial expires. Unlike services like Netflix, Epix does not stand on its own. If you want something that’s completely free, Crackle may be of interest to you. It doesn’t include recent releases, but there’s no commitment required.

Source [PlayStation Blog]

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