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Where to watch Die Hard: stream online from anywhere this Christmas

Get John McClane on your TV this Christmas

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(Image: © 20th Century Fox)

Christmas is coming, which can mean only one thing. No, not a big red suited fellow - John McClane in a filthy vest swinging from the rooftop of Nakatomi Plaza. What could be more Christmassy? Here's how to watch the action classic this Christmas with a Die Hard stream. 

Die Hard - fact file

Year: 1988
Run time: 114 mins
Director: John McTiernan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93%

Die Hard has been a topic of debate for years as to whether it's a Christmas film or not. The fact it's on every Christmas, features a dead guy in a jumper that says Ho-Ho-Ho as a taunt, has the Run DMC Christmas In Hollis song and is set at Christmas time all point to yes – yes this is a Chrimbo classic.

Glad we have that cleared up. The next issue is how to watch it. Every year this film is at a premium so you might catch it on terrestrial TV if you're lucky. But you want to stream it at your leisure, right?

So where can you stream Die Hard? Below we've rounded up the streaming services that are showing the film in the US, UK, Canada and Australia for you to watch. Nobody showing the film where you are? Well we've got a trick to help you there, too.

Can I watch Die Hard on Netflix?

No luck this Christmas season action movie fans. It's a No-No-No from the Netflix geo-locations we checked, we're afraid. Shame, because we're sure we've seen it during the rest of the year...

Can I watch Die Hard on Amazon Prime Video?

Yes it is, but unfortunately this is one of those situations where your Amazon Prime Video subscription won't cover the costs. If you don't mind the one-off payment you can rent this video for $3.99.

Where to stream Die Hard in the US

Unlike last year, you've now got a couple of streaming platform options with a subscription including DIRECTV, fuboTV, SlingTV and Crackle. Of course if you don't want to go through the hassle of a subscription, then you can always choose one of the following services below and rent it with a one-off payment. 

  • PlayStation - $2.99
  • Amazon - $3.99
  • YouTube - $3.99
  • Apple TV - $3.99
  • Google Play - $3.99
  • Vudu - $3.99

Where to stream Die Hard in the UK

Sky and Now TV have both gotten into the Christmas spirit by making the film available there - Yippee-Ki-Yay! That means you're in luck if you already subscribe to Sky Cinema, or want all the films you can handle with a Now TV pass:

  • Sky Cinema (subscribers only, or £3.49)
  • Now TV - £11.99 for one month
  • PlayStation - £2.49
  • Microsoft - £2.49
  • Chili Cinema - £3.99
  • Rakuten TV - £3.49
  • Amazon - £3.49
  • YouTube - £3.49
  • Apple TV - £3.49
  • Google Play - £3.49
  • TalkTalk TV - £3.95

Where to stream Die Hard in Canada

Canada is offering Die Hard via a subscription stream this year, in the form of Crave. Or, if you're looking at a one-off payment, pick from these options:

  • Crave - free to subscribers 
  • Cineplex - $3.99
  • PlayStation - $3.99
  • YouTube - $4.99
  • Apple TV - $4.99
  • Google Play - $4.99

Where to stream Die Hard in Australia

No Netflix this year Australians, sorry. However, you can watch it as many times as you'd like if you have a subscription to Foxtel. Otherwise, we present to you these places that will rent it to you:

  • Foxtel - free to subscribers 
  • Apple TV - $4.99
  • PlayStation - $3.99
  • YouTube - $4.99
  • Google Play - $4.99

How to stream Die Hard from anywhere in the world

We're guessing that there should a be a rental or buying option in most places around the globe for this utter classic. But in case there's not, we have a bit of a workaround that may just sort you out.

It involves downloading and installing a VPN. By doing so, you can effectively alter the IP address of your laptop (or mobile or tablet or streaming device, etc) which then means you appear in another country altogether. Specifically, a country that's streaming Die Hard.

We've tested and reviewed more than 100 VPN services and we think that ExpressVPN is the very best . It's compatible with all manner of devices, is consistently lag-free, super secure and an absolute doddle to operate, too.

Where can I watch using a VPN?

A VPN will enable you to watch the film from literally anywhere. So that obviously includes: US, UK, Israel, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Denmark, India, Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Belgium, Romania, Mexico, France, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, Kenya, Hungary, South Africa, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Japan, Egypt and more!

Main image courtesy of 20th Century Fox