How to watch Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise in a jump suit Top Gun: Maverick
(Image credit: Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films)

By far one of the biggest movies of 2022, Top Gun: Maverick has finally flown its way onto streaming services, making it a lot easier to watch from home.

Since its release on May 27, Top Gun: Maverick has been smashing box office records for Paramount, and has given Tom Cruise yet another jewel in his crown of hits. So it's very likely that you'll want to catch it or, by the box office success, probably re-watch it at home.

The original 1986 Top Gun helped launch Cruise to superstardom and has remained one of the actor’s most popular movies — with plenty of memorable quotes, an iconic score with some great original music and instantly recognizable characters.

You can stream the original Top Gun right now on Paramount Plus, but Top Gun: Maverick is the attention-getter right now. Here is everything you need to know on how to watch Top Gun: Maverick.

Is Top Gun: Maverick streaming?

Yes! Top Gun: Maverick made its streaming debut on December 22 in the US, UK and many other regions.

You can stream the movie on Paramount Plus, which costs just $4.99 or £6.99 per month for its lowest tier. This service offers a seven-day free trial so you can test out the platform.

There's also a Paramount Plus channel on Prime Video, which costs the same and lets you see Paramount's content amongst your other Prime content.

However, you can watch Top Gun: Maverick at home through other channels, as it's available on for purchase or rental via digital on-demand on platforms like Prime Video, Google Play, Apple TV and more. With a digital purchase of the movie, fans also get more than 110 minutes of bonus content.

Top Gun: Maverick on Blu-ray/DVD

4K, Blu-ray or DVD copies of Top Gun: Maverick are available. Here is all the bonus content that the DVD (and digital) copy of the movie has to offer:

Cleared For Take Off — witness the most intense film training program as the cast prepare themselves for filming while pulling multiple G's in a fighter plane.
Breaking New Ground: Filming Top Gun: Maverick — prepare to take flight as you go behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew of Top Gun: Maverick on a journey to capture the most spectacular aerial sequences ever!
A Love Letter to Aviation —Tom Cruise shares his passion for aviation as he pilots his own aircraft, a vintage World War II P-51 Mustang, which would have been the Top Gun aircraft of its day.
Forging the Darkstar — pushing the limits beyond Mach-10, the future of aviation is unveiled through an impressive experimental aircraft specially designed for the movie.
Masterclass with Tom Cruise – Cannes Film Festival—Tom Cruise discusses his incredible career at the flagship event of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
"Hold My Hand," Lady Gaga Music Video — watch Lady Gaga's music video for her standout lead single hit on the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack.
"I Ain’t Worried," OneRepublic Music Video — check out the music video to the original new song from OneRepublic.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Teaser Trailer: we all share the same fate. Watch the official teaser trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One starring Tom Cruise. Coming to theatres 2023.

Top Gun: Maverick in movie theaters

Top Gun: Maverick concluded its first run in movie theaters in early November earning $1.48 billion globally, easily making it the biggest movie of the year. Not only that, it currently sits at No. 5 for the US box office's all-time.

Everything else you need to know about Top Gun: Maverick

We mentioned WTW’s glowing review for Top Gun: Maverick, but we’re not the only ones who have loved it. The movie has a 97% "Certified Fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes and a Metacritic score of 78. It has also earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.

Top Gun: Maverick takes place 30 years after the events of Top Gun and sees Cruise’s Pete "Maverick" Mitchell coming back to the Top Gun school to train a new group of pilots for a dangerous mission. There he must also come face to face with his past. 

Joining Cruise as part of the Top Gun: Maverick cast is Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Lewis Pullman, Danny Ramirez, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer.

Watch the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick 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 Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.