Downton Abbey is finally available for fans to watch – four years after the show finished. The movie has been rumoured since 2012 when the TV series won big at the Golden Globes. So now it is out in cinemas, can fans watch the full movie online?
How can I watch the full Downton Abbey movie online?
The short answer is, you can’t watch the full movie of Downton Abbey online in any way that is legal.
The film is only screening in cinemas, so fans will have to head to their local multiplex to see what the Crawleys have been up to.
Downton Abbey came out in UK cinemas on September 13, while other countries still have at least a week to wait before they can see the movie.
Those who want to catch up on the TV series, however, can stream all six series via Amazon Prime Video, and it is all included under the Prime membership.
Will Downton Abbey be available to download?
The Downton Abbey film is likely to be available to download after its cinematic release finishes, however this is not confirmed officially.
Most films, if they are not bought and distributed by streaming services such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, may be available to purchase on iTunes or Amazon to then watch online.
However, fans will have to wait until the film is out of cinemas before that is confirmed.
As the entire TV series is available on Amazon Prime Video, it may be that the platform will carry the movie as well – once it has had plenty of time out in the cinema.
After its cinematic release, it is also likely that Downton Abbey will be available to buy on DVD or Blu-ray, so fans should keep their eyes and ears peeled for further announcements on that.
Usually, films come out on DVD or Blu-ray around six months after their cinematic release, so there may be another long wait for fans.
However, as this film is perfect fodder for a Christmas stocking, this process may be rushed through so it can be released in time for the holidays.
What is Downton Abbey about?
The film will pick up where the TV show left off, with Mary and Edith married off, Mary managing the estate alongside Tom and Lord Grantham, and the Dowager just as catty as ever.
But the family will be shocked to discover they have royal visitors coming over for an official visit.
While the upstairs group are desperate to show off their finest front, downstairs is set to work frantically preparing the house for the visit.
There also seems to be love in the air for Tom Branson (played by Allen Leech) and Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier) though the trailer only hints at this so fans will have to watch the full film to find out more.
Downton Abbey is in cinemas now