When Warner Bros. made an announcement in mid-November that Wonder Woman 1984 would be made available to stream on HBO Max the same day that it premieres in selected theaters, we groaned.
Not because of the decision to bring the film right to the living room, that is the right call but we knew that, at the time, all content on the online streaming service providing platform of HBO, HBO Max still topped out at 1080p.
Resolution is one area where the streaming service badly trails its competitors. But it turns out that Wonder Woman 1984 is going to be the first title that starts to rectify that when it is released on December 25th.
Today, WarnerMedia announced that Wonder Woman 1984 would stream on HBO Max in 4K quality. The movie will also support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and HDR10 depending on what your setup is capable of.
The 4K stream will be available on Amazon Fire TV Cube / 4K Fire TV Edition smart TVsApple TV 4K, Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, AT&T TV, Chromecast Ultra, and supported Android TV devices. Notably missing from this list, of course, is Roku;
HBO Max remains unavailable on the platform of Roku as the two sides remain unable to reach a deal to put it there. HBO Max is available on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, but it seems 4K quality support will have to wait on those devices.
Wonder Woman 1984 Becomes The First One For HBO To Stream In 4K
Director Patty Jenkins encouraged the viewers to “find the biggest highest quality screen” they can when watching the movie.
Excited to announce that #WW84 will be the first film on HBO Max available in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision AND Dolby Atmos! Can’t wait. IN THEATERS on Dec. 25th and exclusively streaming in the US on @hbomax. PLEASE find the biggest and highest quality screen you can!! pic.twitter.com/wNREvcTUjB
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) December 1, 2020
This is the very beginning, and HBO Max streaming service will “expand these capabilities to further movies and TV series, as well as adding support for additional devices, throughout 2021.”
I hope that WarnerMedia expedites that timeline as much as possible; competitors like Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and others already tick off all of the checkboxes that the home theater enthusiasts care about.
Well there are a lot of expectations from the movie without a doubt, and keeping in mind that is going to be the first movie for HBO to be made available to stream in 4K, the expectations are only increased.
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