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How to watch Die Hard 1 and 2 online this Christmas

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Joy to the world, McClane is here. The original Die-Hardman before Tommy Earl Jenkins had a go in Death Stranding. If you’re one of those people who sincerely believe that the vent-crawling, tank top-toting shoot-em-up Die Hard is a Christmas movie, then we have good news! Below we’ve sorted you out with links to the best places to watch Die Hard 1 and 2 in the UK, US, and Canada.

This means you can yippee ki yeet yourself to the necessary webpage and jump into a Die Hard marathon with the family this holiday period. Personally, I’m not much of a die-hard Die-Hard fan, It’s a Wonderful Life is much more my bag. Yet here at GamesRadar, we believe that people with different opinions can coexist in harmony, which is why this article explaining why Die Hard is unquestionably a Christmas film is available for you to peruse (even if Bruce Willis said it wasn’t!) 

And if you're looking to open up your viewing over Christmas, here are the best VPNs for Netflix you can subscribe to.

How to watch Die Hard 1 (US)

 It’s fairly easy to get your hands on Die Hard in the country where it’s set! The Nakatomi showdown is cheapest on the PlayStation Store, where you can rent it for $2.99. Elsewhere, you can rent it for $3.99 on iTunes, Amazon, and Youtube.  

How to watch Die Hard 1 (UK)

 Die Hard is free with Now TV in the UK and is the easiest way to watch it if you’re already tapped into Sky’s streaming service. You can also rent it in HD on YouTube or Amazon for £3.49 or buy it outright for £4.99. Beyond that, iTunes offers it in 4K HDR for £4.99, or £4.49 to rent. But at that price, why not?

How to watch Die Hard 1 (Canada)

 Die Hard is available for free if you hold a subscription to Crave, specifically the Movies + HBO or STARZ package. You can also subscribe to STARZ via Prime Video to get Die Hard on Amazon. Beyond that, check out iTunes if you want to rent it in 4K for $4.99. 

How to watch Die Hard 2 (US)

You can rent Die Hard 2 in the US on the PlayStation Store for $2.99, the Microsoft Store for $3.99 and Amazon Prime Video for the same price. Plenty of options, but the best is probably iTunes for the full 4K splendor at just $3.99 for a rental.

How to watch Die Hard 2 (UK)

Die Hard 2 is not on Now TV like it’s predecessor, so your best bet is to catch it on the Microsoft Store for £2.49 in SD or £3.49 in HD. Amazon also has it up for rental at £3.49 in HD. Beyond that, it's £5.99 to own it in 4K on the iTunes store, or £4.49 to rent it.  

How to watch Die Hard 2 (Canada)

Die Hard 2 is available for Crave subscribers in Canada if you have a subscription to Movies + HBO or Starz,  but rental is also an option. Check out the Microsoft Store for a $4.99 rental or iTunes for the same price in 4K HDR. 

How to watch Die Hard 1 and 2 online in other regions

If you’re in Australia, Apple should be your go-to destination for both Die Hard 1 and 2. The original Die Hard is in 4K on iTunes, and is $4.99 to rent and $9.99 to purchase.

For Die Hard 2, it’s the same deal: on iTunes: it’s $4.99 to rent and $5.99 to buy. 

How to watch Die Hard 1 and 2 online via VPN

You might be looking at some of the prices above and wanting a cheaper deal on your region’s version of Die Hard. There’s an easy way to get around that region roadblock. Watching via VPN has never been easier: installing the software allows you to trick your ISP into thinking it’s in another country, opening up that country’s library of movies (and most importantly, prices) to you. 

So, if something is cheaper on Apple in the UK, for example, and you’re on the East Coast of America, simply fire up the VPN, set your server location to London, Manchester, or any number of UK cities and away you go. It really is that simple.

Best VPN to watch Die Hard 1 and 2 online

If you’re mindful of security and want a secure, long-term option, Nord VPN is going to be the best VPN for you. At only $3 a month if you sign up for 3 years, the service also boasts 2048-bit encryption, oodles of servers to choose from and, best of all, a 30-day money back guarantee if you’re not happy with the service. 

If you want something a little cheaper but just as reliable, Vypr VPN is worth a shot. It’s only $5 a month if you sign up for 12 months and, whether you’re streaming or downloading, it’s going to be equally fast for you. Even better, you get a three-day trial so you can dip your toe in the VPN water before committing outright.

For a great all-rounder, try Express VPN. It’s available to use via PC, Mac, iOS, and Android and comes at a decent price. It's one of the most reliable VPNs, it doesn’t track any of your usage and its ease-of-use makes it the best option for VPN newbies.

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