HBO Max will stream Wonder Woman 1984 in 4K HDR, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

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Wonder Woman 1984 will be the first HBO Max title available in 4K HDR. 


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AT&T’s WarnerMedia is betting big on Wonder Woman 1984 drawing in subscribers to the HBO Max platform, releasing the film theatrically and on the streaming platform simultaneously on Dec. 25. Now, it’s ensuring that those looking to watch the sequel to the 2017 hit will be able to do so at home in 4K HDR. 

On Tuesday, WarnerMedia announced that Wonder Woman 1984 will be its first title available in the higher resolution 4K format, with the film also supporting HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Those interested in watching in 4K HDR will need a compatible TV (and sound system in the case of Atmos) as well as a “supported” device. 

At the moment, the list of supported devices includes:

It’s unclear if the app will work on

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Amazon’s Channels Platform Will Drop HBO Next Year

Tony Goncalves, Chief Executive Officer of Otter Media, speaks onstage at HBO Max WarnerMedia Investor Day Presentation at Warner Bros. Studios on October 29, 2019, in Burbank, California.

Tony Goncalves, Chief Executive Officer of Otter Media, speaks onstage at HBO Max WarnerMedia Investor Day Presentation at Warner Bros. Studios on October 29, 2019, in Burbank, California.
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Starting next year, you won’t find HBO among Amazon’s Prime Video Channels selection anymore, CNBC reports. That was apparently one of WarnerMedia’s conditions in the months-long negotiations to bring its subscription streaming service, HBO Max, to Amazon Fire TV devices.

Once the companies’ current placement deal expires next year, subscribers will have to navigate to the dedicated HBO Max app instead of watching HBO’s library by way of Amazon’s Fire TV interface. The difference may sound negligible, and from a user standpoint, it kind of is. But for WarnerMedia, it’s potentially a huge win. Consolidating access to its content to a single entry point, the HBO Max app, makes it

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Amazon will remove HBO from Amazon Channels next year

In a victory for AT&T’s WarnerMedia, HBO will no longer be available as an Amazon Channel after their current placement deal expires next year, according to people familiar with the matter.

Today, HBO’s presence in the Amazon Channels store lets users watch regular HBO programming within the Amazon Fire TV user interface, making it easy for consumers to subscribe and sign up. But this placement was a major sticking point in the negotiations to get HBO Max, the company’s separate streaming service, on to the Amazon Fire TV platform, according to the people, who asked not to be named because the deal terms are private.

Those talks dragged on for months before concluding this week with a deal.

HBO Max includes additional content that’s not available on HBO, like “South Park and “The Big Bang Theory.” Over time, WarnerMedia would like the HBO Max application to be the only point

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HBO Max to stream on Amazon Fire TV, ‘Firestick’ and Fire tablets starting Tuesday

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Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, sometimes referred to by customers as a “Firestick,” is one of its most popular streaming devices. 


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HBO Max will launch its dedicated app on Amazon’s Fire TV devices, including its popular dongle often referred to as the “Firestick,” and Fire tablets on Tuesday. The change gives HBO Max’s customers an easier way to stream the service on Amazon products, and it’s the latest development that fills in some gaps in app support on the most popular streaming devices

The deal, announced Monday, puts to rest a major standoff that’s likely crimped HBO Max since its launch in May. This leaves Roku as the last major streaming device platform lacking support for HBO’s new app, which offers extra movies, shows and originals that don’t run on its regular network. 

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HBO Max Is Coming to Amazon Fire TV and Fire Tablets

The popular streaming platform HBO Max will be available on Amazon  (AMZN) – Get Report Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Fire Tablets starting Tuesday, parent WarnerMedia said in a statement.

HBO Max is the direct-to-consumer streaming offering of the WarnerMedia division of AT&T.  (T) – Get Report  With 10,000 hours of premium content, the HBO Max platform features the brands HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

HBO subscribers will be able to log into the HBO Max app at no additional cost through Amazon Prime Video Channels by using their Amazon login credentials.

Fire TV and Fire tablets users will be able to login to HBO Max app by using their current HBO credentials, while new users can subscribe to HBO Max directly through the app.

HBO Max will be compatible with the entire

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Amazon’s Fire TV finally getting HBO Max, months after launch of new streaming service

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Almost six months after the launch of the new HBO Max streaming service, the platform is now coming to Amazon’s Fire TV.

HBO Max will be available starting Tuesday on Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs and Fire Tablets. Customers who have an HBO subscription through Prime Video will have access to HBO Max for no additional cost by logging into the streaming service with their Amazon credentials.

When WarnerMedia rolled out HBO Max in May with a more robust lineup of content than traditional cable HBO, Amazon’s service was noticeably absent from the range of cable providers and tech platforms signed on to host it. HBO Max was developed in part at engineering in offices in Seattle.

Customers can use Amazon Alexa to navigate to the HBO Max app by saying “Alexa, find HBO Max” with Fire TV’s included Alexa Voice Remote or a

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Is HBO Max On Roku? Subscribers Demand Addition After Amazon Fire Announcement

HBO Max is joining Amazon Fire TV, but that’s not enough to satisfy subscribers. Many are hoping the announcement means HBO Max is also working on a Roku deal.

WarnerMedia announced HBO Max, which launched in May, will be available on Amazon Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Fire tablets on Tuesday. This gives millions of consumers a new way to watch the streaming service.

However, many people use Amazon Fire TV’s competitor, Roku, and they are demanding WarnerMedia bring HBO Max to the platform.

The good news is that it seems like WarnerMedia is attempting to make a deal with Roku. An HBO Max spokesperson told Business Insider that they are in discussions with Roku.

Both Roku and Amazon Fire TV are aggregators of streaming services. They are portals through which viewers can access a variety of streaming platforms, a helpful tool for those with

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George R.R. Martin-Backed Meow Wolf Hires Former HBO & DreamWorks Exec As Chief Technology Officer

EXCLUSIVE: Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company whose backers include George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones), has brought on Barbara Ford Grant as its new chief technology officer.

Ford Grant is working to develop a mixed-reality platform and will oversee Meow Wolf’s platform and IT divisions. She was previously SVP Digital Production Services at HBO, where she oversaw studio production, post-production operations and next-gen technologies. She also worked at Digital Domain, Sony Pictures Imageworks and DreamWorks Animation. Credits include Game of Thrones, Maleficent and Alice In Wonderland. She was most recently a strategist consultant for Disney, focusing on innovation.

Meow Wolf is well known in New Mexico for buzzed-about interactive installation House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe. In early 2021, they will be opening their second permanent exhibition, Omega Mart, in Las Vegas and opening their third installation in Denver late

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Nicole Kidman back on HBO in gripping new psychological thriller

I miss Big Little Lies, even though Meryl Streep joining Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman’s show about desperate Monterey housewives couldn’t make season 2 as strong or addictive as the first. I’m still crossing my fingers season 3 will turn out to be more than just rumors. 



a woman sitting at a table using a laptop: Nicole Kidman in The Undoing. HBO


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Nicole Kidman in The Undoing. HBO

I approached The Undoing, the new HBO limited series starring Kidman, hoping for a Big Little Lies fix, and David E. Kelley’s psychological thriller didn’t let me down. Kelley was also in charge of the BLL adaptation. Kidman repeats her role as executive producer here. There’s a murder to untangle. And like BLL, The Undoing is based on a novel, in this case, Jean Hanff Korelitz’s You Should Have Known.



a woman sitting on a table: Nicole Kidman in The Undoing.


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Nicole Kidman in The Undoing.


In the six-episode show, which premiered Sunday, Kidman trades the coastal ruggedness of Northern California

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