When could Oppenheimer release on streaming services?
Universal has not confirmed a streaming release date for Oppenheimer, but we can estimate when it might be.
When Oppenheimer is released, it will almost certainly come to NBC’s streaming service Peacock in America. The UK platform isn’t confirmed, but Peacock is available via Now (formerly Now TV), so it is likely that it will come to Now’s Cinema Membership.
According to Deadline, Nolan stipulated that Oppenheimer would be exclusive to theatres for at least 100 days. In addition, Universal has an exclusive streaming deal with Peacock that means that new releases must arrive within four months of release (via Variety).
Therefore, it’s likely that Oppenheimer will arrive on Peacock in November 2023 – a similar time to when we predict Barbie will be available for streaming. However, the UK streaming release date could be later than this.
When could Oppenheimer be released on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray?
The 100-day theatrical window will also affect the VOD release. So, this means that Oppenheimer will be available on sites like Amazon, Google Play and YouTube also around November 2023.
As for the hard copy release, the Mario movie arrived on DVD and Blu-ray a month after its digital release in the US, and two months after the VOD release in the UK. If Oppenheimer also follows the same pattern, we expect to see it release around December 2023/January 2024 on DVD/Blu-ray.
Hannah Cowton is a Senior Entertainment Writer at Tech Advisor and Macworld, working across entertainment, consumer technology and lifestyle. Her interests and specialities lie in streaming services, film and television reviews and rumours, gaming, wearables and smart home products. She's also the creator of The London Geek, a geek culture and lifestyle blog.