'Killers of the Flower Moon' streaming date: When will it be on Apple TV Plus?

Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in Killers of the Flower Moon
(Image credit: Apple Studios)

Martin Scorsese has been wowing moviegoers with his most recent film, "Killers of the Flower Moon," which hit theaters on Oct. 20. Though its $44 million opening weekend haul couldn't topple the juggernaut that is Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour movie, "Killers of the Flower Moon" is doing incredibly well for itself — especially considering a long runtime of three-and-a-half hours. And the reviews have been glowing, making it a contender for the best Scorsese movies.

Still, this type of cinematic epic might be better experienced by many moviegoers in the comfort of their own homes. While Scorsese is a vocal supporter of the cinematic experience, he'd probably understand if you wanted to enjoy the flick with your own food and snacks and the ability to pause to go to the bathroom whenever you want. 

Scorsese's last film, 2019's The Irishman, went to Netflix. This time around, "Killers of the Flower Moon" will be exclusive to Apple TV Plus. When can you expect it to hit the streaming service? Lucky for you, we now have the answer.

When will 'Killers of the Flower Moon' stream on Apple TV Plus?

Just as we predicted, "Killers of the Flower Moon" will arrive on Apple TV Plus on January 12, 2024. Technically, we only predicted "January 2024" but we're just going to count this as a win. Apple officially announced the release date on January 5.

Apple is in control of the release of this latest Scorsese success as Apple Studios financed and produced "Killers of the Flower Moon." Despite this, the tech giant still treated the Scorsese film as a traditional theatrical release, partnering with Paramount to release "Killers of the Flower Moon" in theaters. The terms of that deal, as reported by the New York Times and Bloomberg, kept the movie off of streaming for at least 45 days.  

Apple made similar deals with Sony Pictures for Ridley Scott's "Napoleon" biopic and Universal Pictures for the spy caper "Argyelle." As Paramount did with "Killers of the Flower Moon," the studios will share marketing costs with Apple and handle distribution.

"Killers of the Flower Moon" is also available to buy or rent now from paid video-on-demand services instead of going straight to Apple TV Plus. We were certainly surprised that Apple put the movie on paid streaming before its subscription streaming service, but it seems Apple wanted to give this movie as long a run as possible before sending it to their streaming service. You can buy or rent Killers of the Flower Moon from Amazon, among other services.

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Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor 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.

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