Netflix will stream the new ‘Star Wars’ in 2016, but only in Canada
If you’re determined to save money by watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens at home through a streaming service… well, you’d better live in the True North Strong and Free. Netflix tells Variety that the timing of its Disney deals will only let it stream the new Star Wars flick in Canada, starting some time in August. You see, the service’s Canadian Disney agreement covers movies released in 2015 onward, which includes The Force Awakens — in the US, you’re stuck with movies debuting in 2016 or later. We certainly wouldn’t expect UK availability when even Disney’s own streaming service won’t have Star Wars movies, let alone a rival.