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Where to watch Home Alone: stream online from anywhere this Christmas

KEVIN! Christmas isn't quite right without your Home Alone fix

Home Alone stream
(Image: © Twentieth Century Fox)

Ding dong merrily on high, it's time to dust off your Christmas jumper, gets some logs in the fire and put your feet up with a stream of Macaulay Culkin and the gang in Home Alone. 

Home Alone - fact file

Year: 1990
Run time: 103 mins
Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Heard
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 63%

Long before Chris Columbus directed that small hit you may have heard of – Harry Potter – he absolutely nailed THE Christmas film in the form of Home Alone. From hilarious traps hurting bad guys, like a real life cartoon, to one classic Christmas song after another on the soundtrack, this is a timeless winner.

As with only the best Christmas films, every broadcaster is no doubt fighting to show it. So while you might be able to catch a viewing, likely with adverts, at some point over the Christmas period, we've got a way to watch it whenever you want and interruption free. 

Since this guide also makes sure the feed is streamed over the internet, you should be able to watch Home Alone anywhere you want too. Here's how, ya filthy animal...

Can I watch Home Alone on Netflix?

No luck this Christmas season funny festive film fans. It's a no-no-no from the Netflix geo-locations we checked, we're afraid. And that goes for the superb sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Can I watch Home Alone on Amazon Prime Video?

While this might not be in your Prime listing, it is on Starz in the US which is an Amazon Prime channel requiring a further subscription. That does come with a 7-day free trial, so may be worth a look if you already have Prime and want to get your fix of Kevin and family.

Where to stream Home Alone in the US

This year Home Alone will be available for free as part of a subscription to Starz on Amazon Prime Video. Since this is a Prime channel, as we said above, you should be able get access to it with your additional subscription (or free trial). Failing that, or if you want it right now these are some quick and easy options:

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

Where to stream Home Alone in the UK

Home Alone doesn't appear to be doing the rounds on Sky Cinema this year (unlike Home Alone 2), which means you'll need to shell out to get access (or make sure you're watching Film4 at 2.50pm on Boxing Day). Fret not, here are some of the best options out there right now:

  • 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
  • Sky Store - £3.49

Where to stream Home Alone in Canada

Canada is offering Home Alone 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:

  • Cineplex - $3.99
  • PlayStation - $3.99
  • YouTube - $4.99
  • Apple TV - $4.99
  • Google Play - $4.99

Where to stream Home Alone in Australia

No Netflix this year Australians, sorry. That means you'll need to pay for a rental to enjoy the movie but don't fret, there are plenty of options.

These are the places that will rent it to you:

  • Apple TV - $4.99
  • PlayStation - $3.99
  • YouTube - $4.99
  • Google Play - $4.99
  • Microsoft - $3.99

How to stream Home Alone from anywhere in the world

So Home Alone is looking annoying enough to stream in some of the biggest English speaking countries in the world. We dread to think how difficult it is elsewhere, and we're guessing that some countries won't have it at all.

If you fall into that category, then there is a little workaround you can try using a VPN. A VPN lets you virtually relocate your IP address to one in another country and therefore watch a Home Alone stream as if you were in that country (although you'll likely need a localised debit card for most services).

ExpressVPN is the VPN that we think is the best of the lot thanks to its speed, security measures and straightforward interface. We also like that it's compatible with streaming devices such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation.

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