Netflix has managed to secure Harry Potter in multiple regions throughout the course of 2018 and into 2019 but where exactly are Harry Potter movies streaming on Netflix and will the movies be coming to Netflix in either the United States or the United Kingdom? Here’s your guide to Harry Potter on Netflix.
Before we begin, here’s some context on what exactly Harry Potter is and who distributes it as this will be important later on.
Harry Potter is the Warner Brothers produced and distributed the set of movies based on the books by J.K. Rowling. The movie franchise spans eight movies and released between 2001 and 2011.
Where is Harry Potter streaming on Netflix?
Here’s a breakdown of every Netflix region currently streaming any and all of the Harry Potter movies.
|Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone||Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Belgium|
|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Belgium|
|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Belgium|
|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Belgium|
|Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix||Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Belgium|
|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Belgium|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1||Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Belgium|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2||Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Belgium|
With thanks to Unogs for additional region data.
Rumors were flying everywhere in 2018 about Harry Potter joining Netflix but unfortunately, it was on a region-by-region basis but some news outlets managed to confuse the various announcements.
In November 2018, Netflix in France and Belgium were recipients to the eight Harry Potter movies.
In January 2019, Netflix in Australia and New Zealand were recipient to all eight movies too.
Calling all witches and wizards, on January 15th it's time to go back to Hogwarts pic.twitter.com/7seUpggEkR
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) December 18, 2018
Why the Harry Potter movies won’t likely come to Netflix in the United States
Despite Netflix in the multiple regions above now streaming Harry Potter, the United States won’t be so lucky.
As you may have heard, Warner Brothers are preparing for their own big streaming service due for release in either late 2019 or 2020.
What we believe Warner Brothers will do is have all the Harry Potter movies streaming on there at launch to bolster its already impressive lineup. There have even been rumors of a possible spin-off series that could come to the service too.
In the meantime, SYFY is your best as they recently took up the Harry Potter movie licenses and in November 2018 put the movies up on its website.
That means Netflix US won’t be getting Harry Potter anytime soon. The Netflix DVD service is still in operation in the US, however where you’ll find all the movies available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Harry Potter Movies on Netflix in the UK
The United Kingdom has never streamed Harry Potter either but unlike the US, it isn’t likely going to get the Warner Brothers streaming service, at least in the near future.
Instead, Warner Brothers quite often hands the streaming license over to Sky who operates its NowTV platform but at the time of publishing, the movie set isn’t available anywhere on streaming.
ITV regularly runs re-runs of the movies on terrestrial TV in the UK too.
The prequel movies set in the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts are also scattered around Netflix but we’ve made a separate guide just for that.
There you have it, the complete 2019 guide to streaming Harry Potter on Netflix.