Free Comcast Watchathon. It’s that time of year – Comcast is having their annual Watchathon Week! Let the binge watching begin! All Comcast X1 subscribers can watch, for free, certain premium channels from April 8-14, 2019.
Update 4/7/19: The Watchathon includes more than 70 networks and subscription video on demand (SVOD) services such as A&E, ABC, Acorn TV, Adult Swim, AMC Premiere, BET, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, EPIX, FOX, Hallmark Movies Now, HBO, HGTV, HISTORY Vault, Lifetime Movie Club, Paramount Network, SHOWTIME, TBS, TLC, TNT, TRU, True Royalty TV, Urban Movie Channel and VH1. Here’s the press release.
Of course Comcast doesn’t offer the Watchathon Week out of the kindness of their hearts. It’s an attempt to sucker us into upgrading our service. Don’t do it! It might be a good week to take some time off work. Or watch on your phone while commuting or on your lunch hour. Start your list of shows and movies to watch now!
Fun fact: If you cancel your $50 a month cable premium upgrade and invest the money at 5% over 30 years you will have $41,856. At $100 a month you would have $83,713. Is it really worth it to watch Game of Thrones?
Watch on multiple platforms
Content will be available across Xfinity TV platforms, including on Xfinity X1, the Xfinity Stream app, and the web portal. Also a selection of programming will be available for Internet-only customers to sample on the Xfinity Stream app.
Select channels available
Some channels available are HBO®, Epix, Showtime, Acorn and more. All you have to do is say “Watchathon” into your X1 Voice Remote to get started.