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DirecTV Not Providing HBO GO for Roku

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by oakwcj, Oct 29, 2011.

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  1. Hoosier205

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    Canceling HBO over not having access to a singular free feature on only one device? Go for it.
     
  2. sigma1914

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    You didn't want HBO, then, just HBOGo on a Roku...something you never had to begin with.
     
  3. bartkess

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    Ok Hoosier205 what are the obvious reasons for not allowing authorization via Roku? I fail to see any obvious reasons in the response i posted.
     
  4. dualsub2006

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    Already did.
     
  5. dualsub2006

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    Oh no, I want HBO, I'm just not going to give D* their cut any more.
     
  6. Hoosier205

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    The Roku is more synonymous with cord cutting than any other device HBO Go is available on. Even though HBO Go requires an HBO subscription through a participating service provider, the use a Roku opens up a lot of possibilities for the viewer. Of course DirecTV isn't going to participate in the promotion of a product that has a huge potential to draw customers away from DirecTV in more ways than one. In short, the Roku is a competitor. They might as well run ads in favor of Dish Network or Comcast if they support the Roku as well.
     
  7. sigma1914

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    What's your plan? Buy/rent the Blu Rays/DVDs?

    I read Go via Roku is only available to a few providers. TWC, DirecTV & Comcast are a no.
     
  8. sigma1914

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    http://www.technobuffalo.com/home-e...o-go-not-working-on-your-roku-dont-blame-hbo/
    There we... case closed. ;)
     
  9. bartkess

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    I have the Roku device and the Premier package from Directv i DO NOT plan to cut the cord. and yes the Roku does offer a lot of possibilities.but nothing that would cause me to cut any cords at this time. So I still fail to see any obvious reasons for not supporting the Roku.Yet they support the ipad iphone android phones samsung smart tv's and now the xbox 360
    And from the response i received from Directv they are avoiding the real reason they are not supporting the Roku.
     
  10. davidatl14

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    I would like to see DirecTV allow HBOGO via Roku. I understand the argument for and against.

    My ISP offers TV service that allows HBOGo via Roku.


    May have to cancel HBO with D** and get the "Minimum Premium Package" from my Cable/ISP provider.


    Would never Cancel DirecTV in full, just may reorganize and add a Second TV package.

    Hope not and willing to wait for the "New and Supposed Improved HBO On Demand" but that has been touted for quite a while with zero improvement thus far.

    Will let it play out over the summer and very likely make a decision late Summer/early fall in how to proceed.
     
  11. bartkess

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    Same here i could switch to Cox cable.and get hbo go on my roku with them.
    or i could buy a new samsung smart tv.will have to wait to see how the improved hbo on demand pans out.i dont fell it will be the same as hbo go.
     
  12. bartkess

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    Another Response from Directv.

    DIRECTV currently does not have any interest in supporting the ROKU device.

    And again no obvious reason.
     
  13. dualsub2006

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    I'm rethinking all of my premium channel subscriptions.

    I could buy and the series that I watch, even though it would be delayed and rent the movies that I want to see from Redbox or add disc back to my Netflix account. I'd have $500 or so dollars a year to spend if I cut all premiums, so I'd have money left over.

    I could also get my premiums from the local cable company, or add Dish at my other address.

    Then again, I could decide that D* will do.

    I'm not sure how I'll handle it yet.
     
  14. Drew2k

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    I can't buy this argument at all. By your examples of "cord cutting" XBOX is as much a competitor to DIRECTV as is Roku. XBOX already offers Netflix and Hulu, both of which are on Roku, and both of which compete with DRIECTV on-demand offerings. Also, it's already been announced that for the first time ever use of XBOX for non-gaming exceeded use of XBOX for gaming, so XBOX is evolving into a device more like Roku with each new service Microsoft adds. And there's no end in sight to what MS is adding.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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    I'm done with it. I'm not going to keep explaining this. HBO Go will not be available for DirecTV subscribers via Roku.
     
  16. Drew2k

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    That's your belief and you're sticking with it. :p
     
  17. MikeW

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    XBox can also be used as a Windows Media Center extender. Talk about the ultimate cord-cutting tool. Complete with OTA DVR functionality and guide data that supports all of the channels I can recieve (not just the ones DirecTV can fit into the stream).
     
  18. Rtm

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    Hilarious considering the Roku XD and XS do 1080p and Dolby Digital 5.1 in a less clunky fashion than DirecTV receivers do.
     
  19. Shades228

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    Please provide me an example of a channel that streams in 1080p and DD 5.1.
     
  20. sigma1914

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    So? HBO GO video isn't 1080p or DD 5.1. On Demand PQ easily is better than anything Roku can do due to streaming compression.
     
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