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Where can I watch the Harry Potter movies?

The movies are not on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video, so where can you stream and watch them?
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March 15, 2022
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J.K. Rowling’s hit Harry Potter fantasy novels became true pop-culture fixtures when Warner Bros. adapted them into eight feature films. These movies are the fourth highest-grossing film series of all time, with a combined total of $7.7 billion at the box office. However, in this age of streaming, many people might ask where to watch Harry Potter films online and binge them on your big screen TV, smartphone, or tablet?

Potter fans currently have two options to watch all eight of the official films in the series. However, one of those streaming services has more for the Potter fandom. Here’s a look at where to watch Harry Potter films and which options we would prefer to check out.

Is Harry Potter on Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu?

Sadly, the biggest streaming services don’t have direct access to the Harry Potter movies. The closest you can get from these sources is signing up for the Hulu Plus Live TV option. It costs $69.99 a month, but it offers HBO Max as an add-on for an additional $14.99 a month.

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Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid's Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.

Where to watch Harry Potter films

Peacock

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Currently, there are two options for streaming all eight of the Harry Potter films if you live in the US. The first and much cheaper option is to stream them via Peacock. The NBCUniversal-owned service offers some of the movies online for free, but to watch all eight, you have to sign up for Peacock Premium. It costs $4.99 a month (with ads) or $9.99 a month (without ads).

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Peacock
NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service offers a lot of great movies and TV shows to stream on demand, along with live news and sports. Best of all, you can watch lots of its content for free, or watch all of it with a paid subscription starting at just $4.99 a month.

HBO Max

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Warner Bros currently also has all eight Harry Potter movies to stream on its HBO Max service. You can sign up for $9.99 a month (with ads) or $14.99 a month (without ads).

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HBO Max
HBO Max is your home for Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows like The Lord of the Rings, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It's also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.

Even more Potter content on HBO Max

While it’s cheaper to watch the Potter films on Peacock, true franchise fans might want to spend a bit more to watch the films on HBO Max. That’s because the service has even more official Potter film and TV content to check out.

Return to Hogwarts special

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We will start with the recently released Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. The one-off special features a number of the actors and crew members of the Potter movies, including the lead actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, getting back together and looking back at the making of the film series.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses

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There’s also this 2021 trivia game show that was first shown on TBS. The four-episode series, hosted by Helen Mirren, features teams of Potter fans that compete against each other, answering tough trivia questions about the franchise.

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone: Magical Movie Mode

HBO Max also has a special version of the first movie in the series. It includes special pop-up content on the screen that will give viewers movie trivia, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, and much more.

The Fantastic Beasts series

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HBO Max is the only place to stream the Fantastic Beasts movie series, which takes place in the same Wizarding World universe, but decades before the Potter films begin. You can stream the first two films (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) on the service right now. The third film in the series (Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore) is scheduled to hit theaters on April 15, 2022, and it should arrive on HBO Max in early June 2022.

FAQ

Are the Harry Potter movies available in 4K streaming resolution?
The films are not available in 4K on Peacock or HBO Max. However, the Return to Hogwarts special is available in 4K.

Is HBO Max working on a Harry Potter TV show?
Variety reports that Warner Bros is in the very early development of a Harry Potter TV series. However, it may be a while before such a show goes into full production.