YouTube TV channels to include EPIX for free through April 25

As a majority of America is locked down due to coronavirus concerns, a number of streaming services are giving subscribers free content to pass the time. Amazon is offering free kids content, the NBA, and the NFL made their streaming services free, and PBS and Sling TV both rolled out new content at no charge.

And while it’s not clear if they’re doing to directly because of the uptick in streaming recently, YouTube TV is giving subscribers a freebie as well. For the next month, all YouTube TV customers get EPIX at no charge.

If you’re not familiar with the network, EPIX (owned by MGM) shows mostly theater released movies, but also throws in some documentaries and original series as well. A glance showed content like Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally‚Äôs stand-up special, the docu-series Punk, the War of the Worlds series, and Pennyworth.

The channel, which usually runs $6 a month, is available until April 25, and it won’t automatically renew, so there’s no need to worry about canceling. It’s available in both the channel listing and the on-demand library.

If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can try out YouTube TV (including the Epix add-on) free for seven days with their free trial.

Artie Beaty