Sling TV, Dish Network’s newly unveiled over-the-top video streaming service, just keeps getting more channels. The company announced today that it has inked a partnership with Epix to provide a a wider selection of movies for Sling TV users.
The deal, which includes the Epix, Epix 2, Epix 3 and Epix Drive-In channels, will bring recently-released movies to Sling TV subscribers – for a price. Users who want to add those channels will have to pay an additional subscription fee above the $20 per month base cost for Sling TV. While the company hasn’t disclosed the price of the Epix add-on, its other “Extra” packages – including additional sports and news channels – cost $5 per month.
Users who decide to pony up will get access to a nice selection of movies, including fairly recently released titles like “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” It’s a move that will put Sling TV into closer competition with other online streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.
Users will be able to stream live content at the same times that it airs on Epix’s channels, or pick out a movie to watch on demand like they would on Netflix. Both types of viewing will be included in a user’s subscription to the Epix add-on package.
This new partnership comes after a slew of other news for Sling TV. The service will also be getting new channels from AMC in the near future, including AMC and BBC America. It also launched on Amazon’s Fire TV set-top boxes just last week.