How to Watch HBO Max in 4K UHD?

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July 10, 2024

HBO Max changed to Max on May 23rd, 2023. The updated service, now known as “Max” without the “HBO” in its name, introduces a new blue color scheme and, notably, incorporates content from shows typically associated with Discovery Plus. Current subscribers will maintain their existing billing rates. However, if you desire 4K streaming, there are additional considerations to take into account.

Much like Netflix 4K, Max has a (new) $19.99 per month high-end tier where it keeps all of its 4K content.

If a title is available in 4K UHD, you will find 4K UHD on the details screen.

Similarly, both HBO Max and Max will offer 4K resolution for a selection of their notable shows and movies. There are 1,000+ movies and TV shows streaming in 4K at launch. Max’s 4K content library will feature popular titles such as Game of Thrones, The Last of Us, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and The Dark Knight Trilogy. Additionally, upcoming Warner Bros. theatrical releases for 2023, including Blue Beetle, Barbie, and The Flash, will also be available for streaming in 4K.

To stream 4k movies on HBO Max, you will need:

1. Ultimate Ad-Free plan

Max offers 3 plans:

With Ads – $9.99/month or $99.99/year (16% savings)

  • Stream on 2 devices at once
  • Full HD 1080p 

Ad Free – $15.99/month or $149.99/year (over 20% savings)

  • Stream on 2 devices at once
  • Full HD 1080p 
  • 30 downloads to watch on the go

Ultimate Ad Free – $19.99/month or $199.99/year (over 16% savings)

  • Stream on 4 devices at once
  • 4K UHD with Dolby Atmos on select titles
  • 100 downloads to watch on the go

Only the Ultimate Ad Free plan supports 4K UHD.

2. Supported 4K devices

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TVs
  • Apple TV 4K
  • AirPlay 2-compatible 4K TVs
  • Cox Contour 2 and Contour Stream Player
  • Google Chromecast Ultra and Chromecast with Google TV 
  • 4K LG Smart TVs
  • iPhone and iPad
  • PlayStation 5
  • Roku Ultra, Roku Ultra LT, Roku Streaming Stick 4K+, Roku Streaming Stick 4K, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Express 4K+, Roku Express 4K, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Streambar, Roku 4K TVs, Roku 8K TVs, and Roku 4
  • Samsung Tizen 4K TVs
  • VIZIO 4K Smart TVs
  • Xfinity X1 (Xi6) and Flex

All devices must support HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 (your TV, media player, audio/video receiver, cables, adapters, and any other connected devices).

3. High speed internet

Ensure that your internet download speed reaches a minimum of 25 Mbps. Netflix’s Max feature automatically adapts the video quality according to your connection’s download speed. If your download speed falls below 25 Mbps, the streaming of shows and movies in 4K resolution will not be possible.

To achieve a more consistent 4K streaming experience, higher speeds are recommended. For optimal performance, we suggest a download speed of 50+ Mbps on your streaming device.

Visit to test your internet connection speed.

How to tell if HBO Max is streaming in 4k?

If you have Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, you can download an app called Developer Tools Menu and you can visualize those specs. Some TVs will have a Dolby Vision or HDR pop up in the top right.

How to download HBO Max movies to MP4?

During your free trial or subscription, whether ad-supported or ad-free, you can use Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader to download Harry Potter movies to MP4 and watch them whenever you want, even after cancelling HBO Max subscription.

Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader is developed to download 1080p movies and TV shows from HBO Max to MP4/MKV on Mac and Windows. After that, you can watch the HBO Max MP4 downloads on any device without HBO Max app. What’s more the downloads will never expire.

Even if you only have HBO Max as-supported subscription, you can download HBO Max movies and TV shows to MP4 with Pazu HBO Max Video Downloader.

Steps to download HBO Max movies and TV shows to MP4

Step 1: First, you need to install the software on the device whether it is Mac or Windows. After launch the software, it will redirect to the screen where you have to log in your HBO Max account.

HBO Max Video Downloader

Step 2: After logging into your account, type the show or movie you want to download in the search field and click the search icon.

HBO Max Video Downloader

Step 3: Click the gear icon on the top right corner to select the video format, codec, audio and subtitle languages, output folder, etc. 

HBO Max to MP4

Step 4: After doing all the changes, simply click on the download button. For movie, the downloading starts immediately. For TV show, you will be presented with all episodes. Select the seasons and episodes you want to download.

download HBO Max to MP4

Further, if required you can change the subtitle and audio track by clicking on the gear-like icon.

To see all the downloaded items, go to the History tab. Now you can watch HBO Max offline on Mac or PC.

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