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Streaming HBO?

Hi there!

So after being a tv-less household for decades, I finally broke down and purchased an inexpensive Smart (ha!) TV, a Vizio Model E241i-A1w.
It streams Netflix, Amazon Prime, Youtube, etc just fine from my iMac, and I picked up an older used Philips home theater/DVD system for a song at St Vinnie's which actually sounds pretty decent.

So all is well, except when I went to (unrelatedly) turn in my rental cable modem after buying a new one, they talked me into a faster internet package (my main interest, after all) that included free HBO. So I took home the cable box - but when I just went to hook it up, the cable outlets in the room turned out to not be cable outlets but old-school speaker wiring.

SO.. my question is this:
If all I want to do is access the free HBO, are there any alternatives to installing a new outlet in the living room or running a long cable from the cable modem two rooms away? Is there an inexpensive way to stream this in the same manner as Netflix, etc, from my computer? I love that the only wiring is for power and between the TV, DVD, and speakers.

Thanks in advance for any advice or thoughts!

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Re: Streaming HBO?

HBO is never free.  HBO just lauched HBO Now that will stream to a Apple TV, iPad and iPhone, and eventually other streaming devices.  Not to Smart TV's at this time.  https://order.hbonow.com/?camp=NowM46

 

If you had Comcast TV with a HBO subscription, then the HBO Go app available to many streaming devices would be an option.

 

If the Comcast gateway is in another room, you might have trouble steaming over wi-fi, there are other solutions to get a better internet signal to the TV.  This can be discussed in the networking section of this forum.




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