Marvel is back with its first live-action release since way back in 2019, with new limited TV series WandaVision also representing Marvel Studios’ first splash on the small screen. Follow our guide as we explain how to watch WandaVision online and stream the new Avengers spin-off with Disney Plus. Alternatively, jump straight to this week’s how to watch WandaVision episode 5 guide for specifics of the latest instalment of the show – though the information you’ll find below is accurate for the entire series and every episode.
How to watch WandaVision
Release date: January 15, 2021
New episodes: every Friday at 12am midnight PT / 3am ET / 8am GMT
Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Teyonah Parris, Kathryn Hahn, Kat Dennings, Randall Park
Director: Matt Shakman
Watch now: stream WandaVision on Disney Plus from just $6.99/£5.99/AU$8.99 a month
Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, WandaVision represent our first look at the phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU. It sees the Hollywood duo play Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Olsen) and Vision (Bettany), two of the supporting superheroes from earlier stages of the MCU, most notably the Avengers movies (minor spoilers for which may exist below).
On the surface, they’re a happily married couple living the perfect suburban life in the white picket fence stronghold of Westview – and trying to keep their superpowers under wraps as a result. Us? Well, we’d really like to know how Vision is now very much not-killed-by-Thanos-after-all.
There’s time-warping and reality-bending in experimental WandaVision – and also plenty of humor – as the show pays homage to a range of classic TV eras from Bewitched and I Love Lucy to That 70s Show.
Comprised of nine episodes, the first two dropped on January 15, with a new one released every Friday thereafter for the duration of the run, which continues to slowly reveal itself and build towards a climax that launches MCU phase 4 in full – Mephisto currently the internet’s top pick to emerge as the show’s villain now that (as of episode 4) we’re starting to get an idea of the show’s place in the wider Marvel universe. Here’s our full WandaVision episode 4 recap for those who want the latest on the show – but know that it’s packed with spoilers before reading.
Follow our guide below as we explain how to watch WandaVision online and stream the new Avengers spin-off today – as one of six limited Marvel TV series to come to the platform this year, there’s no reason for fans not to grab a great value Disney Plus subscription right now!
How to watch WandaVision online and the new Marvel show on Disney Plus today
As Disney Plus has now rolled out in North America, Europe and parts of Asia and Latin America, watching WandaVision using the service is easier than ever. If you’re located in a country that does have access to Disney Plus, you just need to head to the Disney Plus website and sign up for the service to watch.
In addition to being the exclusive home of WandaVision and the entire MCU canon, Disney Plus also gives you access to Disney’s huge back catalogue, plus Fox’s and Pixar’s as well. This means that adults will be able to watch every episode of the Simpsons ever made while kids can watch classic Disney films like Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and more.
How to save money on Disney+
Disney Plus is already cheaper than competing streaming services like Netflix but you can save even more when you sign up for an annual subscription which gives you 15% off the monthly price. Obviously you have to splash the cash at the start, but with so much content to get stuck in to we very much doubt you’ll run out of things to watch before the 12 months are up. You’re looking at $69.99/£59.99/AU$89.99 for the year.
Or if your interests are farther reaching (and you’re in the US), then we’d seriously suggest looking at the fantastic value bundle package. It adds Hulu and ESPN+ to your subscription price. The Hulu element opens up a world of Hulu Originals such as The Great, Upload, Helstrom and Normal People. While ESPN+ brings tonnes of exclusive live sport, highlights and documentaries. The combined bundle costs just $12.99 a month.
What else should I know about Disney+?
Disney Plus is showing no signs of slowing down since the service first launched last November. WandaVision is just the latest in a string of recent blockbuster releases exclusive to the platform, including Soul, The Mandalorian, Mulan, Hamilton, and much more.
In addition, now that Disney has set the precedent of releasing movies like its live-action Mulan remake on the service instead of in theaters through its Premiere Access program, expect the company to keep bring more blockbuster films that were originally intended to be shown on the big screen to Disney Plus in 2021.
Finally, the already vast amount of content available on Disney Plus is about to double in many regions, thanks to a new channel, Star on Disney Plus, which will bring much of the content the House of Mouse now owns through its Fox acquisition to the service.
This means the platform will finally offer a more healthy amount of grown-up shows and movies, with Family Guy, Solar Opposites, Love, Victor, Big Sky and Helstrom among the content that’s going to be available on Disney Plus Star. It’ll necessitate a small price increase of £5.99 to £7.99 in the UK when it launches on February 23 and be available in other select markets like Australia and New Zealand – but not in the US, where the media giant’s Hulu service already has very similar ground covered.