“Nope” Is Now Available On UK Streaming [Updated]

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Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, Nope, is now available to watch on TV via digital streaming, less than two months after its theatrical release in the UK.

The film, which stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun, was released to VOD stores in the UK, for digital streaming, on September 23, 2022.

Nope was released in UK cinemas on August 12, 2022 (three weeks after its US release). Therefore, its streaming release date is just 42 days after its theatrical release – which is a very short window, even by today’s streaming standards.

As a Home Premiere title (films that come to streaming earlier than usual), the digital rental price is, as of this writing, £15.99.

That lets you watch the film for up to 48 hours from when you purchase it and start watching.

The DVD and Blu-ray editions of Nope are available to pre-order, and will be shipped on December 31, 2022 – that’s pretty far into the future, though it’s still possible that date will change at some point.

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Daniel Kaluuya and Jordan Peele (Photo: Universal)

Nope is Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated third film, following Get Out (2017) and Us (2019). 

While still described as a horror film, Nope is also a science fiction film, involving UFOs, with a big blockbuster budget, intending to make this a big summer hit.

The film reunites Peele with Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), who is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers, Alice) and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun (Minari, Okja, The Walking Dead) as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

As always with Peele’s films, the less you know about the plot beforehand, the better – so we won’t elaborate any more on it here.

In the US, Nope was released in cinemas back on July 22. In the UK, it came to cinemas on August 12.

It was certified “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, with a rating of 82%, as of this writing. 

As for streaming, in the US the film will be available soon at no extra cost on the Peacock streaming service, which is owned by NBC Universal – the distributors of Nope.

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In the UK, Peacock doesn’t really exist as a standalone streaming service, and is primarily a category of content on Sky TV and its NOW streaming service (so UK viewers can only watch the US version of Peacock using a VPN).

How To Watch Nope Online In The UK

Nope is available now as a Premium VOD Rental in the UK, on some of the leading UK streaming services.

Premium Rentals (also known as Home Premiere) offer films that were very recently available in cinemas, therefore the cost is higher than regular digital rentals or purchases.

At £15.99, the price is similar to the cost of other premium rentals from the past couple of years, such as No Time To Die and Wonder Woman 1984 (but cheaper than premier rentals on Disney+, which tend to cost £19.99).

Another Universal film, Jurassic World: Dominion also became available as a Premium Rental recently, shortly after its theatrical release – and, indeed, its rental cost was £15.99 (but has since gone down when it switched from rental to a digital purchase).

As with all video rentals, once you start playing a digital rental, you only have 48 hours to complete your watching.

At a later date, Nope will become available as a digital purchase, at which point you will be able to buy the digital version and keep it indefinitely.

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Daniel Kaluuya (Photo: Universal)

A few months after its digital rental release, Nope will come to subscription-based streaming in the UK.

And with most of Peacock’s films ending up on Sky and NOW, there’s a good chance that’s where we’ll see Nope – but we’ll have to wait for further updates.

(This article was originally published on July 31, 2022 and later updated with additional information).

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