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How To Watch Mortal Kombat On HBO Max

The Mortal Kombat reboot will be available to stream on HBO Max, but only for 31 days.


The bodies will hit the floor once more as Mortal Kombat is hitting theaters and HBO Max the same day on April 23, but if you're not ready to enter the outdoors again, streaming it should be pretty easy. Here's how and when to watch the iconic brawlers light each other on fire and so much more once again.

How to watch Mortal Kombat on HBO Max

Mortal Kombat 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. When Mortal Kombat is ready, you can watch the kombantants battle using the HBO Max app. The app is available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, mobile devices, most smart TVs, and on video game consoles like the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

HBO Max costs $15 a month, the same price as regular HBO and $3 less than a premium Netflix subscription. For that price, you get an ad-free access to all of HBO Max's content.

If you're outside the United States though, you'll have to look elsewhere, as HBO Max is available only in the US. To watch Mortal Kombat internationally, you'll need to rent or buy the film through services like Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, or even iTunes.

When can you watch Mortal Kombat on HBO Max?

Mortal Kombat premieres on HBO Max on April 23, at 12:01 AM PST / 3:01 AM ET, just as Justice League did when it released last month. Now once Mortal Kombat drops, though, you'll have until May 24 to watch it before HBO Max loses its exclusivity rights to it.

What do we know about Mortal Kombat?

While it hasn't been officially reviewed by critics, the fan response has been tremendous just from what we've seen so far. The film's first trailer came out in February, which showed over-the-top gory deaths the Mortal Kombat franchise has been famous, or maybe infamous, for. This is the first Mortal Kombat live-action movie in over 20 years (if you're not counting the fan-film with Michael Jai White) and introduces a new character named Cole Young, played by Lewis Tan.

The rest of the film is full to the brim with MK favorites like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kano, Raiden, Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, Shang Tsung, and from the trailers looks like Kung Lao as well. It will be director Simon McQuoid's first feature film.

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