MGM's Epix joins the streaming wars with a new app and more original series

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The battle to claim the streaming throne continues to heat up. This time it's with the launch of Epix Now, which is essentially the MGM-owned premium cable company's exact copy of HBO Now.

Starting on Feb. 10, you can subscribe to Epix Now for $5.99 a month for access to a substantial library of classic and blockbuster films, live TV, and a slowly growing catalog of originals. For now, the app is only available on Apple TV, iOS, and Android. Later, it'll come to Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

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The app comes in tandem with the roll-out of the network's slate of new original series, including an origin story show about Batman’s butler called Pennyworth; the Forest Whitaker-starring Godfather of Harlem; the biblical noir featuring Sir Ben Kingsley, Perpetual Grace, LTD.; the Iggy Pop docu-series PUNK; and a docu-series on famous filmmakers titled Elvis Goes There, featuring longtime critic Elvis Mitchell.  Read more...

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