How to watch Top Gun: Maverick online: stream the Tom Cruise blockbuster from anywhere

Watch Top Gun: Maverick
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For the inimitably cool aviators, breathtaking flying sequences, immaculate uniforms, golden sunsets, chest-beating patriotism, unforgettable soundtrack and the most homoerotic volleyball scene in cinematic history, many thought that the original Top Gun motion picture couldn't be beaten but Maverick proved us wrong. The biggest film not only of 2022 but of Tom Cruise's entire career, here's how to watch Top Gun: Maverick online from anywhere – don't forget to use your 7-day free trial of Paramount Plus.

Watch Top Gun: Maverick online

Premiere: Thursday, December 22 (US, UK, CA, AU)

Cast: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm

Director: Joseph Kosinski

FREE stream: Paramount Plus trial

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Three decades (!) after graduating from Top Gun, Maverick is going nowhere fast. The US Navy has no use for loose cannons, not even singularly gifted ones, but Maverick's old buddy Iceman, now an admiral, has one last job opportunity that may pique his interest.

Pete Mitchell is going back to school. A school seemingly filled with Maverick-sized egos that require breaking for a perilous US Navy mission. This elite group of next-generation Top Gun graduates includes Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw, the son of Maverick's late former wingman Goose, who paid for his partner's machismo with his life. Whereas Maverick hasn't forgotten, Rooster hasn't forgiven, but for better or for worse, the fates of the warring pilots is intertwined.

Created hand in hand with the US Department of Defense and the US Navy, it's all killer and no filler, a classic Cruise action flick. Follow our guide below for how to watch Top Gun: Maverick online wherever you are.


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How to watch Top Gun: Maverick FREE in the US without cable

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Top Gun: Maverick will be available to stream on <a href="https://paramountplus.qflm.net/c/221109/175360/3065?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.paramountplus.com%2F" data-link-merchant="paramountplus.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Paramount Plus at 12am PT / 3am ET on Thursday, December 22 in the US.

If you haven't got Paramount Plus, the great news is that new users can watch Top Gun: Maverick for FREE! A subscription to Paramount Plus costs just $4.99 a month after a <a href="https://paramountplus.qflm.net/c/221109/175360/3065?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.paramountplus.com%2F" data-link-merchant="paramountplus.com"" data-link-merchant="paramountplus.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">7-day FREE trial

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How to watch Top Gun: Maverick from outside your country

Abroad for business or leisure but want to stream Top Gun: Maverick online? You might not be able to, due to annoying regional restrictions, if you happen to be in a country where Paramount Plus hasn't yet launched.

Luckily, there’s an easy solution. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch Top Gun: Maverick on Paramount Plus no matter where you are. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.

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2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - so that's Paramount Plus for the US.

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How to watch Top Gun: Maverick for FREE in Canada

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How to watch Top Gun: Maverick in the UK

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How to watch Top Gun: Maverick online in Australia

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You can also watch it through your favourite web browser at ParamountPlus.com.

You can watch on up to three devices simultaneously and create up to six separate profiles for family members. Those with a Premium subscription can download up to 25 shows or movies and watch them offline (in 4K where available) on a mobile device.

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.