Where can I watch Star Wars online in the UK (for free – legally)?
VOD News | On 03, Dec 2016
Whether it’s May the 4th or your own marathon inspired by watching Rogue One, everyone around the UK is fighting the urge to binge all of George Lucas’ saga in a row. Well, mostly Episode IV. The question is: where can you watch Star Wars online legally in the UK?
Star Wars has long been the territory of DVDs and Blu-rays, as endless box sets were released complete with original cuts, the CGI-padded special editions, and bonus features. In 2015, though, that changed: as the world got increasingly excited about Episode VII, Lucasfilm took a leap into the digital universe.
Last year, Star Wars was released on VOD for the first time, with all six episodes available to buy and rent in SD and HD (although sadly not in hologram form). Since then, Sky has also struck a deal with Disney and Fox to give customers exclusive broadcast access to the saga through Sky Cinema.
All seven feature films, alongside the animated series Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, are available on-demand through Sky, plus the animated feature, The Clone Wars, and documentaries Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy and Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed.
But what if you don’t have Sky? The force is strong with VOD: you can stream all seven episodes of Star Wars on NOW TV. Sky’s VOD service gives non-Sky customers access to the whole of Sky Cinema for £9.99 a month, with no contract. That means you can watch Episodes IV, V, VI and VII for under a tenner – and then skip the first three and watch The Force Awakens instead. Or, if the prequels are the droids you are looking for, you can marathon Episodes I, II and III too.
With a 14-day free trial also available, that means you can effectively stream all of Star Wars online legally for free.
Not necessarily looking for a subscription VOD service? Here’s a rundown of all the ways can you watch Star Wars online:
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens