How to watch Sound of Metal online: stream award-winning movie from anywhere

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Led by an award-winning Riz Ahmed performance, Sound of Metal follows drummer Ruben - a recovering addict and one half of the metal duo Blackgammon - as he struggles to come to terms with sudden and severe hearing loss that turns his life upside down. Read on as we explain how to watch Sound of Metal online and stream the Amazon Original wherever you are in the world right now.

How to watch Sound of Metal online

Release date: November 20, 2020

Director: Darius Marder

Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff

Run time: 2 hours

Rating: R

Stream now: watch FREE with a 30-day Amazon Prime trial (US, UK, AU)

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

Against the advice of his doctor and at the risk of losing his hearing altogether, Ruben is determined to carry on performing, but it quickly becomes clear that his hearing loss has had a devastating impact on his drumming.  Devastated, afraid of losing everything, and unable to afford cochlear implant surgery, Ruben grapples with his new reality. 

Sound of Metal has been lavished with praise for bringing attention to the experiences of people with hearing impairments, which it does through a compelling storyline and an assaulting sound design.

Read on as we explain how to watch Sound of Metal online and stream the award-winning film from anywhere today - it doesn't even cost anything in some places, thanks to Amazon's famous free 30-day Prime Video trial.

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In the US (and most other countries), you can watch Sound of Metal online on Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon's streaming service comes standard with any and all Amazon Prime memberships. You can famously get a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial before signing on in full, to see if its combination of top-notch entertainment, exclusive deals, and premium delivery is right for you.

If you decide you like it and want to keep it, Prime costs:

Subscribers can access the service in web browsers, on smart TVs, iOS and Android smartphones/tablets, games consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X, streaming boxes and dongles like those made by Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV devices, Apple TV, as well as a number of compatible Blu-ray players. 

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How to watch Sound of Metal online in Canada today


You can rent Sound of Metal for from an array of platforms, including Google Play, Apple iTunes, YouTube and Cineplex, with prices starting at CA$4.99. You can also purchase the film from each of the services listed above, from CA$9.99.

It's also available on streaming platform Hoopla.

Anyone in Canada from a country where Sound of Metal is streaming can follow the VPN route as described above to access their usual streaming service and all their favorite films.

How to watch Sound of Metal from outside your country

Unfortunately, if you’re out of your country of residence for whatever reason, then geo-blocks may 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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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.