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HBO to go with Roku and DIRECTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jappleboy, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Apr 8, 2013 #1 of 57
    jappleboy

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    I see Hbo to go is rolling out April 12 on Direct any word. Will it work with RUKU if I have HBO on Directv.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2013 #2 of 57
    sigma1914

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    HBOGO has been available for a while for DirecTV subs, just not through Roku. HBO OnDemand has pretty much everything if you're interested.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2013 #3 of 57
    Volatility

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    Not at this time. HBOGO/On Demand via a DTV subscription only works via the on demand channel 1501 and on a droid or ios smart phone or android/iOS tablet device.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2013 #4 of 57
    sigma1914

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    There's other devices like PCs, Macs, Samsung and other TVs.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2013 #5 of 57
    Cyber36

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    It's spelled Roku by the way incase anyone's trying to Google it......
     
  6. Apr 8, 2013 #6 of 57
    Volatility

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    Yerp derb
     
  7. Apr 8, 2013 #7 of 57
    Hoosier205

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    No need for Roku support. All of the content is available via DirecTV On Demand with better picture and audio quality.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2013 #8 of 57
    raott

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    Unless of course you are at a TV with no DVR.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2013 #9 of 57
    Hoosier205

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    Then that's your own fault.
     
  10. raott

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    I'll let your response speak for itself. Par for the course.
     
  11. Hoosier205

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    If someone purchases a Roku, but cannot be bothered to have a DVR...deal with it.
     
  12. dennisj00

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    I can't imagine a TV without a DVR. That's why I hate hotels / motels . . .
     
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  13. ThePhantom

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    As indicated, the content is available via On-Demand -- along with its horrifying interface, search, and browsing capabilities...
     
  14. yanksno1

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    Anyone else notice sometimes the DirecTV HBO On-Demand missing episodes/movies? It's very small, but sometimes certain episodes in a season won't be there, some movies too. HBOGo has them all. Wished they'd support Roku.
     
  15. LawHawk

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    All of the content? My understanding is that HBO GO has far, far more content. Like older series.
     
  16. sigma1914

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    OD has pretty much all the old stuff, too...Deadwood, The Wire, etc. It really improved a few months ago.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    Your understanding would be wrong. Directv's on demand for hbo stepped way up last year. Matches HBO2GO.
     
  18. Snickering Hound

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    HBOGO's menus have a better layout and are easier to navigate, but at least on my Xbox, it has inferior video quality and is only available with stereo sound.
     
  19. Gloria_Chavez

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    I was surprised that so many HBOGO users don't even have HBO.

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    No TV? No Subscription? No Problem

    By JENNA WORTHAM

    Published: April 6, 2013

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/business/streaming-sites-and-the-rise-of-shared-accounts.html
    LAST Sunday afternoon, some friends and I were hanging out in a local bar, talking about what we’d be doing that evening. It turned out that we all had the same plan: to watch the season premiere of “Game of Thrones.” But only one person in our group had a cable television subscription to HBO, where it is shown. The rest of us had a crafty workaround.

    We were each going to use HBO Go, the network’s video Web site, to stream the show online — but not our own accounts. To gain access, one friend planned to use the login of the father of a childhood friend. Another would use his mother’s account. I had the information of a guy in New Jersey that I had once met in a Mexican restaurant.
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    “It also seems like a pretty serious problem,” wrote John Herrman, a senior editor at BuzzFeed and author of the polling report. “While our office is fairly young and not representative of HBO’s broader customer base, it is representative of a rising generation of people who 1) like watching HBO shows and 2) cannot fathom paying for them.”
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  20. tonyd79

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    Yes, though it depends on how you are using it. If you are looking for a specific show, they seem equal to me (I had HBO2GO on Roku from Fios under a trial). The iPad app is even better. If you are poking around to see what is available, the slowness of the DirecTV On Demand is the issue, not the display itself.

    You can use computers and apps for controlling the selection and search of the on demand stuff with DirecTV. That is a lot better for a GUI.

    Of course, HBO On Demand is not streaming on DirecTV, but is fast enough to be streaming.

    Both have plusses and minuses; I've used them all.
     

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