Is Harry Potter on Netflix? Where to watch the movies by region
If you’re a Potterhead, you’ve probably been thinking: when will Harry Potter land on Netflix?
The Harry Potter movies are some of the most popular movies ever released.
The eight blockbuster films grossed more than £6bn at the box office between 2001 and 2011 following their release, catapulting Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson to fame and spawning wildly successful spin-off books, films and plays.
From 17th May, all eight films became available to stream at no extra cost for subscribers on the platform, marking the first time the movies have appeared as a full collection available for streaming.
Netflix users wasted little time in streaming the films from home, with each film quickly making its way into the streaming service’s most-watched charts.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which is the eighth instalment in the film series, might technically have brought the the Harry Potter universe to a dramatic end, but the franchise was then extended into the Wizarding World shared universe which now includes the Fantastic Beasts spin-off films.
In addition, it was announced last month that a Harry Potter TV series with a brand new cast would be coming to Max, a revamped version of HBO Max.
But for now, read on for everything you need to know about how to watch the eight movies and prequel films on Netflix, how long they'll be available on the platform for and how much Netflix paid to add them to its library.
Is Harry Potter on Netflix UK?
Yes, all eight Harry Potter films became available to stream in the UK from Wednesday 17th May.
Netflix announced the news on Tuesday (16th May), posting a still of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in the films and writing: "All 8 Harry Potter films come to Netflix UK/IE tomorrow!!"
However, it's worth noting that the whole collection is only available on Netflix in the UK and Ireland.
US fans can stream the films on US HBO streaming service, Max.
How long is Harry Potter on Netflix for?
The Warner Bros franchise couldn't previously be shown on Netflix due to licensing issues.
The new deal with Netflix has finally brought the films online and, while it's not known exactly how long the collection will remain on the platform, fans needn't panic: it's presumably here for the foreseeable future.
RadioTimes.com has approached Netflix for comment and is awaiting a response.
How much did Netflix pay for Harry Potter?
It’s unknown how much Netflix paid for the right to add the Harry Potter collection to its library, but it certainly seems like a clever move.
Netflix is currently the only platform where users can access the movie series for free (after subscribing), meaning it's likely to draw in new subscribers.
Are the Fantastic Beasts films on Netflix UK?
The first two Fantastic Beasts spin-off films are available to watch on Netflix in the UK.
Here’s a breakdown of every Netflix region currently streaming any and all of the Harry Potter prequel films:
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy, South Korea
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy, South Korea, Switzerland
- Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy, South Korea, Switzerland
Where to watch Harry Potter on Netflix by region
Here’s a breakdown of every Netflix region currently streaming any and all of the eight wizarding films:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix (2007) - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) - Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy
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