The eight Harry Potter movies are in high demand, and it’s typically a heated battle to see which streaming service will own the rights to stream these films. In 2020 NBC landed the streaming rights for all 8 films, and they are typically available to watch on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. However, as of September 1, 2021, all 8 Harry Potter movies are available on HBO Max. It seems NBC leased out the films to HBO Max, as every one of the Harry Potter films is currently streaming on the HBO Max service and nowhere else.
When the movies aren’t leased out to HBO, NBC will occasionally move the films to the NBC-owned TV Networks Syfy and USA Network. In this case, there will typically be a “Harry Potter Promotion” available through the NBC streaming app if you have a streaming service that carries the SyFy channel. During that time, the films may drop from Peacock. Since these movies hop from service to service more often than most, this article explains where to look when you want to stream any of the Harry Potter movies.
- They are available to stream on HBO Max
- When no on HBO, NBC typically has them available on Peacock Premium. (sign up for an account)
- You can also check Syfy Channels Wizarding World Page. If they are available, then you can watch with a streaming service that carries the SyFy channel.
- As a last resort, you can purchase the films from Amazon Prime Video and stream them whenever you want.
Harry Potter on HBO Max
Currently, HBO Max also has every Harry Potter movie available for streaming. HBO Max doesn’t only have HBO, but content from WarnerMedia and other sources. Content on HBO Max includes:
- A selection of acquired series and movies (Harry Potter, Rick and Morty, and South Park are notable examples)
- All of HBO
- An exclusive collection of new HBO Max Originals
- Select favorites from the WarnerMedia brands Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, DC, CNN, the Turner library, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more
- A selection of acquired series and movies (South Park being a notable example)
HBO-Max offers two subscription tiers, an ad-supported plan for $9.99 per month and an ad-free plan for $14.99 per month. You can sign up here. HBO Max is supported on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Playstation, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and more. See our review of HBO Max for more information on this streaming service.
Harry Potter on Peacock
NBC has a long-term contract with all eight Harry Potter films. The films should be available to stream on Peacock, NBC’s on-demand streaming service. Unless they’ve leased them out to a service like HBO Max or there is a Harry Potter marathon on USA or Syfy, all 8 Hary Potter films should be available to stream on the service. The service has a free plan and a premium plan for $4.99 per month. Both show ads, but the premium plan has more content. Occasionally the first movie will be available on the free tier. However, you will need to be a Peacock Premium subscriber to watch all 8 films.
Both the free and $4.99 premium plans are ad-supported, meaning you will have to watch commercials. If you want to watch ad-free, you need to subscribe to the “Premium Plus” plan, eliminating the ads for a cost of $9.99 per month. You can sign up for any of these plans here.
Peacock is supported on Roku, Apple TV, Android, iOS, and more. See our review of Peacock for more details.
Watch Harry Potter Films through the SyFy App
If you don’t see the films on Peacock or HBO Max, they are more than likely available to stream on SyFy. Check the Syfy Channels Wizarding World Page. If the movies are there, they will be available to stream through any of the following streaming services using a free trial:
- Hulu Live TV – Offers a 1-week free trial.
- FuboTV – offers a 1-week free trial.
- YouTube TV – offers a free trial
Once you sign up for a streaming service with SyFy, you can either download the streaming service app to your device and search for the Harry Potter movie you want to watch, or you can use your streaming service username and password in the SyFy app. Below are the instructions for watching Harry Potter on the SyFy App:
- Sign up for a Streaming Service using a free trial (Free Trial to Hulu)
- Go to the channel store or app store on your device. For example, on Roku, it’s called the “Channel Store.”
- Search for Syfy
- Add the Syfy app to your device and then open it.
- Your Roku device will then show you an activation code and a URL.
- Using a computer or mobile web browser, you go to the URL.
- You will then be asked for a TV provider and a username/password. I’m entering the username and password I use for Hulu.
- Once you sign in to Syfy’s website, your TV screen will refresh. You should now have access to all the video content the app provides, including every Harry Potter film.
How to Stream All 8 Harry Potter Movies Any Time
All 8 Harry Potter Movies are available to purchase and stream through Amazon Prime Video. The entire 8-film collection is available for $59.99 (a savings of $35 compared to buying each film individually). This will allow you to stream the movies whenever you like in 4K UHD quality. This is a digital copy of all 8 films you can stream through the Amazon Prime Video App. You can also purchase the rights to stream the films individually. I’ve linked the page for each below, but buying them individually will cost you a total of $95.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Once you purchase the films, you can watch Amazon Prime Video through the Amazon Prime Video section of the Amazon website or the Prime Video App. You don’t have to have a Prime membership to watch digitally purchased items. You can log into amazon.com or the Prime Video app and start watching. The Prime Video app is supported on the following devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Amazon Fire TV Stick and Stick Like
- Amazon Fire Stick 4K
- Google Chromecast
- Apple TV
- and many more
Amazon Prime Video supports 5.1 surround sound and up to 4K video resolution with HDR. Of course, your streaming device and sound system would have to support these features.
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