One of several complaints about HBO Max has been its lack of support for 4K and advanced audio formats like Dolby Atmos. Good news, an update version 50 has been released for Chromecast with Google TV and Android that adds 4K support.
Firstly, HBO Max launched without any 4K content at all, with the upcoming release of Wonder Woman 1984 being the service’s first title supporting 4K and HDR on Android TV and other devices. HBO has also said that more releases will add 4K HDR support going forward, too, including the Warner Bros. 2021 movie slate, which is coming to HBO Max at the same time as theatrical releases.HBO Max adds 4K HDR support on Android TV, Chromecast – 9to5Google
It was puzzling how DC Universe had 4K support for a long time, but when most of their original content moved to HBO Max it wasn’t in 4K. This caused more irritation from subscribers who want their 4K content to remain, well, 4K.
I just checked on our Chromecast with Google TV and yes, v50 is available for update. Get it before you watch Wonder Woman 1984 on Friday.