Netflix will stream the brand new 'Star Wars' in 2016, however solely in Canada

Netflix will stream the new 'Star Wars' in 2016, but only in Canada

Should you’re decided to economize by watching Star Wars: The Drive Awakens at residence via a streaming service… nicely, you’d higher stay within the True North Robust and Free. Netflix tells Selection that the timing of its Disney offers will solely let it stream the brand new Star Wars flick in Canada, beginning a while in August. You see, the service’s Canadian Disney settlement covers films launched in 2015 onward, which incorporates The Drive Awakenswithin the US, you are caught with films debuting in 2016 or later. We definitely would not anticipate UK availability when even Disney’s personal streaming service will not have Star Wars films, not to mention a rival.

The one comfort in case you aren’t Canadian? You won’t have to observe Clone Wars on repeat to get that Star Wars repair earlier than Rogue One and future titles (probably) present up. Netflix content material chief Ted Sarandos talked about talks so as to add the franchise’s earlier films when discussing his firm’s newest earnings. There might nonetheless be a gaping Pressure Awakens-sized gap within the catalog, however you hopefully will not have to purchase or lease the remainder of the collection simply to observe it in digital type.

[Thanks, Ken and Kristy]

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