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The Mandalorian release schedule: what time does episode 5 air?

The Mandalorian release schedule
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When can you watch The Mandalorian episode 5 on Disney Plus? That’s the big question this week, especially as Chapter 5 promises to see Mando and Baby Yoda on the run from members of the Guild. Below, we’ll run you through not only The Mandalorian episode 5 release date and release time later this week, but also the full Mandalorian release schedule. With a sudden shift in scheduling coming up in just a few weeks, it’s about time to memorise and learn when to watch new episodes of The Mandalorian. Because you don’t want to miss out and have the show spoiled for you now, do you?

The Mandalorian episode 5 release date and time

The Mandalorian episode 5 release date and time is set this week for Friday, December 6 at 3 AM Eastern. That’s midnight Pacific and, in the UK, 8 AM GMT. Previous entries have aired at 9:30 AM Eastern (episode 1), and 6 AM Eastern (episode 2), but it now seems to have settled into a 3 AM start time with episodes 4 and 5. However, you’ll only be able to watch the show in territories that currently have access to Disney Plus – otherwise you might find yourself facing down one of the many Disney Plus error codes that crop up from time to time.

The Chapter 5 air time might not be so clear-cut. 3 AM is the planned time, but some users typically find the new Mandalorian episode launches just after that. Basically, be patient if the show isn’t on Disney Plus on the hour, especially on Roku devices and on Xbox One/PS4.

The Mandalorian release schedule

Here’s the upcoming full Mandalorian release schedule. Make note of the change in timing for episodes 7 and 8, presumably to take into account a certain release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20 in the US, then the holiday season rolling around soon after.

  • The Mandalorian episode 1: Tuesday, November 12
  • The Mandalorian episode 2: Friday, November 15
  • The Mandalorian episode 3: Friday, November 22
  • The Mandalorian episode 4: Friday, November 29
  • The Mandalorian episode 5: Friday, December 6
  • The Mandalorian episode 6: Friday, December 13
  • The Mandalorian episode 7: Wednesday, December 18
  • The Mandalorian episode 8 (season finale): Friday, December 27

What time will new episodes of The Mandalorian release on Disney Plus?

As it stands, it’s looking like a 3 AM Eastern arrival for every new Mandalorian episode, with some possible delay across different devices. Expect it to be live by 3:15 AM, so don't be too dismayed if The Mandalorian doesn't show on your profile immediately on the hour.

What is The Mandalorian release schedule in the UK?

You’ll have to wait until the Disney Plus UK release date on March 31, I’m afraid. After that, all eight episodes should be available on the streaming service.

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