Xfinity’s ‘Watchathon Week’ Returns With Over 10,000 Free TV Shows and Movies




Comcast announced the return of Xfinity Watchathon Week – granting Xfinity Video and internet-only customers free access to many of the year’s hit TV shows, movies and more. 

During the week of May 11-17, X1, Flex and Xfinity Stream customers will be able to watch over 10,000 titles from more than 70 networks and streaming services. The list includes Acorn TV,  A&E,  AFRO, Aspire TV, Bravo, Bluprint, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Cine Mexicano, DOGTV, EPIX, FOX, HBO, HISTORY Vault, Hitz, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Club, NBC, Nick Jr., MTV, National Geographic, Pantaya, PlayKids, REVOLT, SHOWTIME, STARZ, TBS, USA Network, VH1 and Hulu. 

Additionally, X1 and Flex customers are also getting an early preview of Peacock from NBCUniversal – with over 15,000 hours of shows and movies included at no additional cost.

“Over the past month with so many customers still at home, we’ve not only seen a 50 percent increase in Xfinity On Demand viewing across genres of programming from drama and comedy to reality, but we’re noticing other interesting trends like a more than double-digit growth for discovery-related voice commands such as ‘what to watch’ and ‘surprise me,’ said Rebecca Heap, Senior Vice President, Video & Entertainment at Comcast. 

“Watchathon Week lets customers enjoy free access to the best shows and movies they haven’t had the chance to watch and that everyone has been talking about, no strings attached.”

Some of the talked-about titles that will be available during Watchathon Week include Hulu Originals Castle Rock, Dollface, The Handmaid’s Tale, High Fidelity, Little Fires Everywhere, Ramy and Shrill; EPIX’s Godfather of Harlem and Belgravia; STARZ’s Outlander, Power, new series Hightown, and the SHOWTIME drama Billions.

What’s new this year is the ability for X1 customers to tune into an Xfinity Watchathon Week Channel, which will feature curated programming by Xfinity’s editors. Customers can access all of the programming for the week by saying “Watchathon” into their Xfinity Voice Remote or by browsing recommendations from the Xfinity editorial team. 

Recommendations will be updated daily and include curated collections such as:

  • “OMG Monday” – featuring Reality TV series like Bravo’s Summer House, National Geographic’s Life Below Zero: Port Protection, Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under, and USA Network’s Temptation Island
  • “Wild, Wild Wednesday” – highlighting action favorites like HBO’s Game of Thrones, NBC’s The Titan Games, SHOWTIME drama Ray Donovanand, STARZ’s Power, American Gods and Black Sails
  • “Throwback Thursday”  – presenting classics now available through Peacock such as 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Saved by the Bell, Psych, Frasier, Cheers, Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, King of Queens, Friday Night Lights, House, Parenthood, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, and Law & Order brands. Also including HBO’s The Sopranos; and STARZ’s Party Down, Spartacus, and The White Queen

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