Want to watch Star Wars movies online with the minimum of fuss? You’ve come to the right place. With excitement for Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker building, it’s the perfect time to catch up on the rest of the saga.
Do you need a VPN for streaming TV?
Unsure if you need a VPN? Head over to our guide for the pros and cons of a Virtual Private Network.
Getting a VPN (‘Virtual Private Network’) is the easiest way to watch Star Wars movies online. That’s because they’re more of a pain to get your hands on than you might think. A few of them are available to stream right now, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be on the same service in another country. This is thanks to ‘geo-blocking’, a process where some content is inaccessible in certain territories. Luckily, VPNs let you overcome that. For example, this means that you can watch everything you have access to at home even when holidaying abroad. We’ve posted our recommendations for the most secure and reliable VPNs below.
For the best all-round experience, try ExpressVPN. It’s easy and quick to use, even if it’s a little on the expensive side. For an added bonus, you can either use it on your Xbox One and PS4, to make your gaming console an all-in-one region-free machine.
Although Star Wars movies won't be available to stream on the likes of Netflix and Sky Cinema for much longer (thanks to the tempting Disney+), they're still the best way to go to see each movie for the least amount of money. To kick things off, we've got some subscription deals below.
The likes of Rogue One are currently available on Netflix in the US, so it's a good start on your journey to watch every Star Wars movie before Episode 9 drops this December.
Now TV had something of a monopoly on the Star Wars movies in the UK until recently; at the time of writing, they've still got access to The Last Jedi and Solo. Get on it before they vanish to Disney+ later this year!
If you'd rather rent the movies elsewhere or buy them outright, we've got you covered. You'll find where to get your hands on them in the US, UK, and Canada below.
How to watch Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (US/UK/Canada)
How to watch Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (US/UK/Canada)
How to watch Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (US/UK/Canada)
US: You’ll never guess where you can see Revenge of The Sith. Yep, you can grab it on: Amazon, YouTube and Google Play once again for $19.99. So, you’ll be able to have your entire digital collection in one place, which is neat.
How to watch Solo: A Star Wars Story (US/UK/Canada)
US: Solo is available in all the same places as before; Amazon will let you buy it for $13.99 or to rent it for $3.99.
Canada: Here's Solo on iTunes again for around $19.99 or $4.99 to rent.
How to watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (US/UK/Canada)
How to watch Star Wars: A New Hope (US/UK/Canada)
Canada: A New Hope is, interestingly enough, cheapest through the Official PlayStation Store, with Google Play, YouTube and iTunes lagging behind in the price stakes. It’s worth noting that Cineplex doesn’t offer this episode, despite offering every other Star Wars movie. Weird.
How to watch Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (US/UK/Canada)
How to watch Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (US/UK/Canada)
Canada: Return of the Jedi is, again, $22.99 on Google Play and YouTube, which marks them down as the digital formats of choice in Canada. Again, iTunes and Cineplex are options should you want to buy from there.
How to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens (US/UK/Canada)
UK: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, once previously on Netflix, is now available for £9.99 with no rental option in sight. Amazon, Rakuten, iTunes, YouTube and Google Play all carry J.J. Abrams’ first spin in the Star Wars director’s chair.
Canada: Oh no, Canada! Star Wars: The Force Awakens, bizarrely, was only available on Netflix in Canada and not the US but was recently removed. You can rent or buy it from Google Play, YouTube, iTunes and Cineplex instead.
How to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi (US/UK/Canada)
UK: Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have split opinion, but it doesn’t need to split your wallet. It’s can be rented from Rakuten (the cheapest price at £3.45), iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Amazon. Of course, it can also be bought to keep at £9.99 from those very same product pages above.
Canada: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is last up. Netflix carries it but, from there, it gets a little confusing when it comes to pricing. iTunes has both the most expensive rental of the title, as well as being the cheapest place to outright buy Rian Johnson’s effort at $19.99. Renting is also available from Google Play, YouTube and Cineplex.
If you’re looking for the best price and it’s found elsewhere in the world or, in particular, want to hitch on to Canada’s Netflix offering of Star Wars: The Force Awakens then, unless you hail from the region you’re looking for, you’re going to need a VPN. Using one is simple: once you’ve acquired it, simply start it, choose a server from a chosen location in the world (they often number in the hundreds in same cases) and simply go to any website. The website will now be tricked into thinking you hail from that part of the world (for example, Toronto, when you’re actually sat at home in London) and you can access all of the region-locked content. But what’s the best one for you? While some of the best VPNs for Netflix can help you in certain Star Wars cases, let’s look at more all-purpose VPNs below.
Oh, and by the way: for those looking to do a VPN workaround, the UK uniformly carries the cheapest prices to outright buy each Star Wars movie with each setting you back roughly £9.99. This works out as cheaper than the US Digital Collection when you also include Rogue One, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
With Nord VPN, you can theoretically watch all six original Episodes on six different devices with each of them being in different regions. Not that you’d want to – especially Attack of the Clones – but it just goes to show how malleable Nord VPN is. It’s fairy cheap, too, as you can see below.
If you only want to dip your toe in the shark-infested waters of the VPN game, Vypr VPN is made for you. There’s a free trial so you can get used to all the bells and whistles that come with it. A must-try, if nothing else.
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