How to watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for free in the UK & US

Despite being a sequel (and being released whilst the pandemic is still ongoing, no less), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 managed to storm ahead of the first movie to become the highest-grossing videogame adaptation film of all time.

The introduction of fan favourites Miles ‘Tails’ Prower (played by Colleen O’Shaughnessey) and Knuckles the Echidna (played by Idris Elba) set a precedent for where this franchise will go in the future – plus it is a great flick for all the family.

After releasing in April 2022, the film is now available on VOD and for streaming – and there is a way to watch it for free from anywhere in the world. If you want to tune in, then keep on reading. You can also read our post-credits scene guide to Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

How to watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for free in the US

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now available to stream on Paramount+ in the US. Paramount+ also has access to the likes of Star Trek: Discovery season four, as well as the new live-action Halo series. 

Paramount+ offers a seven-day free trial to all new customers, so you can cancel before you are billed to watch the Sonic sequel for free. You can sign up on the Paramount+ website, and there are two subscription tiers on offer.

The Essential tier costs $4.99 per month and comes with ads and a more limited content library. Meanwhile, the Premium tier costs $9.99 per month, is mostly ad-free (except for live TV and a few shows) and comes with local news station access and the ability to download content.

Paramount+ is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia, the Nordics, Latin America and the Middle East. That means that if you are outside of these countries, you may be missing out.

Fortunately, we have a workaround for streaming Paramount+ from anywhere in the world.

How to watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for free in the UK & abroad

Paramount+ will be landing in the UK via Sky/Now on 22 June 2022. However, if you cannot wait that long to watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2, then you can always sign up for a free trial of the service using a VPN.

This software reroutes your IP address, allowing you to browse the internet as if you are from another country. As Paramount+ is geo-locked to people in the UK, this means that you can use a US server and sign up for an account.

There are several VPNs you can choose from, but we successfully created an account using NordVPN, which has a great range of servers and competitive pricing. You can also check out further options in our list of the best VPNs for streaming. 

There are some hurdles to overcome when it comes to payment information, as the site requires users to have a card or account that is tied to the US. Here is what you need to do:

  • Connect to a US server on your chosen VPN

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  • Purchase an online gift card from an online retailer such as Walmart (you can find other options here). $25 is the minimum, which will get you nearly four months worth of ad-supported viewing.  You may also need to get a US address and phone number to sign up, but you can get hold of those for free online

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Paramount Plus

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  • Choose the subscription plan you want to sign up for

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You should now be able to watch Paramount Plus. Keep in mind that this is against the platform’s terms of service, and you could be at risk of having your account terminated. 

How to watch Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on VOD and DVD/Blu-ray

If you would prefer to have your own copy of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, then the film is now available on VOD in the US for $19.99. Here is where you can purchase it from:

In the UK, the film is currently available to pre-order via Google Play and YouTube for £11.99. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 isn’t yet available on DVD/Blu-ray – it will release on 9 August 2022. 

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