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How to watch Mortal Kombat - where can you stream the reboot?

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Wondering how to watch Mortal Kombat online? It's a lot easier to pull off than the game's fabled Fatality finishers - depending on where you are in the world, anyway.  Although you used to be able to stream Mortal Kombat 2021 with a HBO Max subscription (opens in new tab) in the US, it left the streaming service this May 23. However, it's still available in the UK for view-on-demand at Amazon (opens in new tab).

So, how are US fans supposed to watch Mortal Kombat now? Sit tight - the movie will almost certainly return to HBO Max in a few months. You'll then be able to stream Mortal Kombat to your heart's content through a standard HBO Max membership. We don't have any dates yet, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it return by August.

What about international viewers, then? UK fans are finally able to stream Mortal Kombat at the likes of Amazon for £15.99 (opens in new tab), and Canadian audiences can do the same for $24.99. Bear in mind that this is a rental rather than a purchase you get to keep though, so you've only got 30 days to start watching and 48 hours to finish it after hitting play.

As an adaptation of the popular video game series, Mortal Kombat takes us back to the beginning by recruiting new fighters who must battle for the fate of our world in a cosmic tournament. It also sheds light on the rivalry between fan-favorite characters Scorpion and Sub-Zero. In a nutshell, there will be plenty of fisticuffs and gore to go around.

If you want to know more about what you're getting for your cash, be sure to visit our guide to uncovering the lowest HBO Max prices.

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Bad news, everyone - you can't watch Mortal Kombat online right now. However, that's not the end of the story; we're betting you will be able to stream Mortal Kombat again with HBO Max at some point in the near future. We don't have a date for its return just yet, but you should eventually be able to see the movie with a standard monthly subscription for $14.99 per month (opens in new tab). We'll keep you posted as and when we know more.

Feeling nostalgic and want to watch the original 1995 Klassic? It's just been added to HBO Max too after a stint over on Peacock (opens in new tab) in the US. However, don't think you need to have seen that one to enjoy the 2021 Mortal Kombat - the latter is a reboot, so it retells the tale for modern audiences. The original sequel to the 1995 movie, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is also currently running on HBO Max now. 

The original MK is still worth seeing if you haven't caught it already. It holds up remarkably well with great fight scenes, an amazing soundtrack, and some wonderfully cheesy lines. 

Stream Mortal Kombat in other regions

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Can you still watch Mortal Kombat online in Canada, Britain, and beyond? Definitely - but it'll cost a little more than usual due to the fact that it's a view-on-demand rental (in other words, you can't stream it on Netflix or other streaming services as part of your membership). We've got the details for you below.

  • UK: Fans across the pond are able to stream Mortal Kombat at Amazon with a £15.99 rental (opens in new tab).
  • Canada: Meanwhile,If you're based in Canada, you'll find the movie on Amazon Prime for $24.99.
  • Australia: Sorry folks, it doesn't seem like you can stream Mortal Kombat yet. That means you'll need to head to the cinema if you want to see the movie.

If you stream Mortal Kombat through view-on-demand, be mindful of the fact that it isn't a permanent purchase like Premier Access on Disney Plus. You're paying for a rental instead, so the film will vanish after a set period of time.

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Benjamin Abbott
Benjamin Abbott

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.