Epix coming 5/19

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by dtv757, May 8, 2019.

  1. techguy88

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    The most likely reason they are not doing a free preview right now is where all the features of Epix isn't available only the linear channels are.

    Its also worth noting that Epix still isn't available for DirecTV Now yet even though it was part of the deal. This also lines up with Epix not being available to stream via the DirecTV app right now.

    My friend who works at the local call center advised me that a free preview of Epix is currently scheduled for July 19-August 17 which aligns with the premiere of Pennyworth.

    If the launch of Music Choice is anything to go by those were added on 2/10/18 and it took until 4/22/18 before D* subs could use the app and 6/7/18 for the website.

    So if you use the Music Choice launch as a rough guide then D* subs will possibly have access to Epix.com/Epix app by 7/19/19 which is when DirecTV's free preview of Epix is currently scheduled for.
     
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  2. paranoia

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    I wish I could use the epix app on my Roku, when you try to use it Dtv is not included in the your providers list.
    Does anyone have any news on when this option will become usable ?
     
  3. MysteryMan

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    Read post #121.
     
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  4. techguy88

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    As MysteryMan said see post #121 or even posts #93, #103 and #104 the official word from Epix is "coming soon" with no eta. My friend that works at a local call center in my area for AT&T even says the same thing as they don't have an eta yet so calling customer support won't help in this regards.

    I've been making use of the free trials for Epix Now and Epix to catch up on Deep State and Berlin Station (I'm very impatient ;)).
    • Like on May 12th I activated a free trial of Epix Now via my iPhone then went to Epix Now created a login and linked my iPhone and Apple TV to it and was good to go. I set the trial not to autorenew so I wouldn't get billed. I got caught up on Deep State and started on Berlin Station that week.
    • On May 19th I activated the free trial of Epix Now via my Amazon Fire TV Stick and linked my existing Epix Now account to it which enabled me to watch Epix Now on my Fire TV Stick, Apple TV and iPhone. I finished Season 2 of Berlin Station with this trial.
    • After that trial ended I opened up the Apple TV app and activated the free trial of "Epix on Apple TV" this time I went to Epix.com and selected Apple TV as my provider and now I am able to use the Epix app for a free week on all my devices. I'm currently wrapping up Season 3 of Berlin Station here.
    You can even get a free trial of Epix Now via the Roku and Goggle Play as well just activate the trial before linking it to an existing Epix Now account.
     
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  5. paranoia

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    Sorry I usually check the previous posts, I will try to be more observant in the future.
     
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  6. Jun 2, 2019 #146 of 185
    fjames

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    Wow, an actual useful channel. There should be fireworks or something. Really, this is like the old days, with a bit of the new too. A premium that carries bunches of useful movies, and has interesting scripted shows as well. I'm especially looking forward to whenever the next season of Get Shorty starts (if it hasn't been cancelled like Berlin Station), and Perpetual Grace looks intriguing, as well as Pennyworth of course.

    Oh, the one and only recorded movie I've watched so far was in 2.39, so wow on that too if it keeps up.

    Looked it up, Get Shorty is good to go for S3.
     
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  7. Jun 7, 2019 #147 of 185
    lacubs

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    this is odd, when directv got Epix 3 weeks ago I emailed them and asked about ondemand and they told me what this forum, and then today i got email from Epix giving me a VIP Guess Account until DIRECTV and EPIX have had a chance to work out all of the technical details
     
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  8. Jun 7, 2019 #148 of 185
    MysteryMan

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    Epix gave me a Epix Employee/Guest Account too. I've been enjoying it the past few days.
     
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  9. Jun 8, 2019 #149 of 185
    je4755

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    Thanks very much to the last two contributors for the "heads up" regarding the VIP Guest Account. I have subscribed since the first day of availability on DirecTV and just received the same message from EPIX Customer Support.
     
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  10. Jun 8, 2019 #150 of 185
    techguy88

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    I got an email yesterday from Epix customer support as well for a VIP Guest Account until the technical issues have been ironed out between DTV and Epix. Must say I never expected this and will stay an Epix subscriber for a long time. :)
     
  11. Jun 9, 2019 #151 of 185
    jamieh1

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    Same here they gave me a VIP guest log in.
     
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    paranoia

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    did you contact them or was it random on their part?
     
  13. jamieh1

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    I sent a email they replied and gave password.
     
  14. dtv757

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    How do u email D* ?

    Is there a specific email address

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
  15. lacubs

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    just contact Epix about their ondemand service and they should email you back with your password
     
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    I absolutely love the addition of Epix! Very cool! I waited 10 years for this :) One Question though, why was Epix Drive-In not added? Sat channel space perhaps?
     
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    I just emailed them (EPIX) told them That I had D* and needed access to there app. I am hoping for quick reply with some help, like a password or sign in credentials to access there app for my TV and or my PC.
     
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  19. Steven Paul

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    When, in July DirecTV has free preview will it include on demand since that is where the 4k offerings are. I am waiting since, I don't want to add if 4k won't be available with subscription going forward. The App would be a problem since my LG smart TV doesn't have it so far unless DirecTV adds it on the their app list and don't want to add a roku or any other box or stick to my set up.
     
  20. paranoia

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    I got a reply from epix,and they were very nice,gave me a VIP/guest password to use until they get it working with D* worked great, very pleased.
     

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