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Poster for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
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it’s time to watch the Harry Potter reunion online, which lives up to the hype with candid interviews of all the stars and great behind-the-scenes tidbits.

HBO Max is hosting Harry Potter 20th anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, which features Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and other major cast members (as well as crew). But the streaming service to watch the Harry Potter reunion will vary based on where you are. 

Harry Potter reunion release time and date

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts began streaming on HBO Max (opens in new tab) at 3 a.m. ET on Saturday (Jan. 1).

This Harry Potter reunion is celebrating the 20th anniversary release of The Sorcerer's Stone, which is available — like all the Harry Potter movies in order — on HBO Max. Back in 2001, Radcliffe, Watson and Grint were just kids waving around wands. Now, they're full-grown adults with thriving acting careers. They get back together to reminisce about the film franchise that changed their lives and made a massive impact on viewers around the world. 

The main trio is joined by other cast members, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Ian Hart, Toby Jones, Matthew Lewis, and Evanna Lynch. Also on hand are producer David Heyman and filmmakers Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell and David Yates. Author J.K. Rowling makes an appearance via archival footage.

Expect tributes to the late Alan Rickman, Richard Harris and other departed film contributors.

Here's what you need to watch Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, which is one of our top picks for new movies and shows to watch this weekend. Also check out our guide to Cutting the cord in 2022 — this is my top pick to kill cable.

How to watch Harry Potter reunion online in the U.S.

In the U.S., Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will stream on HBO Max (opens in new tab)

The special drops on Saturday, January 1 at 3 a.m. ET. It has a run time of 1 hour 45 min.

As an HBO Max Original, the Harry Potter reunion is available on the ad-supported version of HBO Max. If you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting for? HBO Max is No. 1 on our list of the best streaming services

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HBO Max (opens in new tab) is our favorite streaming service for its vast, high-quality library, including all of HBO’s prestige series like Game of Thrones and Succession. They also offer recent hit movies like The Matrix 4, classic series like Friends and their own originals like And Just Like That. HBO Max costs $15 per month (or $10 with ads).

Looking for something else to watch? Once the special is done, you can start rewatching the Harry Potter movies in order. And on other streamers, Cobra Kai season 4 debuted on New Year's Eve, and you can watch Book of Boba Fett right now. On regular television, get ready to watch The Bachelor season 26 starting this week.

How to watch Harry Potter reunion in Canada

Canadians can watch Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts with a subscription to Crave (opens in new tab)

Crave has a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab). After that, the Movies + HBO package costs $19.98 CAD per month. 

If you're an American traveling abroad and want to use your HBO Max subscription, you'll need to look into the best VPN services.

How to watch Harry Potter reunion in the UK

British fans of Harry Potter can watch the reunion special on the Sky (opens in new tab) and NOW streaming platforms, starting Saturday at 8:05 a.m. GMT. 

It'll also air at 8 p.m. ET Saturday on Sky Showcase.

The SkyGo app comes with any of Sky's packages and deals (opens in new tab). You can get a Now Entertainment pass starting from £9.99 a month.

How to watch Harry Potter reunion in Australia

Aussies can stream the Harry Potter reunion special on Binge (opens in new tab), starting Saturday at 6:01 p.m. AEST. 

Binge has a 7-day free trial. (opens in new tab) After that, it costs $10 AUD for the Basic plan.

Kelly Woo
Kelly Woo

Kelly is a senior writer covering streaming media for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.