The Matrix streaming guide: Where to watch The Matrix online

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Our The Matrix streaming guide will show you how to watch the Matrix movies online, including the newly released The Matrix Resurrections.

The Matrix franchise remains one of the most outstanding sci-fi movie series ever created. Starting with the original The Matrix, which makes it onto the best sci-fi movies (opens in new tab) of all time list, we’ve been treated to a trilogy as well as The Animatrix, an anime series that reveals the backstory behind the Matrix universe. After 18 years and a host of delays, The Matrix Resurrections is finally here. But, before you watch the new one, you might want to dive back down the rabbit hole and refresh your memory by watching the trilogy and prequel animation series.

Whilst The Matrix itself is mind-bending, so can working out how to watch the movies online. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve navigated the depths of the web to figure out the best options to enjoy The Matrix movies online. Luckily, all of the movies are available to stream, rent, or buy, but it’s worth taking a look around the different services to see which is the one best for you. Depending on where you are in the world, the services available to you will differ.

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Below you’ll find out how to stream, rent, or buy The Matrix movies right now. But remember, we can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.

The Matrix streaming: How to watch The Matrix Resurrections?

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HBO Max did show The Matrix Resurrections for a full month while the movie was simultaneously being shown in theatres. However, it's initial run on the streaming service has come to an end, for now. HBO Max is the likely destination for the movie when it becomes available to stream again, but for now fans will have to either rent or buy the movie to enjoy it from the comfort of their own home.

There is some more bad news... Unfortunately HBO Max is only available in the U.S., so the rest of the world will have to wait for other options in order to enjoy the latest addition to the franchise. 

The Matrix streaming: Where to watch The Matrix movies online in the U.S.?

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So, you’re looking to stream The Matrix movies online in the U.S.? Well, you’re in the right place. The Matrix franchise is owned by Warner Bros., which means the best place to stream the movies online is their sister streaming service, HBO Max. There’s one other place to stream The Matrix movies online and that’s Peacock TV. If you’re not on either of those streaming platforms, then there’s options to rent or buy all the movies below, including the nine animated shorts of The Animatrix.

For the best quality, you’ll want to ensure you’re opting for the HD (high-definition) version of the movies over the SD (standard-definition). Yes, we know SD is cheaper, but is it worth depriving yourself of The Matrix experience in full HD? Well, that’s up to you, obviously.

The Matrix

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Revolutions

The Animatrix

The Matrix streaming: Where to watch The Matrix movies online in the U.K.?

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When it comes to streaming The Matrix movies in the U.K., there are a variety of options. Sadly, HBO Max is not accessible from the U.K. and so viewers hoping to watch The Matrix franchise must go to other sources, such as NOW TV and Virgin TV Go to get it. If you’re looking to stream, rent, or buy The Matrix movies, here’s where we suggest you look.

The Matrix

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Revolutions

The Animatrix


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Grace Dean
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Grace is a freelancer who started writing for Space.com since 2021. She's a huge fan of movies, TV, and gaming, and if she's not clutching her Xbox controller or scanning the streaming platforms for the next must-watch shows, you'll find her spending copious amounts of time writing about them on her laptop. Specialties include RPG, FPS, and action-adventure games as well as 80s sci-fi movies and book adaptations.