Comcast has announced that it will bring back its Watchathon
Week later this week, giving Xfinity X1 and Flex customers free access to some
streaming channels, whether they subscribe to them or not.
From April 27 through May 3, X1 and Flex customers will be
able to stream premium content including:
- Every episode of the first three seasons of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, just in time to catch up and get current with the fourth season premiering April 28. Plus additional Hulu originals including A Teacher and Palm Springs.
- A huge collection from HBO Max including the entire HBO library with access to The Nevers, Mare of Easttown and all of Game of Thrones on demand, and for the first time, a sampling of several Max Originals such as The Flight Attendant and the first season of Love Life.
- The full AMC+ on demand catalog will be available during the week, including The Walking Dead universe and exclusive specials ad-free, Gangs of London, and the AMC+ original Spy City.
- Premium networks such as Showtime, STARZ and EPIX will make their full on demand catalog available throughout the week, giving customers access to top shows and content such as the STARZ’s Outlander, EPIX’s Godfather of Harlem and SHOWTIME® drama City on a Hill, among many others.
Customers will also be able to watch samples from the catalogs of smaller services like Acorn TV, History Vault, Lifetime Movie Club, Hallmark Movies Now, Here TV and Kidstream, as well as KOCOWA – streaming mainstream Korean TV dramas, variety shows, and K-POP content.
“Our customers are streaming more content than ever on our entertainment platforms – up 73% year over year – and this year’s Watchathon is a great opportunity to highlight the breadth and depth of everything we offer across both X1 and Flex,” said Rebecca Heap, Senior Vice President, Video & Entertainment, Comcast.
X1 and Flex customers can watch the free programming during Watchathon Week by saying “Watchathon” into their Xfinity Voice Remote. Programming will be featured in the trending section and the Xfinity editorial team will be offering up recommendations during the week.
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