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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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ATCDAV

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9 y ago

They care not going to answer u. If HBO on roku is important , go to dish direct tv or uverse
DMilnerJax

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@Mjlarson84 wrote:

I just got comcast cable mainly for HBO GO on Roku. Then I find out that they do not allow the HBO GO channel on Roku.

 

Comcast, why is this connection to HBO GO content not supported? This may be a deal breaker for me and I'm sure many other subscribers.

 

Comcast has a beautiful app for iphone and android devices. So much better than digital set-top box user interface and it offers more content than 'On demand.' Are there any plans to make an Xfinity player channel on Roku? Why is what you offer on a laptop or mobile device better than what you offer on TV?


Comcast is not going to answer. However, I suspect they will not offer the tv experience outside of the setboxes they provide (for a fee of course) is that they do not want it to be convenient for their customers to view extra programming outside their boxes. The iPhone, iPad and droid devices are "convenient" but not overly so, and you can't natively stream from them to the tv.The PC can be used to view on the tv, but only by forgoing use of the pc while watching the programming. It's about money and control. I suggest you find a vendor that will allow you to view television YOUR way, not theirs. There are several out there, and several of us in this forum have made that jump already.

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One of the problems I have with Xbox streaming is that for the electricity use to stream one move on an Xbox you could run a roku for a year
wsalopek

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Our xBox 360 gives a beautiful picture with HBO Go (or anything else)...nice HD picture on a 52-inch screen.

 

If fact, due to HBO Go not being availble on my Roku (nor of course xFinity content), I am thinking of getting a 2nd xBox, JUST TO STREAM VIDEO...well, that or switch to Dish.

 

I mean...how sad the Comcast ignores the Roku.  

 

Isn't that illegal?  We pay for content but can't access it as we please?  If the content is paid for, why does Comcast care how a subscriber accesses the content?

 

Anyway, out xBox works great.

rwspears

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I agreed with some of what they said in that video. Lets just be carefull not to go down the socialist path. what ever solution is used it must have the open market at its heart.

Maz

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Nevermind

ATCDAV

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It is not enough for your device to support HBOGO. your service provider must also support HBOGO on that device. Comcast only supports Xbox and mobile and pc/Mac
DMilnerJax

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@wsalopek wrote:

Our xBox 360 gives a beautiful picture with HBO Go (or anything else)...nice HD picture on a 52-inch screen.

 

If fact, due to HBO Go not being availble on my Roku (nor of course xFinity content), I am thinking of getting a 2nd xBox, JUST TO STREAM VIDEO...well, that or switch to Dish.

 

I mean...how sad the Comcast ignores the Roku.  

 

Isn't that illegal?  We pay for content but can't access it as we please?  If the content is paid for, why does Comcast care how a subscriber accesses the content?

 

Anyway, out xBox works great.


How much does their "live" service cost to stream?

 

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9 y ago

Buy an Apple TV. HBO Go app finally supports airplay with audio and video. Although Apple TV doesn't have the HBO Go app start the program on IOS device and push it to Apple TV using airplay.
rwspears

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XBOXLIVE Gold service is about 60 bucks a year. Sometimes you can get deals. I was offered 2 years for 89 bucks. Usually you get a gold sub card with a new purchase of a console usually 12 months.

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The Sony box is android that is why it is supported, The Asus cube is also going to be android I believe so it will be supported also
rwspears

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Dont think that if comcast wants to block the ASUS BOX or The SONY one they wouldn't hesitate. They can input code when starting the stream to look for specific hardware in the same way they block HDMI out on some devices. Or pull Android support alltogather. Would be interesting to see if they would have the guts to shut down android. So many people have androids.

wsalopek

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It's not "live"...it's a collections of stuff from most of the cable/nmetwork channels?  I am not 100% familiar with it, but it's included with your Comcast bill...no extra cost.

 

Of course a person has to have an "xBox Live" account...about $50/year to access video and music streaming thru the xBox, but if a person otherwise is using xBix Live for gaming and such, then it's really not an "extra" to view Netflix, Hulu, HBOGo, etc.

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This is not true. HBOGo currently offers a much larger lineup of programming than Comcast/Xfinity on demand (at least in my area).  For additional televisons, if you don't have a Comcast/Xfinity cable box, prepare to spend an additional 9 or 10 bucks a monthNote that the digital transport adapters which are around 2 bucks a month do not support on demand or any premium channels and have very limited functionality to say the least (No on screen program guide, on demand, or HD)

ATCDAV

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True. I know for a fact the Sopranos are not on ondemand but all series are on HBOGO. thank u uverse

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