I was compensated for this post by Comcast/Xfinity.
I am a huge fan of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime Video and have been since they released the pilot for us to vote on. When Comcast invited me to a viewing party, they obviously knew what they were doing because how could I say no? They had some pretty cool news to share as well, and are sponsoring this post to spread the news. The love for Mrs. Maisel is all mine. [I should also disclose that in my other life as a freelance writer, I often write content for Comcast.]
If your family is anything like mine, you have half a dozen ways to access your media content. And when you want to watch something, you have to try to remember where to find it and how to get there. Is it on your smart TV? Cable? An app on your mobile device? Comcast recognizes that when you want to sit down and enjoy your favorite TV show or movie, you don’t want to spend your time searching for it. To help out, they’ve partnered with Amazon to offer Amazon Prime through their Xfinity X1 interface. Now, when you browse your X1 guide, you can immediately access your Amazon Prime content, too. You can even use your voice remote to load the Amazon Prime Video app or load content.
There’s more good news for families. Obviously adding Amazon Prime Video to your X1 service adds a ton of great family content. Win! But if you’re concerned about the type of content your kids access, you can use the same parental controls you use elsewhere on the X1 platform. You also have the option of blocking the app entirely from your kids. This gives you plenty of leeway to create just the right watching environment for your whole family.
And you know the very best part about all of this? Now you can watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel without wasting any time at all! Grab yourself a black and white cookie (the cookies at the screening were amazing), make sure no one will bother you, and get ready to laugh out loud. You can thank me later.