The Suicide Squad – DC Comics' latest superhero spectacular starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn – is streaming now, and it's free on HBO Max' Ad-Free plan. Read on to watch The Suicide Squad on HBO Max (opens in new tab) from any country in the world...
Ready to join Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), Blackguard (Pete Davidson), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and more weaponised villains on an epic search-and-destroy mission?
The Suicide Squad landed in US theatres on the 5th August and is streaming on HBO Max now, meaning you can watch the loveable baddies from the comfort of your own home. Away from the US? Follow this guide to watch The Suicide Squad on HBO Max from anywhere in the world...
Watch The Suicide Squad on HBO Max
HBO Max, HBO's streaming service, is the place to find The Suicide Squad. It's available to stream for 31 days, starting from 5th August 2021 at 7pm New York time (midnight in the UK).
Subscription to HBO Max costs just $14.99 a month (opens in new tab). There's no contract and you can cancel at any time. (You can't access the movie via HBO's $9.99 ad-supported plan).
The Suicide Squad won't be out on Blu-ray for a few months yet, so unless you want to wait – and nobody wants to wait – you'll need to subscribe to HBO Max.
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Of course, HBO Max is currently only available in the US, so you'll need to use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access your account when away from outside the States. Here's how to do that...
How to watch HBO Max from anywhere
Stuck outside the United States? You can access HBO Max from anywhere in the world using a VPN (opens in new tab) (Virtual Private Network). We typically recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) since it offers a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
With a good VPN, you can sign into your HBO Max account (or even create a new one) and watch The Suicide Squad as if you were in the States. Good to know, right?
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Do I need a US credit card?
Don't have a US credit card? You can also use PayPal, when you sign up via the iOS or Android HBO Max app on your iPhone/iPad or Android mobile device. Here's a step-by-step guide...
Sign up to HBO Max without a US credit card:
1. Launch your VPN (opens in new tab) and select United States as your country.
2. Create a new Apple ID (opens in new tab)/Google account remembering to pick United States as your country. (Apple users should be able to use a UK phone number, but should head to the Apple ID website (opens in new tab) to sign up, rather than using an app on their device).
4. Subscribe to HBO Max through the HBO Max app, using PayPal (opens in new tab) (you should be able to use a UK PayPal account as your method of payment).
5. You should now be able to sign in to your HBO Max account (opens in new tab) from any device and watch The Suicide Squad from anywhere in the world.
How can I get the HBO Max app?
Very easily. You'll find the HBO Max app on a wide range of smart TVs, games consoles and streaming devices including:
- Roku TV and Roku devices (OS 9.3 and above)
- Amazon Fire tablets (4th gen or later), Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Amazon Fire TV Cube and Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TVs
- Samsung TVs (2016 or later)
- LG TVs (2018 or later)
- Android TV (OS 5+)
- Apple TV box (4th gen or later)
- Computers running Mac OSX, Windows or Chrome OS
- Android smartphones and tablets (with Android OS 5 or later)
- iPhone, iPad, and other Apple iOS 12.2 or later devices
- Sony PS4, PS5
- Microsoft Xbox One X and Xbox Series X and S
Can I watch The Suicide Squad in 4K Ultra HD?
Yes. Every Warner Bros. theatrical release coming to HBO Max, including The Suicide Squad, will stream in 4K Ultra HD.
Dolby Atmos support depends on how each film was produced but we can confirm that The Suicide Squad will be available in immersive Dolby Atmos surround sound.
To enjoy HBO Max content in 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos sound, you'll need:
2. Supported 4K HDR streaming device (Amazon Fire TV stick 4K and Fire TV Cube, Android TVs, Apple TV 4K, Google Chromecast Ultra/with Google TV, Roku Ultra 4800x, Roku 4k TVs, Roku Premiere, and Roku Streaming Stick+).
3. Dolby Atmos-capable soundbar or sound system.
4. Broadband connection – over 25Mbps ideally.
Is The Suicide Squad on Netflix?
Short answer: no.
The Suicide Squad is currently exclusive to HBO, along with a number of other Warner Bros. pictures including Space Jam: Legacy and The Matrix 4.
What else can I watch on HBO Max?
The HBO Max app offers access to the complete HBO catalogue, including every episode of The Sopranos, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veep, Westworld and South Park.
You also also get access to WarnerMedia's vast library of movies and TV shows stretching back 100 years, from Casablanca and Citizen Kane to Braveheart and the Harry Potter films.
Selected Warner titles – including The Suicide Squad – will be available on HBO Max for 31 days, so you can play (and pause) them from the comfort of your sofa. These 'same day premieres' will end in 2022, sign up (opens in new tab) now if you want to make the most of them.
Prefer Japanese anime? HBO Max is the only streaming service that provides access to content from the legendary Japanese film studio Studio Ghibli in the US. Fan of 90s sitcoms? HBO Max is the place to see the (unscripted) Friends and Fresh Prince of Bel Air reunions.
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