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How to watch Onward: stream the new Pixar movie online right now

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Whether you're a fan of all Pixar movies or are looking for something to entertain the kids under lockdown, you can already stream the latest release from the iconic animation studio - here's how to watch Onward online wherever you are right now.

Onward cheat sheet

Released: 2020

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 now landed on the excellent value Disney Plus in the US, Canada, and Australia. But those wanting to watch Onward online have a number of options - allow us to explain how to stream the hit movie in full today.


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.

Disney Plus 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.

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!

Or, save a fat stack by getting Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN+ together in a bundle that costs just $12.99 a month

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.

Microsoft Store and iTunes will also both let you stream Onward for CA$24.99.

How to watch Onward online: full UK streaming options

Those in the UK currently wanting to watch Onward will have to rent or buy it - or be patient and hope it comes to Disney Plus sooner rather than later.

Most people will be familiar with Amazon Prime, and you can now buy or rent Onward through Prime Video - it's £4.49 for a limited time rental, or £19.99 to keep forever.

How to watch Onward in Australia

The good news is that Australia has its own version of the excellent Disney+ streaming service - and Onward is now available to watch for subscribers.

It's the one and only place you can watch Onward online in Australia, so that's pretty much that!

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.