Tue, Nov 1, 2011 10:00 AM
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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8 y ago
Comcast/Xfinity needs to release HBOGO to Roku! We pay a high premium to get HBO and had we known the issue with Roku, would have bought Apple TV. It makes no sense that this service is being blocked this way PLEASE Comcast!
Roku is prolly unwilling to pay comcast the exorbinent fees comcast is demanding of Apple and M$ to have HBO-GO
This is frustrating - I can stream HBOGo to my PC and laptop fro anywhere via my comcast subscription but not to my Roku or my samsung TV. It would seem to me to be relatively easy for comcast to offer that option.
--->> Time to cancel HBO. <<--
Don't blame HBO...blame Comcast...it's ALL their fault.
-->> It would seem to me to be relatively easy for comcast to offer that option. <<--
Yes, it is...all they have to do is flip a switch.
But for Comcast, it's more enjoyable to squeeze with all their might even a fraction of an additional penny from their customers, than it is to actually let their customers watch THE PROGRAMMING THEY PAID FOR, in the way they wish to watch it.
What Comcast is doing is actually illegal.
Verizon lost a lawsuit where they were restricting how customers could use the data they pay for (the $20+ extra per month that a customer had to pay to tether their notebook computer to their phone).
The courts said they can't do that. It's ILLEGAL. And now a person can find legal apps (Android anyway) to use their phones as a wired or wireless hotspot for no extra monthly charge.
Yet here is Comcast, again just for the sake of extracting every last fraction of a cent from their customers, doing just what Verizon was doing, illegaly.
I am wondering...does anyone know if this Comcast/Roku issue is working it's way thru the courts?
I'd be shocked if anyone has tried to sue Comcast over this -- part of the big problem with todays corporations is that they are quite happy to point to someone else as the root of the problem... I'm sure HBO would blame Comcast, Comcast will blame Roku and Roku will blame HBO/Comcast...
I'm pretty sure its a Comcast issue, but good luck convincing anyone at Comcast that actually cares...
Has anyone figured out a work around to be able to access HBO go for Roku on Comcast? It was one of the main reasons I got a Roku to avoid hooking up my computer to the TV. Why does Comcast block this, but not ESPN's roku app? I'm guessing they know there are multiple ways to watch it still, just frustrating customers. If On Demand had the same content I wouldn't mind, but On Demand HBO doesn't have hardly any shows and less than half the movies. Maybe should just switch to Dish.
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It's all about the $$$. Comcast wants you to rent a cable box to watch HBO on your TV. Microsoft probably paid them big money to allow the XBox 360 to use HBO Go on a TV.
I don't know if any of these comments are going to help the situation, but I will go ahead and add my 2 cents. I have been a Comcast customer for several years and have owned 2 Roku boxes for the last 2 years. The Roku UI is so much cleaner than anything Comcast has in the way of VOD. The fact that I can't access HBO GO on Roku is infuriating. Let us have access to the content for which we already pay you!!!
Comcast continues to block HBOGO from ROKU player. We pay for HBO subscriptions and are entitled to have access. Do we have to threaten class action legal action to get results?
Spoke to Comcast customer service for some time on Friday. "Faith" insisted that this is the fault of HBO and Roku, not Comcast - that Comcast can do nothing to help. She didn't seem to understand that I was in fact purchasing HBO from Comcast, therefore Comcast was acting as the re-selling, middle-man, collecting a fee and therefore had an obligation. I did get a direct number to HBO so we can call them to complain about how Comcast is treating us. So call them up people and tell them to sell us HBO directly because clearly Comcast isn't earning their fee.