April 3 saw the latest addition to the simply superb Pixar canon land on Disney Plus (in the US, at least) - you can now watch Onward online..
Onward cheat sheet
Director: Dan Scanlon
Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer
Run time: 103 mins
Rating (US/UK): PG / U
Featuring voice-overs from Hollywood stars like Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Onward is the fantastical tale of two teenage elves, brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot.
The duo come from a modern suburban world where technology has overtaken magic, but desperate to spend one last day with their father - who died before they could remember him - they adventure to find one last bit of magic and make their dream a reality.
As a Pixar film, it's been confirmed that it's coming to the excellent Disney+ streaming service on Friday, April 3 in the US. But right now, those who just can't wait to watch Onward have a number of options - allow us to explain how to stream the hit movie in full online today.
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How to watch Onward: online streaming options in the US
If you're already a Disney Plus subscriber, then there's good news - Onward is available to watch on the platform now.
If you don't already have it, Disney Plus actually represents fantastic value. For $6.99 per month (or $69.99 for the year) you get access to Disney movie classics, Pixar greatness (including all four Toy Story films), The Simpsons, Star Wars, Marvel movies...the list goes on!
But even better news is that you can get a 7-day FREE TRIAL to Disney Plus, meaning you can enjoy Onward and all the rest without paying anything.
Streaming Onward in the US without Disney Plus is just as simple, as it's available to rent and buy on a large number of popular services. Most people will no doubt be familiar with Amazon Prime Video, where it can be 'bought' for $19.99 in UHD. Sound a bit steep? You can also rent it on iTunes for $4.99.
How to watch Onward online in Canada
As south of the border, so above, too. Canadian fans of Pixar movies can also now watch Onward online by getting a Disney+ subscription or free trial.
- Adults can also find out how to watch Contagion online
How to watch Onward online: full UK streaming options
Those in the UK currently wanting to watch Onward unfortunately can't do so right away - even if you're willing to pay a full rental fee. Therefore, the only option right now is to wait/hope for its official release on Disney Plus.
It's available for just £5.99 a month and there's a FREE 7-day trial on offer so you can check it out for yourself. We're hoping that Onward releases on Disney+ UK in pretty short order now that it has in the US, but there's been no confirmation on this. If that's the case, it's a shame, but there's loads of other great content on Disney+ to enjoy including plenty more Pixar movies as well as The Mandalorian, every Simpsons episode, and a whole host of Marvel movies.
- Grown-ups can also check out how to watch The Invisible Man
How to watch Onward in Australia
The good news is that Australia has its own version of the excellent Disney+ streaming service - the slightly bad news is that those Down Under are being made to wait until April 24 before Onward is made available. So our advice if you're desperate to watch is to wait until then and then claim the free trial to watch Onward online absolutely free!