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ROKU, HBO GO

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I returned my Roku (an Xmas present to myself) to Amazon because it would not stream HBOgo.  Then I bought a Sony media streamer that did have HBOgo.  It has its own problems, but at least the HBOgo is settled.

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IMHO you ditched the wrong thing - power to the little guy - no one ever feels ripped off by roku

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Totally agree Roku's are awesome, I have 4 of them, one of every generation.
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sorry to go ot, but while I'm venting - Comcast- I am super-liberal, but there are times when it makes sense to keep your labor US and maybe use that to your credit. The guy I talked to when I was ready to leave had an Indian accent (no offense or issue with that), but he was not respectful in a 'you are the customer I want to keep' way - it seemed more a 'you are a woman who doesn't know what she is talking about' way, which can be cultural. Do not put them on your 'I am leaving Comcast' phonetree - I ended the call feeling disrespected and hating him and you and so redy to leave on principle.

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Ever seen Outsourced? Haha. That's Comcast
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Don't hate on me, people of Indian culture- I love you - but it's either an attitude he thinks is OK or that Comcast has that same guy deal with customers who want to quit and he happens to be from India. But he's a jerk and shouldn't have the job.

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Love that! only outsourced people are nice!

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I'm with you - what is going on with comcast ?

 

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Comast, hurry up and make an agreement for Roku and HBO GO. It is disturbing to me that I am paying for this service and you are giving me about 10% of what I paid for, because almost none of HBO is available through on Demand. Get it together and get it done NOW.

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>>> Nancy

 

I am not giving you a hard time because we are all frustrated about this, but comcast does not have to do an agreement with anyone to start offering authorization of Rokus.

 

Over the last 18 months HBO commented on their confusion as to why Comcast is not allowing Roku authorization. Roku sees this PR nightmare, this is their marquee channel (they have had Netflix since day  one and no streaming device can survive with out it) and between Comcast and DirecTV over 50 million potential customers could be wrongly blaming Roku for this.

 

 

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Everyone just get a different tv service provider. Keep Comcast Internet if u don't have another Internet option but move on to dish or uverse or fios or something. If everyone bails it will not take long fir comcast to straighten up. Then come back if u like . U may find the other providers to be better. They all offer hbogo on roku and samsung TV
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Seems like DIRECTV might not be offering it at least on Roku, so "they all" don't really offer it either.
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Direct and Comcast are the hold outs, I have both of course
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I couldn't be happier as today as I called and cancelled my Comcast TV and phone service.  The person from Comcast asked me why and the first reason was the HBOGO and Roku issue.  The dude was unaware and said he never heard of this and I directed him to this thread on thier forum and all he could say is that he was shocked.  I went on to mention that Comcast was being a bully and I pay for this and should be able to use my Roku and he had no response except that he was sorry to hera this.  Yesterday I had DISH come out and install their new Hopper and Joey service and it's trully amazing!  I now have both East and West feeds of HBO and Showtime in HD.  My wife records a ton of stuff on the DVR and so many times I couldn't watch any TV because she used both tuners to record at the same time.  With the Hopper, that's all gone now, YEAH!!

I enjoyed activating HBOGO on my Roku last night too along with the DISH Anywhere apps on my phone and tablet.  Their new Primetime Anytime is awesome too.  Plus, all this is costing me less per month.  I should have done this sooner.  I bet Comcast will delete this post shortly?  I did keep my Comcast Internet.

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Nice. Keep dropping Comcast customers. Eventually they will get the message . Hit them where it hurts, in the wallet...
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I enjoyed activating HBOGO on my Roku last night too along with the DISH Anywhere apps on my phone and tablet.  Their new Primetime Anytime is awesome too.  Plus, all this is costing me less per month.  I should have done this sooner.  I bet Comcast will delete this post shortly?  I did keep my Comcast Internet.


two, check out the HBOgo on the onDemand -- you don't even NEED the Roku if you are at home. OnDemand has it all.

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Thanks for your suggestion - I'm having DISH with HBO installed in a few days.  I plan to drop Comcast TV and keep internet/phone.  The Hopper with Sling sounds fabulous - much better than the lousy Scientific Atlanta 8300HD that Comcast gave me .  Should save a lot of money too.

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HEY COMCAST! are you reading this? You are officially losing customers because of your RIDICULOUSLY STUPID HBOGO POLICY! Get your head out if your posterior and do something about it.... Or not. I'm sure more will follow soon .…
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We should be able to access HBO go on everything!

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Comcast should add Roku device support for premium content; especially HBOGO. This is a needless restriction on our access to high priced content.

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Just switched tv to Dish - everyone should do this! I don't know why there was even a debate. Better picture, service to another room, more recordings at a time, box and menu is of this century - and hbo go on my rokus! Even if I keep all the premium channels after intro offer it is still less than the package from Kabletown. And the menu is like Dos VS Windows - you can surf on demand while you watch your channel or recording - no forced advert. And pip works if your TV supports it! I so should have known this sooner.

