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- “Sound of Metal“ is now streaming exclusively through Amazon Prime Video.
- The Oscar-nominated movie stars Riz Ahmed as a drummer who develops hearing loss.
- You can sign up for Prime Video on its own for $9/month, or as part of a Prime membership for $13/month.
The Amazon original film follows Ruben (Riz Ahmed), a drummer and recovering drug addict who’s known for touring with the heavy metal band Blackgammon. But when Ruben begins to experience hearing loss, his future as a musician is put into jeopardy. To help cope with the situation, he checks into a deaf community shelter for addiction.
“Sound of Metal” received 2021 Oscar nominations for best picture, best actor in a leading role (Ahmed), best actor in a supporting role (Paul Raci), best original screenplay, best sound, and best film editing. The movie has a 96% “Certified Fresh” rating on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.
Where to watch ‘Sound of Metal’
“Sound of Metal” is now streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. A number of independent theaters across the country are also offering screenings for people who prefer to see it on the big screen.
If you want to watch the movie at home, you’ll need to sign up for an account with Prime Video. The streaming service offers roughly 24,000 movies and over 2,100 shows. Prime Video is available as a standalone streaming service for $9 a month. You can also get Prime Video as part of an Amazon Prime membership for $13 a month or $119 a year.
A full Prime membership includes a ton of additional perks, like free shipping on many Amazon items. If you’re unsure about committing to Amazon Prime or Prime Video, you can take advantage of Amazon’s 30-day free trial for new members.
“Sound of Metal” is available in advanced video formats – such as HDR and 4K UHD – through Prime Video. The movie also has an audio description option for people with visual impairments. You should check with your device first, however, to see if it’s compatible with these formats.
Where to watch other Oscar-nominated films
Aside from “Sound of Metal,” you can stream a number of other films up for best picture at the 2021 Oscars.
Meanwhile, “Nomadland” is now streaming on Hulu. We recommend the $13 a month bundle for Hulu that includes ESPN+ and Disney Plus. This way, you also get access to the Oscar-nominated animated films “Onward” and “Soul” on Disney Plus.
Finally, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Mank” – also nominated for best picture – are available exclusively on Netflix. You can watch both films as part of a Netflix subscription for as low as $9 a month.