A brand-new streaming service has launched to rival the big boys: HBO Max. For anyone wanting the highest quality image, though, is HBO Max 4K? In this guide, we’ll let you in on exactly that. Read on to find out the answer to “will HBO Max have 4K?” Can you watch shows such as Game of Thrones and Curb Your Enthusiasm in 4K on the streaming platform? Below, we’ll let you in on whether there is 4K UHD or HDR content on the new streaming service or not.
Is HBO Max 4K? | Does it offer UHD or HDR quality?
At launch, HBO Max does not offer 4K streaming quality. As of writing, you can only watch HBO Max in its standard HD format. This means that nothing on HBO Max is available in UHD or HDR. The new streaming service won’t be showing off your new 4K setup, for now. Despite this being disappointing, especially given that competitor streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, and Apple TV all offer 4K content, we do know that 4K options are in the works for HBO Max.
Will HBO Max have 4K?
Eventually, HBO Max will have 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. Speaking to Cnet, an HBO Max spokesperson told the website that “4K HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10 Plus, and Dolby Atmos are on” the company’s roadmap. Unfortunately, we don’t know when the 4K content will be added to HBO Max. All we know is that it is the works for the new streaming platform.
For now, though, you cannot watch HBO Max in 4K. You’ll have to wait before you can watch Game of Thrones more highly defined than before. Hopefully, 4K and HDR are added to HBO Max before the new The Last of Us TV show hits the streaming service.