Epix Now, as the OTT service is sometimes called was launched in 2019, with apps for iOS, AppleTV, Android, Roku and FireTV. The website version is also available as an option for subscribers.
The streaming service is known for it’s original series The Godfather of Harlem but also airs recent theatrically released movies as well as older ones.
Currently Epix is only available to subscribers in the United States of America. If you’re outside of the US, you can watch by using a VPN service like PrivateVPN.
To get started with streaming Epix, they offer a free trial of 7 days on most platforms although from time to time there are longer trials.
On this page, I’m going to show you how to get started with an Epix free trial and everything you need to know about subscribing to this premium streamer.
How To Start Your Epix Free Trial
Epix and it’s multiplex channels are available on the major online television streaming providers like SlingTV, DirecTV Stream and YouTubeTV.
For the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service, it can be accessed a number of ways directly and as a premium addon channel, including:
Users can also download and signup through the Epix app for iOS devices, Android, Roku and FireTV.
A free trial is available on all platforms where you can access Epix although it may not be so obvious that one is available through the Epix Now website.
In this section, I’ll show you how to get an Epix free trial in several ways. You can even try them all for an extended free trial period.
Get 7 Days Free Directly on Epix Now
When you get a free trial directly from the Epix Now website, you can use your login credentials with the streaming service’s apps for different devices.
You will also be able to stream in your browser and you wouldn’t have to worry about additional subscription fees or free trials.
When you first get to the Epix website, it’s not so obvious that a free trial is available. There are no free trial buttons and the only options available is a 50% discount on a 6 month subscription as well as a bundle with Tidal.
However a 7 day free trial is available if you follow the instructions below.
1. Take the 6 months offer or ‘Get Epix Now’
On the Epix Now homepage, you will see the offer to get 6 months of Epix. You can click this to continue even if you just want to get the free trial. You can also click on the “Get Epix Now” link at the top of the site.
2. Scroll to pay monthly instead
On the next page, you’ll be able to start your 6 month subscription which is actually a very good deal. Ignore this if you just want to do the free trial first.
Scroll down a bit and you’ll see an option to “Subscribe to Pay Monthly Instead”.
Hitting this link will give you the chance to get a 7 day free trial before you’re billed a monthly subscription fee.
3. Click the “Get Started” button
You now have the option to start your 7 day free trial of Epix Now. Just click the “Get Started” button to start watching 1000s of movies and TV series completely ad-free.
The 6 month deal will be displayed below this offer when you scroll down just in case you need that option instead.
4. Create your Epix Now account
To start your free trial, you’ll need to create an Epix Now account by adding your email address and creating a password.
Press the “continue” button to add your payment info.
5. Enter your payment info
Epix requires that you add your credit card information in order to start the free trial. You aren’t billed until the trial is over and can cancel at any time to avoid paying.
This page lets you enter your credit card info. There are no options to use PayPal so you’ll need to have a credit card from one of the major credit card brands.
6. You’re subscribed. Get the app.
Once your billing info goes through, you’ll be forwarded to your account and you’ll see this pop-up which thanks you for subscribing and prompts you to download the app for your preferred device.
You can just exit this pop-up to continue browsing and streaming from your browser. Your account info will be shown and you’ll see when your free trial expires.
Get 7 Days Free with Prime Video Channels
If you already have Prime from Amazon, then it might be a good idea to just add Epix to your Prime Video account so you can watch all they have to offer.
In any case, adding Epix on Prime Video is another way to get an additional 7 day free trial so you may want to check out what Prime has to offer. You can get started with a 30 day free trial.
Prime Video lets you add over 100 channels, all of which gives you a full 7 day free trial to get started.
To get started with Epix, you’ll need to log into your Prime account and follow the instructions below to start your free trial.
- Go to the Epix channel page in Prime Video.
- Click on the “Learn more” banner at the top to get started or mouse over any video and click “watch with a free 7 day trial”
- Click on the “Start Your 7-day free trial” button.
- Review your details on the next page.
- Click on the “Start Your Free Trial” button to start watching.
You will not be billed until the free trial is over. You’ll need to cancel before the trial is over to avoid subscription charges.
Once you’ve started your trial, you will also have access to Epix multiplex channels (Epix, Epix Hits, Epix 2 and Epix Drive-In) inside the live channels section.
