Why did all Harry Potter movies leave Max? (And where to watch them today)

The fantasy films are on the move again.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Uk Film Premiere - London
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Uk Film Premiere - London / John Phillips/GettyImages

A new month means the Harry Potter movies are on the move again. If you've been keeping track of the installments and where to watch them, then you've probably noticed that the fantastical films have left Max in March 2024. Though it isn't the first time this happens.

Starting on March 1, 2024, all the Harry Potter movies left Max. This is because the platform and NBCUniversal's Peacock share streaming rights to the films. Even though the production company of Harry Potter is Warner Bros. Pictures, which means they should exclusively be available on Max, the company leased TV and some streaming rights of the Daniel Radcliffe-led movies to NBCUniversal, per The Vulture. And what does NBC own? Peacock. This happened before Max was launched and the news outlet shares the deal is effective until 2025.

Stream the Harry Potter movies on Peacock now

So as you may have guessed, the Harry Potter movies are currently streaming on Peacock. There isn't always a specific amount of time of when the productions stay on one streamer or the other. They constantly jump around. Sometimes the films are on Max for a month, then move to Peacock, and then back to Max the following month.

Other times the installment are on one platform a little longer before moving back to the other. The best thing to do is to just check in on both platforms every month to see where the productions are streaming. We listed them all below:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

If you'd really like to watch the Harry Potter movies now, Peacock's prices run for $5.99/month (Premium, with ads) or $11.99/month (Premium Plus, no ads).

How to sign up for Peacock

  • Visit the Peacock sign up page
  • Choose Premium or Premium Plus
  • Create an account by entering a username and a password
  • Enter your chosen payment method
  • Login to start watching 
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It's a little bit annoying to deal with, especially if you're a big Harry Potter fan and don't want to be paying for two streaming services. Trust me, I get it. But for the time being this is the hand we've been dealt ,and we just have to roll with it. It's not a common occurrence in the streaming world, but there's exceptions to everything.

In terms of the rest of the franchise, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts as well as all three of the Fantastic Beasts movies (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Crimes of Grindelwald, and The Secrets of Dumbledore) are all streaming on Max. The new television series that's in the works is currently expected to come out sometime in 2026 on Max.

Stay tuned to Hidden Remote as we keep you updated on the streaming home of the Harry Potter movies! Stream them all now on Peacock.

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