The Batman finally arrived in cinemas earlier this year, with leading man Robert Pattinson putting on his cowl for his portrayal of the caped crusader. For anyone who hasn’t caught up yet, or wants to relive a night in Gotham, here’s how you can stream The Batman in your own home.
Starring Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz and a frankly unrecognisable Colin Farrell, The Batman is the latest take on the iconic DC superhero, taking the world’s greatest detective to new heights in this live-action adventure.
And if you missed the cinematic release, or have been waiting to catch the flick in your own home, here is the easiest way to watch The Batman if you’re in the USA or UK.
How to watch The Batman online
The Batman has been available to stream for HBO Max customers in the US from April 18 2022, this came 46 days after the film was originally launched in theatres to much acclaim. The film will also air on HBO on April 23 at 8:00 PM ET.
In the US, HBO Max costs $14.99 a month for the premium plan which is ad-free. There’s a cheaper $9.99 a month plan too, though this does include adverts during content.
This is a slight change to how HBO Max dealt with big releases in 2021, where films would launch simultaneously on the streaming service and in cinemas.
If you’re in the UK, it’s sadly not as simple. HBO Max is not available locally and you cannot stream it for free on any other streaming service, however, as of April 19 you can rent the film on services like Amazon Prime and YouTube. Prime Video has the film for £15.99 at the time of writing, and you will have 48 hours to finish the film once you start watching.
While this isn’t as cheap or convenient as using HBO Max, we expect that it will drop to more streaming services in the future and hopefully the steep rental price will plummet at some point too.
Can you stream The Batman in 4K HDR?
HBO Max has added previously titles like Dune in 4K resolution with HDR support, and it seems as though it’ll be the same for The Batman. TVAnswerMan has reported that the film with be available in 4K HDR when it becomes available to stream on April 18.
In terms of the UK, the movie follows previous Premium Rental titles by being available in 4K HDR through services that support resolution – iTunes, for example.