'Napoleon' streaming date: When will it be on Apple TV Plus?

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Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix have reunited to make "Napoleon," a two-and-a-half-hour historical epic about the legendary French emperor. This duo already teamed up before for Gladiator, where Phoenix played the despicable Roman emperor Commodus in what was a resounding success for both director and actor.

This time though, reviews are a bit more mixed, with the critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes pointing to a movie that flashes greatness but doesn't maintain its top moments throughout the film and maybe lacks some historical accuracy. And audiences have largely panned the film since its release on November 22, 2023. Its audience score of 59% "fresh" is just as bad as the critics' rating,

But this movie is produced in part by Apple and that means "Napoleon" will be coming to Apple TV Plus at some point in the future. Here's when we you'll be able to stream it at home in case you don't want to catch it in theaters.

When will 'Napoleon' stream on Apple TV Plus?

The Apple TV Plus streaming date for "Napoleon" is finally official, but it's not the only way you can watch it at home. If you want to watch right now, you can buy or rent the movie from paid video-on-demand streaming services because — as we predicted — "Napoleon" was released on paid video-on-demand on January 9

Okay, so I predicted "January 6" but I guess Apple didn't want it to be on that date for some reason.

Now we know the official Apple TV Plus date too. We initially predicted that "Napoleon" would likely be released on Apple TV Plus on February 16, 2024. But that didn't quite pan out. Instead, that's essentially when Apple chose to announce the Apple TV Plus release date for Scott's biopic.

"Napoleon" will be released on Apple TV Plus on March 1. So if you missed the movie in theaters or just can't wait to watch it again, that's when you can start streaming it from the comfort of your couch. Just make sure it's a comfortable couch given the movie's 150-minute runtime.

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Malcolm McMillan
Senior Streaming Writer

Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.

Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.