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

Just in time for the holidays, HBO Max treats its subscribers to a sweet surprise. The new update is coming out for HBO Max users on Android TV and Google Chromecast, which finally adds support for 4K HDR content.

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

With this update, we bring holiday joy. HBO Max will now support 4K UHD, HDR and Dolby Atmos on selected devices and titles. We will be releasing even more 4K UHD titles during 2021 – so stay tuned – we know you asked for it!

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

  • Supported Android TVs
  • 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

The 1984 Wonder Woman is scheduled for Christmas. It will be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in the US. It will be available for streaming on the service for one month from the date of release, 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 U.S. and certain other territories.