Get 5 Days of Epix Free on YouTubeTV
The trial of Epix on YouTubeTV is much shorter than other providers. They previously offered a 14 day free trial but that has now been shortened to 5 days as is the case with all the other trials on YouTubeTV that gave 14 day free trials.
YouTubeTV is a digital television provider where you can sign up and get live television channels and on-demand movies and shows with unlimited DVR and other features. You can get started with YouTubeTV with a 14 day free trial.
As a subscriber of YouTubeTV, you will be able to not just watch the available channels but you’ll also be able to add any of the premium addon channels available.
Epix is one of those premium addon channels and you can either add it when you signup or add it from your settings page once you’re a subscriber.
Price After Epix Free Trial
Regardless of where you subscribe, Epix will cost $5.99 after the 7 day free trial.
From time to time, Epix has deals that will give you discounted pricing but there will be no free trial available in these cases.
For example, the offer available on the Epix Now website is $15 for 6 months, then $30 every half year after that. This deal gives what works out to be about 3 free months of Epix so there is no free trial to get started.
How To Cancel During Epix Free Trial
For whatever reason, you may not want to keep Epix or just want to cancel during your free trial to avoid getting billed.
Cancelling only prevents you from getting billed when the free trial expires. You can keep watching until the end of the trial period.
The procedure for cancelling differs depending on where you subscribed. If you subscribed on Prime Video, you cannot cancel via the Epix Now website as payments are billed through where you subscribed.
Direct subscribers via the Epix Now website can cancel in just 2 clicks. There are no annoying surveys to complete and no downselling offers.
Here’s how easy it is to cancel Epix directly on the Epix Now website.
1. Click on the “Cancel Subscription” link
While logged into Epix, click on Profile at the top of the screen to go to your account and settings page.
Under subscription, you will see the “cancel subscription” link. Click it to continue.
2. Are you sure?
No company will want to lose subscribers. Epix gives you one pop-up to ask if you’re sure you want to cancel. There are no annoying surveys to complete and no down-selling offers to consider.
Clicking on the “Cancel Subscription” button here will do the trick. After clicking on this button, you’ll be taken back to the account page where you’ll notice you now have a button to restart your subscription.
This means that your subscription has been cancelled and you wouldn’t be billed but you can still watch until your free trial expires.
What To Watch on Epix
Epix is known for it’s original television series such as Godfather of Harlem and Pennyworth.
The streamer is steadily producing original series like FROM and Billy The Kid which are scheduled to be released in 2022.
Other original series include:
- War of the Worlds
Epix also produces documentary series such as:
- Fall River
- Helter Skelter: An American Myth
- Mr. A & Mr. M: The Story of A&M Records
Besides original series and documentary series, Epix also lets you watch Hollywood movies released in recent times as well as much older hit movies.
For example, you can watch the Will Smith feature Gemini Man released in 2019, Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins released in 2021 and The Marksman also released in 2021. Older movies like The Hunger Games franchise, The Star Trek franchise, Crimson Tide and more.
Should You Subscribe to Epix?
The answer to this is entirely up to you as you are given the chance of an Epix free trial for 7 days or more.
Epix has great original series not available anywhere else and Hollywood movies released recently as well as older classic movies.
All content is completely ad-free and on-demand and depending on where you subscribe, you can watch the live feed of the multiplex channels available from Epix.
Features may vary depending on whether you subscribe through the app or on the web. For example, on the web, there is no option to add shows or movies to a watchlist.
Downloading content is a useful feature for when you cant access the internet and want to watch shows offline.
Epix Now has parental controls but there is no option to add profiles using the web interface.
Get Epix 7 Day Free Trial
Epix offers a 7 day free trial on most platforms including their own website so you can watch their original series and Hollywood movies.
You can watch The Godfather of Harlem, Terminator: Dark Fate and more with an Epix free trial.
Getting started is easy and you can choose to download the app on your favorite device or steam on the web or through a provider’s app.
See how to get an Epix free trial from the Epix Now website so you can use the credentials to login on any of their apps. It isn’t so obvious how to get the trial once you’re on the website.
Or you can subscribe through Amazon Prime Video channels by clicking on the button below.