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Among the many former dramas that have made for great binge-watch material is Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica remake. With four seasons (and a miniseries), it's actually a pretty manageable binge-watch, for those not looking for a show that'll take them the whole year to watch the full series. On top of that, there are multiple ways to watch Battlestar Galactica streaming.
With the new Battlestar Galactica series coming to Peacock, now is the perfect time to catch up with the 2004 remake, all its great characters, and memorable storylines centering on a surviving fleet of humans who are attempting to escape repeated assaults by humanoid robots called Cylons.
How To Watch Battlestar Galactica
That may seem like an obvious point to make. If you've seen the show and are familiar with Battlestar Galactica’s ending, feel free to skip this section, but if you're new to the series, you should know that you must start with the miniseries. Not only is that the beginning of the story — it introduces many of the characters and some major elements in the story — but it's also a great way to test the waters and decide if this is the show for you.
You probably heard Battlestar Galactica is great. And you're probably like, "yeah, but I don't really like space shows. People keep telling me not to worry about that, though." Watch the Battlestar miniseries. If you love it, dive into the series. If you don't like the miniseries, well you can say you tried.
How To Watch Battlestar Galactica Streaming
At this point, there are a few options for how to watch Battlestar Galactica streaming. We'll start with the standard streaming options (both paid and free) before working our way to the options where you can purchase the entire series and not have to worry about it disappearing from your favorite streamer.
As far as streaming options go, there are few better ways to enjoy Battlestar Galactica than on Peacock, which in addition to hosting all four seasons of the critically acclaimed sci-fi drama, also gives its subscribers access to the three-hour miniseries first released in the fall of 2003. Those who are new to Battlestar Galactica should start there before working their way to the main series as it serves as the set-up for the epic space drama, especially as we wait for more progress on the new series.
If you already have too many services in your streaming library, then Tubi, which is one of the best free streamers out there, offers all four seasons of the series meaning you won’t have to miss any of those shocking Battlestar Galactica deaths. And although you’ll have to deal with commercial breaks throughout each of the show’s 76 episodes, and the miniseries is missing, this is a free option that gives you access to a ton of content. Plus, the original 1978 version of Battlestar Galactica is also available on the platform.
You won’t be able to stream Battlestar Galactica, the miniseries, or the 1978 original through Amazon, but the online retailer does have the option to purchase digital copies of the 2004 series and pretty much everything else having to do with the show. Whether you want to watch a single season or all four, Amazon has you covered, meaning you won’t miss a minute of action.
Those who prefer Apple instead of Amazon aren’t left out in the cold vacuum of space as Battlestar Galactica The Complete Collection is available for purchase on iTunes. This collection includes the miniseries (split into two 90-minute episodes) and all four seasons of the main series. All you have to do is purchase the collection and then lose yourself to a days-long binge on Apple TV.
All four seasons of Battlestar Galactica plus the 2003 miniseries can be purchased on the Google Play platform. You can purchase individual episodes or entire seasons.
Is Battlestar Galactica On Netflix Or Hulu?
There was a time when Battlestar Galactica was available to stream on platforms like Netflix and Hulu, but that time has since come and gone. Neither platform has the show available right now.
Even though there are Battlestar Galactica questions that remain unanswered heading into the new Peacock series, we have hopefully helped you figure out how to stream the 2003 miniseries and 2004 series while we wait for more information. And speaking of information, why don’t you check out these Battlestar Galactica behind-the-scenes facts from the making of the landmark sci-fi series.
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