Fifty Shades of Grey is an American erotic drama film based on E.L. James’ novel of the same name. It focuses on Anastasia Steele’s (Dakota Johnson) sadomasochistic relationship with business mogul Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). The film was a huge commercial success despite receiving poor ratings from critics.

The film became a success for its raw depiction of BDSM. Its global success prompted Universal Pictures to commission two sequels: Fifty Shades Darker (2017) and Fifty Shades Freed (2018).

Is Fifty Shades of Grey on Netflix?

Fifty Shades of Grey is only available to Netflix subscribers in the United Kingdom.

It is highly unlikely that Fifty Shades of Grey will come to Netflix in the United States. The film’s distribution rights lie with Universal pictures, which is owned by Comcast through its subsidiary NBCUniversal.

NBCUniversal is currently preparing for the release of its streaming service Peacock. Therefore, it is unlikely that Universal Pictures will hand streaming rights to Netflix. The film might appear on Netflix in other regions outside the USA.

Where is Fifty Shades of Grey available for streaming?

We expect that Fifty Shades of Grey will be available on Peacock. The streaming service is set to launch in mid-July, and it will have tons of Universal Pictures content. According to Deadline, NBCUniversal’s chairman Steve Burke said, “We are looking to take back – we are taking back the FX window, so Peacock will have every single movie made by Universal.”

There is also a chance that Fifty Shades of Grey will appear on Hulu. In 2019, Universal terminated a contract with FX that gave FX rights to Universal Pictures films seven years after the film’s DVD release. However, the termination didn’t affect films released before and in 2019. It means that FX still has rights to Fifty Shades of Grey.

Disney currently owns Hulu and FX. Therefore, there is a chance that Hulu subscribers will get the film.

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