How to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi online: stream the Star Wars spin-off today

Post-Sith, Pre-Hope, pure Obi-Wan drama!

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
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The hotly anticipated Star Wars spin-off series Obi-Wan Kenobi has finally arrived and is available to stream now on Disney Plus. Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen have reprised their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and his former apprentice Anakin Skywalker (aka Darth Vader) as the Galactic Empire ascends and Kenobi goes into hiding from its relentless henchmen. There are two episodes to stream now on Disney Plus. Here's how to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi online on TV wherever you are.

Watch Obi-Wan Kenobi online

Release date: Friday, May 27 at 12am PT / 3am ET

New episodes: every subsequent Wednesday

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In the US? get the Disney Plus bundle for $13.99 a month (opens in new tab)

Season ends: Wednesday, June 22

Helmed by director Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian), Obi-Wan Kenobi presents a self-contained story set 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, bridging the gap between the Star Wars prequel trilogy and George Lucas’s inaugural A New Hope.

The six-part limited series finds Obi-Wan a broken man, living in exile on Tatooine as he keeps a distant watch over a certain Skywalker. Yet Jedi continue to be targeted as traitors of the Empire, and Obi-Wan has to dodge bounty hunters and a sinister group called the Inquisitorius.

The latter are the show’s central villains. They’re played by Moses Ingram, Sung Kang, and – baddest bad of them all – Rupert Friend, whose Grand Inquisitor character wields a wicked spinning double-bladed lightsaber. Sound familiar?

Promising another electric showdown between two of cinema’s greatest adversaries, this series should thrill Star Wars junkies and newcomers alike. Read on below for the details on how to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi online and exclusively on Disney Plus including the best streaming deals available globally.

Obi-Wan Kenobi release date, times and episode guide

Rupert Friend's Grand Inquisitor interrogates someone in Obi-Wan Kenobi's TV show

(Image credit: Lucasfilm)
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You can watch Obi-Wan Kenobi online on Disney Plus globally from Friday May 27. The first two episodes dropped simultaneously at 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm AEST.

New Obi-Wan Kenobi episodes arrive on consecutive Wednesdays at the same time. The final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi season 1 airs on Wednesday June 22.

Full Obi-Wan Kenobi release dates and episode schedule:

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 1: Friday, May 27
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 2: Friday, May 27
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 3: Wednesday, June 1
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 4: Wednesday, June 8
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 5: Wednesday, June 15
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6: Wednesday, June 22

How to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi online

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Exclusive to Disney Plus (opens in new tab), the first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi land on Friday, May 27 where they’ll be available to watch from 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm AEST. Subsequent instalments are then added every Wednesday, right up until the finale on June 22.

As Disney Plus has now rolled out in North America, Europe and parts of Asia and Latin America, watching Obi-Wan Kenobi 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 (opens in new tab) and sign up for the service to watch.

In addition to being the exclusive home Obi-Wan Kenobi 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 Ms. Marvel on June 8, all for just $7.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 a month (opens in new tab).

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Watch Obi-Wan Kenobi with the Disney Bundle

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The best Disney Plus deal in the US is to watch Obi-Wan Kenobi with the Disney Bundle (opens in new tab). The Disney Bundle gives you three streaming services at a discount rate. It's Disney Plus, ESPN+ and Hulu all for $13.99 per month.

A subscription to Disney Plus on its own is $7.99 per month. Try adding all the movies, TV shows, live sports and Hulu Originals for a few dollars more. There are no long contracts. You can cancel at any time.

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 (opens in new tab).

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 (opens in new tab).

What else should I know about Disney+?

Obi-Wan Kenobi is the latest in a string of recent blockbuster releases exclusive to the platform, including Chip N Dale: Rescue Rangers and The Book of Boba Fett. And there's plenty more where those came from, including Ms. MarvelShe-Hulk, 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 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 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.