Peacock to stream all Harry Potter movies
August 6, 2020
NBCUniversal’s Peacock has announced that all eight Harry Potter films will soon be available to stream on its platform. The movie adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s famed fantasy series are ranked as the highest-grossing film franchise in history.
“The Harry Potter franchise is beloved by people of all ages and represents the caliber of quality entertainment customers can expect to find on Peacock,” said Frances Manfredi, President, Content Acquisition and Strategy, Peacock. “We’ve built a world-class collection of iconic movies and shows, and we will continue to expand the film library with treasured titles from NBCUniversal and beyond that will surprise and delight Peacock customers time and time again.”
The Potter films are currently streaming on HBO Max but are set to leave the service on August 25th. As a result of various entangled streaming rights, when the Harry Potter franchise arrives on Peacock in October, it’ll only be available for around a month before heading to NBCUniversal’s linear broadcast and cable TV channels, before returning back to Peacock again in 2021.
Peacock launched in the US on July 15th and is currently available on Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices, including Android Android TV devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; and VIZIO SmartCast TVs, Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, and LG Smart TVs.