How to watch Groundhog Day online and stream the classic Bill Murray movie from anywhere

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Starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, Groundhog Day is the 1993 time-loop classic and it's widely available on global streaming services. Whether you're celebrating the curious US tradition, or simply want to experience the classic, we've detailed below how to watch Groundhog Day online with the option to even stream it for free.

How to watch Groundhog Day online

Release date: 1993

Director: Harold Ramis

Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

Run time: 1hr 41mins

Rating: PG (US)

Free stream: watch Groundhog Day for FREE on CTV (CA)

International streams: AMC+ / Sling (US) | Sky (UK) | Paramount+ (Au)

Watch anywhere: try a 100% risk-free VPN trial

The film follows cranky big city weatherman...wait for it, Phil (Murray), who arrives in Punxsutawney keen to complete a quickfire story on February 2's groundhog-related festivities - and hopes not to draw the short straw again next year, as he initially despises the town and disregards its inhabitants.

Instead, he finds himself stuck in a time-loop constantly waking up to February 2 again and again. As the story progresses, he's increasingly drawn to his good-natured production assistant Rita (MacDowell), and rather than making crude passes at her as before, slowly starts falling in love.

That's all we'll say for now, as this is a movie that literally repeats itself, so whether you're in Gobbler's Knob or anywhere else on the planet, here's how to watch Groundhog Day online and take a trip to Punxsutawney!

How to watch Groundhog Day online for free

CTV website

Want to watch Groundhog Day online for free and relive the absurd magic of this Bill Murray classic? In Canada, you can stream the movie 100% for free on the CTV website.

No need to sign in or register, simply visit the CTV website, click play, and relive Groundhog day again, and again, and again...

How to watch Groundhog Day from outside your country

Unfortunately, if you’re out of your country of residence for whatever reason, then geo-blocks will prevent you from connecting to your streaming services and content back home.

Luckily, there’s a simple fix. Downloading a VPN will let you to change your IP address to that of any country in the world: meaning you can access your preferred VOD platform online from anywhere – just like you would in your own living room.

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How to watch Groundhog Day online in the US

AMC Plus

Groundhog Day (1993) is widely available to watch in the US on-demand through a number of streaming services. It's also included in one or two subscription streaming services.

You can watch Groundhog Day through AMC Plus, which offers a 7-day FREE trial. After that, a subscription starts at $6.99 (plus tax) per month.

It's also included for on-demand access with a subscription to Sling TV. Prices start at $40 per month with Sling and there's a halfprice offer for your first month.

Canadian down south? Don't forget that you can use a VPN to access your usual free stream of Groundhog Day from CTV.

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How to watch Groundhog Day in the UK

Sky TV

Folks in the UK can currently watch Groundhog Day if they are a Sky TV customer, available to stream at anytime through Sky Go.

If you aren't currently a Sky customer,  you can check out the latest Sky TV deals and packages.

Alternatively, for something more flexible, you can watch it through NOW and pay £9.99 a month.

For those who just want to watch it as a one-off, you can also rent it through Amazon Prime Video for £3.49.

Brits abroad may not be able to stream the same content they would at home due to geo-blocking - unless they download and install a VPN. As detailed above, it’s super-easy to do and means you can watch your preferred films from anywhere.

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How to watch Groundhog Day in Australia 

Paramount Plus

Down Under, Groundhog Day comes as part and parcel of Paramount Plus.

A subscription to the streaming service costs AU$8.99 per month after a 7-day FREE trial.

As detailed above, if you’re abroad you’ll struggle to connect to any of the streaming services you usually use. The solution? Try using a VPN as per our guide above.

James Laird

James is a technology journalist with nearly 10 years experience and currently Sports and TV Streaming Editor at Future, where he works across TechRadar, T3 and Tom's Guide. He is here to help you find the best ways to watch sports, TV shows and movies online. Previously, he was News and Features Editor at Trusted Reviews, Editor of Lifehacker UK, and Senior Staff Writer at ITProPortal.