Following the premiere of the “movie of the week” first two episodes of Star Wars Rebels, Disney made the first half-hour episode “Droids in Distress” available for people to watch via the Watch DisneyXD app and website. As there is only a limited number of cable systems that will authorize through that site, this left a lot of fans unable to see the episode while their friends praised how awesome it is.
Today Disney has made the $30 “Season Pass” for the show available on Apple’s iTunes, and as “Droids in Distress” is considered the first episode of the series it is currently FREE to download. You can access the Star Wars Rebels iTunes series page here, and “Droids in Distress” should still be showing as free.
It being listed as free is likely due to iTunes declaring this the first real episode of the series, and “Spark of Rebellion” a separate special. iTunes will commonly put up the first episode of a series for free to hook people into buying the Season Pass.
The third episode of Rebels features appearances by Artoo, Threepio, Bail Organa, and even Rex from Star Tours. And yes, Paul Ruebens returns to voice Rex!