Where to watch Blade Runner in Australia

Amazon is going to take a stab at Blade Runner, but you can stream the first two films on Stan and Binge in the meantime.

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October 27, 2022
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There hasn't been a Blade Runner film that critics didn't adore, nor has there been one that hasn't been a commercial flop. Amazon is likely looking to dodge the latter by skipping cinemas entirely with the newly-announced Blade Runner 2099 TV series.

If you're looking to revisit, catch up on the series or jump into any of the three major instalments of the Blade Runner franchise with fresh eyes, it can be hard to know where to start. To help out, we've done the legwork of tracking down which streaming services are your best bet for streaming the Blade Runner films and TV series in Australia.

Where to stream Blade Runner online in Australia

Available in HD on Stan and Binge
  • Foxtel Now (Stream)
  • Binge (Stream)
  • Stan (Stream)
  • Apple TV (Buy/rent)
  • Google TV (Buy/rent)
  • Amazon Prime Video Store (Rent)
  • Microsoft Store (Buy/Rent)
  • Fetch TV (Buy/Rent)
Binge
Our Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Starts at
$10
/mo
pro HBO content
pro App is cleaner and more reliable than Foxtel Now
con No 4K or parental controls
con Video quality varies wildly

If you're looking for the original Blade Runner, the 1983 science fiction classic is easier to track down than a replicant on the run.

Those seeking to stream Ridley Scott's adaptation of Philip K Dick's "Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep" in Australia have lots of options, but our pick of the lot is Binge. It and Stan are the only places you'll be able to stream this particular flick in HD quality. Foxtel Now also has the original Blade Runner available, but only in SD.

If you're after 4K quality, you're out of luck. You'll have to track down a hard copy via an online retailer like Amazon.

Service
Price
Video qualityIcon Tooltip  Dark
Free trial
More info
From
$25
/mo
HD10 days
From
$10
/mo
4K30 days

When does Blade Runner 2099 release in Australia?

With Lord of the Rings, The Wheel of Time and The Peripheral in the rearview mirror, Amazon is looking to further bolster their lineup of science fiction and fantasy TV series with Blade Runner 2099.

“We are honoured to be able to present this continuation of the ‘Blade Runner’ franchise, and are confident that by teaming up with Ridley, Alcon Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, and the remarkably talented Silka Luisa, ‘Blade Runner 2099’ will uphold the intellect, themes, and spirit of its film predecessors," said Amazon Studios head of global television Vernon Sanders.

Don't get too excited though. Given that the series was only announced in September 2022, the Australian premiere of the Blade Runner TV show is likely a while off. Our prediction? We'd be surprised if this series hits Amazon Prime Video any earlier than 2024.

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What is Blade Runner 2099 about?

At this stage, details are scarce when it comes to Blade Runner 2099. That said, we do know a few things about the upcoming live-action series.

The first thing is that it'll share more than a name with previous instalments in the franchise. Amazon has already confirmed that Blade Runner 2099 will be set in the same science fiction universe as its predecessors.

Don't expect Harrison Ford to show up though. As the title might suggest, this latest continuation of the Blade Runner-verse will take place roughly fifty years after the last instalment. That's a long time, even by replicant standards.

Silka Luisa (Shining Girls, Halo) is set to serve as the showrunner for Blade Runner 2099, and there's even speculation that Ridley Scott might even drop by to direct an episode or two.

Scott himself has previously made comments that suggest the first season will involve around 10 hours of television, which could work out to be between 8 and 10 episodes depending on length.

Where to stream Blade Runner 2049 (2017) online in Australia

Available in 4K on Stan
  • Foxtel Now (Stream)
  • Binge (Stream)
  • Stan (Stream)
  • Paramount+ (Stream)
  • Apple TV (Buy/rent)
  • Google TV (Buy/rent)
  • Amazon Prime Video Store (Rent)
  • Microsoft Store (Buy/Rent)
  • Fetch TV (Buy/Rent)
Stan
Our Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Starts at
$10
/mo
pro Quality licensed TV exclusives and movie library
pro Australian content
con Few original productions
con 4K locked behind Premium

Like the original Blade Runner, Dennis Villeneuve's sequel to the 1983 film can be found in a whole bunch of different streaming services. However, only one streaming service offers the film in 4K quality.

Given the visual spectacle associated with this particular film, we'd say it's absolutely worth picking Stan over the other options listed below.

Service
Price
Video qualityIcon Tooltip  Dark
Free trial
More info
From
$25
/mo
HD10 days
12-month plans from
$52.19
/mo*
HDN/A
From
$10
/mo
HD2 weeks
From
$8.99
/mo
HD7 days

Where to stream Blade Runner: Black Lotus online in Australia

Exclusive to Crunchyroll in Australia
Crunchy Roll
Our Rating
4 out of 5 stars
4
Starts at
$10.99
/mo
pro Free ad-supported version available
pro 1080p HD at every tier
con Simulcast fast-tracked anime
con Navigation and UI needs improvement

Blade Runner: Black Lotus is the least well-known of the three major instalments in the wider Blade Runner saga. An animated series produced by Sola Digital Arts and directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama, Black Lotus can only be streamed on Crunchyroll in Australia. It is not available to watch anywhere else.

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What is Binge?

Binge is Foxtel's second streaming service. Rather than adopt the cable-style channel packs model seen with Foxtel Now, Binge has a more Netflix-inspired subscription system. You pay a monthly fee, you get access to everything in the Binge library plus the features associated with your membership tier.

Check out the table below for a breakdown of how Binge compares to Australia's other streaming services.

How does Binge compare?

Service
More info
Monthly price
Max. Video Resolution
# of streams
Rating
Available deal
NetflixNetflix
$6.99 (w/ Ads) - $19.99 4K 4
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$7.994K6
4 out of 5 stars
4
$11.99 4K 4
4 out of 5 stars
4
$25 - $35HD 3
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
$6.99 HD 1
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
$6.99HD1
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Logo for Foxtel NowFoxtel Now
$25 - $104HD 2
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
$8.99 HD5
3 out of 5 stars
3
Paramount+Paramount+
$8.99HD3
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
BingeBinge
$10 - $18HD 4
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
StanStan
$10 - $194K 4
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a Digital Content Editor for Reviews.org who specialises in technology, entertainment, gaming and pop culture. His work has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, Press Start Australia, The AU Review, Screen Rant, Superjump and more. You can follow him on Twitter.

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