Update: I found an online option for downloading 17 Miracles.
So if you’ve come to this page, you’re probably like me: looking for some where to watch 17 Miracles as a download or online, maybe you even want to do it for free. (Well, perhaps I should chide you ever so mildly for wanting to watch it for free, especially when we’re otherwise very willing to plop down $10 for less-than-worthy entertainment elsewhere. But that’s not my point in posting this article.) This is something of an experiment to see how much web traffic I can drive to a single post about the movie 17 Miracles being available for download online. Which as far as I am aware, it is not available legitimately online anywhere for download.
Now I’ve just done a quick search for the phrase “Is 17 Miracles available for download online?” It came up with a nice list on the first page of website that are showing it for free online. Now, am I going to click on any of these website? No! Why because I don’t want a virus downloaded to my computer, I’ve never heard of these website, and doing so ultimately would be (even if there were no virus to worry about) endorse the practice of piracy. It would just seem wrong to me to be watching a movie about the Mormon pioneers and to be doing so illegally.
If ever there was a time to go back to supporting movies with our hard earned dollars, a film like 17 Miracles is just such a project. What most of us don’t realize is that, if we want more content like this, the box office and video sales are the de facto gauge of interest. But I’ve digressed again.
So back to my main point. If you made it this far in my little blog post rambling, then I assume you’re still interested in finding a copy of 17 Miracles online to watch or to download. If that be the case, then I invite you to take just one more moment and leave a comment voicing your support of online availability. Doing so will give me some leverage to approach companies like Deseret Book with the argument to distribute their films online. Just maybe it will be Sun Swing Media to someday soon be able to add feature-length films to our catalog of short films already online at www.sun-swing.com.
Thanks for reading.
Update: I found an online option for downloading 17 Miracles.
My husband and I are serving a mission in the Philippines and have wanted to see this movie. We wish you could download it. we would even pay full price to watch this and other church related videos.
Thanks for your comment, M Stroud. That’s a good point! Senior missionaries don’t have nearly the limitation that the young elders do, but they do get sent all around the world, which unfortunately puts them outside the traditional loops of distribution. “17 Miracles” is hopefully just a first step for Deseret Book with film making. I know that they’ve struggled for several years now just to get a good (defined: broad appeal to an LDS audience) film produced. I’m sure online distribution will become even more a of a demand/reality as things move forward.
Thanks for commenting!
I have just been told about this movie, and am super keen to purchase a copy online. I am willing to pay full price too. I too am hoping I could download it somewhere. I really like your point, of Watching a Mormon movie illegally, thanks for your post and I actually enjoyed reading it. I hope you get lots feed back and positive ones!!
greatest movie i ever saw.
I would love to buy a downloadable copy or even pay to see it streaming. YouTube offers a great, DRM protected, service for doing so (paid streaming).
why isn’t there a service that would allow you to download and view a movie online? Or, at least post it to itunes. I am happy to pay a rental or purchase fee. I live in Boston and want to watch it today. What are my options? Nothing.
I saw part of the movie at a meeting, but were not able to see the whole film. What i did see i,pressed me a lot. Thank you.
We are in Ireland and would love to download the movie. I’m happy to pay for it but can’t find it on iTunes, Netflix, or Amazon.com. Thank you for your effort.
I really appreciate everyone’s comments that have posted on this particular post. Thank you Rebekah for your input. Each comment adds that much more kindling to the fire.
It would just be amazing if this was available online
Thank you for your input. We were looking to do just that! But since it wasn’t on Netflix and mostly only trailers were available we went ahead and bought the movie. It is getting harder and harder to find good movies on Netflix and other places that are not rated with things I would rather not see. Years ago, in American Fork, Utah, there was this wonderful video store called Sunrise Videos. All the movies were family friendly and they had a good collection of the oldie goldies and educational films. They moved away and so did we. I am waiting to see someone come up with a “Cleanflix” version of Netflix! I am grateful for the good movies I still can find on Netflix, but too many of them are not. Thanks again for your website and have fun on your mission and may you and those you serve be blessed!
Sincerely, Robin Marsden and all our family
Yup, would love to buy or rent a digital copy online. bummer
We were hoping to watch this movie today as a family. I thought we could stream it from Deseret Book or somewhere that we could buy it to stream. I am disappointed that we will have to buy it and wait for the delivery. It would be nice to have a downloadable service for the LDS_Cinema films that our family loves so much.
I don’t buy movies. I rent them from Redbox or I stream them on Netflix and Amazon Prime. I already pay for two subscriptions for streaming content and would appreciate access to more titles like this one.
I would love to get one of the movie . I have been looking for one but i could not find . It does not seem to be found here in Madagascar .
Brian in Orem, Utah
In Sacrament Meeting today, there was a reference in a talk made to the movie about Ephraim Hanks and 17 Miracles. I live close to a number of places where I could just buy the DVD/Blue Ray unlike those who have already commented. But, when I am studying, pondering and thinking about what I learn spiritually day to day (not on Sunday but during the week), I am usually not out driving around. I am most often reading scriptures online, watching LDS.org videos or Conference talks. Then, I remember- I really should watch these great Pioneer Films, but there are no online options for them. I would pay like anyone else and can make the effort to purchase online streamed products. If the excuse used by Deseret Book has to do with lower profit margins, they need to think about the lost market share. Market share including all of those who would buy an online option but never get around to purchasing any media in a brick and mortar store and probably never will. This is not just an issue for the far away, it applies to everywhere.
So I finally found a link. Part of the problem why it’s been hidden for so long is that it’s not searchable through Google’s search, or any other search engine for that matter. This seems like a major marketing mishap on the part of Deseret Book. Seems kind of silly, almost. Maybe I should talk with them about this.
Chris in Ohio
I just finished watching this terrific film on BYUtv after Saturday PH session of Genrl Conf. It was also on six months ago in same approximate time slot. At this point, Deseret Book would be hard pressed to argue that it still needs exclusive distribution rights and revenues.
This is just one film — to how many others is DB clinging long past their freshness dates. I vote DB release them to Sun Swing for clean, legitimate download with a voluntary donation option. With a PayPal button to make it click-easy? Bet you’d do well!
Chris in Ohio
Well color me embarrassed. I just finally went to the Sun Swing site and started looking around when what to my wondering eyes should appear but the Donate button! Which I shall now go back and click. And then click with some frequency just because I support the concept.