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cinvt wrote:

Just switched tv to Dish - everyone should do this! I don't know why there was even a debate. Better picture, service to another room, more recordings at a time, box and menu is of this century - and hbo go on my rokus! Even if I keep all the premium channels after intro offer it is still less than the package from Kabletown. And the menu is like Dos VS Windows - you can surf on demand while you watch your channel or recording - no forced advert. And pip works if your TV supports it! I so should have known this sooner.


Yep. Now, check out the HBO On Demand.....you don't even NEED the Roku unless away from home now. It's all on the on demand.

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it has nothing to do with any local provider, comcast does not support the app on roku.   The only way to get it is on your computer, mobile device or xbox360

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As I've only recently added digital video service (incl. HBO) w/ Comcast, and I'm a relatively new Roku user (<1 yr), I just wanted to add my voice of disappointment that HBO GO is not authorized by Xfinity / Comcast via the Roku box.  Once we've decided to shell out the $$ for multiple platforms, we want to be able to utilize them!!

 

While I assume that it has to do with them wanting to maintain a degree of control via their own On Demand & Streampix outlets, the powers that be should be cautioned that this IS seen as undesirable from a customer perspective and savvy subscribers will continue - for reasons like this - to seek alternatives that provide the benefits of content as well as economy.

 

In other words....  COME ON, XFINITY!!!  GET WITH THE PROGRAM!!!  Allow us to access the content to which we subscribe via your company!!  It might just earn you a little (sorely-needed) GOODWILL!!

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I’ll try not to be antagonistic as Comcast will lock down the thread if they don’t like what you have to say [see Netflix Super HD?]. It’s a clever way of burying a topic they don’t want to deal with. Anyway, I have a Roku and was giving some thought to activating HBOGO until I read these posts. In the past, I’ve been reluctant to subscribe to HBO because I pay these clowns enough: $49.95/month for a 6 down/1 up speed feels like I’m being fleeced. But, if I could get HBOGO on the Roku that would allow me to access current as well as all past HBO shows, I might be interested. This is a good thread and needs to remain in a prominent position in this list so it can’t be forgotten, so keep it active.

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rog286713 wrote:

it has nothing to do with any local provider, comcast does not support the app on roku.   The only way to get it is on your computer, mobile device or xbox360


You failed to mention the alternative-switch to a provider that DOES allow the app on Roku.

 

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I just got comcast cable mainly for HBO GO on Roku. Then I find out that they do not allow the HBO GO channel on Roku.

 

Comcast, why is this connection to HBO GO content not supported? This may be a deal breaker for me and I'm sure many other subscribers.

 

Comcast has a beautiful app for iphone and android devices. So much better than digital set-top box user interface and it offers more content than 'On demand.' Are there any plans to make an Xfinity player channel on Roku? Why is what you offer on a laptop or mobile device better than what you offer on TV?

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They care not going to answer u. If HBO on roku is important , go to dish direct tv or uverse
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I've been trying out the Xbox console for streaming and HBO Go, it sucks. The picture quality is poor at best and frequently pauses while it buffers. I'm very disappointed that I can't access this same content on my Roku, it makes no sense and the competition offers it. Time Warner even lets you watch live tv on the Roku. As a paying customer, u deserve options. Give us access via the Roku please.
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Mjlarson84 wrote:

I just got comcast cable mainly for HBO GO on Roku. Then I find out that they do not allow the HBO GO channel on Roku.

 

Comcast, why is this connection to HBO GO content not supported? This may be a deal breaker for me and I'm sure many other subscribers.

 

Comcast has a beautiful app for iphone and android devices. So much better than digital set-top box user interface and it offers more content than 'On demand.' Are there any plans to make an Xfinity player channel on Roku? Why is what you offer on a laptop or mobile device better than what you offer on TV?


Comcast is not going to answer. However, I suspect they will not offer the tv experience outside of the setboxes they provide (for a fee of course) is that they do not want it to be convenient for their customers to view extra programming outside their boxes. The iPhone, iPad and droid devices are "convenient" but not overly so, and you can't natively stream from them to the tv.The PC can be used to view on the tv, but only by forgoing use of the pc while watching the programming. It's about money and control. I suggest you find a vendor that will allow you to view television YOUR way, not theirs. There are several out there, and several of us in this forum have made that jump already.

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I think you are right…Comcast will not answer. Their interests don’t align with their customers but with their shareholders and maintaining their multi-million dollar executive salaries. Change needs to occur at a totally different level. We need to support a new FCC chairperson that would be sympathetic to our concerns. Check out this video…

 

http://vimeo.com/59236702

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Our xBox 360 gives a beautiful picture with HBO Go (or anything else)...nice HD picture on a 52-inch screen.

 

If fact, due to HBO Go not being availble on my Roku (nor of course xFinity content), I am thinking of getting a 2nd xBox, JUST TO STREAM VIDEO...well, that or switch to Dish.

 

I mean...how sad the Comcast ignores the Roku.  

 

Isn't that illegal?  We pay for content but can't access it as we please?  If the content is paid for, why does Comcast care how a subscriber accesses the content?

 

Anyway, out xBox works great.

