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Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits the UK as digital download

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now officially available as digital download in the UK. No longer will you need to rely on regional loopholes to enjoy the latest instalment in the series. You'll be able to purchase and download from the likes of iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

Unfortunately, as noted by Engadget, those awaiting physical copies will need to hold out until April 18 when Disney will release Blu-ray and DVD variants. Be sure to check stores before you download as some outlets will offer bundled extra content like behind-the-scenes.

At the time of writing, the Windows Store listing (opens in new tab) doesn't appear to have the movie available for download yet.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • I was able to buy Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens from the Windows Store yesterday afternoon, and could watch (stream and/or download) it from midnight on.
  • Done
  • Hopefully its available to rent on Xbox Video.
  • One of the worst movies I have ever seen. If anyone were to plagiarize an essay in college the way J.J. Abrams plagiarized Star Wars, they would be expelled. Copy and paste is not the answer to creating a movie/story.