UDPATED: December 2020
We get this question a lot: How can I watch Stargate episodes and movies online?
Whether you are brand new to the Stargate franchise or just looking to revisit a favorite episode, there are places you can legally watch Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, SGU, and the movies on the Internet — at least with the right subscription. (Episodes and full seasons are also available for sale, if you’d rather download it to own.)
Here’s a quick and handy guide for where the shows are currently streaming for U.S. viewers. Outside the U.S. check these and other digital streaming services and retail outlets. Rights differ from one country to the next, and they change from time to time. If you don’t need episodes on demand, Stargate is also currently being broadcast (typically one or two episodes per day) on Comet and on MGM’s Sci-Fi channel on Roku.
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We will try to keep this guide updated as things change. If you know of a change in one of the show’s online availability, please drop us a tip!
WATCHING STARGATE SG-1
Amazon: All 10 seasons are currently included with Amazon Prime. Prime subscribers can watch the show’s entire run for no additional cost. (The SG-1 follow-up movies, The Ark of Truth and Continuum, are only available on Prime with the STARZ add-on (unless you want to rent or purchase them).
Netflix: All 10 seasons are also now streaming on Netflix. When last we checked Seasons 1-4 are in 4:3, and Seasons 5-10 are in 16:9 widescreen.
Hulu: All 10 seasons of SG-1 are available to stream on Hulu (with a paid subscription). Hulu costs $5.99 per month with ads, or $11.99 per month ad-free.
Here’s the order we recommend you watch them in — especially if you are mixing Stargate Atlantis in there, too.)
If you have access to both Amazon Prime and Hulu, watch the show through Amazon. The visuals are a higher quality, with a 16:9 aspect ratio. (Hulu seems to have the original 4:3 episodes in 480p, which in some older seasons can look quite grainy on modern HD displays.)
Video Quality: If you have options, Amazon has the best video quality. Seasons 1 through 7 of Stargate SG-1 were produced in an era when HD televisions were not common, and edited in both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. In the U.S. only Amazon Prime Video currently has newer, digitally upscaled copies of these seasons (bringing the picture up to around 720p, and all in widescreen). Production switched to HD cameras with Season 8, so the final three seasons are in HD and widescreen everywhere.
WATCHING STARGATE ATLANTIS
Amazon: All five seasons are currently included with Amazon Prime. Prime subscribers can stream all 100 episodes of the show for no additional cost.
Hulu: All five seasons of SGA are available to watch with your Hulu subscription.
Video Quality: Stargate Atlantis is available in both HD and standard definition. (At retail, HD of course runs a few bucks more.) Streaming services will stream the highest quality your Internet connection is able to handle.
WATCHING STARGATE UNIVERSE
Amazon: Both seasons of SGU are currently available free with Amazon Prime. Prime subscribers can stream all 40 episodes of the show for no additional cost.
Hulu: Both seasons are available on Hulu in their entirety.
Video Quality: Stargate Universe is available in both HD and standard definition.
WATCHING THE STARGATE MOVIES
Amazon: The original Stargate feature is currently streaming free with ads on Amazon Prime Video.
At present, none of the three movies appear to be available on the major streaming services.
The original film also does not appear to be available for sale at present. However the two SG-1 movies are available to rent or purchase from: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and other retail sites.
Video Quality: The Stargate movies are available in both HD and standard definition.
WATCHING STARGATE ORIGINS
Stargate Origins was originally released in February and March, 2018, as a 10-part Web series. It streamed exclusively at MGM’s official Web site, StargateCommand.co. Since that site went offline at the end of 2019, Origins is no longer available anywhere in this format. (Find more details on the site’s closure here.)
Amazon: The feature cut Stargate Origins: Catherine is currently streaming free for Prime subscribers.
YouTube: The feature cut is also currently streaming for free, with ads, on YouTube.
Video Quality: Stargate Origins is available in both HD and standard definition.
The 2002 animated series is not an official part of Stargate’s canon — and it isn’t available to stream online for free from any of the major carriers. However you can now watch through Amazon Prime by purchasing the “CONtv” add-on service ($4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial).
Hoopla also has all 26 episodes available to borrow. This is a service available only to public libraries — so you have to have a library card, and your library must be a Hoopla subscriber. Then you can “check out” episodes for 72 hours at a time, and watch them through mobile devices, a Web browser, and certain streaming apps. There are limits to the number of items you can borrow in a month.
Infinity ran for a single season and is available for purchase on DVD.
IS STARGATE ON NETFLIX?
While it has been in the past, the Stargate TV series are not currently licensed to Netflix in the United States.
There are more than 350 episodes of Stargate … so get to it! Whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth, we hope you enjoy watching.
While you watch you can find deep-dive episode analyses right here at GateWorld, along with discussion forums for every season and episode, cast and crew interviews, the Stargate Omnipedia, and much more to keep you company along the way.
This guide is accurate as of the date listed at the top. If you’ve spotted a change on one of these streaming services, please take a moment and let us know.