All Harry Potter movies will stream on Peacock in fall 2020
The Harry Potter movies are on the move. You can currently watch all eight on HBO Max, but that won’t be the case for long. They’re heading to Peacock in the fall.
All eight Harry Potter movies were quickly made available on HBO Max when the streamer was first released. It made a lot of sense. The Warner Bros. movies were heading to the WarnerMedia streaming site. However, that isn’t lasting, as the movies are leaving HBO Max at the end of this month.
There’s going to be a small time period where you can’t stream them, but eventually, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and its seven follow-on movies will all head to Peacock in the fall.
Harry Potter movies will be on Peacock for six months
According to Deadline, the arrival on Peacock will be in October 2020. No exact date has been given just yet.
The license will run for six months, so we’re looking at April 2021 when the movies will come off Peacock and, possibly, head elsewhere. It’s likely they’ll head back to HBO Max, but who knows! There’s still a huge calling for them to be added to Netflix!
Licensing to Peacock makes sense as it’s part of the NBCUniversal brand. Currently, the Harry Potter movies air on SYFY and USA Network, which are also part of the same company.
What’s also not clear is whether the eight movies will be available with the free, ad-supported option or if viewers will need to pay to access the premium content. Since the movies are on SYFY and USA Network now and then, it’s possible that they’ll remain part of the free, ad-supported option. Or maybe one or two of them will be free and others part of the premium. It’s hard to understand how NBCUniversal is choosing its content right now.
Peacock only launched last month. There have been some problems, but that’s the case with all new streaming sites. Some people have complained the content isn’t worth the money, so maybe Harry Potter will sweeten the deal.
All eight Harry Potter movies are on HBO Max until the end of August 2020.