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Dish Network Offers HBO GO® and MAX GO®

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    DISH Network's DISHOnline.com delivers HBO® and Cinemax® titles not available on Netflix's online service

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH Network L.L.C. today announced that DISHOnline.com now gives customers instant, unlimited access to HBO and Cinemax titles not offered by Netflix's online service. In connection with Home Box Office, Inc.'s new online video destinations, HBO GO® and MAX GO®, DISH Network customers who subscribe to HBO or Cinemax premium channels can now instantly watch nearly all of the respective current HBO or Cinemax programming inventory – most of which is available in high definition – at DISHOnline.com. Customers have access to more than 1,800 titles including Hollywood hits such as Avatar, The Hangover and Up In The Air, original content like award-winning series Boardwalk Empire® and True Blood®, as well as independent films, cult favorites and more.

    More here.
     
  2. klang

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    Saw an article in WSJ the other day that Epix is coming too.
     
  3. CyberWhip

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    just thinking out loud, but, at first thought this really doesn't make any sense. Why would someone that is already subscribed to HBO really need to have access to series and movies already on HBO? Seems like if I had HBO, I would just record the stuff I really wanted anyways. Very few people that I know ever go back and re-watch very many movies or series that they have already seen.

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    If I don't have an interest to subscribe to standard HBO for the current series or movies they are showing, this deal certainly wouldn't entice me to run and sign up.

    Maybe I'm missing something. I can't see this as being ground breaking, more of a novelty. Now if they offered this in addition to a certain package, like premium for no charge or maybe very minimal, then they might persuade new subscribers to the package or Dish in general.
     
  4. CyberWhip

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    also, one last thing and I'll shut up....
    All the movies and series they list in their press release above are all on netflix...AND ON BLU-RAY disc if you want that. Granted, it's not streaming, but I'm just looking for the big picture here.

    I guess one thing that you can gleem from this is that the movie studios are starting to loosen their grips and allow streaming of newer content on a non-pay per movie license. Definitely a good thing.

    Cheers
     
  5. klang

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    You can watch the content in a browser anywhere.
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yep, now you have access to hat premium channel you subscribe to anywhere in the world, while you're on vacation in a hotel with no hbo, etc... I think they are supposed to have an ipad app out soon too..
     
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Also, every episode of every hbo show they have ever had is available.
     
  8. phrelin

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    Well, you can watch them using any browser on your laptop or tablet. From Engadget two days ago this news:
     
  9. Wilf

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    Will there be an app for this in GoogleTV with Dish integration?
     
  10. Dario33

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    Awesome news... :up:
     
  11. TBoneit

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    And if you are a new subscriber to HBO and want to catch up on previous episodes?

    However I do not see where this all that advantageous to HBO, you only want to watch one series. So periodically you sub for a couple of months per year and watch it all in a short period.

    To be honest, in my case there is nothing on HBO or Cinemax that I consider worth paying to see. I've been woking my way through the Closer via Netflix DVDs and Psych via Netflix Streaming
     
  12. brucegrr

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    The Wire is one show I would like to watch from the beginning.

    We have a computer hooked up via HDMI to a 42inch Vizio TV. Watched a few shows and they looked pretty good.
     
  13. satlover25

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    I tried this via browser and it is HOT! I think the the iPad/iPod/iPhone app is going to be just as HOT! Everything HBO has done...and then some...is there!
     
  14. dbstv

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    What is the url for broswer ?

    I have it on iphone too small to enjoy

    Forget it I got them/url both
     
  15. klang

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    iPad/iPhone app came out the other day. I only watched a couple minutes but it seemed to work OK on my iPad.
     
  16. RasputinAXP

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    Android app isn't compatible (or so they say, you're not allowed to install it) with 3.0 so I can't test it.
     
  17. klang

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    I thought Android was the 'open' system. :grin:

    Just kidding. :)
     
  18. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Actually it's a restriction HBO put on it, not Google...the wrapper has max version number of 2.2, so anybody running 2.3 or higher can't do anything with it.

    Smooth moove, Ferguson.
     
  19. olguy

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    I just read that HBO is working on it. I can't even find the app when using my Xoom. It works great on my EVO but the larger screen will much better.
     
  20. RasputinAXP

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    I can see it on my Xoom if i'm directly linked to it but it attempts to download and then halts with a popup saying "not compatible."
     

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