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When does the The Mandalorian episode 5 launch on Disney Plus?

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So, I've yet to watch episode 4 of The Mandalorian, but I bet those who got to watch it already (and those who watch it tonight) might be curious about what's coming next for Mando and The Child. Fortunately, even I know when episode 5 launches. 

Yes, for some reason Disney Plus isn't providing a schedule for when The Mandalorian's episodes drop in the app. The next episode drops next Friday, December 6. 

Episode 4 arrived earlier today, in the early hours (Eastern time) of this morning (Friday, Nov. 29), so folks who properly managed their alarms could watch before work. 

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Around the office, we've been scratching our heads for the reason why Disney doesn't tell you when to expect the next tasty morsels of its shows. Apple also neglects to do this for shows on Apple TV Plus. Maybe these companies want us to keep visiting their apps and wind up watching their other shows while we wait.

Thanks to a Disney press release published by Star Wars News Net, we know the entire release schedule for this 8-episode show. 

While most episodes of The Mandalorian will come out on Fridays, Disney is opting to release episode 7 on a Wednesday (Dec. 18). This is likely to avoid conflict with fans rushing out to see Rise of the Skywalker, the last installment in the nine-movie Star Wars saga, which comes out the following Friday (Dec. 20).

The Mandalorian release schedule

  • Episode 4: Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 
  • Episode 5: Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 
  • Episode 6: Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 
  • Episode 7: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 
  • Episode 8: Friday, Dec. 27, 2019

Elsewhere on Tom's Guide, you can find my Disney Plus review , and our glowing High School Musical: The Musical: The Series review.