Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner and that means millions of Star Wars fans from all around the world will be heading back to a galaxy far, far away to prepare themselves for the next installment in the long-running franchise. While many people already own the movies and can rewatch the films that way, there are many who stream their movies online – and here’s where the Star Wars movies are available to watch.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently the only Star Wars movie streaming on Netflix in the US. Unfortunately, Hulu and Amazon Prime users are out of luck, no Star Wars movie is streaming on either service, though Amazon Prime does have the Indiana Jones films – Lucasfilm’s other movie series. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is only streaming on Starz (for subscribers). Everything else is unavailable, for the most part.
That said, the majority Star Wars movies are available to stream if purchased on YouTube, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Video (not Prime), PlayStation Video, and Vudu (T-Mobile users should wait until Tuesdays for potential free Vudu rentals). Oddly, Return of the Jedi is only available on Vudu and PlayStation Video.
For those unwilling to purchase the movies, or subscribe to Netflix and Starz for Rogue One and Force Awakens, there’s no legal way to stream the Star Wars movies otherwise. However, cable subscribers can wait until TNT airs their Star Wars marathon, as is customary for the network whenever a new entry is on the horizon.
While some Star Wars movies (and some Marvel movies) are currently streaming on Netflix, it’s unclear how long the Mouse House plans on staying with the streaming giant before migrating all their movies over to their new streaming service, which is scheduled to go live in 2019. This may be good news for fans looking to rewatch ahead of future releases as it would presumably see the movies all in one place (especially if the Fox purchase goes through and they gain full distribution rights to the original movies).
When you’re finally able to watch all eight Star Wars movies (including Rogue One), the next step is determining in which order to watch the films. The main option is to watch the movies in order of release, but some may prefer a flowing narrative, so chronological order is also popular. But, as many Star Wars fans can attest to, the Machete Order – in which people watch Episode IV and V, then II, III, and VI, skipping over Episode I – is also worthwhile. Choose wisely.
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