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How to watch The Mandalorian online in NZ

New TV series The Mandalorian is getting some serious buzz online worldwide. Here's how you can begin watching episodes.

The Mandalorian is one of Disney’s crown jewels and is an exclusive for the launch of new streaming service Disney Plus. The Mandalorian is a spinoff of Star Wars and new episodes will be released weekly.

It’s set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. For those who may need assistance placing that on the Star Wars timeline, it’s 7 years after the Return of the Jedi. Season 2 of The Mandalorian premieres on Disney Plus 30 October 2020.

How to watch The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian is exclusive to Disney Plus. There’s simply no other way around it. If you want to watch, you have to get Disney Plus. Unfortunately for those hoping to watch The Mandalorian, there’s no longer a free trial so you’ll have to sign up to access Disney Plus and begin watching in 4K.

Disney Plus is available on a heap of devices. Disney Plus is compatible with iOS and Android devices, PCs, laptops, Macs, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, LG and Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Firestick, PS4 and Xbox One. So with a list that long, you should hopefully have a gadget that suits.

There’s no need to worry if you begin watching and decide it isn’t your cup of tea. Cancelling Disney Plus is extremely easy. You can find a step-by-step breakdown of the process with photos in our guide.

Otherwise, if you do decide that you’re enjoying your experience with Disney Plus, you’ve got 2 options to continue watching. First off is the monthly bill option, which is identical to every other streaming service.

A monthly subscription will cost you $9.99 per month. Your other choice is a steeper upfront payment but a cheaper long-term deal. Yearly subscriptions to Disney Plus take a little more commitment but can be purchased for $99.99.

We get it – why would anyone want to sign a year-long subscription? Everybody wants freedom these days, especially with streaming services. You do have to consider that Disney owns its entire library, so there should only ever be titles added to the existing 950+ movies and TV shows.

Then there’s also the point that Disney has a lot of exclusive upcoming titles that are slated for 2020. This list includes 2 seperate series for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor.

Mandalorian season 2 episode schedule

  • Chapter 9 – 30 October
  • Chapter 10 – 6 November
  • Chapter 11 – 13 November
  • Chapter 12 – 20 November
  • Chapter 13 – 27 November
  • Chapter 14 – 4 December
  • Chapter 15 – 11 December
  • Chapter 16 – 18 December

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How long does it take to watch The Mandalorian season 1?

Episodes of The Mandalorian are surprisingly short for a sci-fi drama. Their runtime varies between 31 and 46 minutes. They’re even shorter if you subtract the credits and recaps of what went down in previous episodes.

There are 8 episodes in season 1 and according to Bingeclock, it will take you 5 hours and 23 minutes to watch them all (again).

Mandalorian season 1 recap

The Mandalorian takes place 5 years after the fall of the Empire and kicks off with the titular character, a bounty hunter, accepting a mysterious gig that involves him locating a vague target and bringing said target alive to The Client.

By the end of the pilot, he discovers that the bounty is none other than Baby Yoda, a big-eared infant creature known as The Child who is 50 years old and can already use The Force, though it seems to drain it of energy.

Mando brings The Child to The Client, but has second thoughts about leaving the innocent baby in the hands of dangerous Imperials. So he rescues Baby Yoda and the 2 are on the run, Mando understanding that The Child is better off under his protection.

Plenty of fast friendship, conflict, hostage situations and cool fight scenes follow. In the season finale, we see Mando’s face for the first time and learn that his real name is Din Djarin. He and his allies go to the lair of the Mandalorian clan where they catch up with the Armorer, the leader of a tribe of Mandalorian warriors.

Upon seeing Baby Yoda, the Armorer tells Mando that a group of extinct warriors had similar abilities as The Child – the Jedi – and that he has to reunite the creature with its own kind.

Too bad that Galactic Empire officer Moff Gideon, the Big Bad of season 1, has other plans. The finale ends with him wielding a Darksaber, an ancient weapon forged by a Mandalorian Jedi. The good guys may have won for now, but they’ll have to face many bumps ahead as they look for Baby Yoda’s home planet.

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