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Watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker online - here's how to stream it around the world

Watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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It's one of the most talked-about films of the last few years, so knowing how to watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker online might be on your mind. Is it a worthy end to the saga? Or is it a disappointment? You can find out easily enough by grabbing a Disney Plus membership (opens in new tab) - the movie is available there.

The finale landed on May the 4th (be with you) 2020, so now the entire Skywalker story can be streamed in one place. And for very little, we might add; a fairly low Disney Plus subscription (opens in new tab) cost allows you to binge the entire Star Wars saga without paying all that much. It's certainly cheaper than buying the sci-fi epic on Blu-ray or DVD.

See the Star Wars saga in order

So, what's the deal with Rise of Skywalker? Taking place one year after Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the galaxy has been shaken by the apparent resurrection of Emperor Palpatine - that crusty-faced villain from the first six films who got bumped off in Return of the Jedi. Now he's gathering an army to oversee the dominance of his new 'Final Order', and it's up to our heroes to stop him. Love it or hate it, there's no denying that this is a finale full of spectacle.

If you're curious about where it fits within the saga, the chronological order is as follows:

  1. Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace (opens in new tab)
  2. Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones (opens in new tab)
  3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (movie) (opens in new tab)
  4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV show) (opens in new tab)
  5. Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith (opens in new tab)
  6. Solo: A Star Wars Story (opens in new tab)
  7. Star Wars: Rebels (opens in new tab)
  8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (opens in new tab)
  9. Star Wars: Episode 4 - A New Hope (opens in new tab)
  10. Star Wars: Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back (opens in new tab)
  11. Star Wars: Episode 6 - Return of the Jedi (opens in new tab)
  12. The Mandalorian (opens in new tab)
  13. Star Wars: Resistance (opens in new tab)
  14. Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens (opens in new tab)
  15. Star Wars: Episode 8 - The Last Jedi (opens in new tab)
  16. Star Wars: Episode 9 - The Rise of Skywalker (opens in new tab)

For a more comprehensive look at how all the Star Wars films fit together, don't miss our guide on how to watch the Star Wars movies in order. You can also find a full Star Wars timeline in our guide.

So let's get down to it - here's how to stream Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wherever you are for less thanks to cheap Disney Plus sign-up deals.

Watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - US

Disney Plus | $7.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Thanks to Star Wars Day 2020, it's now possible to stream Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker via Disney Plus. That means you can watch the entire Star Wars movie saga - as well as animated shows like Clone Wars and Rebels - in one place. It costs $7.99 per month (opens in new tab) and $79.99 for a full year. Considering the amount of content on the service, that's great value for money. There's also a good alternative if you're looking to save money; you can pick up a bundle with Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus for $13.99 per month (opens in new tab). That's still one of the best Disney Plus bundles (opens in new tab) we've seen.

Watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Canada

Disney Plus | $11.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Want to stream Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker online in Canada? You can via Disney Plus. Because the Disney Plus free trial (opens in new tab) isn't available anymore, you'll have to sign up for a membership at $11.99 per month (opens in new tab). It's not all bad, though. You'll then be able to enjoy the glut of other movies, shows, and documentaries on the streaming service. To cut a long story short, there's more than enough to stream after you're finished with Rise of Skywalker - and more is on the way.

Watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - UK

Disney Plus | £7.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Good news - the UK is able to watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker online via Disney Plus as part of the standard £7.99 (opens in new tab) monthly membership (those with a Disney Plus gift card (opens in new tab) can get in on the action too). Once you've binged RoS, you've got plenty of other movies, shows, and documentaries to keep you busy as well. Disney Plus is home to hundreds of hours of entertainment, and its library is growing all the time.

Watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Australia

Disney Plus | $11.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Heads up, Australian readers - you can watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker online via Disney Plus right now with a standard monthly membership of $11.99 per month (opens in new tab) or $12.99p/m (opens in new tab) if you're based in New Zealand. That means you can blaze through the entire Skywalker Saga on one platform. There's loads of other shows and films to catch up on once you're finished, too - the majority of the MCU is present and correct on Disney Plus, not to mention Pixar and The Simpsons.

Watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - India

Disney Plus with Hotstar (Premium) | ₹299 per month (opens in new tab) / ₹1499 a year (opens in new tab)
To complete the Star Wars saga in India, it's easiest to grab a Disney Plus Hotstar bundle. Fortunately, it's pretty excellent value for money: besides Disney Plus access on the Premium tier, you get multiplex and new Indian movies to go with Hotstar specials, no ads, and Full HD streaming accompanied by Dolby 5.1 audio. In addition, the annual option is even better - you can save ₹2088 a year compared to paying the ₹299 monthly fees.

Other regions

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If your country has Disney Plus, you should be able to stream Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker there. Disney's announcement seemed to indicate that the movie would appear on all versions of Disney Plus, so we hold out hope that everyone will get it at the same time.  If your region doesn't have Disney Plus yet, don't fret - the company has promised a rollout across the world over the next year or so. You'll be able to join the party before long!

Want more?

Still not sure about investing in Disney Plus? Our in-depth Disney Plus review may help you decide. It's full of details about what works with the streaming service and what doesn't, not to mention how it compares to the likes of Netflix.

Want to upgrade your setup to watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker online, on the other hand? Don't forget to check in with our guide to the best gaming TVs (available here for UK readers). It's crammed with affordable and top-tier 4K screens. More importantly, they'll look and sound great when paired with Disney Plus and the best gaming sound system.

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