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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11 y ago
I sent an email to Comcast corporate communications requesting HBogo on Roku and received this extremely unsatisfactory reply:
"Every day we're working to make XfinityTV programming available to our customers in more ways including the Xbox, connected TVs, on websites like XfinityTV and HBOGo, on tablets and other devices. Today, all HBO content is available onXfinityTV.com and through the XfinityTV app. We will continue to work with our partners to deliver even more choices to our customers in more places. William GerthComcast Corporate Office1701 JFK Blvd.Philadelphia, PA 19103"
Comcast had better wake up and stop giving cut-and-paste responses to concernced customers. There are other options out there.
Yep, they want you to use their equipment, Tivos only work because congress made the cable industry use cable cards.
I will drop HBO next week but giving them till early next year before I switch to AT&T...
I hear ya, if they refuse to allow it on the Roku, then Verizon Fios here I come.
ROKU recently added HBO GO to their available streaming services. Will Comcast be supporting HBO GO over the ROKU streaming player? If so, when?
Thanks, It's nice to know our voices are being heard.
Yea, too bad its the same response (word for word less HBO part) that was posted in message 98....
The ability to access HBO On content can affect their On Demand revenues. Let's say that you really want to see Scott Pilgrim. It is on HBO this month but not in HBO On Demand. You could DVR it tomorrow but you want to see it now. One option would be to rent it from Comcast. By eliminating Roku they have eliminated competition.
Well they do not get any OnDemand revenue from me because I have a Tivo and they will be losing the roughly $18 I pay for HBO starting next week and the remaing $140 I pay them in March unless they add it....
I disagree, I think the powers to be know very well who and what the Roku is. When Video streaming devices are increasingly becoming more and more popular, "cable cord cutters" are also on the rise. with Roku being one of the best selling video streamers and one of the best reviewed, I would be shocked to think the higher ups on Comcast wouldn't know who the "enemy" is. So by offering services they would feel like they are feeding the dog that will bite them.
but what I think they fail to grasp is the fact you need an HBO subscription to view HBOGo and this only reinforces people to stay with your cable provider in order to keep recieving this premium service.
This line of thinking is what is troubling me.
I agree and only if DirecTV was on the list, I would dump my comcast today over this. Dish doesn't compare to DTV so too bad for me. I have the most expensive triple play package availible, after taxes around $250 a month and I have this only because my wife wants the on-demand and anyroom dvr options. Dish has a terrible selection of HD and feature set, but they are trying to get better. If I was rolling in the dough, I would sign up for a one room Dish Network with HBO setup just to get this working.
I agree. HBO GO offers a much wider set of programming than HBO on Demand and can actually be watched on a full-size television screen. Comcast is the only provider offering HBO GO on iPhones, iPads and Android devices that does not offer HBO GO on a Roku.
I have sent several messages to customer care, but the responses I get are meant for customers asking for new cable channels on Comcast. In fact, I don't think that the customer care folks even know what a Roku is!
Quit dragging your feet, ComCast!
Allow your subscribers to get the access they want, HBOGo on ROKU
Either provide the service your customers want
or you will lose out to those that do!!
(remember what happened to Netflix when they alienated their consumerbase).