How to watch ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ – the epic showdown is now playing on HBO Max and in theaters at the same time

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong premiered on March 31 in theaters and on HBO Max.
  • This is the fourth entry in the “MonsterVerse” franchise featuring Godzilla and King Kong.
  • The movie will be available to stream on HBO Max ($15/month) through April 30.

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King Kong and Godzilla have both seen their fair share of epic battles on the big screen. And while it won’t be the first time the two have fought, their 2021 clash in “Godzilla vs. Kong” promises to be the biggest yet.

The movie hit theaters and HBO Max on March 31. HBO Max subscriptions cost $15 a month. The film will only be available to stream through April 30.

Godzilla vs. Kong” showcases the two monsters in battle with action-packed visuals far beyond those found in their first big-screen matchup in 1963. The film, according to HBO Max, depicts the giant ape looking to “find his true home.” Meanwhile, Godzilla is on a rampage and his anger leads to a battle between the two legendary titans. “Godzilla vs. Kong” stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Kaylee Hottle.

The movie is the latest in a string of Warner Bros. films releasing on HBO Max on the same day they debut in theaters. If you want to check out these two classic movie giants as they wage war against each other, here’s how you can watch “Godzilla vs. Kong” at home before it’s gone.

How to watch ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ on HBO Max

Godzilla vs. Kong” premiered in US theaters and on HBO Max on March 31. To watch the film at home, you’ll need an HBO Max subscription for $15 a month.

The movie is the latest Warner Bros. film to be released on HBO Max at the same time it hits theaters. The film is only available on the streaming service for 31 days. This means that “Godzilla vs. Kong” will be removed from HBO Max on May 1. It’s possible the film could be added back in the future but no date has been announced.

Though HBO Max no longer offers a free trial through its website, Hulu subscribers can get a seven-day trial of HBO Max by signing up for Hulu’s HBO Max add-on. However, the trial won’t work if you’ve signed up for HBO before.

You can watch “Godzilla vs. Kong” on HBO Max through several media devices including Amazon Fire TV, Android products, iOS devices, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, Samsung smart TVs, and Roku.

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If you’d prefer to catch “Godzilla vs. Kong” on the big screen, the movie will play at a number of Regal cinema locations starting April 2 as part of Cineworld’s reopening plan. Other regions outside of the US are already screening the movie exclusively in theaters.

Can I watch ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ in 4K and HDR?

“Godzilla vs. Kong” supports 4K Ultra HD and HDR on HBO Max. In fact, all of Warner’s in-theater movie premieres on HBO Max are set to support 4K and HDR, according to an announcement from WarnerMedia in December 2020.

In addition to standard HDR10 support, the film also supports the advanced Dolby Vision HDR format and the Dolby Atmos audio format.

Before you start the movie, you should check to see if your device is compatible with advanced video or audio formats. Here’s a rundown of which devices support 4K, HDR, and Dolby Atmos playback through HBO Max.

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