Star Wars On Disney Plus: See The Original Trilogy In 4K And HDR For The First Time

The highest definition we've seen the films in.

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The Star Wars movies are one of the major drawcards for Disney+ at launch, and now that it's finally out you can watch most of them on the service. All but two of the 10 movies released to date are available to stream right now, and Disney has released them with a surprise but very welcome feature: They have the added bonus of being available in 4K and HDR, most for the first time ever.

The original trilogy, the prequels, The Force Awakens, and the spin-off Rogue One are all on Disney+ in 4K and HDR (both HDR10 and Dolby Vision). Of these, only the latter two have been released in the format before. So for fans making do with the Blu-ray releases of the first six movies, it's time to check them out looking better than they ever have. In addition, the movies have Dolby Atmos sound, meaning they will sound amazing too, provided you have the necessary hardware to take advantage.

Star Wars Movies Available In 4K/HDR On Disney+

  • Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Notably, both this and other 4K content on Disney+ is included for all users; you don't need to subscribe to a higher-priced tier, as is the case with a service like Netflix.

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Disney was working on a 4K Blu-ray box set, but with these new versions of the movies now on Disney+, it seems unlikely that we'll see that any time soon. And in case you were wondering, these are the Special Editions of the classic trilogy, with all George Lucas's digital additions, not the original theatrical versions. In addition, there has been one notable change to the notorious confrontation between Han Solo and Greedo in A New Hope.

Fans can find a wealth of Star Wars content on Disney+--check out GameSpot's guide to everything available to watch right now. One of the biggest releases is The Mandalorian, the first-ever live-action Star Wars TV show. The first episode is available now, and you can read GameSpot's review and check out our guide to all the Easter Eggs in the episode.

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