How to watch The Bad Batch: stream new Star Wars animated series online now

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Strap in for an action-packed romp through the galaxy with Clone Force 99, as Hunter and his motley crew of genetically-enhanced clone troopers break free from the shackles of Admiral Tarkin and learn their place in the new order in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Read on as we explain below how you can now watch The Bad Batch online with Disney Plus.

Each member of the experimental squad - an experiment that didn't foster anywhere near enough obedience for Tarkin's liking - has their own unique and extraordinary ability.

How to watch The Bad Batch online

Premiere date: Tuesday, May 4

New episodes: every Friday at 12am midnight PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm AEST

Cast: Dee Bradley Baker, Ming-Na Wen, Stephen Stanton, Andrew Kishino

Director: Brad Rau

Stream Bad Batch on Disney Plus from just $7.99 / £7.99 / AU$11.99 a month

Hunter is an expert tracker, Tech is the brains, Wrecker is the chaos-addicted brawn, Crosshair the toothpick-chewing sniper, and former ARC trooper Echo, who became Clone Force 99's fifth member after being rescued by the squad, is the perfect half-droid, half-clone partner for Tech.

Declared enemies of the state after the execution of Order 66, yet another order that Clone Force 99 appears to have defied, Hunter and his crew embark on their biggest mission yet - one of survival and self-discovery.  

Joined by the mysterious Omega, they'll meet some beloved character along the way, including Fennec Shand and Saw Gerrera. Here's how to watch The Bad Batch online with Disney Plus.

How to watch The Bad Batch from anywhere


Since its launch in November 2019, Disney Plus has rolled out over great swathes of the world. It’s available in the United States, the UK, much of mainland Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, the Nordics, Japan and Indonesia, and very recently was introduced in Latin America and Singapore. And the Mouse House will continue its international expansion throughout 2021.

New customers just need to head to the Disney Plus website to subscribe, where they’ll be able to enjoy The Bad Batch from Tuesday, May 4 - that's Star Wars Day!

After the premiere, new episodes will arrive weekly every Friday from May 7, landing on Disney Plus at 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST. It's all on Disney Plus and just for $7.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 a month.

If you take out an annual subscription, you’ll save 15% (that’s two months a year for FREE). But US-based customers who love a bargain can get even better value with the combined ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus bundle for the low price of $13.99 – that’s three streaming services for the price of Netflix’s Standard plan. More than enough entertainment to keep the entire household happy – live sports, cartoons, exclusive Disney Plus originals, and a plethora of movies and TV shows.

What else should I know about Disney+?

In addition to being the exclusive streaming home of The Bad Batch, the service provides access to Disney’s huge back catalog: tonnes of iconic animated movies like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Cinderella. It’s also home to Pixar’s award-winning animations (Toy Story I-IV, Inside Out, Soul) – mind-opening National Geographic documentaries, and every broadcast season of The Simpsons. Then there’s Marvel and the ever-expanding MCU, which includes Black Panther and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, plus the entire Star Wars saga, from 1977 up to original series The Mandalorian.

It’s also the exclusive home of Pixar’s extraordinary Soul, and offers Disney Plus Premier Access to subscribers: allowing them to purchase highly-anticipated new films like Raya and the Last Dragon and Cruella before anyone else – for a one-off fee.

The streaming service has apps for iOS and Android (of course), and is available to watch online via the likes of Amazon Fire TV Stick, PS4, Xbox One and Roku streaming devices.

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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.