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Scream 5 just landed on this streaming service

Ghostface holds a knife in the Scream 5 (2022) movie poster
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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.

Scream 5 cheat sheet

• Release date — January 14, 2022
• Paramount Plus date — March 8, 2022
• U.S. — Watch on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

The fifth Scream film — which revives the franchise and got a positive critical reception with a 78% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab) — 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 (opens in new tab). 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.)

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Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), really shines thanks to its safety, speed and simplicity-to-use. It's also compatible with loads of devices — from iOS and Android to Roku, Apple TV and PlayStations. 

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 (opens in new tab) (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 (opens in new tab) or Apple (opens in new tab) 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.

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Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from ViacomCBS partners. Includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Discovery, 1883, The Good Fight and the upcoming Halo series.  You can try Paramount Plus with a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).

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 (opens in new tab).

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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Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from ViacomCBS partners. Includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Discovery, 1883, The Good Fight and the upcoming Halo series.  You can try Paramount Plus with a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).

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Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior 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.