How to watch Top Gun Maverick (2022): Can you stream it?

(Pocket-lint) – It’s been 36 years since Top Gun debuted in theatres. The sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, is now out, with Tom Cruise reprising his role as fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.

Here is how and where you can stream the summer blockbuster yourself when it becomes available online.

What to know about Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick is a long-awaited sequel to 1986’s Top Gun. In the original film, we see students at the US Navy’s elite fighter weapons school competing to be the best in the class.

One young pilot, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise), learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. Fast forward to the sequel, and after more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Mitchell is still pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and “dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him”.



Top Gun: Maverick is rated PG-13 in the US and UK.


Top Gun: Maverick has a total runtime of 2 hours and 11 minutes including credits.

cast and crew

Top Gun: Maverick was written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie. It’s directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Here is who is starring in the film:

  • Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell
  • Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw
  • Jennifer Connelly as Penny Benjamin
  • Jon Hamm as Adm. Beau “Cyclone” Simpson
  • Ed Harris as Radm. Chester “Hammer” Cain
  • Val Kilmer as Adm. Tom “Iceman” Kazansky

When did Top Gun: Maverick release in cinemas?

Top Gun: Maverick released in theaters in the US and the UK on 27 May 2022 – following an early-access showing three days prior.

When can you stream Top Gun: Maverick?

  • streaming release date: 22 December 2022

Top Gun: Maverick is not yet available to stream online as part of a membership. Paramount Pictures has, however, announced that it will hit Paramount+ for subscribers on 22 December 2022.

Paramount has been adding its movies to Paramount+ about 45 days after their theatrical debuts, but the phenomenal success of Maverick probably means that it’s giving it as much time as possible to reap more paid-for views.

It is available to buy digitally in the US though through Amazon, and also in the UK.


How to watch Top Gun: Maverick online

  • Where to stream online: Paramount+

If you don’t want to watch Top Gun: Maverick at your local cinema, you can buy a digital download from Prime Video, Apple TV and others.

As for streaming, given that Top Gun: Maverick is a Paramount film, it will make its US and UK streaming debut on Paramount+ as opposed to Netflix or HBO Max.

Paramount+ costs $9.99 a month to stream ad-free in the US. Or you could try the essential plan for $4.99 a month. It has ads and removes access to your local live CBS station.

In the UK, Paramount+ costs £6.99 per month or £69.90 (it launched in the country on 22 June 2022). Sky Cinema subscribers get access to the platform for free though.


Top Gun: Maverick Blu-Ray release date and pre-order

If you prefer having physical media to rely on, you can pre-order the Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray releases of Top Gun: Maverick now, ahead of the release date of 31 October 2022.


Are there any Top Gun: Maverick trailers?

yes The latest trailer is embedded at the top of this guide.

Trailers from a couple of years ago are below. Keep in mind Maverick faced several delays due to the global pandemic.

Top Gun: Maverick (2022) – New Trailer – Paramount Pictures

Top Gun: Maverick – Official Trailer (2022) – Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures also released the featurette below for Top Gun: Maverick.

Top Gun: Maverick | The Power of the Naval Aircraft Featurette (2022 Movie)

What to watch before Top Gun: Maverick

You really should watch or re-watch the first Top Gun movie before going into the sequel. If you currently have a Netflix or Paramount+ subscription, you can stream Top Gun on those platforms at no additional cost. Or you could also rent or purchase the film on Amazon. See the links below to watch the movie.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Britta O’Boyle.

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