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Comcast gives Xfinity subscribers free access to movies this week

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Comcast is giving its Xfinity customers access to a handful of premium movies from now until March 8.

The service is unlocking access to Epix, Hitz, Hallmark Movies Now, Lifetime Movie Club, History Vault, Pantaya, Cinémoi and others. Comcast is also offering a free preview of Showtime, but only from March 6 to March 8.

Movies included in the free preview week include Rocketman, The Hustle, The Social Network, Whitney, Second Act, Dulce Familia and others.

The free weekend is available to both pay TV customers and Internet-only households.

The free movies are available through Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and the Xfinity Stream app. Those without a set-top box, tablet or phone can watch via their computers by visiting