Best way to watch The Legend of Korra (2012-2014)
The Legend of Korra may have been and gone, but its fanbase is stronger than ever. Whether you’ve just finished watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and want more elemental action or are looking for a marathon rewatch, CBS All Access is where to watch The Legend of Korra. Competitively priced from just $5.99/mo. and housing tons of titles from CBS and Viacom, it’s a streaming service you’ll definitely want to try.
All the ways to watch The Legend of Korra online
Spanning four seasons, The Legend of Korra is set seven decades after The Last Airbender. Korra, the next Avatar, is learning to harness the power of the four elements just like the Avatars before her. As well as fighting to keep her people safe from the dark forces of the spiritual world, she must contend with a physical revolution that wants to rid the world of those who can bend the air, fire, earth and water.
- For an additional $7.99 a month, you can get The Legend of Korra plus tons of other Nickelodeon shows. However, if you are not subscribed to Amazon Prime, you will need to start one in order to add.
- Avatar Korra, a headstrong, rebellious, feisty young woman who continually challenges and breaks with tradition, is on her quest to become a fully realized Avatar. In this story, the Avatar struggles to find balance within herself.
This epic animated show is available to stream through a few services — that means you don’t have to wait months or longer for reruns to be broadcast on cable TV. Two Amazon Prime Video Channels — CBS All Access and NickHits — currently have access to The Legend of Korra. But if you don’t want to use Prime for your streaming needs, you can also view the series through the standard CBS All Access platform. Netflix has all four seasons in its library, too, giving you plenty of on-demand options when it comes to streaming.
There’s a lot of good stuff to dig into as well, and below, you’ll find a list of everything hitting Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, Hulu and Amazon Prime over August 14th, 15th and 16th.
Here’s how much a subscription to each service costs.
Streaming The Legend of Korra
You have three ways to stream The Legend of Korra, which we compare below.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is Amazon’s on-demand streaming service. It encompasses thousands of shows and movies, including the original Avatar series and other animations like Star Trek. But to stream The Legend of Korra, you’ll need to subscribe to one of two Amazon Prime Video Channels: CBS All Access or NickHits. These are add-ons to your Prime Video subscription that give you access to even more on-demand content from certain networks.
When it comes to this streaming platform, you have a choice of costs. You can either become a full Prime member for $12.99/mo. or $119/yr. and enjoy free next-day Amazon shipping as well as TV, film and music streaming. Or you can solely watch TV and movies via a Prime Video subscription. This is slightly cheaper at $8.99/mo. or $108/yr. You’ll then need to add on either the CBS All Access or NickHits channel. The former costs $5.99/mo., while the latter is a little pricier at $7.99/mo. One Amazon Prime account can create up to six user profiles for personalized viewing and can stream content to three devices at the same time.
CBS All Access
If CBS is one of your favorite networks, you’ll almost certainly have heard of its streaming service, CBS All Access. For just $5.99/mo. with commercials (or $9.99/mo. for the ad-free option), you can watch pretty much every CBS show you can think of, including Star Trek: Discovery, as well as tons of Viacom titles from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and more. Plus, the prequel to The Legend of Korra, Avatar, is in the catalog, too.
CBS All Access isn’t as high-tech as the likes of Amazon Prime and Netflix. It currently can’t personalize each viewer’s experience through customized recommendations, but it does give subscribers two simultaneous streams. And you can access it through devices ranging from phones and tablets to Roku and game consoles.
Netflix was recently granted The Legend of Korra streaming rights. Of course, you’ll also find Avatar: The Last Airbender in the streaming giant’s library, too, along with other popular animations like She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Thanks to its commitment to high-quality original content, Netflix is also making a live-action adaptation of Avatar so you’ll have even more to look forward to. The rest of the platform’s catalog contains blockbuster movies, cult true crime shows and cheesy series that you’ll get through in an entire day.
Choose between three plans when subscribing. The Basic package is $8.99/mo. and comes with one simultaneous stream, the Standard allows high definition (HD) streaming and two simultaneous streams for $12.99/mo. and the $15.99/mo. Premium plan has the ability to stream in Ultra HD to four devices at once. All users can also create up to five profiles for the ultimate customization.
Renting vs. buying The Legend of Korra
Want to add The Legend of Korra to your library permanently? You can buy it through the services listed below. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to rent episodes of the show.
Amazon Prime Video
As well as streaming The Legend of Korra through Amazon Prime Video, you can also buy individual episodes or full seasons. Episodes cost $1.99 in standard definition (SD) or $2.99 in high definition (HD). Seasons vary in price, but SD fees range from $19.99 to 22.99. HD prices, meanwhile, vary from $25.99 to $32.99.
