How to watch Prey — the Predator prequel movie

Comanche warrior in Prey
Harlan Kywayhat in Prey (Image credit: 20th Century Studios)

The hunt is on as the iconic movie monster the Predator is back in an all-new movie, Prey. It's been more than 30 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger took on the alien hunter in the first Predator movie and this newest installment in the franchise heads back in time. 

The new Prey movie is a prequel that explores a Predator's first visit to Earth, where it comes face-to-face with a brave and skillful Comanche warrior (played by ‎Amber Midthunder).

Sound like something for you? Here is what you need to know about how to watch Prey.

How to watch Prey in the US

Prey is streaming exclusively on Hulu in the US. So, if you want to watch Prey you need to be a Hulu subscriber.

  • You can sign up for Hulu as a standalone service — which gives you a cheaper ad-supported plan and some more expensive, but ad-free, options. 
  • Alternatively, you could go for Hulu with Live TV, which gets you live TV and exclusive Hulu content in one place. 
  • There is a Hulu free trial for both Hulu standalone and Hulu with Live TV services.
  • The third option is to sign up for the Disney Bundle, which gives you access to Hulu, Disney Plus and ESPN Plus for one monthly fee. Note: there's no free trial for the Disney Bundle.

How to watch Prey in the UK

In the UK Prey is exclusively available to watch on the small screen — the movie is available on the Disney Plus streaming service, through its Star banner.

There are no bundle options available for UK subscribers, but you can save some money on a yearly subscription rather than paying month by month.

How to stream Prey in other countries 

Prey the movie is a streaming exclusive everywhere! The movie is on Disney Plus in most places where the streaming service is available and in Latin America, you can catch your Prey (*pun intended) on Star Plus

How to watch Prey in Comanche

With the Comanche character Naru and her tribe being at the center of Prey, the filmmakers have done something cool and have a version of the movie that is dubbed in the Comanche language. If this bit of added representation for the characters and heritage the movie is portraying is something you're interested in, here's what you need to know to start watching it:

  • On both Hulu and Disney Plus, the English-language version of Prey is the default setting.
  • On Hulu, there is a separate "Comanche dub" version available to select on the movie's main page before you start watching; just click on that and enjoy. You are not able to select Comanche as part of the audio settings when the movie has started.
  • For Disney Plus, the Comanche dub is again not available under audio settings. Instead, it can be found under the "Extras" tab on the English version.

Is Prey coming to DVD?

At this time there is no announcement about Prey being made available for DVD. If we look at past Hulu movies though, we see that it's not typically something that happens for US consumers

Everything else you need to know about Prey

As we mentioned, Prey is a prequel to the original Predator movie. Set 300 years ago, the movie centers on Naru, a skilled female Comanche warrior who fights to protect her tribe from the alien hunter. The cast is made up almost entirely of Indigenous actors, with Amber Midthunder leading the way as Naru. Dane DiLiegro plays the Predator.

Prey is already a hit with critics. It's "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 93%. People are calling it the best Predator movie since the original.

Check out the trailer directly below:

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.