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How to watch The Matrix Resurrections online — Matrix 4 release date and time

Keanu Reeves as Neo in Matrix Resurrections
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Are you ready to "whoa" when you watch The Matrix 4 online? Yes, folks, it's time to watch Keanu re-don the sweeping jacket for one more tour of duty in The Matrix. The film appears to take place after the truce between humanity and the system, which may not have made good on the promise made to The Oracle at the end of Matrix Revolutions. 

You don't need to remember that, though, as the early Matrix 4 reactions have included notes that the film does a good job of recapping. So it's just on you to actually watch The Matrix Resurrections.

Matrix Resurrections release time and date

The Matrix Resurrections debuted in theaters and on HBO Max today (December 22). It came out online at 3 am ET and 12 am PT. It will be there for 30 days.

The Matrix Resurrections throws Neo back into the war between humanity and The Matrix, though it's all currently at a stand-still. Neither Neo and Trinity have their memories of each other, and are living what appears to be a very calm life in San Francisco. 

But then a new Morpheus shows up, red pills in hand — to counter the blue pills that Neo's been getting from his therapist (played by Neil Patrick Harris). Before you know it, explosions are everywhere, Neo and this new Morpheus are back in a dojo and it's all so familiar you might say "deja vu," if you didn't know any better. 

And, yes, about that new Morpheus. While Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are back as Neo and Trinity, we've got a Morpheus played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Laurence Fishburne's absence? Hasn't been explained yet, and we're hoping there's a story-line reason, and nothing to do with differences between the actor and director Lana Wachowski. Fisburne says he doesn't have an answer as to why he's not returning, but she does.

Oh, and Smith (formerly Agent Smith), isn't Hugo Weaving. Now, he's played by Jonathan Groff. Confused? We've got a guide to the Matrix movies for the whole trilogy to get you caught up.

Here's what you need to watch The Matrix Resurrections online.

How to watch The Matrix Resurrections online in the U.S.

In the U.S., The Matrix Resurrections is now streaming on HBO Max. It started streaming on Dec. 22, the same day it arrived in theaters.

This is the finale. Looking for something else to watch? Hawkeye episode 6 just ended that season, and we've got six other new movies and shows to watch (The Matrix 4 makes seven, but you already know about it).

Unlike HBO Max Originals, The Matrix 4 is not available on the ad-supported version of HBO Max. If you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting for? HBO Max is No. 1 on our list of the best streaming services

HBO Max is one of the new kids on the streaming block but it's already got a ton to offer, including all of HBO's prestige series, like Game of Thrones, The Sopranos and The Wire. Plus, the service has its own originals like Hacks and The Flight Attendant. HBO Max costs $15 per month (or $10 with ads).

How to watch The Matrix Resurrections in Canada

Canadians, we have some bad news. HBO Max still isn't in Canada, and The Matrix Resurrections won't be coming to Crave, the network that some HBO programming debuts in Canada. 

If you're an American traveling abroad and want to use your HBO Max subscription, you'll need to look into the best VPN services.

Otherwise, you'll need to go to a theater to see the movie.

How to watch The Matrix Resurrections in the UK

More bad news. The Matrix 4 is an in-theaters only project for our friends across the pond (it doesn't seem to be coming to Sky any time soon). 

Americans visiting the United Kingdom will need to jack into HBO Max online with a little help from one of the best VPN services.

Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.