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One of the problems I have with Xbox streaming is that for the electricity use to stream one move on an Xbox you could run a roku for a year
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I agreed with some of what they said in that video. Lets just be carefull not to go down the socialist path. what ever solution is used it must have the open market at its heart.

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Nevermind

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Thanks for watching the video. Unfortunately, I’m not as optimistic as you: I think some type of regulatory oversight or judicial action will be necessary to spur free market competition.

 

Just checking on this HBOGO thing: So if I had an XBOX with an HBO subscription, I could watch all back episodes and well as current HBO shows?

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wchillman:  Just checking on this HBOGO thing: So if I had an XBOX with an HBO subscription, I could watch all back episodes and well as current HBO shows?

The Sony  NSZGS7 supports HBOgo, and the soon-to-be released ASUS Cube says it does.  I have the Sony and Comcast.

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It is not enough for your device to support HBOGO. your service provider must also support HBOGO on that device. Comcast only supports Xbox and mobile and pc/Mac
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Our xBox 360 gives a beautiful picture with HBO Go (or anything else)...nice HD picture on a 52-inch screen.

 

If fact, due to HBO Go not being availble on my Roku (nor of course xFinity content), I am thinking of getting a 2nd xBox, JUST TO STREAM VIDEO...well, that or switch to Dish.

 

I mean...how sad the Comcast ignores the Roku.  

 

Isn't that illegal?  We pay for content but can't access it as we please?  If the content is paid for, why does Comcast care how a subscriber accesses the content?

 

Anyway, out xBox works great.


How much does their "live" service cost to stream?

 

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ATCDAV:  It is not enough for your device to support HBOGO. your service provider must also support HBOGO on that device. Comcast only supports Xbox and mobile and pc/Mac

 

Comcast is my Cable/Internet provider.  Regardless of what Comcast does/does not support, the Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player give me HBOgo.

 

I do not know whether the ASUS Cube will or won't.  But the Sony does and ASUS might — we'll know after it is realeased in a few days. 

 

Do I need to clarify this any farther?

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XBOXLIVE Gold service is about 60 bucks a year. Sometimes you can get deals. I was offered 2 years for 89 bucks. Usually you get a gold sub card with a new purchase of a console usually 12 months.

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Buy an Apple TV. HBO Go app finally supports airplay with audio and video. Although Apple TV doesn't have the HBO Go app start the program on IOS device and push it to Apple TV using airplay.
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The Sony box is android that is why it is supported, The Asus cube is also going to be android I believe so it will be supported also
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Dont think that if comcast wants to block the ASUS BOX or The SONY one they wouldn't hesitate. They can input code when starting the stream to look for specific hardware in the same way they block HDMI out on some devices. Or pull Android support alltogather. Would be interesting to see if they would have the guts to shut down android. So many people have androids.

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It's not "live"...it's a collections of stuff from most of the cable/nmetwork channels?  I am not 100% familiar with it, but it's included with your Comcast bill...no extra cost.

 

Of course a person has to have an "xBox Live" account...about $50/year to access video and music streaming thru the xBox, but if a person otherwise is using xBix Live for gaming and such, then it's really not an "extra" to view Netflix, Hulu, HBOGo, etc.

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This is not true. HBOGo currently offers a much larger lineup of programming than Comcast/Xfinity on demand (at least in my area).  For additional televisons, if you don't have a Comcast/Xfinity cable box, prepare to spend an additional 9 or 10 bucks a monthNote that the digital transport adapters which are around 2 bucks a month do not support on demand or any premium channels and have very limited functionality to say the least (No on screen program guide, on demand, or HD)

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True. I know for a fact the Sopranos are not on ondemand but all series are on HBOGO. thank u uverse
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wsalopek wrote:

It's not "live"...it's a collections of stuff from most of the cable/nmetwork channels?  I am not 100% familiar with it, but it's included with your Comcast bill...no extra cost.

 

Of course a person has to have an "xBox Live" account...about $50/year to access video and music streaming thru the xBox, but if a person otherwise is using xBix Live for gaming and such, then it's really not an "extra" to view Netflix, Hulu, HBOGo, etc.


And if we already have a Roku but do not own (or have any plans to own) an Xbox, then HBOgo on television streaming is NOT included as part of the Comcast bill, since Comcast will not allow its users to access it via Roku.

 

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Why would anyone want to pay $50 a year for something every other device provides at no charge? Comcast is lousy, they are a poorly run company from the consumervpointvif view. Keep bailing on them, the other service providers are superior
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I work for [competing cable company] and we have HBO Go on the Roku.  We even offer Roku's for $5/mo in a bundle. This is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous that I can't get HBO Go on my Comcast connection (thank you monopolies Smiley Sad ) and if I had *any* options (my balcony in my apartment is north facing so Dish is out) I'd be using it for video. 

 

I'm currently using a CableCard in a Windows Media Center PC on my main TV that's got HBO Go hacked in to work with a remote (Long and arduous process) and my secondary TV has a Roku.  It annoys the living **** out of me that I can't get it working on that TV.