HBO Max Launches Game of Thrones in 4K Ultra HD and More Enhanced Formats

By Jessica Lerner 

Get ready to watch the Red Wedding in even greater detail.

All eight seasons of Game of Thrones have been made available worldwide on select devices in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on HBO Max.

Fans will be able to become fully immersed in all things Westeros, thanks to the improved formats. The episodes will look clearer and have richer colors and sharper atmospheric audio. However, to watch GoT in these formats, users in the U.S. must subscribe to HBO Max’s ad-free plan.


Based on the best-selling novel series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones has received 59 Emmy wins and 161 nominations, making it the most decorated drama series in television history. The record-breaking drama is also HBO’s most watched show ever, with the final season averaging a staggering 46 million viewers in the United States.

The Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is set to premiere on Aug. 21 on HBO Max. Based on Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series is set 200 years before the events of the original show and tells the story of House Targaryen under the rule of King Viserys I.