Top Gun: Maverick: how and where to watch the Tom Cruise box-office hit

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

Top Gun: Maverick how and where to watch at home, seen here Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
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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. 

From the moment the first Top Gun: Maverick trailer landed, teasing the return of Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell after three decades, it was clear that fans of the original film were in for a treat. The excitement built after we saw Tom Cruise take to the red carpet alongside Kate Middleton and Prince William with his surprising shoe choice at the premiere. And the movie hasn’t disappointed since its May release, with Top Gun: Maverick smashing a record and knocking Titanic off a huge 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 and sadly, it’s not available to stream for free yet, though you can now purchase a digital copy. 

But what is the Top Gun: Maverick release date on Video-on-Demand platforms, how can you watch it and is it on Paramount Plus? 

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell and Miles Teller plays Lt. Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

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When is Top Gun: Maverick released on Video-on-Demand platforms?

For any Top Gun fans who can’t wait to re-immerse themselves in the high-octane world of the very aptly-nicknamed Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell or newcomers who didn’t manage to squeeze in a movie theater visit when it first came out, the Top Gun: Maverick VOD release date has now come. For US-based viewers, Top Gun: Maverick was made available to stream and download a purchased digital copy from August 23rd, with UK fans able to do the same from August 24th.  

Sadly, anyone looking to proudly add a Blu Ray or DVD copy of the hit Tom Cruise movie to their collection will have to be patient that bit longer. The Top Gun: Maverick is set to be released in these formats on November 1st in the US and October 31st in the UK.

How to watch Top Gun: Maverick 

If you’re looking to watch Top Gun: Maverick from the comfort of your own home and are happy to purchase a digital download copy ahead of the DVD and Blu Ray release dates, then there are a variety of places you can head to depending on your preference. The Tom Gun sequel is now available to buy from Amazon Prime Video and viewers can buy Top Gun: Maverick as part of their digital download locker for $19.99. 

Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

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It’s also reportedly available to buy via Apple TV, Vudu, Google Play and more so you can sit back and enjoy the epic rollercoaster of action and adventure that makes this 2022 movie so unmissable.

Of course, anyone who was hoping to see Maverick Mitchell back in action at movie theaters can also still watch Top Gun: Maverick there, depending on where you live, with the Top Gun website (opens in new tab) offering an easy way for fans to check showtimes near you. 

Since its initial release the film has gone on to become a massive box office hit and even surpassed James Cameron’s Titanic to become the seventh Highest Grossing Release in domestic box office history.


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So any Top Gun fans who want to experience the magic of Maverick taking on his latest dangerous mission on the silver screen over 30 years after the original film’s release, then why not enjoy Top Gun: Maverick one more time in the movie theater? And if you’d rather buy a digital download copy to see all the action whenever suits you best, then simply take your pick of all the sites offering these options.

Is Top Gun: Maverick on Paramount Plus? 

Given that Top Gun: Maverick is a Paramount Pictures movie it would certainly seem to make sense that when the box office hit becomes available to stream, Paramount Plus will be where it’s headed. However, Paramount Plus have yet to confirm a possible release date for the Tom Cruise epic and so Top Gun: Maverick streaming on this service in future currently remains just speculation. 

If the film does eventually make its way onto Paramount Plus, it will be in magnificent company, joining the likes of Yellowstone season 4 and previous installments ahead of Yellowstone season 5 landing in November, as well as Grease, The First Lady and The Twilight Zone. 

If you’re a Paramount Plus subscriber then you’re ready and prepared for the day that the service makes any kind of official announcement about Top Gun: Maverick. Paramount Plus is $9.99 per month for US-based subscribers with an annual membership cost of $99.99, whilst it’s £6.99 a month for UK subscribers, with an annual membership cost of £69.90. 

The streaming service also has a seven-day free trial (opens in new tab) for anyone who wants to enjoy and fully explore the best that Paramount Plus has to offer before taking the plunge and committing to a monthly or annual subscription. 

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.