Where to Stream ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Before the Sequel

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hits theaters this April, bringing fans a sequel to the 2020 video game adaptation that captured so much attention. The second installment promises to bring new characters and storylines into the franchise, paving the way for the Sonic Cinematic Universe. Where can fans stream Sonic the Hedgehog ahead of the follow-up?

Where is ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ streaming?

Sonic holding three rubberband balls and a ping-pong toy in 'Sonic the Hedgehog,' which is streaming on Paramount+ and Epix.
Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ | Paramount Pictures and Sega of America

As of this writing, Sonic the Hedgehog is available to stream on Paramount+ and through Epix. Paramount+ requires a subscription to access the film, with plans beginning at $4.99 per month. The streaming service does offer a free trial, so fans can check it out that way. Plenty of other nostalgic content lives on the platform as well, from the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons to classic Nickelodeon hits.

Those subscribed to Epix can also watch the first movie — either directly through the network or through its Amazon and Roku channels. EPIX NOW costs $5.99 per month, while a subscription through a digital or TV provider varies in price.

Of course, those who don’t want to commit to another streaming service or premium network can also watch Sonic the Hedgehog by renting the movie. Where is it available to borrow?

Fans can rent the 1st movie through services like Prime Video

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Like most movies these days, Sonic the Hedgehog can be rented or purchased digitally. It will cost viewers a small fee, but it can be cheaper and easier than adding another streaming service to access a single film.

Those wondering where to rent Sonic rather than stream it have plenty of options. Per JustWatch, the movie is available through Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft, Redbox, AMC Theatres on Demand, and DIRECTV. The cost varies depending on which platform you use, but it’s typically under $5. Several of these services offer the option to purchase the film as well.

Wherever fans choose to watch the first Sonic movie, one thing’s for sure: they’re in for even more entertaining antics when the sequel arrives. When does Sonic the Hedgehog 2 come out in theaters?

‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ release date and where to watch

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hits theaters on April 8, so fans hoping to stream the first movie before seeing the sequel had better get to it. The next installment will feature another showdown between Sonic (Ben Schwartz) and Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). However, it will also introduce fan-favorite characters from the Sonic games, including Knuckles (Idris Elba) and Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey).

As for where fans can watch the Sonic sequel, it seems it will play exclusively in theaters for now. It’s likely to come to streaming services down the line, but we’ll have to wait for further details about its digital release.

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