When Disney Plus made its debut, Marvel fans had a lot to look forward to — but not much to watch right away. Disney rolled out its big Star Wars series, “The Mandalorian,” but it kept Marvel fans waiting for more than a year before finally dropping the first of its “Phase Four” TV shows, “WandaVision.” Thank goodness the wait is over, because “WandaVision” is a daring new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and its stylish and mysterious opening episodes wasted no time getting viewers hooked. So how can you stream “WandaVision” right now? Let us explain.
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How to Watch ‘WandaVision’ Online
“WandaVision” is a Disney Plus original series, which means it’s not available on any cable TV channel. You also won’t find it in movie theaters (although some Disney Plus original films may get theatrical runs in the future). The only place to watch “WandaVision” is on Disney Plus, the subscription on-demand streaming service from Disney.
Here it is: the first and only entry on our list of ways to stream “WandaVision” online. “WandaVision” is a Disney Plus exclusive, so you’ll have to subscribe to Disney’s “Netflix-killer” to watch “WandaVision” online.
If you’re a Marvel fan, we think you’ll like Disney Plus as much as we did in our Disney Plus review. It’s not just “WandaVision” — you’ll also get plenty of other Marvel Studios content, including hit movies such as “Avengers: Endgame” and all-new Disney Plus originals such as “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Marvel fans are salivating at the binge-watching potential of Disney Plus’ other upcoming Marvel Studios series, including a series starring Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and a series focused on Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.
Can I Watch ‘WandaVision’ on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
To stream “WandaVision,” you’ll need a Disney Plus subscription. You’ll also need something to watch Disney Plus on, which brings us to our next series of questions: Can you stream “WandaVision” on Roku? What about Fire TV? Apple TV? Let’s run through your options.
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Even video-game systems are in the mix. Disney Plus offers apps for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One video-game consoles.
What Is ‘WandaVision’ About?
“WandaVision” is a big deal for Marvel Studios, but what exactly is the show about? If you’ve seen only the first few episodes, you may be thinking, Good question!
Let’s start with the obvious, and try to keep this spoiler-free. “WandaVision” is about two characters: Wanda Maximoff — aka Scarlet Witch — and Vision, the android superhero. Elizabeth Olsen plays Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany plays Vision, with both actors reprising their roles from the smash-hit Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
We know both characters’ origin stories from their appearances in MCU movies. Scarlet Witch made her Marvel Studios debut in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (unless you count a quick mid-credits cameo in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). She and her twin brother, Pietro Maximoff, got superpowers from Marvel baddies Hydra, and they were initially focused on getting revenge on Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) for Stark Industries’ role in the wartime deaths of their civilian parents. They later swapped sides; Pietro died as a good guy, and Wanda became an Avenger. Scarlet Witch has mental powers that include telepathy and telekinesis.
Vision is an android created at the behest of supervillain artificial intelligence Ultron. Ultron wanted to use the android’s body, but the Avengers managed to foil that plan. They uploaded Tony Stark’s personal AI, J.A.R.V.I.S., to the android instead. The J.A.R.V.I.S. AI and Ultron AI combined to create Vision, who promptly joined the Avengers and helped them beat Ultron for good.
Now, some (very mild) potential spoilers: “WandaVision” takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” (2019) and finds our two heroes living what appears to be an idyllic, quiet life in suburban America. But the couple starts to notice weird things in their lives, including what appear to be classic television tropes. It’s clear something is not quite right, although that’s about the only thing that’s clear in the early episodes. That’s as spoilery as we’re willing to get, so you’ll just have to watch the show yourself to find out more.