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Level 7

HBOMax Ultra 4K Movies on Roku (Ultra)

With the upcoming Wonder Woman movie on Christmas, will HBOMax be broadcasting it through Roku in an Ultra 4K version? It looks from various sites that HBOMax currently (12/24/20) is only goint to be streaming 4K Ultra content to Amazon and Apple services. Is this still in the works for Roku? #WonderWoman #4KUltra

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Level 19

Re: HBOMax Ultra 4K Movies on Roku (Ultra)

What HBO is going to do is up to HBO. They may not even inform Roku, so you're better off asking HBO.
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Level 7

Re: HBOMax Ultra 4K Movies on Roku (Ultra)

So you're saying the stream that HBO provides to devices is different from say Amazon Fire or Google? I thought the stream was the same, just what the app decodes and displays? Knowing there has to be an agreement for content sharing between HBO and Roku, how wouldn't Roku know the particulars of how HBO is going to provide content through their devices? They approve the apps for the store so I'm sure they test them. The last thing Roku needs is to have an app that causes mayhem to their console.

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