Star Wars is evolving fast, and the franchise is now releasing new films and spin-offs at a rapid rate. As the narratives broaden, a group of new characters are fighting alongside old favourites, helping to save the galaxy from the clutches of evil.
Star Wars Season 1 TV Preview
From The Phantom Menace to The Last Jedi, George Lucas’ Star Wars saga has evolved across eight feature films over 40 years and still manages to capture the imagination of sci-fi fans worldwide. Characters such as Darth Vader, Yoda and Luke Skywalker have become household names and the film has achieved cult like status.
The story is centred around Jedi knights who use the force to battle evil. But The Empire, a totalitarian dictatorship, has turned several Jedis into Siths, who use their special powers for bad instead of good. What ensues is a war that spreads across an entire galaxy, but who will come out on top?
Starring Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Ewan McGregor (Obi Wan), Kenny Baker (R2D2), and Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones) as Han Solo, the Star Wars collection arrives in Australia during November, 2019.
Where to Watch or Stream Star Wars in Australia
Star Wars is a Disney owned franchise available exclusively on the Disney Plus streaming platform. Disney Plus is now home to some of the most recognised TV shows and movies, all sourced from their catalogue and that of their sister companies National Geographic, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars.
To access Disney Plus, all you need is an internet connection. Each Star Wars release is available to watch in High Definition, 4K (Ultra High Definition), HDR (High Dynamic Range). If you have a Disney Plus account, you can access all of their films and TV shows such as Thor and Free Solo on demand, including streaming Star Wars films and series. If you don’t, simply head over to their site to start your free 7 day trial. If you like what’s on offer, you can choose between a rolling $8.99 monthly subscription which you can cancel at any time, or a 12 month plan for $89.99.
To watch Star Wars films from a browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Explorer), simply head to the Disney Plus website and search for Star Wars. All the latest episodes are available instantly. You can connect up to 10 devices with one subscription, and stream on up to four at once, so the whole family can benefit at any given time.
There’s also a Disney Plus app that is free to download from Google Play and the Apple Store. Once you have downloaded the application, simply enter your login details and start streaming. Disney Plus is accessible via a wide range of devices, including PCs/Macs, Smart TVs, smartphones and games consoles.
Star Wars Films and Series Listing
All the latest versions of Star Wars are available now on Disney Plus. There is no Star Wars TV show free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available on Disney Plus. Here are a list of the episodes available
|Film||Live Airing Schedule||Provider|
|The Phantom Menace||Friday 19 Nov 2019||Disney +|
|Attack Of The Clones||Friday 19 Nov 2019||Disney +|
|Revenge Of The Sith||Friday 19 Nov 2019||Disney +|
|A New Hope||Friday 19 Nov 2019||Disney +|
|The Empire Strikes Back||Friday 19 Nov 2019||Disney +|
|Return Of The Jedi||Friday 19 Nov 2019||Disney +|
|The Force Awakens||Friday 19 Nov 2019||Disney +|
|The Last Jedi||Thursday 26 Dec 2019||Disney +|
Star Wars Mobile Device List
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream Star Wars, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
|Amazon Fire TV Stick||Yes||Via native app|
|Apple TV||Yes||HD and 4K models only|
|Roku||Yes||Roku boxes and sticks and TVs|
|Android TV||Yes|| Sony|
|LG Smart TV||Yes||2016 models and newer|
|Samsung Smart TV||Yes||2015 models and newer|
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only|
|Android phones/tablets||Yes||Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and newer|
|iPhone/iPad||Yes||iOS 11 or newer|
|Gaming Consoles||Yes||Xbox One, Playstation 4|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Via app|
Must See TV for fans of Star Wars
As Disney Plus has exclusive rights to all of their own productions, much of the content is only available via their platform. There are many movies and series that are shared with other services, such as Deadpool and the Avengers films, but new and future Disney Content will be premiered exclusively on their streaming platform.
This means that recent productions such as Avengers End Game and The Mandalorian Series will not be available on any other streaming platform or TV channel for the foreseeable future. So with this in mind, here’s a list of similar TV Shows that fans of Star Wars may also enjoy watching.
The Mandalorian (Disney Plus)
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a Mandalorian, a bounty hunter roaming the lawless fringes of the Star Wars universe. He must fight to stay alive in a land where everyone’s head has a price and help thwart the rise of the First Order. This new series is the latest release from the Lucas Films franchise and is set in the period between Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens. The Mandalorian TV series is exclusively available now on Disney Plus.
Marvel Hero Project (Disney Plus)
Marvel superheroes have been all over our screens thanks to the popular movies from the comic book franchise. But what about real life heroes? Marvel Hero Project is a documentary series that looks at some of the most remarkable young children that have brought positive change to their communities in the USA. And, as homage, Marvel creates comic books based on their stories, giving a legacy to their work. The Marvel Hero Project series is exclusively available now on Disney Plus.
Based on the popular DC Comics series of the same name, Watchmen is an HBO exclusive series that takes place in an alternate contemporary reality in the United States, in which superheroes and masked vigilantes were outlawed due to their violent methods, but some of them gather around to start a revolution while others attempt to stop it. Season 1 is now available on Foxtel’s FOX SHOWCASE as part of the Drama pack. Catch new episodes every Monday at 12:30 pm, or stream on Foxtel Now free for 10 days.