Whilst it may have been well over 10 years since Harry Potter last flew onto our screens with his lightning scar and sassy attitude (not counting the controversial Fantastic Beasts series), these magical films are still one of the most popular fantasy series of all time.
If you’re wondering where you can watch the adventures of the Boy Who Lived, then never fear. There are still places online where you can get hold of all of the films to watch again and again without having to get all the DVDs.
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The correct order to watch Harry Potter
It may seem fairly obvious in which order to watch Harry Potter, given that the films were released in chronological order. However, the film titles themselves do not give any clues toward this order, so unless you’re a mega fan you could be a bit confused. This is the correct – and chronological – order:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
Is Harry Potter on Netflix?
Potterheads rejoice, because Netflix has all eight movies in its film catalogue in the UK. Both the first and second Fantastic Beasts films are also available to stream on here as well.
Harry Potter is not on Netflix in the US, but that’s not a massive problem, provided you have a VPN. A VPN can reroute your IP address, which means that your identity will be protected online, and you can also change your location to make it appear as if you’re browsing from another country.
We personally recommend NordVPN, as it’s got a wide range of servers and competitive pricing, though ExpressVPN is also a good option. We have more information in our roundup the best VPNs for streaming.
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Alternatively, you could also test one of our recommended free VPNs. However, these offer lower bandwidth speeds and don’t have as much privacy protection, so proceed at your own risk.
If you have a Netflix subscription already, then this is pretty simple. Simply download your VPN of choice, choose a server from one of the countries listed above, and then open Netflix and sign in with your usual account. You won’t have to pay anything extra, so this is actually the most financially feasible option – especially if you already have a Netflix account.
Note that this is against Netflix’s terms of service, and the company may reserve the right to cancel your account, so proceed accordingly. We’ve broke down the steps even further in our guide to watching American Netflix in the UK.
Is Harry Potter on ITV?
At the time of writing, you can only watch the final four films in the Harry Potter saga on ITVX – which is free for people in the UK.
Where else is Harry Potter available to stream?
In the UK, all eight Harry Potter films are also available on Sky Cinema – but if you don’t have a TV package with Sky, then you can also watch them on Now’s Cinema Membership, which costs £9.99 per month.
This platform also has all three Fantastic Beasts films to stream, as well as the special reunion episode that debuted last year.
In the US, you can catch them all on Max – subscription prices start from $9.99 per month.
Harry Potter on Amazon Prime
The Harry Potter series isn’t available as part of a Prime Video subscription. However, you can still buy or rent them on the site. It costs half the price to rent, so we recommend that if you don’t plan on watching each of the films more than once. You can find the films on Prime here.
Harry Potter on YouTube
If you prefer, you can also watch the Harry Potter films on YouTube by either renting or buying. There’s also an option to rent in SD (rather than HD) that’s a little cheaper if pricing is a source of contention for you. Start with Philosopher’s Stone, and all other links are available from there.
Harry Potter on Google Play
Finally, you can buy or rent all of the films on Google Play. There isn’t really too much difference in price from Amazon Prime or YouTube, but you can get a discount on all of the films by purchasing the whole collection from Google Play.