Hotel Transylvania 4 is not supposed to be for Free on Amazon Prime.
- In February 2019, Sony Pictures scheduled the film for release on 22 December 2021.
- In April 2020, the film was moved up to 6 August 2021 due to the pandemic situation and Sony was determined to release the movie in theatres only.
- In April 2021, the film was again moved to 23rd July 2021 for release.
- In June 2021, the film was rescheduled to 1st October 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- After so many reschedules, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (Hotel Transylvania 4) was finally scheduled to be released by Amazon Studios on Prime Video on 14th January 2022.
Amazon Studios acquired the distribution rights of the film Hotel Transylvania 4 for $100 million from Sony Pictures. Hotel Transylvania 4 will release it exclusively on Amazon Prime Video worldwide, excluding China. Sony will release Hotel Transylvania 4 theatrically on an undetermined date. Sony would also retain home entertainment and linear television rights of Hotel Transylvania 4.
The fact that Amazon paid $100 million to Sony Pictures to acquire the distribution rights of the film makes it very clear that the film Hotel Transylvania 4 will not be available to viewers to watch for free.