Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now on Sky Cinema

The latest addition to the Star Wars franchise is now on Sky and NOW TV - May the 4th be with you. 

Sky’s May the 4th Premiere is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is now available for owners of Sky Cinema and NOW TV to stream at their viewing leisure. 

The latest installment was released in UK cinemas on 19th December 2019, and nicely concludes the three films that J.J. Abrams (The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker) and Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi) have taken in turns to direct. Having totaled over $1 billion at the Box Office, it’s well worth getting the family together for a lockdown movie night. 

How do I watch The Rise of Skywalker on Sky Cinema? 

You’ll be able to watch it either live on the Sky Cinema HD Premiere channel or on-demand where you’ll be able to start your viewing whenever you please. You’ll also have the option to download or live record straight from your TV guide where it’ll be added straight to your planner.

How do I watch The Rise of Skywalker on NOW TV?

NOW TV is slightly different to Sky Cinema, but you can still watch everything on it that is shown on Sky, so don’t worry - we’ll talk you through how you can watch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on NOW TV. 

First of all, create an account at if you haven’t already to get started. Once you’ve created your account, you’ll be able to start watching whichever Pass you opted for. 

For the purpose of being able to watch The Rise of Skywalker, you’ll want to go for the Sky Cinema Pass. For just £11.99 a month you’ll not only have access to the latest Star Wars film, but also 1,000 other movies on demand. There’s also no contract involved with signing up to NOW TV, and you can cancel any time. If you choose to cancel after buying the Pass, you’ll still have it for the rest of the month until it would be due for renewal. 

Are there other Star Wars movies on Sky Cinema and NOW TV? 

Along with The Rise of Skywalker, those who own Sky Cinema or have an active Sky Cinema pass on NOW TV can watch the other Star Wars movies that are currently being shown. However, bear in mind that the films on both the Sky and NOW TV platforms can change regularly. 

Star Wars movies available to watch now: 

  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith  
  • Star Wars: A New Hope 
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Star Wars animated film, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is also available to stream and watch on Sky and NOW TV. 

What else can I watch on NOW TV? 

Along with the Sky Cinema Pass, viewers also have the choice of the Entertainment Pass, the Kids Pass, the Sky Sports Pass and the hayu. Pass. 

The Entertainment Pass allows the viewing of all of Sky’s Entertainment channels, which are all available on-demand via the NOW TV app. The Kids Pass provides access to thousands of episodes of beloved children’s TV shows, while the Sky Sports app can be bought on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. 

How much does each NOW TV Pass cost? 

NOW TV operates on a pass system, where each Pass provides access to different content. The NOW TV passes and what they offer are as follows: 

  • NOW TV Entertainment Pass - £8.99 a month 
  • NOW TV Sky Cinema Pass - £11.99 a month
  • NOW TV Sky Sports Pass - £9.99 a day, £14.99 a week or £33.99 a month
  • NOW TV Kids Pass - £3.99 a month
  • NOW TV Hayu Pass - £3.99 a month
  • NOW TV Boost - £3 a month

(Boost allows you to stream on three devices instead of two, full 1080p HD viewing and a better audio experience) 

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