It may be December, but it’s still Barbie girl summer in our hearts. That’s especially true now that Barbie is coming to streaming on Max this weekend.
Greta Gerwig’s record-breaking comedy was undoubtedly the movie of the summer, coming in at $636.2 million at the domestic box office, making it the highest-grossing movie, nationwide, of 2023 so far. Stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are currently at the top of pundit’s lists for Oscar nominations. And now you can re-experience the magic of Barbie land from the comfort of your own home.
In addition to Barbie on Max, the streaming service will also debut a new version of the movie, Barbie with ASL, which will feature ASL performer Leila Hanaumi (Deaf Austin Theatre’s “The Laramie Project,” ASL cover for Tove Lo in “True Romance” music video) in front of the screen, translating the film for Deaf viewers.
In a statement for the press release on Barbie with ASL, HBO and Max CEO Casey Bloys said, “Max is the premiere destination for storytelling, so being able to share the biggest movie of the year in ASL, the first language for many, will make this story resonate in a more meaningful way. By offering sign language interpretation, we will build upon the film’s empowering message of inclusiveness and offer a unique viewing experience for the Deaf community to enjoy with family and friends.”
Here’s what you need to know about how to watch Barbie and Barbie with ASL on streaming.
Is Barbie streaming online?
Barbie is currently available to buy and rent digitally on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu, and more. The price may change in the coming weeks, but right now the movie costs $5.99 to rent and $19.99 to buy on most platforms.
But if you’re willing to wait just one more day, Barbie will soon be streaming on Max, free to anyone with a subscription. Formerly known as HBO Max, the Warner Bros.-owned streaming service starts at $9.99 a month. You’ll need a subscription, or a log-in from a friend, in order to watch the film.
What time will Barbie be streaming on HBO Max?
Barbie will be streaming on Max on Friday, December 15 at 12 a.m. Pacific Time, or 3 a.m. Eastern Time. That means that if you live on the West Coast, you’ll be able to watch Barbie on Max when the clock strikes midnight on Thursday night (which is technically Friday morning). You can use this website to find out what timezone you’re in.
When will Barbie with ASL be on HBO Max?
Barbie with ASL will also be streaming on Max on Friday, December 15 at 12 a.m. PT/ 3 a.m. ET. That will be listed as a separate title on Max, with unique key art featuring the sign language symbol. Let’s go Barbie!