‘The Hunger Games’ franchise of movies is one of the best young adult adaptations to screen, and the series recently expanded with the release of ‘The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.’ Due to this, plenty of fans are wondering where to watch the previous movies in the series, and it might surprise you that even though the movies are extremely popular, they might not be as accessible as you think. Now let’s see where to watch ‘The Hunger Games’ movies in 2023.
Editor’s Note: This guide was updated in November 2023 with the release of ‘The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.’
‘The Hunger Games’ movies are not on Netflix in USA
Netflix shockingly removed all the movies from the series from its USA library just weeks before the prequel movie was released. This occasionally happens, but unfortunately, as of November 1, you can’t watch ‘The Hunger Games’ on Netflix if you are from the USA. However, Candian and UK viewers can sigh with relief since they are still able to watch them. It’s unknown whether the movies will return to the streaming service.
You can’t stream ‘The Hunger Games’ on Max
The availability of movies on streaming platforms like HBO Max can vary from country to country due to licensing and distribution agreements, and unfortunately, this is the case with ‘Hunger Games’ they are available in Europe and Latin America but not in the USA. Like it’s the case with Netflix, it’s unknown whether they will return.
Is ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise on Disney+?
‘The Hunger Games’ franchise is not on Disney+ anywhere in the world due to Disney’s lack of streaming rights to the movie. Yes, we are accustomed to Disney’s massive library, but it’s mostly their own, ‘The Hunger Games’ have nothing to do with Disney, and it doesn’t look like this will change in the future.
Can you watch ‘The Hunger Games’ on Amazon Prime?
You can’t stream ‘The Hunger Games’ on Amazon Prime, once again, due to complicated distribution rights, but you are able to buy them off of Amazon and no longer have to worry about streaming them. It’s $3.99 per movie, but it’s worth it if you are a fan of the franchise.
Can you watch ‘The Hunger Games’ on YouTube?
A couple of months ago, all four movies in the franchise were available on YouTube, from the original ‘The Hunger Games’ movie up to ‘Mockingjay Part 2.’ They were completely free for viewers in America if you were willing to put up with ads, but the videos were since then removed and that answers your question!
So, where can you stream ‘The Hunger Games’?
Currently, ‘The Hunger Games’ can only be streamed on Fubo, Peacock, Roku, and Starz. You can also purchase the movies on Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Microsoft’s digital store, but no major streaming services carry all movies. ‘The Ballads of Songbirds & Snakes’ is currently available only in cinema, and it’s unknown what major streaming service will it land on once it finishes its theatrical run.
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