When Is 'Sonic The Hedgehog 2' Coming to Streaming?

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is coming to theaters this April, two years after the first one became the last film that millions of people watched before the pandemic began.

For this second addition, the battle against Doctor Robotnik (played by Jim Carrey) continues—but this time, Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) has some help. As teased in the post-credit scene of the first movie, Tails (voiced by Colleen O'Shaughnessey) is coming to save the day and help fight against both the Eggman and Knuckles (voiced by Idris Elba).

The sequel will be a cinematic exclusive—at least for now. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 comes to theaters on April 8, and will only be in theaters for a time.

We know, however, that the film will get a streaming release one day, sooner rather than later. Here's exactly where you will be able to watch it—and when it will be released?

Where Will 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Be Streaming?

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Promo image for "Sonic the Hedgehog 2." The film is coming to theaters this April. Paramount

The Sonic sequel is distributed by Paramount Pictures. Sorry, Netflix subscribers—this means that it will be a Paramount+ exclusive in all the countries where the streaming service is currently up and running.

It also means that, in countries where the streamer is launching this year, Paramount will probably wait until the launch date in that country to release it, so as to offer it as exclusive content with which to entice new subscribers.

In countries in which Paramount currently has no plans to launch, where Sonic 2 streams may vary. The first movie, by way of example, is streaming on Netflix in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

When Will 'Sonic 2' Be Released on Streaming?

In early 2021, Paramount revealed that its major releases of the year will come to streaming 45 days after the movie's U.S. theatrical release date.

Then, in August, it doubled down on this strategy, with Paramount CEO Bob Bakish telling investors at an earnings calls: "As a general principle, we do like the 45-day fast follow theatrical to [Paramount+ strategy]. That is the overall direction we'd like to go over time. But we've got to look at each title in this pandemic and figure out what is the right strategy."

So far, however, Paramount has stuck to the 45-day window with its biggest releases. So, for example, Jackass Forever came to theaters on February 4, 2021, and on Paramount+ on March 22. Similarly, Scream came to the streamer 46 days after it had been in theaters on March 2.

If the new Sonic movie follows this trend, then it will come to Paramount+ on Tuesday May 24, 2022.