Epix app hits PlayStation 3

Pay-TV video streaming service now available on Sony home console; PS Plus members get one free movie per month.

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Premium cable channel Epix is now available through the PlayStation 3, Sony announced today. Members can stream more than 3,000 movies, including The Avengers and The Hunger Games, as well as comedy shows, boxing matches, and concerts.

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An Epix app for PlayStation Vita is expected to be available "soon."

The app requires an authentication code from a television provider, meaning users who aren't already a paying Epix subscriber won't be able to access the content.

A free 14-day trial is available.

In addition, Epix will offer one movie per week that PlayStation Plus subscribers ($50 per year) can stream for free, even if they are not an Epix subscriber.

Epix launched for Xbox 360 during December 2011. Apps for the streaming service are also available for Android and iOS devices, as well as Google TV and Roku.

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