“Sonic 2” isn’t streaming yet, but could be coming tonight on Paramount Plus
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hit theaters — and only theaters — on April 8 and hasn’t made it to a streaming service in the weeks since. But the film is nearing the end of its theatrical run, which could mean it will start streaming shortly. Here’s everything you need to know.
Where is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 streaming?
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is expected to stream first. The film is distributed by Paramount Pictures, which is owned by the same parent company as Paramount Plus.
When will the Sonic 2 streaming release date be?
It could be as early as tonight, but Paramount hasn’t confirmed a streaming release date just yet. Still, the company’s past practice may help make some educated guesses about when it will be available to stream.
For films similar to Sonic 2, Paramount guarantees a minimum of 45 days of exclusive theater use before making them available for streaming on Paramount Plus. If Sonic the Hedgehog 2 follows a 45-day schedule exactly, it would be available to stream on Tuesday – meaning it would be available to stream tonight at 9pm PT / midnight ET.
If the film does indeed release tonight, Paramount would announce the timing sometime Monday, just as they announced the timing of the last film released this way. However, if Paramount doesn’t say anything about the timing of Sonic 2 on Monday, the streaming release date will be a mystery.
Paramount doesn’t switch a movie to streaming like clockwork. Jackass Forever, which hit theaters in February, landed on Paramount Plus almost exactly 45 days after its theatrical release; as well as The Lost City, a theatrical release in March. But Scream, which hit theaters in January, lasted about a week longer at around 53 days.
Will Sonic 2 be “free” to stream?
Paramount Plus has never charged an additional fee to watch a movie through its service. And while there are two distinct tiers, there’s never a movie behind the higher-priced membership tier. However, Paramount Plus requires a paid subscription, so nothing on the service is literally free — unless you’re viewing it while signed up for a free trial. By default, Paramount Plus offers all new members a seven-day free trial.