The Harry Potter franchise hasn’t done too badly for a concept dreamed up by author J.K. Rowling while she was delayed on a train traveling to London’s King’s Cross station back in 1990. Some 30 years later, the series of 7 fantasy novels about an 11-year-old boy who goes to wizard school has evolved into 8 Hollywood movies, theme parks, a Broadway stage show and more in a franchise worth at least $25 billion.
The Harry Potter movies are based on Rowling’s books. They follow Harry’s progression through his school years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and his battles with the evil Lord Voldemort. And cord-cutters are in luck as all of the Harry Potter movies are now available to watch online via various video streaming services.
Your guide on where to stream Harry Potter movies
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All of the Harry Potter franchise movies are available to rent or stream through various services and providers. Fans can rent the films through Amazon Prime Video, iTunes and Google Play Store. The movies are also available through several video streaming services and TV channels such as SyFy and USA Network. Viewers will have to log in using their streaming service credentials to enjoy the films through the Syfy and USA Network websites or the Syfy Now app.
How to watch the Harry Potter film series in order
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
The franchise begins with Harry living with his ‘Muggle’ aunt and uncle, and discovering that he can make strange things happen. On his 11th birthday, he receives a visit from giant Hagrid, who informs him he’s a wizard and that his parents were murdered by Lord Voldemort. Hagrid whisks Harry off to Hogwarts, where he meets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The trio become best friends and uncover the mystery of the Sorcerer’s Stone, which is hidden in the school.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
In Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, he joins his House Quidditch team and discovers he can talk to snakes. The Chamber of Secrets is opened for the first time in a generation, leaving students, teachers and ghosts petrified by a monster, then Ron’s sister Ginny gets trapped in the chamber. Harry sets about finding the person responsible for opening it.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Year three at Hogwarts sees Harry meet Sirius Black, a suspected mass murderer who escaped from Azkaban Prison. However, Sirius turns out to be the best friend of his parents. There is also professor Remus Lupin, who happens to be a werewolf. Harry learns more about his past and discovers the true culprit of the crimes that Sirius was accused of.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Year four sees Harry thrown into the legendary Triwizard Tournament despite being well below the required age of entry. He endures a series of deadly tasks that culminate in a terrifying and traumatic encounter with a strengthening Voldemort.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts very nearly doesn’t happen as he appears in wizard court for using magic away from the school. He starts to suffer disturbing nightmares and suffers at the hands of the awful Professor Umbridge. Harry also leads a group of students in defending themselves against the dark arts. Remus and Sirius return as members of the Order of the Phoenix. Voldemort appears in a thrilling ending.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
In his sixth year, Harry discovers an unknown ability for potions after finding a mysterious book. And Voldemort’s power continues to increase. Harry is taken under the wing of new professor, Horace Slughorn, and works with headteacher Albus Dumbledore on a plan to destroy Voldemort once and for all.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
Harry, Ron and Hermione bid farewell to Hogwarts to go on an epic adventure in search of Horcruxes — trinkets that contain pieces of Voldemort’s soul. The trio fight with Voldemort’s followers, the Death Eaters, and uncover the importance of the mysterious Deathly Hallows as Harry’s mental connection to Voldemort becomes ever stronger.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
The movies conclude with Harry, Ron and Hermione attempting to destroy all of the Horcruxes. Voldemort finds out about their mission and launches an attack on Hogwarts, which brings the trio back to the school in an epic final battle between good and evil.
All of the Harry Potter movies are currently available to rent or stream via various streaming providers. However, films regularly move from service to service, so it would be wise to get in there now while the opportunity is available. Amazon Prime Video, iTunes and Google Play Store let viewers rent each of the movies in the series for $3.99. Harry Potter fans can also enjoy every minute of the films without spending a cent by signing up for a seven-day free trial of AT&T TV, Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV.