Epix Cast, a new feature on premium channel Epix's mobile app, allows users to forgo the hardware costs that typically go with beaming content onto one's smart TV. Thanks to a partnership with wireless tech company Vizbee, Epix Cast is capable of casting content directly to a smart TV without having to go through a mediating device like a Chromecast or Roku box.
The new feature functions by linking up directly with smart TVs. It is currently capable of streaming onto televisions from LG, Sony, Vizio, and others. Beyond TVs, the cast feature also syncs up with other devices like Sony Blu-Ray players, and the company expects to expand to include TiVo and Xbox platforms in the near future.
Though not in the heavy-hitting league of Netflix or Amazon, Epix offers feature length content exclusives from production houses like Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM.