How to watch 'Let It Be' online — stream restored The Beatles documentary, release date

Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon during a session for Let It Be
(Image credit: Ethan A. Russell)

After the incredible success of Peter Jackson's epic "Get Back" documentary, it was only a matter of time before Michael Lindsay-Hogg's original 1970 "Let It Be" would be restored and re-released to a new generation of Beatles fans. And now you can watch "Let It Be" online in all its glory.

'Let It Be' streaming details

The restored version of "Let It Be" hits Disney Plus on Wednesday, May 8.
Time: 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT / 8 a.m. BST / 5 p.m. AEST
Global stream — Disney+

The footage painstakingly recovered and edited for "The Beatles: Get Back" was originally shot to document the making of the group's "Let It Be" record, which would ultimately become their 12th and final studio album. What director Michael Lindsay-Hogg got was an intimate, behind-closed-doors picture of the world's most famous band unravelling in front of the lens — personal and creative tensions between Paul, John, George and Ringo were writ large, with Yoko Ono's presence not helping matters.

The film concludes with the legendary rooftop concert, played to a street of unsuspecting passers-by and John's much-repeated one-liner: "I hope we passed the audition!"

"Let It Be" contains footage not featured in the "Get Back" docuseries, bringing viewers into the studio and onto Apple Corps’ London rooftop in January 1969," says Disney, whose streaming platform is releasing the restored movie. "With Lindsay-Hogg’s full support, Apple Corps asked Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post Production to dive into a meticulous restoration of the film from the original 16mm negative."

It's been a long and winding road to get here, so read on to discover how to watch "Let It Be" on Disney Plus (one of the best streaming services).

When is the 'Let It Be' release date on Disney Plus?

The restored version of The Beatles feature-length documentary "Let It Be" is released on Disney Plus on Wednesday, May 8. 

Disney Plus prices start at $7.99/month in the U.S., or you can pay $13.99/month to go ad-free.

A subscription to Disney Plus gives you access to the entire Disney vault of classics like "Frozen", "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast" as well as everything Star Wars, Marvel, "The Simpsons" and much more.

Disney Plus

Disney Plus starts from $7.99/month, but there's even better value available if you go for a Disney Plus Bundle. That lets you get Disney Plus and Hulu from only $9.99/month. Or, for just five bucks more, you can add live sports with ESPN+, too.

How to watch 'Let It Be' on Disney Plus worldwide

Disney Plus is now available in more than 120 countries worldwide — everywhere from Albania to Yemen.

Pricing in other English speaking countries is as follows:

  • U.K. – from £4.99/month
  • Canada – from CA$7.99/month
  • Australia – AU$13.99/month
  • New Zealand – NZ$14.99/month

You can sign up to Disney Plus here to watch "Let It Be" and everything else on the streaming platform. 

'Let It Be' official trailer

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