Free On Demand for Comcast Xfinity’s Watchathon


Free Preview for: On Demand
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Free Preview Begins: April 3, 2017 (Monday)
Free Preview Ends: April 9, 2017 (Sunday)

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Comcast Xfinity will be having their annual Watchathon Week April 3-9 this year. This means a free week of On Demand cable and premium content for customers and free access to Netflix is included for the first time this year.

Here’s a list of networks that are participating this year – A&E, ABC, AMC, Animal Planet, BBCA, BET, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS Broadcast, CMT, CNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Crackle, The CW, Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, Food Network, FOX, FreeForm, FX, FXX, FYI, GSN, HGTV, HISTORY, ID, IFC, Lifetime, Logo, MLB Network, MTV, National Geographic, NBC, OWN, Oxygen, PBS, Science, Showtime, Spike, Sprout, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, Syfy, TBS, TLC, TNT, Tru TV, TV Land, USA, VH1, Viceland, We TV and WGNA.

Thanks so much to Chris, Redtailhawk, and Peter who sent this in!

Channel Lineup:

Check with your local provider.

This Free Preview Alert was posted on March 22, 2017 | 13 Comments »




13 Comments to “Free On Demand for Comcast Xfinity’s Watchathon”

  1. Kevin Says:

    Are they going to have HBO, Cinemax and Showtime for FREE during Watchathon Week?

  2. Brandon Says:

    Netflix Originals will also be included in the Watchathon.

  3. Sandra Conatser Says:

    I have xfinity Internet plus do we get to participate in watchathon?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    The dates here are WRONG. This started on the 31st!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Correction: Apparently, the top hit in Google is an old ad from a few years ago that they forgot to take down. This year’s Watchathon just started a few minutes ago.

    As for what is available… Hard to say since I’m not seeing all the channels or even all the shows in my browser. Could be we’re waiting for them to do something to make the content available.

  6. Valarie Says:

    Yes, but we won’t be able to watch premium channels live. Just the ‘On Demand’ movies from those networks. And I don’t think we can record.

  7. Karen Says:

    Thanks for the heads up as usual. :-)

    On Comcast it is only in the OnDemand section (not live). Two links on first page: reg and premium. Looks like SHO is only series. STARZ has series plus movies.

  8. Alex Chaudhary Says:

    Monday April 3rd 2:50pm

    So far i checked
    AMC, BBCA,Disney XD, Showtime, Sprout, STARZ, ENCORE. All say subscription required. Is this an April fools joke? Something you have to opt into?

  9. Kevin Says:

    Thanks for the info. One question, how do you access the netflix content?

    Thanks,
    Kevin

  10. Keffey Says:

    I have a Tivo with a cablecard. As others have said you cannot watch the free preview channels live. In the past I was able to watch free preview content on Roku apps for Showtime, Starz, etc. However this time when I attempted to authenticate the Showtime app through Comcast I was prompted to pay $10.99/mo. The only way I could find to watch the free preview is on the Roku Xfinity app. They even have the “Watchathon” highlighted.

  11. Elizabeth Says:

    List of participating channels and Netflix info. http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/netflix-joins-more-than-50-networks-for-fifth-annual-xfinity-watchathon-week

  12. Elizabeth Says:

    Additional content has appeared for OnDemand – Showtime Movies and Series

  13. Kevin Says:

    Really bummed HBO & Cinemax weren’t on the list for this year’s Watchathon Week. Hope it should happen next year.

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