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Tue, Nov 1, 2011 10:00 AM

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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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10 years ago

That's my problem too. You must have a clear line of sight to the southeast horizon. It might be time to clear the woods a bit.

C_DM

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10 years ago

Seems like there's an ongoing thread about this kind of thing at http://forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-Website/ROKU-HBO-GO/m-p/1098861 already.

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10 years ago

How much is Microsoft paying Comcast not to support it?  There is no logical reason no to.

randerto

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10 years ago

Hi guys - I just discovered a great way to get HBOGO working on my new Roku3 device.  I had the same problems everyone else here mentioned regarding Comcast not supporting HBOGO on the Roku.  However, I signed up for an application called PlayOn - very easy to do and I now get all the ESPN channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3) and HBOGO which I could not get prior to getting the PlayOn app.  All HD quality too. 

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10 years ago

Yes, Playon is a great alternitive, you can also use it for Free Hulu viewing on Roku. The main issue is that currently it is only standard def, no High Def like we would get if "you know who:" would get their "you know what" out of their "you know what" and let us authorize our Roku's

randerto

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10 years ago

Correct - I've only had Playon for one day so I'm no expert but this is from their website:

 

PlayOn streams 480P video. Most of the content available online is only available in 480x720 (SDTV 16:9 widescreen) or 480x704 (SDTV 4:3). CBS, CNN, and similar websites only offer 480x720 as the maximum resolution for their video streams. We hope more websites will offer higher quality videos as video streaming continues to catch-on

 


Relative to cost, as a Roku user you have the option of paying a one-time $39 lifetime fee which was a "no brainer" for me after playing around with it using their free trail.  The quality of the definition looks pretty darn good though on my TV - much better than SD from my cable provider (not sure why that is exactly but definitely the case). 

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10 years ago

Yes PlayOn Totally kicks boddy, but a good deal of the web is in at least 720p now a days. PlayOn does allow YouTube, Hulu Free, HBOGO, TNT and others that require provider verification that you can not get on Roku alone. I have been a life time subscriptioner since it was $80 at half its even a better deal.

 

At my son's birthday party I was talking with my wife's cousin who is very frugal and he was talking about how he can use his Xbox360 for all this and why do I care. Told him first I do not have a 360 and even if I did for what it cost him to run his 360 for a hour I can run my Roku all month.

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10 years ago

One because the interface is better and two because not everything is available on my comcast receiver.

If you really want to know Comcast cable boxes are dinosaurs compared to Roku. I got rid of my direct tv 5 years ago and have been using Roku exclusively for TV. Recently I signed up for Comcast and have been extremely dissappointed. 

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10 years ago

Want to read something funny - here is a letter from Senior VP of Customer Experience, Tom Karinshak:

www.comcast.com/Corporate/Customers/TomKCustCare.html

 

"The Best Customer Experience, that’s what we strive for every day. As a company, our job is to make sure every interaction you have with us is a special one. We know your time is important. We know you want answers to your questions quickly and you want issues resolved the first time. We heard you. We are listening. And it’s all about you"

 


lol

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10 years ago

COMCAST!!

 

Please allow HBO GO to be streamed through either PS3, ROKU or both.  I am due to rebundle in September.  If comcast doesn't allow Roku subscriptions by then I'll probably be a Verizon customer come Fall.  

 

There is no good reason why a community as large as Philadelphia (HOME OF YOUR COMPANY) and the surrounding suburban areas should not have access to this service.   

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10 years ago

let's see, what dose the "go" stand for?  Oh ya, I want to watch HBO when I'm not at home next to my cable box.

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10 years ago

Comcast has the worst customer service I've ever experienced: everything from their astonishingly awful automation system, to the insanely high prices, to the fact that we, the consumer, don't actually get that much for those insanely high prices, including, but not limited to the decision not to allow HBOGO on Roku.  It's not even an oversight, it's a decision.  Comcast truly has no care for their customers.  Maybe we're not paying them enough.

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10 years ago

Let's see, no. It allows you to watch every hbo show ever made that isnt offered on demand while your sitting next to your cable box. Learn your tech.

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10 years ago

Not true I would still be complaining.

rwspears

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10 years ago


@DoniJansen wrote:
Let's see, no. It allows you to watch every hbo show ever made that isnt offered on demand while your sitting next to your cable box. Learn your tech or keep your ignorant mouth shut. Douche.

Yeah the thing is even if comcast didnt allow HBO-GO but the offering they did have had everything HBO-go had in it noone would be complaining.

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