Warner Archive Instant is the new streaming service of the Warner Archive (WarnerArchive.com). Film and TV enthusiasts can instantly view hundreds of rare and hard-to-find movies and TV shows, culled from the Warner Bros. library - the largest entertainment library in the world. Now is your chance to discover - and rediscover - rare movies and TV shows you can't find anywhere else (and some favorites you can) from Warner Bros., MGM, RKO, New Line, Monogram, Allied Artists, Lorimar and more.
How does it work?
Warner Archive Instant is a digital streaming subscription service. Once subscribed, you will have instant access to our current offerings. See our "How It Works" page for a simple walk-through.
Is this any different from the other streaming services?
Aside from having TV shows and movies that are hard to find elsewhere - including many titles from the Warner Archive Collection - we will offer extra, enhanced content as well as our special "Showcase" sections.
What is the "Showcase"?
Our special Showcase section features a monthly festival-style list of streaming movie marathons. They're carefully curated selections of motion pictures and /or TV programming built around a common theme or interest. It's like having a repertory theater in your living room!
What platforms is the service available on?
Warner Archive Instant is currently available through your browser on a PC or a Mac, or on your TV via a Roku 2 or 3 connected device.
Can I watch Warner Archive Instant on my TV?
Yes, you may access Warner Archive Instant via our Roku channel. For more information about Roku's streaming devices, go to Roku.com. Please note that our service is only compatible with Roku 2 and 3 devices only. For more information about adding our Roku channel and linking it to your account, please login to your account on instant.warnerarchive.com and click “Link Roku” at the top of the page. Here you will find detailed instructions for linking the Warner Archive Instant Roku channel to your account. You must have an active Warner Archive Instant subscription to watch on Roku.
How do I connect a Roku 2 or 3 device to my Warner Archive Instant Account?
Please login to your account on instant.warnerarchive.com and click "Link Roku" at the top of the page. Here you will find detailed instructions for linking the Warner Archive Instant Roku channel to your account. Please note that our service is only compatible with Roku 2 and 3 devices only.
Can I get Warner Archive Instant on my SmartTV/Networked Blu-ray player/Mobile Device?
Not at this time. But we will be adding more and more access devices in the near future.
Is programming available in Hi-Definition?
Yes! Many of our offerings will be delivered in 1080p and 720p. At this point however, HD programming is accessible via Roku 2 or more recent connected devices only - not through your web browser. To view HD content through our Roku channel, you should have a high speed Internet connection rated at least 4Mbps.
Is this service the entire Warner Bros. library?
Warner Archive Instant offers hundreds of film and TV selections at any given time, reflecting the broad selection of content in the library. New content will be regularly added to the service, offering a consistently fresh experience with plenty of time to explore and discover.
How long will I have to watch a movie?
You will have several months to watch most content. There will be a few exceptions with longer or shorter timeframes. But don't worry – content scheduled to be removed from the service will be listed as "Leaving Soon".
Is there a free trial?
Sign up for a subscription and you can check out Warner Archive Instant free for two weeks - cancel your subscription at any time during that period and you won't pay a dime.
What if I want to subscribe after my free trial ends?
Do nothing and your monthly pay subscription will begin automatically after your trial ends.
How much does Warner Archive Instant cost?
$9.99 per month. Secure payments may be made via your Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express card. Sorry, we do not accept PayPal at this time.
How do I cancel my subscription?
Please login to your account on instant.warnerarchive.com and click on "My Account" - and from there, click on "Subscriptions". Then click the "Cancel Subscription" link. Sorry, no refunds or credits for partial months.
Do I need any special software to use Warner Archive Instant?
You will need a connection rated at 1 Mbps or above.
Are films/shows shown in their Original Aspect Ratios?
We present films/shows in their Original Aspect Ratio when possible - from 1:37 to 2:4. In certain very rare instances, the best possible master available may not fill your entire frame, with pillar boxes on the side, and a letterbox format at top and bottom. In other cases a film may be presented in ‘open matte’ format, where the original 1.85 theatrical ratio is opened up at the top and bottom, as conformed for a standard 4x3 television. In no instances do we present a pan and scan master of a widescreen film.
What if I am having trouble viewing content?
Please send us a message via the “Contact Us” link on the right side of this page.
The video is playing but there is no audio - what should I do?
First, please check and make sure your computer is not set to mute and your speakers are turned on. If these are working, please contact customer support via the “Contact Us” link on the right side of this page.
Why won't movies play on my mobile device?
Mobile playback is not supported at this time.
The movie is playing on my PC but is not in HD - what gives?
HD playback is currently only available via Roku 2 and 3 devices.
My video is slow/skipping/buffering - what should I do?
First, check your connection speed - Warner Archive Instant requires a minimum of 1 Mbps. You can check your speed at various internet speed test sites. Google Search If your connection is too slow, you may need to contact your internet service provider to determine the cause. To insure optimum playback: Use a hard-wired connection (ie Ethernet.) If using wireless, make sure you have a strong connection. Make sure no other devices on your end are eating up bandwidth. Make sure you have the latest version of Silverlight installed. For more help with Silverlight: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight If still you are having issues, try rebooting your device.
What are the exact technical system requirements for Warner Archive Instant?
For PC: 500MHZ or faster, with 128mb+ RAM, running XP SP and above, Vista, or Windows 7. 1 Mbps or faster connection. Video card must have 64MB or better video memory. 16 bit or better sound card with a minimum screen resolution of 800x600. Microsoft Silverlight installed.
For Mac: 1.83 MHz Intel Core Duo or faster, with 128+ Mb. RAM. OS 10.4.8 or higher. 1 Mbps or faster connection. Video card must have 64MB or better video memory. 16 bit or better sound card with a minimum screen resolution of 800x600. Microsoft Silverlight installed.
Browser: Internet Explorer 8 (or higher), Safari 5, Firefox 3.6 (or higher), and Chrome 12.
How do I install Silverlight?
The Silverlight plug-in should automatically download when you launch the player for the first time (if not already installed). For more help with Silverlight: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/
Why won't Warner Archive Instant video play in Safari?
3rd party cookies are required for proper video delivery. Make sure 3rd party cookies are enabled in Safari: Go to the Safari drop-down menu. Select Preferences. Click Security in the top panel. Under 'Accept Cookies' select 'Enable Plug-ins'
Why won't Warner Archive Instant video play in Internet Explorer 7?
Silverlight does not support Internet Explorer 7. Please upgrade to 8 or above, or use another browser.
Why am I getting this message: "Our apologies, this service is unavailable"?
Make sure you have logged out of your account on all browsers, and there are no multiple tabs open on the same site. Close all browsers and log back in. If you are still having the issue, try clearing your browser cache, rebooting your computer and logging in again to the website. Also, check to see if you are logged into Warner Archive Instant on another device.
Does Warner Archive Instant have Closed Captions?
Yes, Warner Archive Instant has English language closed captioning on most movies and TV shows. On the web, press the "CC" button in the lower right of the player to enable/disable Closed Captions. On your Roku 2 or 3, select the option labeled "Watch Now (with captions)" when beginning your film. If you notice a problem with captions, please contact customer support via the “Contact Us” link on the right side of this page.
Reach us via e-mail by clicking the "Contact Us" button below!
Please use the email address associated with your account.