EPIX adds TV everywhere support for Windows 8.1

Michelle Clancy | 20-12-2013

EPIX has announced the launch of the EPIX app on Microsoft's Windows 8.1 platform, making EPIX the first premium TV network available as an authenticated app in the Windows Store.

This launch will expand EPIX's TV everywhere availability beyond set-top boxes, game consoles, iOS and Android tablets and phones to the rest of the device universe, including PCs and tablets from HP, Dell, Sony and Lenovo.

"Launching the EPIX app on Windows 8.1 expands our collaboration with Microsoft to offer subscribers unparalleled content and experience from any device at any time," said Mark Greenberg, president and CEO of EPIX. "We are thrilled to bring our premium content to a top technology company such as Microsoft which marks the evolution and growth of the EPIX footprint across new platforms and devices."

EPIX offers authenticated subscribers access to more than 3,000 titles on-demand, including blockbuster hits The Hunger Games, Skyfall, World War Z and Star Trek: Into Darkness, plus concerts featuring Madonna and P!NK, comedy specials with Jenny McCarthy and Patton Oswalt, and thought-provoking documentaries such as TWA Flight 800 and Schooled: The Price of College Sports.

"Apps come to life on Windows 8.1 thanks to features like Live Tiles and search integration," said Todd Brix, general manager for the Windows Apps and Store at Microsoft. "Only EPIX users on Windows 8.1 can take advantage of Live Tiles to see the latest content, pause and pin their favourite movies directly to their Start screen to resume watching later directly where they left off."