Marvel Studios just dropped an unexpected gift for Spider-Man fans, releasing Spider-Man: No Way Home on video-on-demand a full week earlier than expected. Yup, the highest-grossing theatrical release of 2021 is now available to watch from the comfort of your couch. We’ve got all the details on how to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home, and we should note that finding this movie online is a bit more challenging than with other Marvel movies.
The newest Spider-Man movie picks up with Peter Parker (Tom Holland), whose identity is no longer secret, teaming up with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). But when the Doc’s spell to reverse Parker’s identity-exposal goes wrong, Peter winds up needing to protect his friends MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) — not to mention the rest of the world — from a slew of incoming villains from other multiverses, including Doc Oc (Alfred Molina) and Electro (Jamie Foxx).
We’ll have to issue a spoiler alert for the rest of this post because Spider-Man: No Way Home is full of fun surprises for Spider-Man fans.
In one of the franchise’s best-kept secrets, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprise their respective takes on Peter Parker, while other familiar actors like Willem Dafoe and Jon Favreau also stop by. In other words, it’s a film no Marvel fan wants to miss.
How To Watch Spider-Man: No Way Home Online
For a variety of complicated reasons, which we’ll explain in more detail shortly, the Spider-Man movies aren’t exactly like other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and so you won’t find Spider-man’s latest adventure on streaming platforms like Disney+. Instead, the only way to watch Spider-Man: No Way Home is to rent or buy the movie on video-on-demand platforms such as Prime Video or iTunes. So simply pick your VOD platform of choice and place your order.
The original release date for the blockbuster to hit VOD was March 22. However, in a surprise move, Disney revealed Spider-Man: No Way Home would be available to purchase in SD, UHD or HDX on Vudu, Apple, Amazon and Google Play a whole week early. The Mouse House and co-producers Sony didn’t explain why, but rumor has it the decision came down after a high-quality version of the movie leaked online (which is why you may have seen more high-quality gifs and Spider-man memes online lately).
Is Spider-Man: No Way Home Streaming on Disney+?
The movie is not available to stream on Disney+ (or anywhere just yet). While the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be found on the Disney+ platform, Sony owns rights to the Spider-Man franchise. Even though the Marvel version of Spider-Man starring Holland was actually a co-production between Marvel (aka Disney) and Sony, it won’t get a Disney+ release anytime soon. Because Sony is one of the few major studios without a streaming platform of its own, the film is debuting online via VOD platforms. Eventually, No Way Home will be available to stream on Starz, but an exact release date hasn’t been confirmed. A subscription to Starz will run you $8.99 a month, or you can also opt into the seven-day free trial.
For now, if you want to stream Spider-Man: No Way Home, you’ll need to rent or purchase the movie via services such as iTunes and Prime Video.
Where Can You Buy Spider-Man: No Way Home?
Completists who want to get their hands on a tangible copy of Spider-Man: No Way Home can still do so when the film drops on Blu-ray on April 12. Pre-ordering is available now. In addition, you can purchase digital copies via various VOD platforms.
Watch the Trailers for Spider-Man: No Way Home
Want to get in the mood for the latest Spider-Man before you watch it? Here’s the official trailer, along with the first 10 minutes of the film, below.