How to watch The Batman online: the complete streaming guide

Still from The Batman
(Image credit: Warner Bros)

It broke records at the box office, and now you can finally watch The Batman online from the comfort of your home. The Matt Reeves production starring Robert Pattinson has finally landed in the HBO Max streaming library, and we have everything you need to know to watch it this weekend. 

  • Watch The Batman online at: HBO Max

The Batman officially became available to stream on April 18th, 45 days after it first premiered in theaters. The atmospheric film stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, the brooding vigilante who becomes the famed cape crusader Batman in order to fight crime and expose corruption in Gotham City. Other cast members include Paul Dano, who plays the Riddler, and Zoë Kravitz, who takes on the role of Catwoman. 

The film itself is planned to be the beginning of an entire Batman cinematic universe, with spin-off television series and sequels currently in development for the Warner Bros streaming service. If critical reception and viewership are any indication, it's certainly one of the best movies on HBO Max right now, but only time will tell if it'll join the ranks of classic superhero films. 

Without further ado, here's everything you need to know about watching The Batman online, plus we'll answer a few of your most burning questions.

Where can I stream The Batman?

HBO Max: Starting at $9.99/month

HBO Max: Starting at $9.99/month

The Batman is available now in the HBO Max streaming library, joining thousands of other popular TV shows and films. The ad-supported plan is $9.99/month or $99.99/year, while an ad-free subscription will cost you $14.99/month or $149.99/year. 

Although there's no free trial at this time, the ad-free plan comes with premium features like 4K UHD streaming and the ability to download up to 30 titles for offline enjoyment. 

What is The Batman about?

The Batman poster

(Image credit: Warner Bros)

The Batman begins two years after Bruce Wayne (played by Robert Pattinson) has decided to adopt his crime-fighting alter ego. He's on the trail of the Riddler (Dano), a serial killer who has been murdering Gotham's elite and leaving behind messages for Batman to decipher. He eventually crosses paths and joins forces with the mysterious Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) who is searching for her missing roommate. 

Who stars in The Batman?

The Batman features an ensemble cast that includes Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, and Paul Dano as Batman, Catwoman, and the Riddler, respectively. Colin Farrell makes an appearance as the Penguin, while Jeffrey Wright plays Batman's ally James Gordon. Other recognizable cast members include Andy Serkis (as Alfred Pennyworth), John Torturro, and Peter Sarsgaard.  

HBO Max isn't just the home of The Batman. The streaming service has loads of great TV shows to binge and films for your next movie night. Check out our lists of the best movies on HBO Max and the best shows on HBO Max, so you'll never have to wonder what you'll watch next. 

Patrick Farmer
eCommerce Editor

After almost a decade of working in the e-commerce space, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a Deals and Commerce Writer before moving into a new role as AC's eCommerce Editor in 2023. When he's not hunting down the best deals and offering shopping advice for our readers, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child.