Months after it was announced that the streaming service now owned by Amazon would get a refresh, the company has officially changed the name of their platform from Epix to MGM+.
This represents an overall new approach to the streaming service that will see an increase in original content and movies. Here’s everything you need to know about MGM+.
What’s on MGM+?
The content library is much more limited than other streaming services, but it does feature many recognizable films and some critically-acclaimed original series. At the time of publication, there are approximately 250 films and dozens of MGM+ Original series.
MGM+ has a selection of movies from MGM as well as Paramount. These include recent blockbusters like Top Gun: Maverick, The Lost City, No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Smile, Jackass Forever, and Orphan: First Kill.
Here are some other films included with MGM+:
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- Licorice Pizza
- The Silence of the Lambs
- 12 Angry Men
- Vanilla Sky
- Fiddler on the Roof
- Star Trek Into Darkness
Here are some of the series you can find on MGM+:
- Godfather of Harlem: Historical crime drama that stars Forest Whitaker. Tells the true story of the crime boss Barry Johnson as he returns to Harlem after getting out of prison in the early 1960s.
- Bill the Kid: Western drama about the infamous American outlaw.
- From: Sci-fi horror series that is executive produced by the Russo brothers. About a small town in middle America that is haunted by monsters who prevent anyone from escaping.
- Chapelwaite: 1850s-set horror series that stars Adrien Brody and is based on a short story by Stephen King. After a the tragic death of his wife, a sea captain relocates his family to a small town in Maine where his family’s dark history begins to haunt them.
- War of the Worlds: Modern retelling of the H.G. Wells classic that takes place in Britain and France.
Upcoming shows on MGM+ include Hotel Cocaine, another crime drama from Godfather of Harlem executive producer Chris Brancato, an apocalyptic drama called Ark, and Silk: Spider Society, a Spider-Man spinoff series from The Walking Dead’s Angela Kang.
For more shows that are coming soon to MGM+, check out the article from Amazon here.
How much is MGM+?
A subscription to MGM+ costs either $5.99/month after a seven day free trial or $49.99 per year.
What happened to the Epix cable channels?
Epix is still available as a premium cable channel, but it has also been rebranded as “MGM+.” With an MGM+ subscription, you can watch all four of the live channels through the MGM+ app.
These are the channels:
- MGM+ (formerly Epix)
- MGM+ Hits (formerly Epix 2)
- MGM+ Marquee (formerly Epix Hits)
- MGM+ Drive-In (rormerly Epix Drive-In)
Where is MGM+ available?
MGM+ is currently available in the United States. You can purchase a standalone subscription to MGM+; get it as an add-on to a cable or live TV streaming service subscription; or purchase it as a “channel” from Amazon, Roku, Apple, and Google.
Some of the streaming services that include MGM+ as an add-on include Philo, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Fubo TV. It’s available as a “channel” through Amazon Prime Video Channels, the Apple TV app, The Roku Channel, and YouTube Prime Time channels.
You can watch MGM+ on smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and over the web.
Does MGM+ have commercials?
No. Aside from short promos for shows and movies on MGM+ that appear before content, there are no additional commercial breaks or advertising from outside companies.
What features does the MGM+ app offer?
Depending on your device, certain movies and shows are available to watch in 4K UHD. There is support for offline downloads and parental controls, although it does not offer individual profiles.
What if I’m a current Epix subscriber?
Everything will automatically transition over to MGM+. There is not a price increase at the time of publication.
How do I sign up?
To try out MGM+ for seven days free, you can click on the button below!