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Is 'Harry Potter' on Netflix? — How to watch Harry Potter

Is Harry Potter on Netflix? - Harry Potter actors Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Matthew Lewis (L-R).
Harry Potter actors Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Matthew Lewis (L-R). (Image credit: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

Is Harry Potter on Netflix? Where can you stream all the movies? Don't worry, we've got the answers to all your Potter questions.

With the 20th anniversary of the first film right around the corner, we expect that plenty of people will be planning to revisit the wizarding world very soon. 

It's hard to believe that we first saw the likes of Hogwarts and Diagon Alley on the silver screen was twenty years ago, as Harry Potter remained a mainstay in pop culture ever since.

J. K. Rowling's fantasy world is still being explored to this day thanks to the new Fantastic Beasts movies, but these films just don't quite live up to rewatching Harry, Ron, and Hermione battle the dark forces of Voldemort.

If you have a craving for classic fantasy fun, you're probably wondering how to watch Harry Potter in order online, or whether Harry Potter is on Netflix.

Is Harry Potter on Netflix?

Although Harry Potter is available on Netflix in some regions, it's not accessible in either the UK or the US. So, we've listed the alternative options in this article.

If you're in the mood to watch some other big shows and don't know whether your favorite show is on Netflix, check out some of our other viewing guides below:

How to watch Harry Potter in the US

Although the Harry Potter movies have not made their way to either Netflix (opens in new tab)or Amazon Prime (opens in new tab), they are regularly available to stream on either HBO Max or Peacock (opens in new tab)in the US.

As of Oct. 15, Peacock is the current home of the Harry Potter saga! So, you'll be able to plan out a marathon just in time for the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. 

Be aware that the films are not available on Peacock's free tier, so you'll need to subscribe to Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) in order to watch The Boy Who Lived battle Voldemort and his followers.

It's very likely that the Harry Potter movies will head back to HBO Max at some point when they're removed from Peacock. The films were a nice addition to the streaming service when it launched last year, but were removed shortly thereafter, although they were available on HBO Max again over the summer. 

How to watch Harry Potter in the UK

Bad news for UK-based Harry Potter fans: the movies are not currently available on any major streaming platform, so you'll have to rent or purchase them either from the Sky Store (opens in new tab), Amazon (opens in new tab), iTunes (opens in new tab), (opens in new tab) or the Google Play Store (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)if you want to stream them in the UK.

In the past, they've been available to watch on Sky Cinema which you can grab as part of a Sky TV bundle that gets the basic package as well as Sky Cinema and a Netflix subscription. It's also worth checking out Sky's latest deals (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)to see if you can get a reduced price. 

All eight Harry Potter films were also available on NOW TV earlier in the year but were removed at the end of February 2021. Given their enduring popularity, we think it's likely the films will return to the streamer again in the future.

Can I buy the Harry Potter movies?

Yes! As we've already mentioned, Harry Potter is available to rent or purchase digitally on Amazon (opens in new tab), Google Play (opens in new tab) and iTunes (opens in new tab). US readers can also rent all eight movies on Vudu (opens in new tab).

If you'd prefer to own physical copies of the Harry Potter saga, you can buy the box-set of all eight films (opens in new tab). Or, for bookworms — who don't already have their own well-thumbed set of books, you can grab all seven of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter original series (opens in new tab).

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.