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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7 y ago
Netflix is great, but it doesn't have HBO content, which is what all these folks in this thread are after, esp since they pay Comcast for it in full.
I recently bought a Roku box, only to find out later that Comcast does not support HBO Go on the Roku box, while other providers do. Will this support ever come? I'm thinking about switching from Comcast because of this.
I just got a Roku and was going to subscribe to HBO on Comcast so that I could access HBO Go. If I can't get HBO Go on my Roku, there's simply no point to my subscribing. The regular HBO schedule, even with On Demand, just isn't worth it to me. Guess I'll just stick with Netflix and save my money...
Well, even if there is some licensing costs going on between Comcast and HBO, that doesn't explain why only Roku access is affected. You can get to HBO Go as a Comcast subscriber in other ways, like apparently on the Xbox (I don't have one, but I've heard) and I think on the HBO website.
The only reason Comcast gets into the picture at all is because that's how HBO checks if you're a paying subscriber. So why on Earth, we may wonder, doesn't Comcast want to do that check for Roku, but they will for other platforms? It's a mystery. Roku has the technology, Comcast has the technology, but maybe the way Roku does it's checks is incompatible with the way other devices do, and Comcast is the holdout, doesn't want to tweak things just for Roku? Because, you know, there's only a handful of Roku customers, right? 🙂
i am trying to understand why i cannot get hbogo using my roku device. i pay for hbo thru comcast.
reading the posts it appears comcast does not respond to these posts. now why would comcast and roku not respond. lol
Right - it's got to be the latter (issues with either HBO in some cases or Comcast in others) since apparently TiVo doesn't have HBOGo at all?
You know, Roku has been doing a lot lately to update the Roku 3 - an excellent device since launch, but a bit outdated. With the newer Hulu updates, the massive Netflix overhaul, and today's addition of YouTube, I wouldn't be surprised if Roku wasn't working on this again.
I just send Tom the following message. If we keep bombarding them, someone is going to have to take notice.
RE: HBOGO on RokuDear Tom:Despite nearly 1700 posts in the forum over the last two years on this issue (not to mention thousands more on other - HBO, Roku, etc - on other forums, nothing is being done about this. My HBO subscription includes HBOGO. I don't want to watch it on my 4" phone screen, and I don't want to watch it on my 19" PC screen. I want to watch it on my 50" HDTV screen. I see no reason why I can't, other than Comcast's pigheadedness on the matter. Please don't give me the "Our engineers and programmers are working diligently to make our service more compatible with all multimedia devices available today like the Roku and Smart Phone/TVs." spiel. It took most other cable companies no time at all to get on board. I am seriously considering just keeping my high speed internet with you, and going back to Dish Network for my TV. I'd probably save some money, too... I'd really like an HONEST answer to this issue.Sincerely,Mark KisselPortage, PA