Just like magic... read on to find out where to watch all eight Harry Potter films online anywhere in the world
When J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in June 1997, little did she realise that she would create a character and story that would be beloved for generations to come. Not surprisingly, all seven of her books have now been turned into eight spell-binding movies that adults and kids constantly re-watch fondly to this day.
At the time of writing, the only place where you can currently watch all eight Harry Potter films online is Peacock TV, a US-based streaming service by NBCUniversal.
When we last checked, you could watch the first three Harry Potter films for free, but you need to subscribe to one of Peacock TV’s two subscription plans to watch the remaining five. Peacock TV has two subscription plans: Peacock Premium costs $4.99/mth and Peacock Premium Plus costs $9.99/mth. The former is ad-supported and the latter has fewer ads and lets you download some content to watch offline. The best thing about both plans is that you can cancel your subscription at any time.
If you prefer going the non-streaming route, then we’ve listed some different options where you can buy the entire Harry Potter Box Set below.
List of all the Harry Potter films in order
To recap the chronology of the films, here’s a list with the full film titles and the years in which they were released…
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
It can be hard to find all the aforementioned titles in one place. To save you from Pottering around the internet for answers to all your wizarding woes, we’ve done the hard work for you.
Here’s how to watch Harry Potter in the UK and abroad.
How to watch the Harry Potter films online: Peacock TV
Since we first wrote this article, the Harry Potter films have appeared and then been taken down from different streaming services, just like Harry and his Invisibility Cloak. For most of this year, none of the Harry Potter films were available to watch online on any streaming service, including the likes of Netflix and Disney Plus.
However, we used our Marauder’s Map to search for the films once again and our recent search revealed that all eight Harry Potter films are now available to stream on Peacock, which is a US-based streaming service owned by NBCUniversal. The service has three tiers: one free, and two that you need to pay for. You can stream the first three Potter films on the free tier, meaning you can watch Harry Potter’s first few years as a freshman Hogwarts wizard without paying a penny.
Meanwhile, the Peacock Premium tier costs $4.99/mth. Apart from the thousands of hours of movies and TV series that’s available in the free version, this version also gives you access to live sports including the Premier League and live events, including WWE. The only downside with this subscription tier is that it’s mainly ad-supported.
The final Premier Plus tier costs $9.99/mth and it includes everything on the Premier tier with the added benefit of fewer ads and the option to watch select titles offline on your mobile device. Both the Premier and Premier Plus tiers don’t tie you down to any long-term contracts, so you can cancel your subscription whenever you want.
How to watch the Harry Potter films anywhere in the world: use a good VPN service
At present, Peacock TV is the only streaming service in the world that has all eight Harry Potter films. While Portkey is our favourite method of travelling, we Muggles have to settle for planes and trains instead. Now that most countries are slowly allowing some form of travel, you may find yourself unable to access Peacock TV, especially if you’re outside the United States. The only way around this is to use a good VPN service.
Short for “virtual private network” a VPN gives you magical abilities to let you virtually surf the web from any country that you want. Using one on your device basically encrypts your entire network traffic so that no one – not even your ISP or mobile service provider – can see what you do when you go online. Sadly, not all VPNs are created equal, so beware because many make tall claims they can’t live up to. Thankfully for you, we’ve tested the best VPN services and found only two that reliably let you access Peacock TV from outside the US.
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ExpressVPN: Among all the VPN services we’ve used, ExpressVPN is the best for streaming content. It’s one of the safest VPNs out there and it has even been publicly audited to prove that your streaming and browsing data is always in safe hands whenever you use one of its thousand-plus servers dotted generously all around the globe (just like Portkeys). The service has other excellent features, including 24/7 customer support, a 30-day moneyback guarantee and the ability to use a single subscription on five devices at the same time.
NordVPN: If ExpressVPN is the Firebolt Supreme, then NordVPN is the Thunderbolt VII. What we mean to say – in Quidditch terms – is that these are two of the fastest VPNs you’ll get and everyone knows that speed is paramount, especially when streaming content these days, let alone content from across the globe. NordVPN shares many of the same award-winning features as ExpressVPN, including 24/7customer support, a 30-day moneyback guarantee and a single subscription plan covering multiple devices.
The Harry Potter Complete 8-film DVD Collection costs just over £30 on Amazon UK and over $40 on Amazon US. Not surprisingly, the UK edition is a number-one best-seller in the Children & Family category. You get 16 discs comprising of all eight films, starting with Harry Potter’s humble beginnings with the Dursleys, to his ultimate showdown with He Who Must Not Be Named.
Apart from the DVD collection, both the UK and US links below have three other options that give you access to all eight Harry Potter films at different price points. You can choose to watch the complete Harry Potter film collection on Amazon Prime Video in both the UK and US, buy the Blu-ray discs instead, or even purchase the 4K discs, which will obviously set you back more for the enhanced viewing experience of watching spells whizz back and forth.
Buy the Harry Potter DVD Box Set in the UK: Argos
Alternatively, you can purchase the Harry Potter DVD Box Set from Argos in the UK. At £28, it’s less expensive at Amazon, but online retailers change prices all the time, so you may want to check prices at both Argos and Amazon to see which one’s cheaper before buying. Either way, it’s another great option to buy and own every Harry Potter film.
Buy the Harry Potter Movie Box Set on Sky
Sky TV is one of the most popular TV services in the UK. All eight Harry Potter films were available on Sky Cinema in the UK before being taken down earlier this year. Sky Cinema often regurgitates its film library, so we won’t be surprised if Potter and his mates appear on Sky TV in the near future.
In the meantime, you can buy the Harry Potter Movie Box Set on Sky, so you don’t ever need to be at the mercy of Sky acquiring the film and taking it down without any prior notice. The entire collection costs £43 and you’ll have access to it via Sky TV whenever you want.