Here is when 'Challengers' is coming to streaming

The Challengers poster features a large image of Zendaya wearing sunglasses that reflect two tennis players
(Image credit: Amazon MGM Studios)

Director Luca Guadagnino’s sexually charged tennis drama “Challengers” has been a hit during its theatrical release thus far, scoring the filmmaker’s best-ever opening weekend. The movie landed an impressive 89% rating with critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and a B+ from audience polling service CinemaScore. There’s already awards buzz for Guadagnino; stars Zendaya, Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor; and their behind-the-scenes collaborators.

It’s exciting to see an adult drama become a theatrical event alongside large-scale blockbusters, but not everyone who wants to see “Challengers” is going to head out to a theater. Here’s what we know so far about when you can expect to stream “Challengers” at home.

When will 'Challengers' be available to stream?

"Challengers" is scheduled for a digital release on May 17. 

That short theatrical window is in line with other Amazon MGM Studios releases. George Clooney’s “The Boys in the Boat,” another adult-focused sports drama, was released on VOD just a few weeks after it opened in theaters in December 2023, while the January action movie “The Beekeeper” made an even quicker transition from theaters to VOD. 

It will take a little longer for “Challengers” to arrive on a subscription streaming service, and it could stream first on Amazon-owned MGM Plus before arriving on Prime Video, as was the case for both “The Boys in the Boat” and “The Beekeeper.” Expect “Challengers” on Prime Video and/or MGM Plus sometime this summer.

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Josh Bell

Josh Bell is a freelance writer and movie/TV critic based in Las Vegas. He's the former film editor of Las Vegas Weekly and has written about movies and TV for Vulture, Inverse, CBR, Crooked Marquee and more. With comedian Jason Harris, he co-hosts the podcast Awesome Movie Year.