It’s Halloween, meaning you’re probably looking for whether or not Hocus Pocus, a Halloween staple, is streaming on Netflix. Here’s your 2019 update on when Hocus Pocus will be on Netflix, where it’s streaming if not, and some details about Hocus Pocus 2.
Hocus Pocus was first released back in 1993 but arguably has only gained its popularity long after the movie was first released at the box office. One explanation for the popularity is because Disney Channel and Freeform regularly air the movie every year, hence it is now a Halloween staple.
Of course, the movie has also gained popularity in recent years thanks to numerous rumors of remakes and sequels. Just this year, Disney released a book titled “Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel” and we’re expecting a movie to follow in upcoming years. A sequel in 2019 is still reportedly in development but still looks a long way off.
Is Hocus Pocus on Netflix US in 2019?
Once again, Netflix doesn’t have Hocus Pocus in the US, at least on the streaming service in 2019.
This will likely be the case going forward. Where years previous they’ve put the movie up on Freeform’s streaming service starting in November, we’re expecting to see Hocus Pocus take up a permanent residency on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.
Netflix’s DVD subscription service is carrying the movie but because of the time of year, there’ll be increased demand meaning we suggest you get the movie in your queue quickly to avoid disappointment.
Hocus Pocus on Netflix in the United Kingdom
Like the US, the UK doesn’t have Hocus Pocus this year. The good news here is that there are two options for you in terms of streaming. Both NowTV and the Disney streaming service, DisneyLife, are still carrying the movie although we’re expecting it to migrate from DisneyLife to Disney+ at some point in 2020 and leave NowTV.
Hocus Pocus Availability in Other Netflix Regions
Both Netflix Australia and Netflix Canada do not have Hocus Pocus available on streaming. Sadly, neither region has alternative streaming options for 2019. That means VoD will be your only option.
However, some regions are streaming Hocus Pocus in 2018. According to Unogs, Brazil, Germany, Italy and Sweden are all streaming the 1993 movie this year.
What are your go-to Halloween movies? Let us know in the comments.