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Where to Watch Harry Potter: Which Streaming Service & How Much? [Updated September 2021]

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Harry Potter is available to watch via HBO Max. In fact, the WarnerMedia streaming service currently has all of the Harry Potter movies available for streaming. Whether looking to watch ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ or ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’, HBO Max is the best place to go.

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The Harry Potter collection remains an extremely popular series of movies and although streaming can make watching them easier, that’s only when they are available to stream through a service that an individual or household has access to, and on the devices they have in the home. With popular franchises like Harry Potter, this has not always been easy to do in the past, due to the movie collection having moved from one service to another.

Although none of the movies are currently available to watch through Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video, the Harry Potter collection was previously available to stream through other services, including Peacock. Right now, all of the Harry Potter movies can be watched directly through the HBO Max streaming service.

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Harry Potter movies available to watch on HBO Max:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Watching Harry Potter on HBO Max

HBO Max is available in two subscription tiers with the difference in price mainly affecting the use of ads. While the more expensive HBO Max subscription can include access to additional content, the price does not affect the Harry Potter movies. Anyone signing up to either HBO Max plan will be able to watch the entire collection from start to finish.

A standard HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 per month and unlocks all of the content available through the service. Alternatively, consumers opt for $9.99 per month plan. The main difference between the $14.99 and $9.99 per month plans is the less expensive option includes ads. Due to this, those looking to stream the Harry Potter film collection without ads will need to pay $14.99 per month.

If planning to binge all of the Harry Potter movies quickly, then it is worth noting that HBO Max no longer offers the option of a free trial. If signing up directly, then consumers will need to immediately pay for the month ahead to gain access to the movie collection.

Other ways to watch Harry Potter

There are some additional ways to watch Harry Potter movies without a subscription although they do require renting or purchasing. All of the Harry Potter movies can be rented or bought directly through a number of online stores, including Amazon Prime, the App Store, and YouTube. In addition, most of these digital stores also make it possible to rent or buy either a single Harry Potter movie or the entire collection.

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If only planning to watch one of the movies, the rental may be a better and cheaper option than paying the monthly subscription cost. If only considering signing up to a subscription for the Harry Potter movies, and if planning to watch them more than once, then buying the collection might end up being a better (and more affordable) solution over the long term.

Of course, if having access to a selection of additional TV shows and movies appeals to the individual or household, then it might be better to go the subscription route and benefit from everything else HBO Max has to offer.

Where to watch Harry Potter summary

Harry Potter movies are not available to stream via Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu or Peacock. Instead, all eight Harry Potter movies are currently available to watch through HBO Max. The service costs $9.99 per month or $14.99 without ads and a free trial is not available.

Alternatively, any or all of the Harry Potter movies can be rented or purchased from a number of digital stores, including Amazon Prime, iTunes and YouTube. Whether it is better to sign up to an HBO Max subscription or simply rent/buy the movies instead, will depend on how often the individual plans to watch Harry Potter and whether access to additional shows and films is worth it.

Read more: How to Watch FX Without Cable (As Cheap as Possible)

Updated: September 2021

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John Finn

By John Finn

John started Streaming Better to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been writing about technology and TV-related services and devices since 2014 and believes the best streaming approach is to bounce between services as needed. Contact John via email at john@streamingbetter.com or on Twitter

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