Top Gun: Maverick hit theaters in time for the Memorial Day summer kickoff. With rave reviews and a wave of moviegoers flocking to big blockbusters, it topped $1 billion at the global box office to become the highest-grossing film of the year.

But in July, it eclipsed 45 days in theaters – that’s when other movies from the same studio became available to stream. But Top Gun: Maverick is still not streaming, even though other ways to watch it at home are coming to earth.

How can I watch Top Gun: Maverick at home?

For now, digital home sales are your only option. Since late August, you can buy it through online stores like Amazon Video, Apple TV, and Vudu. In most online stores, it costs $20.

It will be available in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from November 1st.

But its streaming availability has not been announced.

Which service will broadcast it first?

Top Gun: Maverick will be available to stream as part of a subscription on Paramount More first. The film is distributed by Paramount Pictures, which is owned by the same parent company as Paramount Plus.

What is its streaming release date?

Paramount has yet to set a streaming release date for the Top Gun sequel, and it could still be months before it does.

Earlier this week, the Paramount Pictures executive said Top Gun: Maverick “will end up on Paramount Plus this year.” But Paramount Pictures CEO Brian Robbins also said its streaming release will come after the “home entertainment window” ends.

With digital sales only beginning in late August, and DVDs and other physical formats not arriving until November, this potentially creates a long wait for Top Gun: Maverick to reach Paramount Plus.

For past live-action films, Paramount has tended to give them at least 45 days exclusively in theaters before making them available to stream on Paramount Plus. If Top Gun: Maverick had followed this 45-day timeline, it would have become available to stream on July 18, the day after it ended its 45th day in theaters. Other Paramount movies — February’s Jackass Forever, March’s The Lost City, and April’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — all hit Paramount Plus on the 46th day after hitting theaters.

But Paramount doesn’t make movies available for streaming like clockwork. Scream, which hit theaters late last year, took about a week longer, to about 53 days. More importantly, Paramount said it wants to keep Top Gun: Maverick in theaters longer than those other movies. In May, Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish indicated that Top Gun: Maverick would not meet the 45-day deadline, according to a New York Times report, which echoed comments made by the company’s chief financial officer a few weeks earlier. early.

“Some movies are really built for the theatrical experience. Top Gun is a great example of that,” chief financial officer Naveen Chopra told an investor conference. “You should see this movie in theaters, and it will stay in theaters longer.”

Now that home viewing options, which you have to pay for individually, have become available, it looks like Paramount will be keeping the film off Paramount Plus until those other sales-generating methods have run their course.

Will it be “free” to stream?

Paramount Plus requires a paid subscription, so nothing about the service is free – unless you watch it while signed up for a free trial. Paramount Plus offers a standard seven-day free trial for all new members. Otherwise, it offers an ad-supported subscription for $5 per month and an ad-free tier for $10 per month.

But the good news is that you probably won’t be charged extra to stream Top Gun: Maverick. Paramount Plus has never charged extra to watch a movie on its service. And even though it has two different tiers, it has never “paid for” a movie behind the more expensive membership tier.