In an age of superhero movies and family flicks, John Wick‘s success is somewhat surprising. Starring ’90s action hero Keanu Reeves as the titular character, the violent franchise follows a retired assassin as he’s forced back into the criminal underworld he thought he’d left behind. During his quest for vengeance (which starts with a truly tragic canine death), viewers are treated to the inner workings of The Continental, a safe haven for hitmen ruled by the High Table.
Three movies make up the current John Wick saga, and a fourth is on the way. With each release more popular than the last, it’s time to sit down and witness the master of assassination for yourself. Thankfully, streaming services have made it possible to do just that without leaving your house or splashing out for cable. Read on for how to stream the first, second and third chapters of John Wick‘s life online.
Your guide on where to stream John Wick movies
Unfortunately, the first and second parts of the John Wick franchise can’t currently be streamed online. But you can catch the third installment — John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum — via three HBO services and two streaming platforms that offer HBO as an add-on: Hulu and AT&T TV Now.
The most recent John Wick movie is available with any Hulu plan, whether it’s an on-demand only package or a plan that includes live TV. But you’ll have to add HBO to your chosen plan for an extra $14.99/mo. to watch the title.
Hulu + Live TV offers more than 65 live TV channels, including news, sports and kids’ content. Plus, there’s a huge on-demand library with award-winning original shows like The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act. There are plenty of add-ons too. Along with HBO, three more premium channels — Cinemax, Showtime and Starz — are available for an additional monthly fee. If you opt for a live TV plan, you can even invest in Spanish-language channels or upgrade your entertainment offering by adding more cooking, movies and reality TV show networks.
Hulu lets subscribers increase DVR storage and simultaneous stream limits. The former comes with 50 hours, but can be boosted to 200 hours of recordings for an extra $9.99/mo. And two simultaneous streams can become unlimited streams for the same additional monthly cost.
AT&T TV Now also offers HBO as a premium add-on. Its Plus plan, which costs $55/mo., comes with more than 45 channels. HBO can be added on for an extra $10/mo. The Max plan, meanwhile, is one of the few streaming service packages to include HBO for free. It’ll set you back $80/mo. and also features more than 60 channels, including Cinemax. A whopping 500 hours of DVR storage is included for AT&T TV Now’s Plus or Max subscribers, and users can enjoy up to 3 simultaneous streams.
If you don’t need everything that Hulu or AT&T TV Now provides, you can also view the most recent John Wick film via various HBO services. HBO Go lets you watch John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum online for free, as long as your TV provider provides access to the network. (AT&T TV Now users can log in to HBO Go.)
Alternatively, subscribe to HBO Now: the channel’s very own streaming service that teams on-demand content with episodes that are currently airing on TV. You can typically try HBO Now for free for a week before paying a monthly fee, and three people can watch shows and movies via one account at the same time.
Finally, you can catch on-demand HBO content via Prime Video Channels. To access the network this way, you can either invest in a full Amazon Prime subscription, which costs $12.99/mo. or $119/yr., and pay an extra $14.99/mo. for HBO. Or you can sign up for Prime Video alone for $8.99/mo. and, again, pay the additional monthly fee for HBO. There are more than 100 other premium networks on Prime Video Channels, ranging from Showtime and Cinemax to more niche options like Britbox (each with its own monthly cost).
Existing Prime subscribers can try the HBO channel for free for seven days. Non-Prime members can start a month-long free trial of Prime before deciding whether to add HBO. Three simultaneous streams are allowed but note that the same video can only be viewed on two devices at any one time.
This spring, expect another streaming service to add HBO. YouTube TV has announced it will soon house the premium network. YouTube TV costs $49.99/mo. and comes with unlimited recording storage and 3 simultaneous streams.
In the meantime, here’s how much AT&T TV Now, HBO and Hulu’s various streaming options will cost you:
|AT&T TV Now Plus||$55/mo.|
|AT&T TV Now Max||$80/mo.|
|HBO GO||Varies by TV provider|
|Hulu (No Ads)||$11.99/mo.|
|Hulu + Live TV||$54.99/mo.|
Renting vs. buying John Wick
You can rent and buy both the first and second movies in the John Wick franchise (Chapter 3 is currently only available to buy). FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Prime Video and Vudu all give you access to Reeves’ masterful performances.
Both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) rentals tend to cost $3.99. Sites like FandangoNOW also offer 4K rentals for the same price. In most cases, you’ll have 30 days to start watching your rented movie and 48 hours to finish once you’ve hit play. After that, it’ll disappear from your library. Some sites, however, have different terms. Microsoft only gives you 14 days to start watching titles, and Vudu only allows 24 hours to finish a film.
When it comes to buying John Wick titles, prices can vary. The cheapest purchases are typically around $9.99 (for SD versions), while the most expensive can be around $14.99 (for HD). However, the third movie can be even costlier, with some sites charging $19.99 to buy HD or ultra-high-definition (UHD) versions.
If you want a three-in-one deal, you’re in luck. You can buy all of the current John Wick movies for between $27.99 and $29.99 via the likes of Microsoft and Vudu. Vudu also has a disc and digital option for the first movie, which will give you both a digital copy (in SD or HD) and a DVD or Blu-ray. Prices range from $8.99 to $9.99.
How to stream John Wick movies in order
Watching the John Wick franchise in order simply involves watching the movies by release date. Start with the first film, then work your way up to Chapter 3 – Parabellum to really understand who John is and what’s driving his thirst for vengeance.
John Wick (2014)
When gangsters take away the few things he cares about, former hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced to return to his once violent life. Taking to New York City, he seeks revenge the only way he knows how: by aiming to kill every last one of the thugs and the man who sent them, Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen). Even a plea from an old boss, played by Michael Nyqvist, won’t slow John down. The movie also stars Willem Dafoe as the father figure of a legendary group of assassins.
Available on: Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Vudu, YouTube
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Yet another gangster shows up at John’s home. Instead of ransacking it, he asks John to repay a big debt. John is forced to abide by the oath he once swore and travels to Italy to take out one of the gangster’s family rivals. But his official appearance back into the world of assassins results in a million-dollar bounty being placed on his head. A bounty that only grows when he is betrayed and forced to break a sacred law respected by all those in his profession. Expect to see familiar face Laurence Fishburne in the role of an underground crime lord.
Available on: Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Vudu
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
After killing in the place no assassin should ever kill, John faces a long list of talented hitmen who are willing to end his life for a high price. With no protection from his former guild, he has few to turn to. An oath from a former friend, Sofia (Halle Berry), seems to be his only hope. But will John have the strength to make it to the end? Or are there now too many enemies to take down? Fishburne makes a second appearance in this truly gripping tale.
Available on: Amazon Prime Video, HBO Go, HBO Now, HBO (Prime Video), FandangoNOW, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Microsoft, Vudu, YouTube
If you want to catch up on the John Wick action before the fourth film makes its debut in 2021, it’s time to get busy. You can stream the third movie in the series with HBO, which is available either as a standalone service or as an add-on through AT&T TV Now or Hulu. But make sure to move fast, Chapter 3 could disappear from HBO at any time. AT&T TV Now has a free one-week trial and Hulu’s gives you a whole month to give its on-demand plans a try.
The Hulu + Live TV package or AT&T TV Now’s Plus and Max plans are your best bet if you’re looking to combine live TV with on-demand shows and movies. Accessing HBO via Prime Video Channels also comes with plenty of perks. Sign up for an Amazon Prime membership, and you’ll receive endless amounts of Prime Video entertainment, access to more than two million songs and free two-day shipping.