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The Mandalorian: How to watch the new Star Wars series on Disney Plus

Episode 5 drops this Friday.


Concept art of Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian on Disney Plus. 

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Boba Fett is long gone, but a new warrior has arrived in the Star Wars universe (along with Baby Yoda). The Mandalorian launched on Nov. 12 with the Disney Plus streaming service. After releasing the first and second episode within three days of one another, Disney has moved to a weekly release schedule with new episodes dropping each Friday. Episode 5 hits Friday, Dec. 6.

See below for a spoiler-free look at how you can watch The Mandalorian on Disney Plus.

How do I stream stuff on Disney Plus?

You can access Disney Plus on phones, tablets, computers, connected TVs and streaming media boxes. Disney has global distribution agreements in place with Apple, AmazonGoogle, LGMicrosoft, Roku, Samsung and Sony. You can stream Disney Plus on the following devices:

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How much does Disney Plus cost?

In the US, the service costs $7 a month. You can also save a bit by plunking down $70 for the annual plan, which works out to $5.83 a month.

International pricing and availability varies, both in terms of cost and when the service debuts. In Australia, the service launched on Nov. 19 and costs AU$9 per month or AU$90 a year. Disney Plus will launch March 31 across Western Europe, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and a number of other countries in the region.

Is there a trailer I can watch?

If you have yet to start watching The Mandalorian, check out the video embedded below or watch the trailer on YouTube.

What's the episode release schedule?

We are halfway through the eight-episode series. The fifth episode drops Friday. If last week is any indication (episode 4 dropped at 3 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 29), then episode 5 will be ready when you wake to face the day on Friday. Here's the schedule for the series:

Episode 1: Already available

Episode 2: Already available

Episode 3: Already available

Episode 4: Already available

Episode 5: Friday, Dec. 6

Episode 6: Friday, Dec. 13

Episode 7: Wednesday, Dec. 18

Episode 8: Friday, Dec. 27

Who wrote The Mandalorian?

Jon Favreau wrote and produced the show. Favreau has said it will explore the darker, freakier side of Star Wars.

Who's in it?

Pedro Pascal, best known for playing Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones, plays the main character, a lone Mandalorian gunfighter operating in the outer reaches of the galaxy. The cast also includes Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog and Nick Nolte. 

When does it take place within the Star Wars universe?

According to Favreau, the show is set seven years after Return of the Jedi (so six years after the Empire's final defeat at the Battle of Jakku and 23 years before The Force Awakens) and focuses on all-new characters. 

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