After many years of waiting, the fourth installment of the Matrix franchise has arrived. Keanu Reeves is back as Neo, alongside Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity.
This cyberpunk sci-fi epic is one of the most anticipated films of the year, but it is also coming out during a global pandemic. Therefore, many viewers may wonder if there is a way to watch it from home.
Like other Warner Bros. movies this year such as Dune, The Matrix 4 has a double theatrical release and HBO Max in the United States. If you’re in the UK and wondering what your options are, we’ve got you covered.
You can also find out how to watch The Matrix trilogy in UK and US and find out when tickets for The Batman go on sale.
When did Matrix Resurrections come out?
Matrix Resurrections is now available to watch after a 22 December 2021 Release.
If you want to get a taste of what to expect, you can take a peek at the full explosive trailer for the film below. The story seems to show what the world would be like if Neo and Trinity took the blue pill:
Where to buy tickets for Matrix Resurrections
In the United Kingdom, The Matrix 4 is a cinema exclusive. You can buy tickets for The Matrix Resurrections today, and you should also be able to get them directly from Vue, Odeon, Cineworld, Empire, and Showcase.
If you’d rather watch the movie at home in the UK we have a method for it.
How to watch Matrix Resurrections on HBO Max in the UK
The Matrix 4 was released on HBO Max in the US the same day it hit theaters. To watch it, you need to have an ad-free account with HBO Max, which costs $ 14.99 per month – you can sign up on the HBO Max website.
HBO Max is exclusive to the United States. However, there is a way to watch it here in the UK: by using a cell phone and a VPN.
Having a VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to redirect your IP address so that you can browse the internet as if you were based in another country – in this case, that would be the United States.
For the best performance and prices, we recommend NordVPN or Surfshark. You can also check out our list of the best VPNs for HBO Max.
Once you have chosen your VPN, you will need to overcome the hurdle of payment information.
Billing Information for HBO Max
For the next step, you will need the HBO Max app. We have successfully tested this method using NordVPN and an Android phone..
Once you’ve purchased the VPN you want, you’ll need to set it up on your iOS or Android device. The HBO Max website currently only allows you to sign up if you have a linked US payment card. If you don’t have it, here are the steps to follow:
- Launch your VPN on your iOS / Android device and connect to a US server
- Create a new Apple ID / Google Play account in your browser linked to the United States (leave the country empty)
- Register your new account on the app store of your iOS / Android device
- You should now have access to the US App Store – download and install the HBO Max app
- Tap “ignore” if the App Store asks you to add payment information to your iOS / Google Play account before you have installed HBO Max
- Create a new account in the HBO Max app with your email address and password
- Use PayPal as a payment method (this can be a UK account)
- Once your account is verified, you can log in from any device
Sometimes the Google Play Store does not upgrade to the US version even when creating a new account.
The way around this problem is to connect to a VPN on a PC, connect to the Google Play Store US website, find the app you need and send it to your phone (while still being connected to VPN). You can see an example using Peacock below:
It has been reported that users are unable to install HBO Max on iOS because the App Store requires users to register their payment information and does not accept PayPal in UK if you try to sign up with this account.
To work around this issue, we recommend purchasing US App Store credit through a digital gift card – which can be added as a payment option in the US.
You can buy it from places such as Amazon US, although there are other retailers available. You will need a website that allows you to pay with UK bank details. The typical minimum amount you can buy will be $ 25 – enough to cover a month’s subscription to HBO Max.
When the site asks you to enter the recipient, enter your own email address and the code to redeem the money will be sent to your inbox. Then when you need to add payment information in the App Store, select “Redeem Gift Card or Code” and you should be able to add the money as credit to your account.
With this, you should then be able to sign up for an HBO Max account. Once your account is active, you can change your payment information on your UK PayPal account through the website to avoid having to pay for a new gift card each time.
We would like to point out that all of these methods are technically against HBO’s terms of service, so the company may cancel your account at any time. Proceed at your own risk.
Will The Matrix Resurrections be available on UK VOD and DVD services?
The Matrix 4 will eventually hit UK streaming and DVD services, but that will be at least a few months after the initial cinematic debut. Once we have more information, we’ll update this article.
You can, however, watch the three previous films on Netflix UK right now.