Scream VI, the latest sequel in the ongoing slasher series, is now available to watch on TV via digital streaming in the UK – just two months after its release in local cinemas.
The film, which stars Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega and Courtney Cox, was released on all the major VOD stores in the UK on May 9, 2023.
Scream 6 was released in UK cinemas on March 8, 2023. Therefore, its streaming release date is 62 days after its theatrical release – which is a pretty short cinema-to-streaming window (and even a bit shorter than its predecessor – Scream 5 – which came to streaming 75 days after its cinematic release).
Somewhat unusually (at least in this day and age), the film became available to stream in the US two weeks before the UK – not just on VOD stores, but on Paramount+, where American subscribers are able to stream it at no extra cost.
UK viewers had to wait a bit longer – not just for the VOD release, but even more so for the Paramount+ UK release, which doesn’t have a date yet (but will hopefully arrive a month or two after the digital purchase release).
On May 9, the film became available as a digital purchase – which means you buy the film digitally and then own it indefinitely.
At a later date, the film will also be available as a digital rental (which is cheaper, but only lets you watch the film for 48 hours).
It is available in Ultra HD (4K), as well as HD (1080p) and SD versions.
The purchase price, as of this writing, is £13.99 for the UHD or HD versions.
Physical versions of the film – Bluray and DVD – are already available to pre-order as well, with a July 10, 2023 release date.
Scream VI, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (who also directed last year’s Scream 5) became the highest-grossing Scream film in the US and Canada, and currently has a 77% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The series started in 1996 with the first film – Scream – which was directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson.
The next three instalments were also directed by Wes Craven, with Scream 4 ending the first run in 2011.
Last year, the franchise returned to its glory days with a new Scream – which was also known as Scream 5, as it was a direct sequel to Scream 4.
Scream VI (also known as Scream 6) follows the four survivors from the most recent Woodsboro Ghostface killings, who have moved to New York City for a fresh start.
Just as they begin to feel a sense of normalcy, they receive that infamous call. Ghostface is more brutal and relentless than ever and will stop at nothing to hunt them down.
The film stars Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Hayden Panettiere, and Courteney Cox, who are all reprising their roles from other films in the franchise.
Josh Segarra, Jack Champion, Devyn Nekoda and others are newcomers to the franchise this time around.
How To Watch Scream 6 Online In The UK
Scream VI became available to purchase and stream in the UK on May 9, 2023.
Fans are able to stream it on Amazon’s Prime Video store, Apple’s iTunes, Rakuten TV, Sky Store and other streaming video stores, by using a streaming device (or a Smart TV) to watch the film on their telly.
This is not a Premium Rental (also known as Home Premiere) – instead, the film is available as a digital purchase, which you buy and then own digitally, for £13.99.
Just two months after the film’s theatrical release (in the UK), Scream 6’s digital release isn’t as short as we’ve grown accustomed to in recent years, with some films coming to streaming just 45 days after their release in cinemas.
However, the situation is quite different in the US, where Scream VI was released on streaming service on April 25 – well ahead of the UK.
What’s even more disappointing, is that in the US, the film is already available on Paramount+, the global streaming subscription service, at no extra cost for existing subscribers.
But even though Paramount+ is also available in the UK – there’s no word yet on when it will become available on our version of the service.
If last year’s Scream 5 is any indication – it may take several months before Scream 6 comes to Paramount+ UK.
Meanwhile, UK fans can use a VPN to watch Paramount+ US – but it’s worth noting that unlike Netflix or Disney+, Paramount+ US is totally separate from Paramount+ UK – therefore, if you have a subscription to one, it won’t give you access to the other – even if you use a VPN.
(This article was originally published on April 25, 2023 and later updated with additional information).