Tips & Tricks

Watch Star Wars movie in Command Prompt

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ave you ever wondered what a simple command prompt of your systm can do? What if we say that you can watch your favorite Star Wars movie in command prompt? Yes, it’s true. The movie will be in ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) version.

Command Prompt is a command line interpreter application available in most Windows operating systems. It is used to execute entered commands.

Watching a Star Wars movie on command prompt is little bit crazy but really it’s a cool trick you should know. Just follow some simple steps and you’re done!

The only thing required to watch it is an internet connection; speed does not matter.

A network protocol named Telnet will be used.

Watch Star Wars movie in Command Prompt

On Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Telnet is turned off by default in the latest versions of Windows. So, in order to watch the Star Wars movie, you must first enable telnet. It can be done by going to

Control Panel › Programs › Turn Windows Feature On or Off and ticking both the telnet check boxes.

After doing that, follow the steps given below:-

  1. Go to Start, Search in Windows Vista and Windows 7. On Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, open the main Start page.
  2. Type telnet and press Enter.
  3. In the following command prompt window, type o and press Enter.
  4. Now type and press Enter.
Commands to be written


Star Wars in command prompt


On Windows XP, Mac OS X and Linux

  1. Go to Start, Run. (Only for Windows users)
  2. Now type telnet and press Enter. Users of Mac OS X and Linux can directly execute this code in the terminal window.


If you do not need telnet anymore, you can turn it off.

It’s really amazing to see what a command prompt can do. Watch the full movie and enjoy!


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Prachi Sharma

In love with coding. A technophile and a web developer.