Here’s How You Can Watch ‘Purple Rain’ in Memory of Prince, Who Died Four Years Ago Today

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April 21, 2016, the world lost Prince, one of the most visionary and brilliant musical minds to ever live. Tonight on CBS, Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince will air in honor of The Purple One himself, so don’t miss it.

His passion was on another plane entirely — to date, Prince and his estate have released 39 studio albums under his name, some of them posthumously as a result of his tireless dedication to his craft.

His legacy is unrivaled, his influence massive and generational and far-reaching. If you, like many Prince fans the world over, may be thinking today would be a good day to watch the 1984 film Purple Rain, starring Prince and featuring a soundtrack album from the musician that would become one of his signature musical moments, you’re in luck.

You can currently stream Purple Rain with a Netflix subscription.

It’s also available to stream via Amazon Prime Video at a rental cost of $3.99. There are additional streaming options as weell, including rental on YouTube, though it looks as if Netflix is the only platform with the film accessible to subscribers at the moment.

For more on Prince’s place in history and his undeniable legacy, here’s a firsthand example from Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, who penned an epic tale on Instagram of anxiously waiting for a call from the legend for a jam session.

Dave Grohl and the Story of Anxiously Waiting for Prince to Call About a Jam Session

The visual of established rock and roll icon Dave Grohl wondering if he would be deemed worthy enough for a musical moment with Prince tells you all you need to know about the reverence with which music icons held him, doesn’t it?

And here’s a detailed look at Prince’s output in the 2000s, a mostly unheralded and uappreciated set of albums according to writer Jeff Slate:

Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form

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