UPDATE #1: At the end of the weekend multiple Amazon Prime users confirm that the three Stargate series are indeed no longer available for streaming with Prime. We’ll keep our eyes open and report any changes.
The original story follows …
Ready for a weekend binge of some of sci-fi’s best?
If you’ve been enjoying the Stargate shows on Amazon Prime Video in the United States, you may be down to your last few days before Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe depart the streaming service — at least for a while.
All three shows are currently flagged on Prime Video as “leaving Prime on July 20, 2020.” (That’s this coming Monday.) Until them Prime members can watch the shows in their entirety — all 354 episodes — included free with their subscription:
(Check your local availability if you subscribe to Amazon Prime outside the U.S.)
It’s common for shows to leave one streaming service or another as their licensing deals with the studios expire. In the past MGM has been known to renew these deals for Stargate at the last minute — so a show might be flagged as leaving the service on a certain date … but then stick around if a renewal deal is struck in time.
So whether the shows will actually be gone on Tuesday isn’t entirely certain.
All 17 seasons of the Stargate franchise are also currently streaming on Hulu. If the shows do leave Prime Video that’s likely to be temporary — and you can switch your binge over to Hulu with a $5.99 monthly subscription.
However if you have the choice, Amazon is a better place to watch the earlier years of Stargate SG-1. There the streaming episodes have been remastered with better visuals and a wider, 16:9 aspect ratio (native for the show’s original DVD release). Hulu still has the 4:3, standard-definition edition.
We’ll keep our ear to the ground and let you know if we hear of any changes to Stargate’s availability. Meanwhile you can bookmark our frequently updated Where To Watch? page to see where you can stream Stargate!
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