Groundhog Day 2021 is upon us once again, as eager Americans turn their eyes to the Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney and its most famous inhabitant, a semi-mythical marmot named Phil. So famous is the tradition of Phil’s resurgence from his burrow every February 2 that it became the subject of one of the greatest comedy films of all time, Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Read on as we explain how to watch Groundhog Day online; Read on to find out how to stream both the movie and today’s ceremony.
First things first: if you are here because you want to watch a live stream of Punxsutawney Phil, visit 2021 for the first time, then you should know that this year’s celebration is purely virtual and you can get a free feed courtesy. from the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club here starting at 6.30 am ET / 3.30 am PT. Usually it appears to cast a shadow and retreat to its lair (a long winter awaits us) or see no shadow, heralding the imminent arrival of spring.
In terms of the movie, the 1993 time-cycle classic is widely available on global streaming services, many of which offer free trials that essentially let you watch Groundhog Day for free online, if that’s what you choose.
It tells the story of a grumpy big city journalist … wait, Phil (Murray), who comes to Punxsutawney wanting to complete a rapid-fire story about the groundhog-related festivities of February 2, and hopes not to pull the straw in the newsroom. again next year. Instead, he finds himself stuck in a time loop there and gradually falls in love with one of the city’s residents, Rita (MacDowell) and … well, you’ll see similar versions of the same day over and over again. if you look at Groundhog Day, we might as well stop there!
How to watch Groundhog Day online in the US
Groundhog Day is widely available to watch in the US on-demand – though it comes included with a handful of streaming services as part of their core catalogue.
Fortunately, these include two of our favourites: FuboTV and Sling.
Fubo is the more fully featured of the two and amounts to a complete cable replacement services, with plans starting from $64.99 a month for all-in-one access to over 85 channels – after you take advantage of a FREE FuboTV trial, of course.
Sling is an even more affordable alternative that also boasts a decent on-demand streaming library of shows and movies, and two two smaller core live TV packages – Orange and Blue – which cost $30 a month each of $45 if you get both.
From there, you can bolster your line-up with various add-ons to a form something that’s more comparable to cable – but first, it too offers a 100% FREE Sling TV trial so you can try before you buy.
If you’re out of the country, you won’t be able to access either, though, as they’re only available in the US. However, all you need to do is download a VPN (as detailed above) to unlock all their high-quality content from absolutely anywhere in the world.
Our latest February 2021 testing reveals that both Sling and FuboTV can be effectively accessed by US residents abroad using the VPN method.
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