Posted October 13, 2020 • Last updated October 13, 2020

Where can I watch "Palm Springs" in Canada?

Here's what we know about Canadian availability for the comedy starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti.

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The 2020 comedy film Palm Springs, starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, and J.K. Simmons, was released in the U.S. on July 10, 2020, with a limited theatrical release by Neon alongside streaming on Hulu. However, as of this publication, the film has not received an authorized release in Canada.

Hulu and Neon teamed up to pay a record $17,500,000.69 (USD), plus bonuses, for worldwide distribution rights to the film. Of course, Hulu is not available in Canada, and to our knowledge, no other streaming or pay TV service has stepped up to acquire similar Canadian streaming rights.

Neon, meanwhile, does not release movies directly in Canada, but it seems that most of its films are released here through one of two partners:

  • Elevation Pictures – which has distributed or is scheduled to distribute films such as Apollo 11, Totally Under Control, and Ammonite, or
  • MK2 Mile End – which has distributed Parasite and Clemency.

Most Elevation films currently end up on Prime Video Canada for the initial pay/streaming window, while most MK2 films have instead landed on Crave in that window.

However, as of publication time, neither Elevation nor MK2 (nor, to our knowledge, any other Canadian film distributor) has Palm Springs listed on its website as a film they'll be releasing. Nor does either Prime Video or Crave have the film listed on their respective websites, or otherwise made any statement indicating they would have the rights.

We've also checked other streaming services like Netflix, as well as rental/purchase stores like iTunes or Google Play. There's no sign of the film there either.

Our analysis is that most likely, the Canadian rights are controlled by Elevation and therefore the eventual streaming home for the movie in Canada would be Prime Video. However, there may be factors we're not aware of that could affect the final result, and in any case we have no way of knowing when such a release will take place.

We'll continue to monitor the situation and update this page as appopriate.

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