Apple users will first turn to iTunes for all their music needs, but it also offers TV rentals and purchases. But Apple’s content store only allows you to buy full seasons of The Legend of Korra or the complete series in HD. Individual seasons, or books as they’re known in the Avatar realm, range from $26.99 to $33.99. All four will set you back $59.99.
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Just like all the rest, Microsoft Store offers both TV rentals and permanent purchases. But you can only buy The Legend of Korra. Episodes cost $2.99 in SD or HD, while SD seasons range from $19.99 to $22.99 and HD seasons cost anything from $26.99 to $43.99. The complete series is also available in both SD or HD with minimal differences in price. The SD series is $59.98 and the HD one is $59.99.
Although some of Vudu’s content is free (as long as you don’t mind ads), you’ll have to pay for premium titles like The Legend of Korra. Again, episodes and seasons of the show are only available to buy, rather than rent. Episodes cost $1.99, while the season price is $19.99 to $23.99. You can also buy all four seasons for $59.99.
YouTube isn’t just a destination for hilarious video uploads. It’s also a way to watch any title you like, as long as you’re willing to pay for it. When it comes to buying The Legend of Korra, YouTube charges between $1.99 and $3.99 for SD episodes and between $2.99 and $4.99 for HD ones. SD seasons range from $19.99 to $23.99, and HD ones can cost between $26.99 and $33.99. Alternatively, purchase the complete series for $59.99 in HD.
Our hot take
If you’re looking for a TheLegend of Korra stream that won’t exceed your budget, sign up to CBS All Access before the show switches to another more expensive platform. Try the service for free for seven days to see if it’s right for all of your streaming needs.
Steven Yeun and J.K. Simmons are no strangers to voice work. Prior to the new animated superhero series Invincible, streaming March 26 on Amazon Prime Video, both award-worthy actors starred in two different animated epics.
From 2012 to 2014, Oscar-winner Simmons (who plays Omni-Man on Invincible)voiced the sage monk “Tenzin” in the acclaimed Nickelodeon fantasy series The Legend of Korra. And from 2016 to 2018, Oscar-nominee Yeun (who plays, well, Invincible on Invincible) voiced the rebellious “Keith,” pilot of the Red Lion, in Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender, a reboot of the 1980s anime.
Now in Invincible, the two performers enter a superhero universe in roles that bear a striking resemblance to their Korra and Voltron characters. At least, on paper. In truth, as Yeun and Simmons tell Inverse, the characters couldn’t be any more different.
In Invincible, the animated adaptation of The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s superhero saga first published by Image Comics, 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Yeun) develops superpowers thanks to the inherited genes of his father, the alien superhero Omni-Man (Simmons).
At first glance, Mark and Omni-Man (whose human ego is Nolan Grayson, a best-selling author) are riffs on Voltron’s Keith and Korra’s Tenzin, respectively. Like Mark, Keith was a hot-headed teenager tasked with saving Earth from an alien menace. And like Omni-Man, Tenzin was the wise, rock-like mentor to Korra, the protagonist of The Legend of Korra who struggles to mature into her role as a destined savior. But Yeun and Simmons think the similarities end there.
“For me, they’re pretty different,” Yeun tells Inverse. “I think there’s a little bit of age crossover. They’re both angsty in that way. [But] I think Keith is much more confident in himself, and more sold into himself and really has a point of view that he’s trying to explore. I think Mark is still wavering and trying to understand who he is and fight through his own expectations.”
Simmons, too, believes Tenzin and Omni-Man are so fundamentally different.
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“Until you asked the question, I hadn’t thought about the similarities or differences between Tenzin and Nolan,” Simmons tells Inverse. “Obviously [they’re] both parental figures. But I think Tenzin was a much more calming, grounding influence.”
Diving into the weeds of his performance, Simmons notes the vocal differences between the zen-like Tenzin and the masculine Omni-Man. “As I think about it, vocally, there was a certain calm, more breath in the voice. Less strident, less testosterone, for lack of a better word.”
Still, the two actors agree that their previous roles on The Legend of Korra and Voltron: Legendary Defender afforded them some rare insight into their roles in Invincible.
“It’s two kids at different points in their journey, both coming into their own,” Yeun says. “I would say Keith is much more prepared for what he embarks on than Mark.”
“They both sound like me,” Simmons playfully observes about Tenzin and Nolan, the latter of whom hides a dark side that’s later unmasked. “As the [Invincible] show runs its course, we learn layers of complexity about Nolan. It was a more layered character to play with. Again, they sound like me, but hopefully [they’re] different enough versions of my voice that they’re distinct characters.”
Invincible begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video on March 26.