How to watch I Am Groot online: stream the new Marvel series on Disney Plus

Groot in Marvel spin-off I Am Groot
(Image credit: Disney Plus)

The galaxy’s most adorable alien infant just got his own show! I Am Groot will chart the amusing misadventures of Marvel’s pint-sized superhero as he encounters all kinds of strange extra-terrestrial beings. Below we explain how you can watch I Am Groot online now and at only $13.99 with the Disney Plus bundle.

How to watch I Am Groot online

Release date: Wednesday, August 10

Watch now: stream every episode of I Am Groot on Disney Plus from just $7.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 a month

In the US? get the Disney Plus bundle for $13.99 a month

I Am Groot is made up of five, three-minute-long episodes, directed by Kirstin Lepore and co-written with Ryan Little. Vin Diesel is back as the voice of the tiny tree, while MCU fans can also look forward to cameos from genetically modified racoon Rocky (Bradley Cooper) and Guardians’ director James Gunn as...err...a wrist watch!

These short segments will depict the growth of Groot as he takes his first steps out of the plant pot. He’ll encounter a civilization of teensy blue creatures, have a dance off with a shape-shifting alien, inadvertently nurture an all-over growth of fresh foliage, and explore his artistic side when he paints the a family portrait of the Guardians – with messy consequences.

Expect to be delighted, amused, and brought to tears by the single phrase, “I am Groot.” And, if you enjoy these, you can look forward to five more episodes in the near future. Read on below for our guide about how to watch I Am Groot online, with the $13.99 Disney Plus bundle currently providing the best value.

How to watch I Am Groot online

Wednesday, August 10 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm AEST

All five episodes of the new Disney Plus original I Am Groot lands on the platform on Wednesday, August 10 from 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm AEST, with another five planned for an unspecified future date.

As Disney Plus has now rolled out in North America, Europe and parts of Asia and Latin America, watching I Am Groot is easier than ever. If you’re located in a country where Disney Plus is available, you just need to head to the Disney Plus website and sign up for the service to watch.

In addition to being the exclusive home of I Am Groot and Disney’s huge back catalog, Disney Plus also gives you access to the entire Star Wars canon, plus all things Fox, Pixar, and National Geographic.

A Disney Plus subscription also unlocks everything Marvel, including Moon Knight and She-Hulk on August 18, all for just $7.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 a month.

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Watch I Am Groot with the Disney Bundle

Watch I Am Groot with the Disney Bundle

Watch I Am Groot with the Disney Bundle
$7.99 gets you Disney Plus, but for even more movies and TV shows, plus live sports and unmissable Originals, sign up for the $13.99 per month Disney Bundle instead. That gives you access to all three services – ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu – under one cut-price subscription.

How to save money on Disney+

While there's no longer a Disney Plus free trial to speak of, the Disney Plus price offers great value and is already cheaper than competing streaming services like Netflix. Yet you can get more bang for your buck when you sign up for an annual subscription and get 15% off the monthly price. Yes, you have to splash a wad of cash initially, but with so much content to get stuck into, we very much doubt you'll run out of things to watch before your year is up. You're looking at $79.99/£79.90/AU$119.99 for a 12-month membership.

If your interests are farther reaching (and you're in the US), then we'd seriously recommend the fantastic value Disney Plus bundle package. It adds Hulu and ESPN Plus to your subscription price, with the Hulu element opening up a world of more adult-focused content, including Hulu Originals like Candy, Conversations with Friends, and Nine Perfect Strangers. Meanwhile, ESPN Plus brings tonnes of exclusive live sport, highlights and documentaries. The combined bundle costs just $13.99 per month.

What else should I know about Disney+?

I Am Groot is the latest in a string of highly-anticipated releases exclusive to Disney Plus, including Ms Marvel, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. And there's plenty more where those came from, including She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, Andor, and The Mandalorian season 3, which are all set to arrive in the coming weeks and months.

You'll also find National Geographic documentaries, Disney and Pixar classics, the entire Star Wars saga and every season of The Simpsons.

Star on Disney Plus, meanwhile, has seen the amount of content available through Disney Plus more than double, with a particular eye to more grown-up shows. Some of the best Star on Disney Plus shows include Pam and Tommy, Snowfall, Only Murders in the Building, and Dopesick. And parents won’t have to worry about their kids accidentally seeing inappropriate content, as Star includes a slew of parental control features to ensure the service stays as family-friendly as ever.

Star on Disney Plus is available in the UK, most of Europe, and other select markets like Australia and New Zealand - but not in the US, where the media giant's Hulu service already has very similar ground covered.

So, what devices can you watch Disney Plus on? The streaming service has apps for iOS and Android (of course) and is available to watch online via the likes of Amazon Fire TV Stick, PS4, Xbox One and Roku streaming devices.

Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.