HBO Max adds 4K HDR support along with Dolby Vision and Atmos

Just in time for the holidays, HBO Max is giving its subscribers a sweet surprise. A new update is being released for HBO Max users on Android TV and Google Chromecast, which finally adds support for 4K HDR content.

Support for 4K (via 9to5Google) comes as part of the HBO Max Android app v50.8.1.240 and also adds support for Dolby Vision and Atmos formats. Although there is no 4K or HDR content to stream on the streaming service at the moment, the good news is that the next release of Wonder Women 1984 will be available in 4K HDR, making it the first title on the platform available at 4 KA HBO says it is working to add more 4K titles to its catalog in the coming months.

We are bringing the joy of the holiday with this update. HBO Max now supports 4K UHD, HDR and Dolby Atmos on selected devices and titles. We’ll be releasing even more 4K UHD titles throughout 2021 – stay tuned – we know you’re asking for it!

4K HDR support will only be available on select devices, with “Android TV compatible” devices and the newest Google Chromecast with Google TV also on the list. Here are all devices that support 4K HDR streaming in HDR Max:

  • Supported Android TV devices
  • Chromecast Ultra
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube
  • 4K Fire TV Edition Smart TVs
  • AT&T TV
  • Apple TV 4K

Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled for release on Christmas Day. It will be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in the United States. It will be available for streaming on the service for 1 month from the release date, at no additional cost. HBO Max is owned by WarnerMedia, the parent company of Warner Bros. Officially launched in May 2020, the streaming service is currently only available in the United States and some other territories.