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How to watch 'The Flash': Where to stream the CW show, new Ezra Miller movie and more

How to watch Season 9 of 'The Flash' series, when 'The Flash' movie is finally coming to theaters and more explained.

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Bring on the Flash! Ezra Miller (left) stars in the film and Grant Gustin (right) in the series. (Photo: Everett collection)

If you’re searching for where you can stream Warner Bros.’ headline-grabbing film, The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle and Ben Affleck, you should know this: following a production slowed down by perpetual delays and legal trouble for its star, The Flash won’t be making its less-than-speedy arrival to theaters until June 16, 2023. That’s over four years since the film’s first tentative release date was announced. Tired of waiting? You’re probably not the only DC fan to question their faith in the fastest man alive’s abilities.

Luckily, Ezra Miller’s The Flash isn't the only option when it comes to watching the Scarlet Speedster save the day, because CW’s The Flash, the series starring Grant Gustin, is currently airing new episodes of its ninth (and final) season. Plus, while the new The Flash movie will be the true introductory film for the character, the Crimson Comet has appeared in the DC extended cinematic universe before.

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Trying to get the timeline straight before the new Flash movie permanently reshapes the DCEU as you know it? We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch The Flash movie, the CW Flash series, The Flash crossover episode, Ezra Miller’s past DCEU appearances as The Flash and more.

When does The Flash movie come out?

The Flash finally arrives in theaters on June 16, 2023. There’s no current streaming release date set.

How to watch The Flash movie

Currently, you can only see the Crimson Comet’s titular cinematic debut in theaters.

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Where to stream The Flash movie

The Warner Bros. superhero movie will be available to stream on Max (A.K.A. HBO Max) later this year following its exclusive theatrical run.

What other DC movies is The Flash in?

Ezra Miller has appeared as the Scarlet Speedster in four DCEU films (counting Justice League and Zack Snyder’s Justice League as two separate movies): Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. All four films are currently available to stream on HBO Max.

Watch the DCEU films on HBO Max

The actor also made two TV appearances as The Flash, briefly in the DCEU crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour Four, and in Season 1 of Peacemaker.

Watch 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' on Netflix Watch 'Peacemaker' on HBO Max

How to watch The Flash Season 9

New episodes of The Flash, starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, premiere on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

How to watch The Flash on CW Season 9

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How to stream The Flash series

The CW is old-school in the best of ways when it comes to streaming. Right now, you can stream the most-recent five episodes of The Flash Season 9 through The CW app or on The CW website free with ads. New episodes become available to stream free online the morning following their premiere.

Watch The Flash free on The CW website

Unfortunately, if you missed the start of Season 9 and need to catch up, things get a bit more complicated. If you want to watch episodes 1-5 of The Flash Season 9, your only option right now is to buy those individual episodes through a platform like Amazon Prime Video or Apple TV (through iTunes).

Buy episodes on Amazon Buy episodes on Apple TV

Where to watch past seasons of The Flash show

Currently, you can stream the first eight seasons of CW’s The Flash on Netflix.

Watch The Flash seasons 1-8 on Netflix

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