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Here's Where You Can Watch Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

"Harry Potter" fans were beside themselves when it was announced that they would return to the Wizarding World that had captivated people of all ages with a new series. Following the adventures of famed magizoologist, Newt Scamander, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" took a look at the magical creatures he studies, as well as the relationships between characters that would ultimately affect the future of Wizardkind for years to come. Though the films — two out of a planned five have been released — received mixed reviews, longtime followers of J.K. Rowling's hit novels enjoyed this new take on their favorite universe and are eagerly awaiting what will happen next.

With the "Harry Potter" films available to stream on both HBO Max for a limited time, per Rolling Stone, and Peacock — the first is free on the latter, though the rest require a premium subscription — this raises the question of how viewers can watch the prequel films for their next binging marathon.

Is Fantastic Beasts available to stream?

Though "Harry Potter" can easily be streamed for HBO Max and Peacock subscribers, unfortunately, that is not the case with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" or its sequel, "Crimes of Grindelwald," as they are not available on either platform. Right now, it seems fans will have no choice but to buy their own versions, wait to see if the films will be on Syfy or another channel, or rent the films from Youtube, Apple TV, Vudu, or Amazon Prime, which charge $3.99. For those who don't mind adding another subscription, the live-streaming service Sling TV allows viewing of "Fantastic Beasts," as well as the adventures of the boy wizard who inspired them. Sling TV is $10 for the first month and $35 monthly after that. 

It wouldn't come as a surprise if HBO Max and Peacock eventually received rights to both films, but as of right now, it is impossible to say if that will happen. For now, a full Wizarding World movie marathon — complete with Chocolate Frogs and some Bertie Bott's Every Flavored Beans– may need some advanced planning in order to accommodate all nine films.