Here’s the Best Places to Watch the Harry Potter Movies Online
If you don’t have the DVDs and want to stream Harry Potter movies online, where can you do it? Fortunately, you have a few options to stream legal copies of the movies wherever you may be in the world.
Harry Potter is special in many ways but one of the primary ones is that the books and movies appeal to all ages. It doesn’t matter if you’re in elementary school or have children in elementary school, the characters, the world and the stories transcend age and generation. The movies are also well cast and well done, which doesn’t hurt!
Few movie franchises in recent times have managed to entertain so many different demographics without featuring nudity, guns, car chases or excessive special effects. For that alone they are worth watching.
Harry Potter movies
There are eight Harry Potter movies, each covering or featuring one of the books, which in turn kind of cover a year at Hogwarts. The movies are:
- 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
Not only do you get to follow the characters as they progress in their school and wizarding lives, you also get to see the actors age from a squeaky teen into an adult playing a not-so squeaky teen, certainly in the case of Daniel Radcliffe.
Places to watch Harry Potter movies online
Given how massively popular the Harry Potter movies are, a number of streaming services wanted in on the action so you’re never short of places to watch them. Some of them include:
Google Play Store
The Play Store has all of the Harry Potter movies available to stream to Android devices. They are available in the US and UK and presumably elsewhere too. You can buy them from the store and own them, so they should always be available even if licensing gets in the way.
There was no way Apple was going to miss out either so has a bunch of options on iTunes. You can buy each movie individually or the complete box set covering all eight movies.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is also in on the Harry Potter action with its own streaming service. I couldn’t see all of the movies in the listing when I checked but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. If you already have the subscription, Harry Potter is just one of the many movie genres the service offers.
Netflix isn’t known for movies but rather its TV shows. The same is true for Harry Potter unless you live in New Zealand or Australia. Since Universal bought the rights to the franchise, Netflix has not been able to show the movies and that is unlikely to change.
The USA Network has all of the Harry Potter movies so if you have a cable or streaming service subscription that includes the network, you can watch them there. You can stream directly from the USA Network website or should be able to access them via the streaming service that includes the network. Fubo TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now and YouTube TV include USA.
SyFy also has all of the Harry Potter movies online. The same as with USA, if your streaming service of choice includes SyFy, you should be able to access the movies. SyFy also regularly has Harry Potter weekends which show lots of content over the two days. Fubo TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now and YouTube TV also include SyFy in their packages.
Alternative TV services
I mentioned Fubo TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now and YouTube TV as sources for SyFy and USA Network. These are such strong alternatives to cable that they deserve their own mention. Each of these has both of the main channels where you can see Harry Potter included in one of their subscription packages.
Fubo TV costs $45 a month, Sling TV costs $25 a month, DirecTV Now costs $40 a month and YouTube TV is available from $25 a month. None are cheap in their own right but all of them are cheaper than cable. As they all contain either SyFy and/or USA Network, you should be able to get your Harry Potter on whenever you like.
Do you know of any other legit ways to watch Harry Potter movies online? Tell us about them below if you do!