How to watch all Star Wars movies, right now

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With the recent casting news for Star Wars 9 sending all but the most jaded fan of a galaxy far, far away into a hype-fuelled frenzy, there’s been no better time to catch up and watch all the Star Wars movies. Unfortunately, at times, that’s easier said than done. Different regions use different streaming platforms and everything turns into a right pain in the midichlorians. That’s why we’ve put everything together for you in one place, from A New Hope right through to Star Wars: The Last Jedi ready to watch right now. Here is how to watch every Star Wars movie, no matter where you live. And we've included all pricing options for both renting and buying, along with recommendations for reliable VPN services, if you want to stream securely or access your Star Wars movies wherever you happen to be in the world. And if you need it, here is our take on the best Star Wars movies to date.

How to watch all the Star Wars movies (US)

If you want every single mainstream movie, as well as Star Wars: Rogue One, in your collection, your absolute best bet is to go to either Amazon Video, YouTube or Google Play. iTunes is also available but, for ease of use, I recommend the first three. You can also rent movies from YouTube and Google Play, if you only want to go for the one-and-done approach *cough* Attack of the Clones.

The Phantom Menace is available on Amazon, YouTube and Google Play.

So, too, is Attack of the Clones, younglings. Again, Amazon, YouTube and Google Play are the best (legal) ways to get your hands on Episode Two.

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. So, you’ll be able to have your entire digital collection in one place, which is neat.

Star Wars: Rogue One can also be found on Amazon, YouTube, and Google Play. You can also stream Rogue One on Netflix – but not for much longer (we’ll get to that in a bit).

The original trilogy, with all the George Lucas-approved bells and whistles are also available on the same platforms – with a bit of a difference.

A New Hope is on YouTube and Google Play, with the remastered (and original) version available in one package on Amazon Video.

However, The Empire Strikes Back (mercifully) only includes the original version on Amazon, YouTube and Google Play.

The first trilogy-topper, The Return of the Jedi, can also be bought and watched from Amazon, YouTube and Google Play.

If you’re in the mood for some Star Wars bingeing, you can also buy Star Wars: The Digital Collection (Episodes 1-6) for $99.99 on Amazon Video or the US PlayStation Store.

Now, onto the new stuff: Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be purchased from Amazon, YouTube or Google Play, depending on what’s more convenient for you.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi can be found on Netflix, as well as the usual suspects: Amazon, YouTube and Google Play. Nice and straightforward, isn’t it?

How to watch all the Star Wars movies (Canada)

Canada is a little different, but not by much. Amazon does not appear to have any Star Wars movie rights available in the region, so you’ll have to go elsewhere for your Jedi fix.

The Phantom Menace is available on Cineplex, iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube – but the prices aren’t pretty. Maybe take a look at the VPNs below for a better deal?

Attack of the Clones is also present on Cineplex, iTunes, Google Play and YouTube, though no rental options are currently available.

Revenge of the Sith is next and, wouldn’t you just know it, there’s Cineplex, iTunes, Google Play and YouTube again. Take your pick.

Star Wars: Rogue One can be found pretty much everywhere in Canada. It’s on Netflix, plus can be rented or bought from iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Cineplex.

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.

The Empire Strikes Back is cheapest ($22.99) on both Google Play and YouTube. It’s also ready to buy on iTunes and Cineplex.

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.

O 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.

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.

How to watch all the Star Wars movies (UK)

If you’re a Sky customer – or are interested in the best Sky TV deals around – with the Sky Cinema add-on, you can watch every Star Wars movie, bar Star Wars: The Last Jedi, through the Star Wars Collection. This is by far the best and most convenient route in the UK. 

Alongside that, there’s also Episodes 1-6 available on Amazon in the Star Wars Digital Collection for £46.99. It’s probably the best deal around, barring the Sky package.

For those looking to do a VPN workaround (see below for details on that) the UK uniformly carries the cheapest prices to outright buy each Star Wars movie, with each setting you back roughly £9.99, which works at as cheaper than the US Digital Collection when you also include Rogue One, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

The Phantom Menace can be bought from Amazon, Rakuten, iTunes, YouTube or Google Play.

Attack of the Clones, also, can be bought from Amazon, Rakuten, iTunes, YouTube or Google Play.

Revenge of the Sith – sorry to sound so repetitive here – can be purchased at Amazon, Rakuten, iTunes, YouTube or Google Play.

If you’re not a Sky customer, Star Wars: Rogue One can be only be watched and bought from the likes of Amazon, Rakuten, iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play.

The cheapest A New Hope deal is Amazon’s offering at only £7.99. Elsewhere, on Rakuten, iTunes, YouTube and Google Play, it comes to anywhere between £9.99 and £13.99. It pays to shop around.

The Empire Strikes Back, the darkest movie in the series, is £9.99 across the board: Amazon, Rakuten, iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play.

Return of the Jedi can be bought from the usual suspects, available at Amazon, Rakuten, iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play.

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.

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.

How to watch all the Star Wars movies from 2019

However, those of you who wish to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Rogue One and Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Netflix from 2019 (and possibly other platforms) are going to have to look elsewhere. That’s because Disney are launching their own bespoke streaming service and they will retain the exclusive streaming rights for all Star Wars movies. As a bonus, though, there’s a good chance that every Star Wars movie will be available in one place from 2019 on the Disney streaming service.

How to watch all the Star Wars movies via VPNs

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?

The best VPNs to watch all the Star Wars movies

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.

Nord VPN

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.

Vypr VPN

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.

Express VPN

For the best all-round experience, try Express VPN. 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.

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