Historically, Disney and its various properties have made homes on a variety of other streaming services. Some of the biggest Netflix titles were Marvel universe shows such as Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. These Netflix originals remain on the service, but other pieces of content such as anything from Pixar has mostly been removed from the competing streaming services.
These days, Disney+ is pretty much the only place where you can find streaming quality versions of Disney originals and Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar and other Walt Disney Company properties.
This means that no, The Mandalorian is not on Netflix and it is highly unlikely that it ever will be or that it will be found anywhere except on Disney’s own streaming service. In fact, so strict is Disney on this note, that most of its streaming originals will never even be officially released on DVD or Blu-ray.
The Mandalorian is available on Disney+, but will it come to other streaming services?
Physical media, overall, is mostly starting to wind down. This is evident with the most recent generation of video game consoles having a limited range of disk readers as opposed to it being assumed and universal in previous iterations. The Xbox Series S and Play Station 5 Digital Edition both lack a disk reader.
With the demise of physical media seemingly on the horizon, this presents an alarming future for content such as The Mandalorian. With no physical copies to maintain a record of, it will become increasingly easy for large corporations such as Disney to exert greater control over what we watch.
It even invites the possibility that entire scenes, episodes or even whole series can vanish into thin air. (For example, this is often displayed in minor ways such as when a stray coffee cup is present on a production set and needs to be removed.) Without any physical record, it would be as if they never existed in the first place.
For all things Mandalorian and Star Wars, be sure to check out Dork Side of the Force.