Is ‘Hocus Pocus’ on Netflix?

Hocus Pocus – Copyright Disney

It’s Halloween, meaning you’re probably looking for whether or not Hocus Pocus, a Halloween staple, is streaming on Netflix. Here’s your 2018 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 rumours of remakes and sequels. Just this year, Disney released a book titled “Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequeland we’re expecting a movie to follow in upcoming years. We’re expecting Disney to announce something regarding this project in 2019 when it’s likely to release exclusively on the upcoming Disney streaming service.

Is Hocus Pocus on Netflix US this year?

Sadly, Netflix doesn’t have Hocus Pocus in the US, at least on the streaming service. Instead, Disney has opted to put the movie exclusively on the Freeform streaming service that’s only available to those with a TV cable subscription.

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, is carrying the movie in 2018.

Availability in Other Regions

Both Netflix Australia and Netflix Canada do not have Hocus Pocus available on streaming. Sadly, neither region have alternative streaming options for 2018. 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.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.