Here is a web streaming site that you can watch movies just like Netflix. The point of introducing this site is only because they are free to watch till March 2015. Beyond that, I do not think it will be available for us outside US to get access because it requires you to sign up through a TV provider in US. Just sign up using your email and you can start watching. Since they are available for US only, you will have to sign up with a VPN client, and login before hitting to the website. (Similar to my Netflix guide)
I did spend a good 45 minutes navigating around the site, hit a few movies and options here and there, so here is my review for EPIX.
It is free – Till March 15.
EPIX is free to use up till March 2015. You will need to sign up using an email though.
It has a good selection of new movies.
Many new movies that I see available at Netflix is also available at EPIX. But with that said, Netflix library is larger and much more organised.
It has a selection of comedy
You can watch clips of standup comedy by Russell Brand, for example. There are other artists and recorded live standup comedies as well.
The movies takes a much longer time to load.
My guess is that most of their content there is probably HD, and therefore requires more to be downloaded before we can view. The net effect is an intermittent buffering throughout the videos that I am trying to watch. That is the deal breaker for me. In comparison, using Netflix, I was able to get a smooth experience watching the movies.
Movie Navigation is cumbersome
You have to browse through entire section of listings before you can decide what movies you want to watch. Although you can find movies through genre, I find the sliding navigation of Netflix is easier and faster to use.
This is free, so I cannot really complain. But since I have got a Netflix account, most movies I can just watch from there. While they have comedies and documentaries, I feel that the language chemistry is with the US residents and more catered to their viewing taste. Will keep a lookout on what happens when the free trial expires and update accordingly by then.
Have fun and enjoy your movies!