The Mandalorian has been the highlight of Disney+ after its release on November 12th. The platform got 10 million subscribers on its first day, and I have a feeling that most of the people who signed up did so because of this brand new series. But, can you stream The Mandalorian only on Disney+, or can you purchase the series or the stand-alone episodes on Amazon.com? Can you stream The Mandalorian with your Amazon Prime subscription?
Disney+ can now be streamed in the United States, in Canada, in the Netherlands, in New Zealand, and in Australia. We are promised that the streaming service will come to quite some European nations in March 2020, but until then, can it be streamed elsewhere? And will it ever come to Amazon.com as an instant video option, or with Amazon Prime?
The Mandalorian on Amazon.com
If you do a quick search for The Mandalorian on Amazon.com, you will currently see something like this.
As you can see, these effects and toys are all related to The Mandalorian, but neither of them will help you stream the actual series. Will The Mandalorian ever come to Amazon.com? I have my clear doubts! Do you know why?
Why The Mandalorian will not come to Amazon?
Can you imagine a bakery known for its awesome vanilla and chocolate cake that is impossible to find elsewhere? People run to the bakery to buy it, and once they are there, they, of course, spend money on other products as well. Other bakeries would love to sell the vanilla and chocolate cake, and thus, they would be willing to pay a lot for the rights to sell it themselves. But, if the bakery would give up their specialty, they would end up losing visitors and make less money in the end. So, by keeping their favorite to themselves, they make sure that people have to visit them to get their hands on it.
What does the vanilla and chocolate cake have to do with The Mandalorian? People come to Disney+ to watch this series. Actually, this is the number one reason why people actually signed up for the service in the first place. But, if they would give away the rights to show the series and let it be streamed on Amazon.com as an Instant Video or with Amazon Prime, people wouldn’t need the Disney+ subscription anymore, and it would end up with very few subscribers for the streaming service from Disney.
In order to attract users, they will, therefore, keep this golden egg to themselves, and that is why it will never come to HBO, Netflix Amazon Prime, or Hulu.
Time to buy a Disney+ subscription?
Well, that is entirely up to you. If you want to watch The Mandalorian legally, Disney+ is the only valid solution. You can click the link above to find out more on how to stream Disney+ online, and if you have a subscription, check this video to learn some cool tricks that will help you using Disney+.
There are still great movies and TV shows worth watching on Amazon Prime. In a few days, the movie Brittany Runs a Marathon will come to the platform, and we have also been given the second season of Jack Ryan recently. In other words, there are lots of great stuff still available on Amazon Prime.