How would you like a nostalgic trip to Hogwarts? Harry Potter has successfully converted many muggles into Potterheads since its first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was released back in 2001. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter movie franchise. So, Warner Brothers surprised the fans by announcing a Harry Potter Reunion special hosted by HBO Max. The streaming rights are also distributed to other OTT platforms across the globe since not everyone has HBO Max in their country. So if you are wondering how to stream Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts in India, let’s see how and when you can watch the Harry Potter reunion in India.
Stream Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion Special in India (2021)
The wait is over for the Indian fans as Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is finally coming to India without waiting for another few months. You can stream the Harry Potter reunion along with the whole world at the same time. Relieve your childhood with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and other cast members. Considering this as a new year’s gift, let’s see where and how to watch the Harry Potter reunion in India.
Where to Watch Harry Potter Reunion in India
Amazon Prime Video India announced on their Twitter account on 21 December 2021 that they will be streaming the Harry Potter reunion in India. It doesn’t come as a surprise since you can watch all Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast movies on Prime Video.
The reunion special titled “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” is produced by Warner Bros. in Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London. The set contains popular locations such as Diagon Alley, The Great Hall, Platform 9 ¾, and the forbidden forest. So, you can expect some nostalgic recreation of scenes from these places.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion: Release Date and Time
The Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts reunion special will be available to watch on January 1, 2022, at 2:30 PM IST on Amazon Prime Video in India. The special episode will likely follow its release in India after the streaming starts at midnight in the US on HBO Max.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion: Latest Trailers
HBO Max released the first teaser of the Harry Potter reunion on 16 November 2021, which created a wave among fans about the upcoming holiday treat. The teaser mostly showed clips from all the Harry Potter movies while Hedwig’s theme played in the background.
A teaser trailer was then released on 6 December 2021, which started by showing the daily prophet with news titled “Hogwarts Welcomes Back Alumni.” We can also see various cast members receiving invitations, which looks similar to the Hogwart’s acceptance letter we saw in the first Harry Potter movie. In contrast to the first teaser trailer, this video showed us a glimpse of what to expect from the reunion special.
Lastly, HBO Max released a full-fledged trailer on 20 December 2021. It showed all the cast members joining the party, including Daniel, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Helena Carter, and many more. They appear to enjoy a unique and fancy welcome to the set and discuss their time through the years of making the eight movies.
You can sense how emotional this special will be from Emma’s dialogue from the trailer. “When things get really dark and times get really hard, there is something about Harry Potter that makes life richer,” she said.
Watch Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses
HBO Max released the main trailer soon after the Hogwarts Tournament of Houses ended. The Wizarding World hosted a four-episode game show to see which house has the greatest Potterheads. As soon as the game show ended on HBO Max, all four episodes were made available on Amazon Prime Video.
So while you wait for the 20th Anniversary reunion special, watch the Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses to set up the mood for the upcoming nostalgia trip. While you are at it, we also recommend doing a movie marathon during the Christmas holidays. All Harry Potter movies are available on Prime Video in India.
How to Watch Harry Potter Reunion in India
The Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts reunion special will be available to stream on January 1 on Amazon Prime Video in India. Therefore, you will need to get an Amazon Prime subscription, whose price was recently increased by 50% in India to watch the show. Apart from Harry Potter, you get a ton of content on Prime Video. Besides, Amazon Prime has additional benefits like quick delivery, access to Amazon Music, and Amazon Prime Gaming.
Amazon Prime comes in three plans – monthly, three months, and yearly. You can choose whichever suits you the best. The monthly plan is available for ₹179 (get this only if you plan to stream the reunion special and nothing else), and the three-month plan is priced at ₹459. The yearly plan, which is the most value-for-money, is priced at ₹1499. So let’s see how you can subscribe to Amazon Prime Video to watch the Harry Potter reunion in India.
- Visit the Prime Video website. Then, log in using your Amazon account.
- If you don’t have an Amazon account, create one by registering your email id. Then, verify the OTP sent to your email address.
- Now, select a plan from the three available options, as described above and shown in the screenshot below.
- Select a payment method of your choice, such as a credit card, net banking, or UPI. You can check out the best UPI apps to use in India right here.
Note: All payment methods listed above aren’t available for every Amazon Prime Video plan.
- Next, select an existing address or add a new one, and click the “Use this address” button to confirm the change.
- Lastly, confirm your details and complete the payment by clicking the “Sign up and pay” button.
You are now subscribed to Prime Video in India. You can start watching the Harry Potter movies or any other show you like. The streaming for Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts will be available to all the members from 1 January 2021.
How to Watch Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts with Friends
I assume many of your friends must be Potterheads too. Wouldn’t it be great to take the nostalgic trip to Hogwarts together with your loved ones and enjoy reminiscing your childhood? You can either choose to host a house party on New Year’s to watch the Harry Potter reunion offline. Or, you can use Amazon Prime Video’s Watch Party feature to throw a virtual viewing party.
Prime Video allows you to watch a movie or show with your friends in the easiest way possible. All you (and your friends) need is access to a Prime subscription, and you are good to go. Let’s see how to use the Watch Party feature in Amazon Prime Video to stream the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary special with friends.
- Open a movie or TV show you want to watch with your friends. Click on the Party Popper icon (🎉) under the title to host a watch party.
- Add your name under “Chat as” and click “Create Watch Party“.
- Lastly, click the “Copy link” button and share the link with your friends. Anyone with the link can join your Prime Video watch party if they have an Amazon Prime subscription.
You can check if your friends have joined the party and start streaming for everyone together. Meanwhile, you can also chat with friends, discuss things, and enjoy your time.
Expectations from Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is a special episode likely to last for one and a half to two hours. Please note it is not a movie or sequel but an unscripted interview type show where all the cast members will share their experience of shooting the movies. We can also expect a recreation of some iconic scenes from the movies like shopping in the Diagon alley, the Yule Ball, or a duel between Harry and Draco. In any case, it will surely take us on a memory trip of the magical world of Hogwarts. I hope you are as much excited as me for the upcoming reunion. Feel free to ask any queries in the comment section below.