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How to stream Lightyear online right now

The new Disney Pixar movie Lightyear remains in certain cinemas, but you can now stream it at home. Here’s how to do it.

Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear has his own standalone origin story. We get to see the heralded Space Ranger of Star Command, who pioneered “Falling With Style” long before Johnny Knoxville and Jackass came around, truly chart a course to infinity and beyond.

Keep reading to find out when you can watch Lightyear, what the film is about, and how to steam it at home.

When can you stream Lightyear on Disney Plus?

Disney has confirmed that Lightyear is now streaming on Disney Plus. It was released on the service on Wednesday 3 August.

The title s available to watch in 4K, with Dolby Vision HDR and it is IMAX Enhanced.

To watch, you will need a Disney Plus subscription. While there are no free trials available for Disney, you can subscribe for one month, at £7.99, or pay the annual subscription fee of £79.90 for 12 months access.

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What is Lightyear about?

Long before a sentient replica ended-up with Woody and Bo Peep in Andy’s bedroom, the real Buzz Lightyear was Star Command’s greatest Space Ranger, battling the evil and despotic Emperor Zurg.

The standalone origin story has to be legendary enough to inspire one of the most must-have toys of the late 20th century, both in the real world and the Toy Story universe.

The synopsis on the Disney Plus website says: “”Lightyear” follows the legendary space ranger on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits, Izzy, Mo and Darby, and his robot companion Sox. As this motley crew embark on their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army who are never far behind.”

This time Buzz will be voiced by Captain America himself, Chris Evans. That’s a departure from Tim Allen, the character’s voice actor throughout the Toy Story movie era.

You can see the trailer below:

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