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Tue, Nov 1, 2011 10:00 AM

ROKU, HBO GO

I have HBO GO on the computer and on my iPad.  I really want it on Roku, too.  Any chance of that???

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Zordar

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8 y ago


@rcurryastro wrote:

Why is Comcast not available on HBO.GO for ROKU? It is supported by Cos, ATT, and all other major cable providers. I tried it 6 months ago and again today. Still not available on my ROKU. Is all of HBO.GO programming available on Xfinity On Demand?


All HBO programming is definitely not available using a cable box with On Demand.  A cable box offers only a fraction of HBO programming. 

I don't know why Comcast does not want its customers to be able to access full HBO programming via their TVs.  Comcasts decisions have only led to people switching providers.

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I have  Dish for TV and comcast for internet.  Believe me Dish is much better and less expensive.  I have been with Dish for 10 years now and stay wirh them because of there customer service.   You can't go wrong with Dish!

 

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I was trying to see why my hbo go signal was being  dropping every time I opened and closed my computer.  My TV is with Dish and internet is with comcast.  It now appears comcast is trying to block hbo go on Roqu.   If what I read on line is correct I will have to leave comcast as my supplier for internet.   Just another beef.  I requested to be removed from comcast telephone list they didn't get the message!  They call every five minutes!

DMilnerJax

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@NotAllThatBrite wrote:

 

I bought a Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player from Target for $142.99.

 

NOW I have HBOgo!!!


I have a 70.00 Roku, Dish at $50.00 less a month than I was paying for Comcast - and I also have HBOgo on Roku.

DMilnerJax

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@catsmoo wrote:

I have  Dish for TV and comcast for internet.  Believe me Dish is much better and less expensive.  I have been with Dish for 10 years now and stay wirh them because of there customer service.   You can't go wrong with Dish!

 


Was with Dish almost since they started-fell for the song and dance from a Comcast salesperson-switched to Comcast for tv-switched back to Dish within 5 weeks. Won't do that again.

DMilnerJax

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@catsmoo wrote:

I was trying to see why my hbo go signal was being  dropping every time I opened and closed my computer.  My TV is with Dish and internet is with comcast.  It now appears comcast is trying to block hbo go on Roqu.   If what I read on line is correct I will have to leave comcast as my supplier for internet.   Just another beef.  I requested to be removed from comcast telephone list they didn't get the message!  They call every five minutes!



The only HBOgo that is being blocked by Comcast on the Roku is that for Comcast television subscribers, not internet. I have Dish for tv now, Comcast for internet and get HBOgo on my Roku with no problem. However, if at a tv connected to your Dish receiver, you can get all the programming available on HBOgo on the Dish HBO On Demand.  I only need Roku for HBOgo when I travel now.

But, to reinforce, Comcast is not blocking HBOgo traffic for internet customers, only for their television customers.

ATCDAV

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8 y ago

Vincent , is it not an option unfortunately. xbox will charge you $5.month or more for their xbox live to watch HBOGO. Comcast blocks Roku, SmartTVs for some dumb reason, You can plus your laptop into your TV thru HDMI and wathc HBOGO that way also... Comcast sucks so work around it as you can

ATCDAV

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8 y ago

If you use AppleTV, I understand you can stream HBOGO from iphone or PC with Airplay or Air Parrot. The HBOGO may even work for Comcast Cable subscribers on AppleTV...

 

 

funny how Comcast is using Samsung TVs all over their website for ad promotion but Comcast in no way supports using Samsung TVs. The HBOGO app is blocks and there is no xfinity app available. Deceptive advertising if you ask me.

ATCDAV

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8 y ago

Im on your side. Microsoft charges for what others provide for free. Comcast is about the only major cable provider not giving customers access to streaming app via smart tvs and streaming devices. Uverse, Dish, DirectTv, Cox, MediaCom, TW all all HBOGO thru smartTv and dtreaming devixes.  I hate Comcast, I just have limited options. I am about ready to invest in an appleTV, and roku and tell Comcast to pound sand.I'll get HBO from a friend or something, pay a uverse customer to subscribe and use his info

DMilnerJax

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8 y ago

Microsoft and NBC had-until last summer-a very, very close relationship. Comcast owns NBC.  Check out tv.msnbc dot com.  Think there might be a reason HBOgo tv streaming is restricted to MS pay for service hardware?

 

ATCDAV

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8 y ago

Its not restricted for other providers, thus Comcast is doing a disservice to its customers. i.e. ripping us off. 

ATCDAV

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8 y ago

+1

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8 y ago

More reason to look forward to google fiber and other alternatives to comcast.

ATCDAV

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8 y ago

Here is a funny story. I should post in a new thread. I saw on Silicondust.com a list of ClearQAM channels Comcast provides unencrypted. So I asked a Comcast rep if this was accurate and if Comcast does in fact prodvide ClearQAM channles unencrypt. They confrmed they do. but due to an "outage" in my area the channels were unavailable. They are are saying they provide ClearQAM channels only through a DTA, which means the channels are encrypted. Man the double talk is giving me a headache. ClearQAM channels are unencrypted but you need a DTA because the channles are encrypted

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8 y ago

Does Xfinity have a Roku app planned to compete with Netflix, Blockbuster, Vudu, dishworld, and others?

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