A long, long time ago in a galaxy far far away (the 1970’s on Earth) the first mega-series was born. Star Wars has captured all of our imaginations throughout a few generations at this point. Your father watched Star Wars in the theater, your grandfather probably heard the radio version and now you’re anxious to watch Star Wars online yourself.
Star Wars takes many forms these days. There’s the new movie, The Force Awakens. The Classic Trilogy featuring A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. There are the prequels (yeah, the ones with Jar Jar) and you even have several television iterations on the air right now. But each of these permutations of George Lucas’ galaxy have their own, specific way to watch them online or otherwise. Here’s how to stream the most popular Star Wars movies and shows online for free.
Update 8/11/2016 – Watch the Star Wars Rogue One trailer here:
Is Star Wars on Netflix or Hulu?
There have been some rumors about the Star Wars movies on Netflix but so far there aren’t any films streaming on Netflix. We’ll keep you up to date on this.
Hulu is also Star Wars-free at the moment. Disney now owns Star Wars but has been keeping the streaming rights close to the vest.
How to Watch The Original Star Wars Trilogy Online
There isn’t a legitimate service yet that has access to the original Star Wars Trilogy streaming online. You can, however purchase this set from Amazon in a bundle for under a hundred bucks or so. It’s actually a decent deal considering you never have to worry about where to find Star Wars online ever again. You own them forever like a true fan and aren’t beholden to which greedy company purcahsed the online rights from year to year. iTunes also has a similar package that includes the special features as well.
How to Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens Online for Free
The newest addition to the Star Wars family is the seventh in the movie series. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not available online for streaming in a legitimate capacity. You’ll have to wait at least a year for that privilege. There will be some bootlegs and shaky cams that go online around Christmas this year but don’t be fooled ! They’re not the way you want to experience the new Star Wars movie, are they?
Couple this with the fact that an illegal Star Wars stream could get you fined, or at the very least, your computer a virus and this is not an option that we can recommend
Purchase the Star Wars DVD or Blu-Ray Sets
Tired of worrying about where to stream Star Wars these days? You can always grab the DVD or Blu-Ray set to complete your collection. This way you’ll always have them on your mantle to show the world you’re a true fan, but also to make sure that Disney can’t take them away from you at any moment. The Star Wars prequels are also available in this way.
Grab Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-Ray or Streaming
If you’d like to own the newest Star Wars movie on Blu-Ray or add it to your streaming collection head over to Amazon and have the discs sent to you in a couple of days. If you would prefer the digital version, they’ve got that too! It’s only $20 and you get all the same features you’d get on the discs, everywhere you go. It’s the future, people!
Looking for Star Wars: Rebels? You CAN Stream that!
DisneyXD’s Star Wars: Rebels is also available to cable subscribers who want to stream the show online. Just head over to their website and sign in with your credentials and you’re good to go! They also have an app that will let you watch full episodes online as well. A pretty awesome deal, honestly– if you’re already a cable subscriber. If you’re a cord-cutter then you’ll need to find another way to stream Star Wars Rebels. It’s the perfect show to get you in the mood for Star Wars: The Force Awakens while you wait.
So there you have it– several different ways to stream Star Wars Online. Let’s review them:
- Star Wars is not on Netflix or Hulu at this time
- The Force Awakens won’t be streaming until 2016
- Purchase the Star Wars DVDs or Blu-Rays to eliminate the need for streaming
- Star Wars Rebels is available to stream on DisneyXD’s Site and App!
- Netflix is in talks to host The Force Unleashed but nothing is confirmed
Good luck and May the Force be With You, Always.