Attención, yo, attention—the In the Heights movie is finally here! As of today, you can catch Benny on the dispatch, Usnavi at the bodega, Vanessa at the salon, and so many more of the beloved characters from Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony-winning musical by either watching In the Heights on the big screen in theaters or on the small screen to stream at home.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians), the musical takes place in the primarily Latino neighborhood where Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda grew up: Washington Heights, Manhattan. Starring Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, this movie delivers on the joyful spectacle fans have been waiting for.
It’s been a long journey for the film adaptation of this Broadway show, which filmed in New York City two summers ago in 2019. Originally slated to open last summer, the release was pushed to 2021 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now it’s finally here, and thanks to a deal that Warner Bros. made to release its 2021 film slate on HBO Max, there are a few ways to watch it. But where? It’s a confusing time, with so many streaming services, and so many blockbusters opening on streaming. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
WILL IN THE HEIGHTS BE ON DISNEY+?
No. Despite the fact that Miranda’s musical Hamilton is streaming on Disney+, it is extremely unlikely that In the Heights the movie will ever be on Disney+, given that the film was made by Warner Bros. and not by Disney. Unless there’s some sort of deal made between Warner Bros. and Disney in the future, you will probably never see In the Heights on Disney+.
WILL IN THE HEIGHTS BE ON NETFLIX?
No. While it’s possible that In the Heights may someday in the future be on Netflix, it’s not going to happen any time soon. The film has an obvious streaming home at HBO Max. Never say never, but if you want to watch the film everyone is talking about while everyone is still actually talking about it, your best bet is a movie theater or a subscription to HBO Max. You want to be in the neighborhood where it happens, don’t you?
HOW TO WATCH IN THE HEIGHTS:
If you want to see this spectacle on the big screen, you can head over to your local movie theater to watch In the Heights. But you can watch the spectacle from the safety of your home with a subscription to HBO Max, the premium streaming option offered by HBO, where In the Heights will be streaming for 31 days, beginning on June 10. There is no additional cost to watch the movie, beyond an HBO Max subscription.
A subscription to HBO Max costs $14.99 a month, and you’ll get all of HBO’s streaming library as well as the HBO Max original content. You can use HBO Max on your desktop, as well as via Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Playstation 4, Samsung TV, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S devices. You may also be able to purchase HBO Max through your cable provider.