The developments regarding the current coronavirus outbreak across the globe are startling to say the least, and keeping the news on 24/7 is even more of a stressor than it normally is. It's time to turn off the talking heads and all the uncertain reports, but if curiosity is getting the best of you, keep the TV on and check out the movie Contagion.
With a Certified Fresh score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, Contagion is a critically-acclaimed film that shows the rapid spread of a lethal virus which covers the globe in a matter of days. The film doesn't just have a star-studded cast giving fantastic performances, but it's also remarkable in its scientific accuracy. Story details show accurate depictions of scientific processes rather than the pseudo-science that you find in most movies from this genre.
This disaster movie is nearly as scary as it is tense. Released back in 2011, it features performances by Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwenyth Paltrow, Lawrence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, and Bryan Cranston. Think you can handle it this week? Check below to see how you can watch the movie without even having to leave your home.
How to watch Contagion from outside your country
Now's not exactly the greatest time to be traveling away from home, though if you have no choice, you may be searching for ways to watch Contagion using the streaming service you always use. However, what many people don't know is that there are often restrictions which keep you from watching your Netflix subscription, for example, if you're currently traveling in a foreign country.
You don't have to just give up hope though. In fact, it's extremely easy to get around those location restrictions and start watching Contagion anywhere you're located. With a VPN, your IP address is altered to appear as if it's coming from the country you've selected, and the best part is that you can switch countries when necessary to access content from different regions.
There are so many VPN services out there, but our favorite here at Android Central is ExpressVPN. Signing up for a plan takes just a few minutes to get you started with its fast speeds, reliable connections, and awesome customer service.
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How to watch Contagion: Streaming options in the U.S.
As a U.S. resident, your options for streaming Contagion without a VPN are pretty slim, though it's not impossible. First off, you'll need an active Hulu account, though that's not all. Cinemax currently holds the rights to stream and air the film in the U.S., so you'll need to purchase the Cinemax Add-on at Hulu for its regular monthly price of $8.99.
Not a Hulu member yet? You can score a free 1-month trial (opens in new tab) now, and luckily, all Hulu members can score a week of Cinemax for free! That lets you try the service out, watch Contagion, and maybe catch a few other films before you have to pay a cent. Just make sure to cancel the service before it charges you on the seventh day if you're not interested in keeping it active.
Hulu has also announced that for a limited time it will offer free TV streaming of ABC for every Hulu subscriber.
Watch via Cinemax on Hulu
Get Cinemax as an add-on to your Hulu account to watch Contagion in the U.S.! If you've never watched Cinemax on Hulu, you can even score a free one-week trial in the process.
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Contagion is also available to rent or purchase via iTunes (opens in new tab) and Amazon (opens in new tab) for $3.99 or $9.99, respectively. On the other hand, if you're already a Cinemax subscriber, you can also watch the film via Cinemax's streaming app, Max Go. And if you happen to be out of your home country at the time, using a VPN like the one mentioned above is always an option.
How to stream Contagion in the UK
Contagion is unavailable on streaming platforms in the U.K. unfortunately, though you are able to find it on digital retailers, including Amazon (opens in new tab) where it costs £3.49 to rent or £7.99 to buy. It's available at stores like iTunes and Google Play as well.
Then again, you could save your money as ITV2 is set to air the film on Thursday, March 26 at 9PM GMT. Miss the beginning? You can catch it again starting at 10PM GMT on ITV2 +1.
How to stream Contagion in Australia
While you won't be able to find Contagion on any of Australia's streaming services, you can buy it outright at digital retailers like iTunes (opens in new tab) and Microsoft Store (opens in new tab). There's a rental option for $4.99 or purchase the film for $14.99.
For those stuck outside of your home country, don't forget you can use a VPN to access the content you're used to seeing. Check out ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) for more information on how to make it happen securely.
How to stream Contagion in Canada
You lucky duck. Canadians have it easy and can stream Contagion right on Netflix! If you're not a subscriber already, Netflix in Canada starts at $9.99 per month for its standard definition plan, or you can upgrade to the HD plan which allows two simultaneous streams for just $13.99 monthly.
Meanwhile, Canadians who aren't Netflix subscribers can watch it for free with Amazon Prime Video. Of course, you'll need an Amazon Prime membership to gain access to Prime Video, so be sure to start a free trial (opens in new tab) if you've never been a member before.
Contagion: Is it on Netflix?
Unfortunately, you won't find Contagion on Netflix in most countries, though if it's your only streaming option, there are a ton of movies you can catch on the service rather than catching something outside. Similar virus/disaster flicks and TV shows like Outbreak, Pandemic, Contagion, 93 Days, and How It Ends are available to watch with a Netflix membership, some of which you won't be able to find anywhere else.
However, the one exception to the above is Netflix Canada. Contagion is available on Netflix Canada so you can watch it on your preferred streaming device. If you're a Canadian currently traveling abroad, you can use a VPN to watch Netflix Canada (opens in new tab).
Um, it's included with Amazon Prime right now. My wife and I watched it this past week. Eerie how the movie feels like you're watching the world in real time right now. We also watched World War Z; very tense, suspenseful and full of action.
Agreed. I watched it about 6 weeks ago and thought the same.
The best pandemic movie in my opinion is Flu from Korea. Super suspenseful and intense, and it's on Amazon Prime.
Why even put this up when every region has hoops to jump through to watch it? Seems like a waste of an article other than clicks due to the word Contagion. For the posts below, it isn't included with Amazon Prime in the USA. You have to have a Cinemax subscription to watch it with Prime.
Rent on Amazon for $4.99 HD.
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