UDPATED: January 2022
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. A complete Blu-ray collection is also now available.)
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.
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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
Where to Watch: Netflix
Netflix: All 10 seasons are currently streaming on Netflix. When last we checked Seasons 1-4 are in 4:3, and Seasons 5-10 are in 16:9 widescreen. (Note to new viewers: Netflix has erroneously labelled the entire series as “TV-MA,” though adult content — a scene with full-frontal female nudity — appears only in the first episode.)
Here’s the order we recommend you watch them in — especially if you are mixing Stargate Atlantis in there, too.)
Video Quality: For the best quality available, pick up the show on Blu-ray or DVD. Netflix has the 4:3 aspect ratio for several seasons, and streams at a lower resolution. The picture will improve as you go, however: Stargate SG-1 changed to HD digital cameras starting in Season Eight.
WATCHING STARGATE ATLANTIS
Where to Watch: Hulu
Hulu: All five seasons of SGA are available to watch with your Hulu subscription. Hulu costs $5.99 per month with ads, or $11.99 per month ad-free.
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, up to 1080p.
WATCHING STARGATE UNIVERSE
Where to Watch: Offline
Stargate Universe is not currently streaming with any subscription service in the United States.
Video Quality: Stargate Universe is available in both HD and standard definition.
WATCHING THE STARGATE MOVIES
Where to Watch: Netflix
Netflix: The 1994 Stargate feature film is currently available to watch on Netflix.
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.
The Stargate SG-1 films are sometimes available for free via the Hoopla digital service in the U.S., which requires an account through a participating library. To access this service you have to have a library card, and your library must be a Hoopla subscriber.
Video Quality: The Stargate movies are available in both HD and standard definition.
WATCHING STARGATE ORIGINS
Where to Watch: Amazon (Rent or Buy)
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.)
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 so it isn’t required watching by any means. You can watch the show for free online at Tubi. You can also 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?
Licensing rights frequently change. At present only the original feature film and Stargate SG-1 are streaming on Netflix in the United States. Bookmark this page for updates!
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.