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How to watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2
(Image credit: Paramount Pictures and Sega of America)

Everyone's favorite blue, chili dog-loving hedgehog is back with Sonic the Hedgehog 2. In this sequel to the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) is joined by two of his most famous fellow characters from the classic video games, Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) and Knuckles (Idris Elba). Jim Carrey, James Marsden and Tika Sumpter are also returning for the sequel.

What to Watch’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 review describes the movie as "colorful, action-packed and more than light-hearted enough to keep everybody amused."

Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

How to watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in movie theaters

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is currently playing in movie theaters. All movie lovers can find where Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is playing near them by checking their local movie theaters’ websites or an option like Fandango (opens in new tab).

FYI, if you love going to the movie but sometimes wish there were options to make it more affordable, definitely look into movie theater subscription and membership deals. These services offer discounts, monthly ticket packages and additional movie-going perks at both US and UK theater chains.

Is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 streaming?

Sonic is racing to streaming and digital, as Paramount has announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 2 debuts on Paramount Plus on Tuesday, May 24, for subscribers in the US and Canada. Paramount Plus is launching in the UK and some other international markets on June 22, so there's a good chance the movie is going to be available on the platform at that time as well.

As of May 24, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is also available to rent and purchase digitally. Purchasing the movie digitally gives consumers about an hour of bonus features, which includes a new short movie, Sonic Drone Home, which features Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.

You can watch 2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie online right now, as it is available to rent on Prime Video, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, YouTube and more.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on DVD/Blu-ray

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has gotten its DVD/Blu-ray release date, officially set for August 9. The movie is going to be available in 4K/Blu-ray and DVD, with the 4K and Blu-ray version featuring bonus content.

What you need to know about Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The first Sonic movie found him settling in Green Hills after with his new friend Tom (James Marsden) after sending Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) to another dimension. However, the mustachioed evil doer makes his way back with a new partner, Knuckles. Sonic will now have to team up with Tails to prevent Robotnik from getting his hands on a powerful emerald that could destroy civilization.

Check out the trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 directly below.

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 Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.