After almost six years since this movie was announced, Godzilla vs Kong is finally here, and it’s shaping up to be one of 2021’s most highly-anticipated titles. This shouldn’t be a surprise; everyone loves to see colossal enemies fighting it out, although as the first high-profile kaiju movie to be released since Pacific Rim’s underwhelming sequel back in 2018, Godzilla vs Kong certainly has some high expectations to meet. Below, we’ll explain how to stream Godzilla vs Kong where you are, and when you can expect to see it.
People are extremely excited about this movie, and for reasons that will become clear later, unlicensed streams are all but inevitable. That said, we don’t recommend using these. Not only are they often of a lower quality than you deserve, but they can also be taken offline without warning. In contrast, watching via official sources guarantees the best, most reliable streaming experience.
Godzilla vs Kong will only be available on geo-restricted streaming services, and it will be released on different dates all over the world. In other words, you’ll have to use a VPN to watch on your usual services if you’re traveling abroad at the moment.
How to stream Godzilla vs Kong abroad with a VPN
VPNs encrypt your data, which hides it from snoopers and prevents anyone from seeing what you do online. They also replace your IP address with one from a location of your choice, allowing you to access geo-restricted services from anywhere.
Here’s how to watch Godzilla vs Kong online from anywhere:
- Start by signing up for a reputable VPN provider. We recommend using NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are both excellent choices too.
- The next step is to install the VPN app on whichever device you’d like to watch on. Most VPNs allow up to five connections at once, but this varies from one provider to another.
- Decide which of the streaming services below you’d like to access.
- Log into the VPN and connect to a server in the relevant location. For example, you’d need a US server to unblock HBO Max abroad, or a UK server to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
- Try playing a video on your chosen service. You shouldn’t have any problems, but if the video fails to play, clear your cookies and try again. Failing this, we’d recommend getting in touch with your VPN provider’s support team directly for further assistance.
How to watch Godzilla vs Kong on US TV
Watching Godzilla vs Kong is really quite easy if you live in the US; this movie will be coming to HBO Max on March 31. This is a few days later than the rest of the world, but at least you’ll have ways to stream it online, which isn’t something people in other countries can say.
This service costs $14.99 USD per month and unfortunately, no longer offers any kind of free trial. On the plus side, Godzilla vs Kong will be made available to subscribers at no extra cost, bucking the trend of charging extra to watch new releases (like Disney+ did with Raya and the Last Dragon).
HBO Max is currently only available in America (though it plans to launch in other countries this year). As such, you’ll need a VPN to watch while traveling outside of the US. Don’t have one yet? No problem: NordVPN plans include a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to try it completely risk-free for a month. If it fails to impress, just cancel to receive a full refund.
Where else can I watch Godzilla vs Kong?
Although Godzilla vs Kong is being released in over a dozen countries, there are currently very few confirmed details on how you’ll be able to watch it online. Here’s everything we know about this movie’s international streaming schedule:
British audiences can stream Godzilla vs Kong on video rental services from April 1. The exact platforms it’ll be available on haven’t specifically been named, although previous Warner Brothers releases like Wonder Woman 1984 and The Little Things have been available on a wide range of services including Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Rakuten, and iTunes.
Note that these movies usually cost £15.99 to rent for a 48-hour period. However, there tends to be a pretty significant price drop fairly soon after their release. Case in point, Wonder Woman 1984 now costs just £5.99 less than two months after its UK premiere.
Video rental services change their content based on your current location. As such, you’ll have to use a VPN to rent Godzilla vs Kong while traveling outside of the UK.
Things are a little less clear in Canada. We know that initially (from March 31), this movie will only be available in theaters. This is a particularly contentious decision since most of the country’s cinemas have yet to reopen. Further, it leaves those most at risk with no way to watch safely. However, Warner Media has confirmed that Godzilla vs Kong, like the rest of its 2021 releases, will be added to Crave “following their standard theatrical windows.” This usually means a 90-day wait, meaning you should be able to watch Godzilla vs Kong on Crave some time around June 29.
This is better than nothing, but again, there’s a catch. The base subscription won’t allow you to watch. Instead, you’ll need the Movies + HBO plan, which costs $19.98 CAD per month after a seven-day free trial. Given that Canadian viewers are already getting the short end of the stick, you might want to consider waiting for the movie to be released, then sign up, watch it, and cancel before the trial ends to avoid being charged.
Crave is geo-restricted and only available in Canada. In other words, if you’re abroad, you’ll need a VPN to access it.
Unfortunately, if you’re outside the US, the UK, or Canada, there are no details about how you’ll be able to stream Godzilla vs Kong online as yet. Instead, Warner Brothers seems to have prioritized a standard cinema-first approach, which is less than ideal given that we’re still experiencing a global pandemic and most people aren’t vaccinated yet. Still, here are some of the confirmed international release dates for Godzilla vs Kong:
- France: March 24
- India: March 24, with English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu showings
- Australia: March 25
- Germany: March 25
- China: March 26
- Spain: March 26
- Sweden: April 28
- Japan: May 14
- Slovakia: May 20
What do we know about Godzilla vs Kong?
Let’s be honest: a movie named Godzilla vs Kong was never going to be a slow-paced, cerebral experience. However, as the official trailer shows, it can still be a lot of fun. Essentially, Godzilla and King Kong are going to fight their way across oceans, rugged islands, and Hong Kong, while the army and a ragtag group of researchers try to figure out what’s causing both creatures to go berserk.
There’s also the mention of an ancient war, and shots of Kong fighting winged snakes, so it could be that there are a few other monsters involved too. Also, for those of you keeping score at home, this is the second time the pair have fought, canonically; Kong previously beat Godzilla after a very close battle in 1962’s King Kong vs Godzilla.
Who stars in Godzilla vs Kong (2021)?
Obviously, in a movie like this, the creatures are the main stars. That said, there will also be a slew of high-profile actors taking part too. Here are just a few of the recognizable faces in Godzilla vs Kong:
- Alexander Skarsgård as Nathan Lind
- Millie Bobby Brown as Madison Russell
- Brian Tyree Henry as Bernie Hayes
- Rebecca Hall as Ilene Andrews
- Shun Ogiri as Ren Serizawa
- Eiza González as Maia Simmons
- Julian Dennison as Josh Valentine