How to watch CODA: where to stream the Best Picture winner

Emilia Jones and Troy Kotsur sit in the bed of a pickup truck in CODA
Emilia Jones and Troy Kotsur in CODA (Image credit: Apple TV Plus)

From Sundance hit to Oscar winner, CODA was one of the most acclaimed movies of 2021, including taking home the Best Picture prize at the Academy Awards. If it's recent win and the surrounding buzz about it has got you wondering how to watch CODA, we’ve got you covered right here.

CODA is the heart-warming story of a teenage girl who is a CODA, a child of deaf adults. As the only hearing individual in her family, she helps serve as a translator between her family and the rest of their community. However, she struggles with her dream of pursuing a career as a singer and staying to help out with her family’s fishing business.

The movie stars Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin and Daniel Durant. CODA won three Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Kotsur and Best Adapted Screenplay for writer/director Sian Heder.

Here is everything you need to know on how to watch CODA.

How to watch CODA on Apple TV

CODA is an Apple TV original movie. This means that it’s available to stream exclusively through the Apple TV Plus streaming service, for which you need to be an Apple TV Plus subscriber to access.

Apple TV Plus is a monthly subscription service, but it does offer free trials. Anyone can sign up for a seven-day free trial (pending you have not previously had a free trial for Apple TV Plus), but you can also get access to Apple TV Plus if you sign up for a one-month free trial of Apple One or three months if you purchase a new Apple device.

Apple TV Plus works with on any Apple device, as well as Samsung, LG, Vizio and Sony smart TVs; Roku devices; Amazon Fire TV devices; Google TV; PlayStation consoles; and Xbox consoles.

Can you watch CODA anywhere else?

It looks like CODA's run in movie theaters has come to an end in both the US and UK.  This leaves Apple TV Plus as the only way to watch CODA, as the movie is not currently available on Blu-ray/DVD, nor does it look like there are any immediate plans to release one.

However, the movie did make an appearance on the UK program Celebrity Gogglebox, which has viewers watch British stars watching something else. This week's episode, July 8, just happened to have the celebrities checking out CODA. Here are some clips from CODA on Celebrity Gogglebox:

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Check out the trailer for CODA right here:

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.