How to watch Top Gun Maverick as the Tom Cruise box-office hit drops online

Top Gun Maverick captured imaginations across the world since its release and now fans can enjoy the action-packed scenes again at home...

Top Gun: Maverick
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Top Gun: Maverick landed in movie theaters in May and has continued to amass huge success, leaving fans likely wondering how and where they can watch the Tom Cruise film at home. 

Since its May release, fans have been obsessed with the film, and Top Gun: Maverick smashed a huge record and knocked Titanic off its historic box office spot. Whilst thousands of people have now seen the Top Gun sequel in movie theaters, there will still be many waiting to be able to watch it at home. 

If you've already binged the best feel-good Christmas movies, here is how you can watch Top Gun: Maverick this Christmas...

How to watch Top Gun Maverick in the UK

Top Gun: Maverick is available on some select streaming platforms. Sadly, it is not available to view on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney+.

On December 22, UK viewers will be able to view this film on Paramount +. If you're already subscribed to Sky Cinema subscription as part of your Sky Q package, then Paramount Plus is yours to enjoy for free. 

Alternatively, you can sign up for a free trial of Paramount Plus, which will give you seven days of complimentary content before requiring payment. Paramount+ will set you back £6.99 a month. Alternatively, you can buy an annual membership for £69.90, saving you £14 a year. 

If you don't have a Paramount + membership, the film is available to rent on Amazon (opens in new tab)from £2.99. The film is also available to rent or buy on Rakuten TV and Apple’s iTunes.

JENNIFER CONNELLY PLAYS PENNY BENJAMIN IN TOP GUN: MAVERICK FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES, SKYDANCE AND JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS.

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How to watch Top Gun Maverick in the US

Like in the UK, the Top Gun sequel will be available to stream on Paramount + from December 22. The film will also land on the Amazon-owned platform Epix.

If you don't have a Paramount + membership, the film is available to rent on Amazon (opens in new tab)from $4.99. The film is also available to rent or buy on Vudu and Apple’s iTunes.

TOP GUN; MAVERICK 2022 Paramount Pictures film with Tom Cruise

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How to watch Top Gun Maverick from anywhere in the world

At the moment, the only way to watch Top Gun: Maverick is through Paramount + from December 22 in the US and the UK. This streaming service is only available in certain areas and some people may struggle to watch the movie if they are traveling outside of the UK or US.

But there is a resolution to this, VPNs (virtual private networks) are a popular way to access TV shows only available in other countries, and many are easy to get.

If you're already confused, don't panic—we've got you covered. Our sister site, TechRadar, has put every major VPN service to the test to save you the hassle of sifting through the web yourself. They've rated ExpressVPN as the best—and here's why.

In their words, “It’s compatible with all of your devices, supports most streaming services, and ranks among the fastest. You can even install it on devices like an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, and PlayStation. So for a one-stop-shop, you can’t go wrong with Express.”


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If you've never installed a VPN before, don't worry, it's quick and easy. Just follow these three steps:

  1. Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)'s easy-to-follow instructions (ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab) and if you click here you can get 49% off and 3 months free (opens in new tab), too.)
  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location to anywhere in the US or UK.
  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to US or the UK you can access Paramount+.

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