Titans clash this Wednesday, March 31, when Godzilla vs. Kong hits HBO Max (and theaters). Once the movie hits HBO Max, you have 31 days to view it before it leaves the service again. Here’s how and when to watch the legendary ape and the King of Monsters as they come to blows for the first time in over half a century.
How to watch Godzilla vs. Kong on HBO Max
Godzilla vs. Kong will stream exclusively on HBO Max once it releases. As with Warner Bros.’ other 2021 theatrical releases, the film will be available for 31 days from when it hits the streaming service. While Godzilla vs Kong is live, you can watch the monsters battle using the HBO Max app. The app is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, mobile devices, many smart TVs, and on video game consoles like the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
For the ultimate experience, you’ll want to watch on a television and streaming device that supports 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR. Godzilla vs. Kong will support both the HDR10 standard as well as Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.
HBO Max doesn’t have any promotions going right now, or free trials, however. That means that if you’re not subscribed already, you’ll have to pick up the subscription for $15 a month. With that said, if you have an AT&T wireless plan or are already paying for the HBO premium channel, you might be able to watch at no additional cost.
If you’re outside the United States, you’ll have to look elsewhere, as HBO Max is available only in the US. To watch Godzilla vs. Kong internationally, you’ll need to rent the film through services like Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, or iTunes.
When can you watch Godzilla vs. Kong on HBO Max?
Godzilla vs. Kong hits HBO Max on March 31 at 12:01 AM PST / 3:01 AM ET, just as Justice League did when it released on March 18. Once Godzilla vs. Kong hits, though, you’ll have until May 1 to watch it. International viewers may see the film a day late, as some territories receive it on April 1.
While you look forward to the kaiju fight of the century, make sure to check out our Godzilla vs. Kong review. Entertainment editor Michael Rougeau said that the monsters “fight spectacularly, and at length, and if that’s what you’re hoping to see you’re going to get your money’s worth,” but noted that “a movie in which kaiju fight each other and the rest of the script isn’t as brainless as your average garden lizard, remains as rare a discovery as Kong himself.” See what other critics thought with our review roundup. The director promises that the faceoff will have an actual winner after the two clash. Godzilla vs Kong is already performing well in China, pushing the film to a new box office record for the pandemic.