Harry Potter returns to Sky and NOW TV for Christmas
James R | On 23, Dec 2019
Sky Cinema and NOW will be hoping to enchant kids this Christmas with the whole of the Harry Potter franchise available to watch online and on-demand.
In the past a mainstay of ITV in the holidays, Sky now has the exclusive streaming rights to all eight movies in the UK: 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, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2.
Together, they cover everything from Harry’s first day at Hogwarts through to his final showdown with Lord Voldemort. The Harry Potter movie collection will be available from Monday 23rd December, accompanied by Harry Potter: A Who’s Who of the Wizarding World, a documentary that sees Alex Zane explore the secrets behind the vibrant characters of the much-loved wizarding world brought to life by JK Rowling.
The move follows a growing focus upon young audiences from SVOD services. According to Ofcom, one in three kids aged between 5 and 15 own a tablet, while the proportion of children watching TV on a tablet has also risen by a third in a year to 20 per cent. It also sees them join a Christmas line-up that includes Captain Marvel, The LEGO Movie 2, Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns (from Christmas Day), Avengers: Endgame (from Boxing Day) and The Kid Who Would Be King (from 27th December).
Don’t have Sky? Non-Sky customers can stream the Harry Potter collection legally through NOW, Sky’s contract-free VOD platform, which offers live and on-demand access to all of Sky’s movie line-up for £11.99 a month.
After Harry Potter in high-def? You can up the video quality of your NOW streaming to 1080p with NOW Boost, which costs £3 month and lets you stream in Full HD, at a smoother 50 frames per second, while also adding support for Dolby Digital 5.1 support and streaming on three devices (up from two) at the same time.
NOW Boost is supported by the NOW Smart Stick, any NOW Box except the white box, Roku Express or Roku Streaming Stick, selected Samsung TV models, PS4 consoles and the LG Web OS TV (50fps not currently available).
For more on NOW Boost, click here.
The Harry Potter Saga is available on Sky Cinema. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream it on NOW, as part of an £11.99 NOW Cinema Membership subscription. For the latest Sky TV packages and prices, click the button below.