How to watch Star Wars: A New Hope directly from the Windows or Linux terminal!

By Jabin | 12/11/2022

a screenshot of star wars on the terminal
Star Wars in the Windows terminal


It sounds crazy but it's true! You can watch the entire movie created in plain text for free with just your terminal! Here are instructions on how to do it.


First, search for the control panel setting "Turn Windows features on or off". Then locate "Telnet client" and check the box. Open Windows Powershell and type telnet and sit back and enjoy!


First open the terminal and type sudo apt install telnet for Debian-based distributions or sudo pacman -S telnet for Arch-based distributions. Then run telnet and enjoy your movie.

Even though it doesn't have sound and the quality is significantly lower this is a very cool thing you can show your friends or enjoy yourself.