One of the biggest films of 2022, Top Gun: Maverick, is finally available to watch on TV via digital streaming in the UK, three months after its release in local cinemas.
The sequel to 1986’s Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise, was released to VOD stores in the UK, for digital streaming, on August 24, 2022.
The film was released in UK cinemas on May 25, 2022. Therefore, its streaming release date is 91 days after its theatrical release – which is a pretty long time, now that we’re used to shorter cinema-to-streaming windows.
The film is available, as of this writing, for a price of £13.99, in either UHD (4K), HD or SD.
The current price is not for a rental, but for a digital purchase – so you buy the digital streaming version and then own it indefinitely. At a later date, it will also be coming to Paramount+ in the UK (see more on that below).
The DVD and Blu-ray editions of Top Gun: Maverick are also available to pre-order, with the expected release date of the physical editions, in the UK, being October 31, 2022 (see bonus content details, for both the physical and streaming versions, below).
Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was a huge success for Paramount this year, earning more than $1.3 billion at the global box office so far, and becoming one of the top 10 earners of all time in the US.
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After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, as he comes face to face with Lt. Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his former wingman “Goose”.
Bitter rivalries ignite as the pilots prepare for a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.
The film also stars Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm, with Val Kilmer reprising his role from the original film.
How To Watch Top Gun: Maverick Online In The UK
Top Gun: Maverick is now available to purchase and digitally stream in the UK (Since August 24, one day after the US).
It is available to stream on Amazon’s Prime Video store, Rakuten TV, Apple’s iTunes, and other streaming video stores. You can use a streaming device (or a Smart TV) to watch the film on your telly.
As of this writing, the purchase price is £13.99. This is not a Premium Rental – instead, the film is available as a digital purchase, which you buy and then own digitally.
At its initial price point, it is similar to the cost of past premium rentals, such as No Time To Die and Dune (which were £15.99), but there’s a major difference – a premium rental is only available to watch for 48 hours, while a digital purchase lets you own the film forever.
At more than three months after the film’s theatrical release (in the UK), Top Gun: Maverick’s digital release is later than what we’ve grown accustomed to in recent months, with some films coming to streaming just 45 days after their release in cinemas.
Will Top Gun: Maverick Come To Paramount+ UK?
The short answer is Yes – Top Gun: Maverick will be available at no extra cost (for subscribers) on the Paramount+ streaming service, both in the US and the UK.
However, we don’t know when it will come to Paramount+, exactly – and there’s a chance US subscribers will get it before the UK.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Scream 5 are two examples of other Paramount films that were made available on Paramount+ US long before the UK version of the streaming service, with Sonic still not available on the UK version of Paramount+.
At best, we can expect Top Gun: Maverick to come to Paramount+ sometime in October – but probably later than that.