Netflix Star Wars Release: What Fans Need to Know

The Netflix Star Wars release could happen a lot sooner than many of us expected if Netflix executives have their way and can put the new Disney partnership to good use.

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A new Netflix Star Wars release date rumor appeared in October 2015 when Netflix talked about the possibility of delivering Star Wars Netflix options to users in 2016 as part of a Disney partnership.

This news comes after a September 2015 leak suggested that you would soon be able to watch the first six Star Wars movies on Netflix. Here’s what you need to know about Netflix Star Wars releases and when you can get your friends to finally watch the three Star Wars movies that matter on Netflix.

Can I stream Star Wars on Netflix? Not yet, but the Star Wars Netflix release may be close. Stefano Buttafoco / Shutterstock.com

Can I stream Star Wars on Netflix? Not yet, but the Star Wars Netflix release may be close. Stefano Buttafoco / Shutterstock.com

Deadline reports that Netflix is not planning to stream Sports, but is open to streaming the news and the company is negotiating for a Netflix Star Wars release.

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Ted Sarandos told the publication that, It’s up to Disney. … It’s an ongoing discussion.” In this case Sarandos is talking about the possibility of bringing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Netflix in 2016.

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[contextly_sidebar id=”3iHx4g8gv0dFXxTrK2HxdN1sa1UJhcM3″]Disney currently has a deal with Starz that expires at the end of the year. Netflix and Disney signed a deal years ago that gives Netflix the rights to stream new Disney films release in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

As for watching the original six Star Wars movies on Netflix a rumor from September on Exstreamist pointed to holding pages for streaming Star Wars on Netflix. You can still see a┬álanding page for Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. A Netflix representative told the publication that there are, “no current official plans to bring Star Wars to Netflix.” on September 16th.

With the renewed hype for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Disney deal we may be close to a Netflix Star Wars release, but for now you’ll have to settle for buying the movies digitally or purchasing them on disc.