At this level you possibly can’t throw a rock with out hitting a 4K, HDR-enabled tv, at the least when you’re throwing rocks in an electronics retailer. Why are you doing that? Lower it out, you’re gonna break one thing. Anyway, in case your TV has each 4K decision and HDR functionality, now you should utilize HBO Max to the fullest in your Chromecast.
HBO made the announcement with version 188.8.131.52 of its Android app, rolling out now. That brings the decision and dynamic vary up for Android telephones, TVs, and set-top packing containers that assist it. “Choose titles” will even assist Dolby Atmos.
That is all in preparation for HBO Max’s very first little bit of 4K content material, the much-hyped streaming launch of Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas day. On the time of writing not one of the service’s intensive catalog is on the market in 4K, however the new Warner Bros. movies in 2021 will all land in increased decision, together with “much more 4K UHD titles.” Hopefully that may embrace a few of the previous HBO sequence, too.
The brand new improve applies to the new Chromecast with Google TV (AKA a reskinned model of Android TV), the older Chromecast Extremely, NVIDIA’s numerous SHIELDs, and at the least a few of the TVs that producers have pre-loaded with the Android TV working system (largely Sony). It might take a day or two for the replace to propagate broadly.