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How to watch Star Wars movies online right now

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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 (opens in new tab): The Rise of Skywalker building, it’s the perfect time to catch up on the rest of the saga. 

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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. 

Want more blockbuster goodness? You can find out how to watch Marvel movies online (opens in new tab) here, or catch up with Season 8 in Westeros via our guide on how to watch Game of Thrones online (opens in new tab).

Best VPN

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Express VPN

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.

Streaming services

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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+ (opens in new tab)), 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.

Netflix

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

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!

Individual films

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)

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US: Unfortunately for the USA, Episode 1 is only available to buy at the moment at the usual suspects of Amazon (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab), Google Play (opens in new tab) etc for $19.99 - it can't be rented on those sites right now.

UK: Head over to  Amazon (opens in new tab), Rakuten (opens in new tab), iTunes (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab), or Google Play (opens in new tab) to buy it for a slightly eye-watering £13.99.

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

How to watch Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (US/UK/Canada)

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US: Again, Amazon (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) and Google Play (opens in new tab) are the best (legal) ways to get your hands on Episode 2 for around $19.99.

UK: Attack of the Clones can also be bought from Amazon (opens in new tab), Rakuten (opens in new tab), iTunes (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) or Google Play (opens in new tab) for around £13.99.

Canada: Attack of the Clones is present on iTunes (opens in new tab), Google Play (opens in new tab) and YouTube (opens in new tab), though no rental options are currently available and it's madly overpriced anyway at $24.99.

How to watch Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (US/UK/Canada)

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US:  You’ll never guess where you can see Revenge of The Sith. Yep, you can grab it on: Amazon (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) and Google Play (opens in new tab) once again for $19.99. So, you’ll be able to have your entire digital collection in one place, which is neat.

UK:  Revenge of the Sith – sorry to sound so repetitive here – can be purchased at Amazon (opens in new tab), Rakuten (opens in new tab), iTunes (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) or Google Play (opens in new tab) for £7.99 upward.

Canada:  Revenge of the Sith is next and, wouldn’t you just know it, there’s Cineplex (opens in new tab), iTunes (opens in new tab), Google Play (opens in new tab) and YouTube (opens in new tab) again for around $24.99. Take your pick.

How to watch Solo: A Star Wars Story (US/UK/Canada)

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US: Solo is available in all the same places as before; Amazon (opens in new tab) will let you buy it for $13.99 or to rent it for $3.99.

UK: And now it's Solo's turn. This one's on Now TV to stream or Amazon (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) or Google Play (opens in new tab) for £9.99 or thereabouts.

Canada: Here's Solo on iTunes (opens in new tab) again for around $19.99 or $4.99 to rent.

How to watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (US/UK/Canada)

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US: Star Wars: Rogue One can be found on Amazon (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab), and Google Play (opens in new tab) for around $14.99 or $3-3.99 to rent. You can also stream Rogue One on Netflix (opens in new tab) – but not for much longer.

UK: If you’re not a Sky customer, Star Wars: Rogue One can be only be watched and bought from the likes of Amazon (opens in new tab), Rakuten (opens in new tab), iTunes (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab), and Google Play (opens in new tab) for round about £13.99.

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

How to watch Star Wars: A New Hope (US/UK/Canada)

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US: A New Hope is on YouTube (opens in new tab) and Google Play (opens in new tab), with the remastered (and original) version available in one package on Amazon Video (opens in new tab) for $19.99.

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

Canada: A New Hope is, interestingly enough, cheapest through the Official PlayStation Store (opens in new tab), with Google Play (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) and iTunes (opens in new tab) 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)

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US: The Empire Strikes Back (mercifully) only includes the original version on Amazon (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) and Google Play (opens in new tab) at the usual $19.99.

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

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

How to watch Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (US/UK/Canada) 

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US: The first trilogy-topper, The Return of the Jedi, can also be bought and watched from Amazon (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) and Google Play (opens in new tab).

UK: Return of the Jedi can be bought from the usual suspects, available at Amazon (opens in new tab), Rakuten (opens in new tab), iTunes (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab), and Google Play (opens in new tab) for £13.99 or so.

Canada: Return of the Jedi is, again, $22.99 on Google Play (opens in new tab) and YouTube (opens in new tab), which marks them down as the digital formats of choice in Canada. Again, iTunes (opens in new tab) and Cineplex (opens in new tab) are options should you want to buy from there.

How to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens (US/UK/Canada)

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US: Now, onto the new stuff: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (opens in new tab) can be purchased from Amazon (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) or Google Play (opens in new tab) for $13.99 or rented for $2.99-$3.99, depending on what’s more convenient for you.

UK: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, once previously on Netflix, is now available for £9.99 with no rental option in sight. Amazon (opens in new tab), Rakuten (opens in new tab), iTunes (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) and Google Play (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab), iTunes (opens in new tab) and Cineplex (opens in new tab) instead.

How to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi (US/UK/Canada)

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

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 (opens in new tab) (the cheapest price at £3.45), iTunes (opens in new tab), Google Play (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) and Amazon (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab) but, from there, it gets a little confusing when it comes to pricing. iTunes (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab) and Cineplex (opens in new tab).

More

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.

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Nord VPN (opens in new tab)

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.

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VyprVPN (opens in new tab)

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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