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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ continues the story that began in the classic supernatural comedy — you can stream the movie at home for $20

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  • “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” hit theaters in November 2021, and it’s now available to stream at home.
  • You can buy the movie for $20 from services like Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and more.
  • The movie will also be available on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and DVD starting February 1.

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“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” arrived in theaters on November 19, 2021, and it’s now available to watch at home. As of January 4, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Movies, Vudu, and other streaming retailers are offering the movie digitally for $20.

The latest entry in the “Ghostbusters” franchise tells the story of a single mom and her two kids. After they move to a small town, the family discovers their connection to the original “Ghostbusters” squad, and the legacy they’ve inherited. “Afterlife” stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard (of “Stranger Things” fame). 

Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two “Ghostbusters” movies, returns as a producer on the sequel but does not direct this installment. Instead, directing duties have been picked up by his son, Jason Reitman. The first “Ghostbusters” movie originally came out in 1984 and starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Sigourney Weaver.

Where to watch ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

You can watch “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” through several streaming retailers, including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, AMC, Vudu, and Microsoft. The movie currently costs $20 to buy.


Once you buy “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” you can watch it whenever you’d like. If you don’t plan to rewatch the movie, though, you may want to hold out a bit — a cheaper rental option is expected to be available on February 1. Most retailers give you 30 days to activate your rental after you order it, and then you usually get 48 hours to watch after hitting “play.” 

If you’re set on buying the movie, you may also want to consider getting a Movies Anywhere membership. This free service allows you to link your Amazon, Apple, Google, Vudu, and Microsoft accounts so you can watch any compatible movies you buy across every service.

For example, if you buy “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” on Vudu but have your Vudu and Amazon accounts linked via Movies Anywhere, you’ll also be able to stream the film on the Prime Video App — no extra fees required.

Apps for popular streaming retailers are available on most smart TVs, smartphones, gaming consoles, and internet browsers, but you should check each service first to see if your device is supported.

Where to watch the original ‘Ghostbusters’ movies

“Ghostbusters,” “Ghostbusters 2,” and “Ghostbusters (2016)” are all available to buy or rent through every major streaming retailer. You can also watch the movies through a few different subscription apps. 

The first “Ghostbusters” movie is available to stream on-demand if you have a Spectrum membership. It’s also available through the Freeform app if you have a pay-TV provider with access to that channel. 

The 1989 sequel is currently streaming through AMC Plus, Spectrum, the ABC app, and the Freeform app. Finally, the 2016 reboot starring Kristen Wiig is available through Spectrum, Freeform, and the FXNow app.

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