Harry Potter reunion is available now in Australia: Watch for free
In November 2021, it was confirmed that Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson were reuniting for a special to commemorate 20 years since the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, made its debut.
BINGE confirmed the broadcast details and it was good news for Aussie fans of the wizarding world. The 3 actors, who of course played Harry, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger respectively in all 8 films in the franchise, joined a host of cast and crew on the special program, titled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts.
Australians could tune in to the special on New Year's Day right as the show went to air in the United States, premiering in Australia at 7:01pm AEDT on Saturday 1 January 2022.
How to watch the Harry Potter reunion in Australia
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is an HBO Max original production. The most affordable way to watch the series in Australia is with streaming service BINGE. Additionally, you get access to a massive library of TV shows and movies, including all 8 Harry Potter films.
After the 2-week free trial, subscriptions start at $10 per month. There are no contracts so you can cancel anytime.
Recent highlights on BINGE include acclaimed drama Succession, the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm and season 12 of The Great British Bake Off. You'll also be able to stream the highly-anticipated Sex and the City revival titled And Just Like That starting 9 December.
If you aren't eligible for the BINGE free trial you could instead opt for Foxtel Now and its 10-day free trial for the Harry Potter reunion. Just be aware that Foxtel Now starts at a minimum $25 per month.
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Filmmaker Chris Columbus sat alongside the likes of Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes and Gary Oldman, who all played pivotal roles in the storyline, for the HBO Max special. As of January 2021, you can watch all 8 Harry Potter films on Australian streaming platforms.
The 8 Harry Potter films have since left Netflix and other streaming services in Australia.
In addition to Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, BINGE delivered the 4-part special Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses hosted by Helen Mirren to fans from 15 January 2022.
"The Harry Potter franchise is a global sensation, with a fanbase that spans every corner of the globe," said BINGE executive director Alison Hurbert-Burns.
"BINGE is thrilled to be able to bring these special events to the millions of Australian fans who have read the books, watched the films and grown-up with the magic of Harry Potter – continuing our commitment of delivering the world's best shows and TV's biggest moments to viewers.
"Next year will be the year to celebrate Harry Potter and the joy it brought to people around the world – and it will all be on BINGE."
Eds note: We updated this story on 19 January with the latest information about streaming Harry Potter in Australia.
You can see a comparison of BINGE vs Foxtel here. If you can't wait for the Harry Potter reunion, you can see every new season and title coming to Australian streaming services this month here.