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Star Wars fans, rejoice: More new tales of scum and villainy are inbound, and this time they’re headed for the small screen, in the comfort of your living room or on your favorite mobile device. Now that Disney+ is live in the United States, you can stream the newest Star Wars tale.
Where to stream The Mandalorian online
You're now able to stream the first two episodes of The Mandalorian. Additional episodes will be released every Friday through the season finale on December 27. Disney’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service is now available in the U.S. and Canada and will eventually be rolling out worldwide.
Disney+ is supported on desktop browsers, “a wide range” of mobile devices, smart TVs, and video-game consoles. The subscription-based platform will serve as the new home for Walt Disney Studios films as well as original, exclusive Disney+ content like The Mandalorian, and a full slate of live-action Marvel shows.
What is The Mandalorian about?
What happened after the rebels’ victory at Endor? The Mandalorian is our first real on-screen look at the galaxy far, far away in the years just after Return of the Jedi. Writer and executive producer Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame leads a crack team of directors helping to chart a new course for Star Wars—Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars), Deborah Chow (Better Call Saul), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) among them.
The live-action series follows the adventures of a masked bounty hunter (Pedro Pascal) on the lawless fringes of the galaxy. Highlights from the footage we’ve seen so far include Taika Waititi’s fast-shooting IG-series droid, Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito as the ruthless ex-Imperial Moff Gideon, and the peerless Werner Herzog as one of the shadowy figures the Mandalorian will be doing business with. They’ll be joined by cast members Gina Carano (who plays the former Rebellion shock trooper Cara Dune), Bill Burr, Julia Jones, Nick Nolte, Carl Weathers (“Greef Carga”), and Ming-Na Wen.
More than 14 years ago, Star Wars creator George Lucas announced his intentions to develop a live-action Star Wars TV show exploring the galaxy’s seedy underbelly. It went by various working titles, such as Star Wars: Underworld, and drew on the writing talents of Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore. In 2008, Lucas told Total Film magazine the series would borrow less from the sources that inspired the original Star Wars and more “on film-noir movies from the ’40s.” Underworld never saw the light of day, but The Mandalorian is Lucasfilm’s chance to deliver on its promise.
“The Empire’s gone, and all hell’s breaking loose in the Outer Rim,” Favreau said during a recent television interview. “It’s kinda like when you meet Han Solo at the beginning of Star Wars, or A New Hope, and you have sort of the starport bar. And I always loved those characters; I always loved the rogues’ gallery of bounty hunters in Empire Strikes Back, and I always wanted to see more about it. I got together with a guy, Dave Filoni, who’s my partner on this one as producer. And we’re writing this stuff, and it’s honestly like turning over your toy chest and playing with all the Star Wars toys together. We’re having a great time.”
How to sign up for Disney+
To start watching, you can subscribe to Disney+ today for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year. Or you can get the service as part of a special value bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month in total.
Disney+ is available to watch through the following devices:
- Roku streaming devices
- TVs with built-in Roku
- Apple TV
- iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models
- Android phones Android TV devices
- Google Chromecast
- Xbox One
- PlayStation 4
- Sony TVs with built-in Android
- Amazon Fire
- LG devices
- Samsung devices
- See our recommendations for the best streaming devices
If you’re hoping to stream on another device in the future, you can sign up for email updates at DisneyPlus.com to stay in the know.
In addition to its all-new programming, Disney+ offers on-demand access to classic titles like A Goofy Movie, Fantasia, High School Musical, Lilo & Stitch, The Sword in the Stone, Toy Story, Tron, Up, and Wall-E. The extensive library also includes such beloved TV series as Boy Meets World, DuckTales, Kim Possible, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, That’s So Raven, and 30 seasons of The Simpsons.
By the end of its first year, Disney expects to bring over "7,500 episodes of television and 500 movies" to the service—including Aladdin (2019), Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Dumbo (2019), Frozen 2, The Lion King (2019), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Toy Story 4, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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