Tired of waiting for Scream 5 to be streaming? Yes, the film also known as Scream (2022) has had that typical (but now kind of annoying) path to a streaming service, first launching as a theatrical exclusive and then being available for purchase on its own. But now it's on Paramount Plus.
The fifth Scream film — which revives the franchise and got a positive critical reception with a 78% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes — is finally available on a service you might already pay for. And since Paramount Plus is the streaming home of all the other Scream movies, we wouldn't be surprised if fans of the franchise already do.
The most peculiar thing to note here, though, is Scream (2022)'s digital release exclusivity window was only a week (starting March 1), which is rather short. Also, for the sake of clarity, when we talk about Scream 5 finally streaming, we're not talking about how it's available for purchase or rental via Amazon, Apple, Google Play and Vudu.
Scream 5 brings the Ghostface killer costume back to life, as someone new has donned the cheapo Halloween garb. And since this assailant is terrorizing new potential victims, his oldest survivors Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), and Dewey Riley (David Arquette) have come back to help.
Here's what you need to watch Scream 5 online.
How to watch Scream 5 online anywhere on Earth
Just because Paramount Plus isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you need to miss Scream (2022) if you've traveled to a place where you can't access the service. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.
We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. (Signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more.)
How to watch Scream 5 in the US
Scream 5 arrived on Paramount Plus March 8. The film was previously only available on an a la carte digital rental or purchase basis.
That means if you don't want to spend at least $4.99/month on Paramount Plus (the monthly fee goes up to $10 if you get the ad-free plan), you have options. You can also buy or rent Scream (2022) on Amazon or Apple or any of the other usual suspects.
At the time of publishing, Paramount Plus is advertising a discounted rate (try the code BIRTHDAY at checkout), but that code was supposed to expire March 7.
How to watch Scream 5 online in the UK
Since Paramount Plus isn't getting to the United Kingdom until this summer, your only way to watch Scream (2022) is on Virgin TV Go.
How to watch Scream 5 in Canada
Canadians also have access to Paramount Plus, so they too can stream Scream 5.
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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.