How to watch the Black Widow movie online: Everything you need to know

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If you've been waiting to watch the Black Widow movie without paying a lot, your patience is about to be rewarded. Unlike most MCU movies, audiences had multiple options for how to see it on the day of release. For anyone who wasn't going to a theater right now, you've had the choice to either spend money on Disney Plus Premier Access or wait a while.

Black Widow arrives on regular Disney Plus this Wednesday (October 4), after the last year-plus gave it more release dates than most can remember. But finally we're getting to learn more about Natasha Romanov, as Scarlett Johansson takes the character back home to take care of some personal matters. And see some family, too. Oh, and once you've seen it (because spoilers!) check out our Black Widow post-credits scene explainer if you're trying to figure out what just happened.

Can you remember back to May 2020? That's when we were first supposed to see Black Widow. We've waited a good 14 months since that original window, thanks to the shuttered movie theaters due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. 

Yes, the movie could have come out on Premier Access during those months, but Disney believes Black Widow is worth waiting for the theatrical experience. Hopefully that hasn't dulled fans' interest in a movie that they've long demanded.

Here’s what you need to watch Black Widow online or in theaters:

How and where to watch Black Widow 

Black Widow arrived on Disney Plus Premier Access and U.S. theaters on Friday, July 9.

Black Widow cost an extra $30 for anyone looking to watch it at that point — as that's the standard price for Disney Plus Premier Access films. And, yes, that's on top of the Disney Plus monthly price.

That could mean big savings, especially for large families. Either way, it is available to watch on Disney Plus Premier Access from here on. 

That said, some may want to save even more — by waiting longer. So, you needed to wait til October 6 to watch Black Widow then as part of your regular Disney Plus subscription. Disney Plus costs $7.99, though there are discounts for annual subscriptions and bundles available.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.