UPDATE: Stargate’s three TV series are no longer available to stream on Amazon Prime Video (U.S.), as of February 28. Visit GateWorld’s “Where To Watch” page to find where the shows are streaming right now.
Rights come and go month to month, so we hope for a return to Amazon later this year. The original story follows.
We’ve been through this before, so take this one with a grain of salt.
Amazon Prime Video is now listing all three Stargate TV series as set to depart the streamer (in the United States) on February 28. That’s all 10 seasons of Stargate SG-1, five seasons of Stargate Atlantis, and two seasons of Stargate Universe.
Pending any last-minute changes, your last day to binge on the service is February 27.
Fortunately, those who have subscriptions to other services can find all three series also streaming on Hulu. Stargate SG-1 is also now on Netflix. Outside the U.S., check your local listings for the shows’ availability.
Streaming rights are constantly in flux, moving from one service to another as a company’s license from Stargate owner MGM expires.
Amazon lists shows as expiring within the 2-week mark — but that doesn’t mean the license won’t be renewed before the cut-off date. Amazon last listed the Stargate series as expiring in December, but an extension kept SG-1, Atlantis, and SGU on the service into 2021.
Prime Video does offer the best quality episodes from Stargate SG-1 Seasons One through Seven. On other streamers these early seasons are only available in 4:3 aspect ratio and 480p standard definition video. But Amazon has the clean, 16:9 episodes with upscaled video quality. (In our tests this is pretty close to watching the DVD episodes on a Blu-ray player with upscaling capabilities.)
Amazon is also the only one of the three services to offer Children of the Gods: Final Cut. The SG-1 pilot movie was reissued in 2009 with a new producer’s cut, better visual effects … and the full-frontal nudity cut out. (Not only does Netflix include the original, but as a result it has also erroneously labeled the entire series as “TV-MA.”)
Be sure to bookmark GateWorld’s Where To Watch page for updates on Stargate’s streaming availability.
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