UDPATED: December 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: Amazon, Pluto TV
Amazon: All 10 seasons are currently included with Amazon Prime. Prime subscribers can watch the show’s entire run for no additional cost. This is the best place to stream the show, with 16:9 widescreen episodes upscaled to HD. (The SG-1 follow-up movies, The Ark of Truth and Continuum, are available to rent or buy.)
Pluto TV: All 10 seasons are streaming for free (with ads) on Pluto TV in the United States. The service has both an On Demand section and a 24/7 Stargate Channel. These are the widescreen episodes, and the first episode is the “Final Cut” (without nudity … though Pluto TV still labels it as “TV-MA”).
Here’s the order we recommend you watch them in — especially if you are mixing Stargate Atlantis in there, too.)
Video Quality: Amazon Prime Video has the best visual quality available via streaming. For the best quality available, pick up the show on Blu-ray or DVD.
WATCHING STARGATE ATLANTIS
Where to Watch: Amazon, Hulu, Pluto TV
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.
Pluto TV: All five seasons are streaming for free (with ads) on Pluto TV in the United States. The service has both an On Demand section and a 24/7 Stargate Channel.
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. The show looks great (Atlantis filmed in HD from Day 1) — but if you have both Amazon and Hulu, watch it on Amazon. Hulu’s copies of the episodes have hard act breaks (edited in for commercials), which isn’t the optimal way to enjoy the show.
WATCHING STARGATE UNIVERSE
Where to Watch: Amazon, Pluto TV
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.
Pluto TV: Both seasons of SGU are streaming for free (with ads) on Pluto TV in the United States. The service has both an On Demand section and a 24/7 Stargate Channel.
Video Quality: Stargate Universe is available in both HD and standard definition. For the absolute best quality picture, pick up the show on Blu-ray.
WATCHING THE STARGATE MOVIES
Where to Watch: Pluto TV, Tubi, Hoopla, HBO Max
Pluto TV: The two SG-1 movies are currently streaming free (with ads) on Pluto TV in the United States: Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum. The service has both an On Demand section and a 24/7 Stargate Channel.
Hoopla: The Stargate SG-1 films are also available for free via the Hoopla digital service in the U.S., which requires a (free) account through a participating library. To access this service you have to have a library card, and your library must be a Hoopla subscriber.
HBO Max: Currently the 1994 Stargate feature film is available to watch with a subscription to HBO Max — either directly, or through the HBO Max add-on with Amazon Prime or Hulu.
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
Where to Watch: Tubi, Hoopla
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, Stargate Command. 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.) In June of 2018 the series was re-cut as the feature-length movie Stargate Origins: Catherine, which is available online.
Tubi: The feature cut Stargate Origins: Catherine is available to stream for free on Tubi.
Hoopla: Stargate Origins: Catherine is also available for free via the Hoopla digital service in the U.S., which requires a (free) account through a participating library. To access this service you have to have a library card, and your library must be a Hoopla subscriber.
Origins is not currently available on any of the subscription services in the U.S.
Video Quality: Stargate Origins is available in both HD and standard definition.
Where to Watch: Tubi, Amazon
The 2002 animated series is not an official part of Stargate’s canon, and so it isn’t required watching by any means.
Tubi: You can watch the show for free online at Tubi.
Amazon: The series is also available online through Amazon Prime by purchasing the “CONtv” add-on service ($4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial).
Infinity ran for a single season and is also available for purchase on DVD.
IS STARGATE ON NETFLIX?
Licensing rights frequently change. At present none of the Stargate franchise is 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.