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
Lyndagard, it's even worse they just refuse to check the little box on the provider side of the HBOGO site that says ROKU and SAMSUNG.
I am glad they have authorized FOXNOW unlike DTV.
I have resorted to watching HBOGO with my Chromecast, just grades my cheese everytime I do.
What's funny is Comcast still claims it's about being able to support the customers, but they obviously had no problem allowing other services to work through the Roku on there. Bunch of liars, what a shameful company.
This thread is over three years old! Way to go Comcast!
I'm a new Roku 3 owner and new to HBO, and was stunned when I tried to activate HBO Go on my Roku and found out Comcast isn't on the list of providers.
Way to go, Comcast. Please make it available.
@Help_Meplease wrote:If I really want HBO go, I'll just buy an apple tv (how many think they will allow it on amazon fire tv, heehee?). Get a $2.50 month credit for customer owned equipment too.
Yes, we can all go get Apple TVs, rent/buy cable boxes, or connect a PC to a TV and get HBO Go that way. The point is that we really shouldn't have to be forced to go buy more stuff when, with little more than the flip of a switch, Comcast could allow HBO Go (for which we already pay) through the equipment we already have. They choose not to, and they should.
Comcast has no intention of doing that. It's illogical. The people I talk with at least dispell believeable BS (see link below; I got some of the same reasons). The one I liked lately was it only works on wireless devices. I said my Roku is a wireless device. She said no, only works on cell phones and tablets. Oh, you mean only on a device where i can logon to Comcast.net. She said yes, it's a technical thing and that's why they call it 'to go'. I almost split my sides laughing.
This ranks right up there with "the federal government requires us to encrypt basic TV. IT'S THE LAW!" What a crock. It's an excuse to charge me $7 or more for a set top box. Just more *stuff* sucking electricity next to my BedRoom TV. (http://www.fcc.gov/guides/cable-system-encryption)
Agree with Smithdb -- just wait till they get the new FCC net neutrality stuff passed - then you'll need to pay extra to stream netflix or watch youtube to any device you connect via Comcast ISP...
I find the HD technology fee to be the biggest insult - let me pay extra for an HD package, provide my own HD boxes (Tivos), pay to rent your cable cards, and still pay an HD technology fee -- almost as funny as the 'Thanks for chosing Comcast' line when they answer the phone...
HBO Go offers ten times the movie choices of On-Demand. There is no comparison.
Now I have two reasons to switch to another server. Problems with Roku and not offering the SEC Network. Everyday it becomes clearer.
Just unpacked my shiny new Roku Box. No HBO Go. Way to Go Comast! I would switch to Uverse but I am not mad enough yet. About every two years, my current provider gets me mad enough to move. Last time AT&T Uverse was so bad I moved to Comcast. Now getting close to moving the other way.
There really is no way to win. They all stink.
The recent ads Comcast put on the air confirm what we all knew: that the company just doesn't think much of their customers.
Fastest WiFi? Really?
"Do you see any buffering?" while 1) He wasn't streaming the game, 2) It was a game that is well known , and does not have online multiplayer at this time.
Shilling "2 free wifi hot spots" for Comcast Business.
I get that they're going after idiots, but yeah, it pains me to know I give this company my hard earned money. So we're going to get this "No Roku for technical/support reasons" BS until Roku caves and pays them some money, Netflix-style.
@jhusosky wrote:Lyndagard, it's even worse they just refuse to check the little box on the provider side of the HBOGO site that says ROKU and SAMSUNG. I am glad they have authorized FOXNOW unlike DTV. I have resorted to watching HBOGO with my Chromecast, just grades my cheese everytime I do.
You may not be aware, but Comcast started checking the box for Samsung a while ago. Now they are not checking the boxes for the Roku and PS3.
Bye-Bye Comcast!!! I let my service run out, and Dish just gave me a heck of a 2 year deal. Now I just have to figure out what to do about internet now (I'm currently tethered to my phone). DSL seems like it would be slow for HD Roku. Can anyone shed any light on this? Maybe I'll just use Comcast for internet only. Then I can "stick it to the man", and use their service to stream HBO GO to my TV's.