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HBO Go coming to XBOX 360 on March 27, 2012


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#1 OFFLINE   Devo1237

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:56 AM

http://www.engadget....0-on-april-1st/

Assuming this isn't an early April Fools joke, HBO Go is coming to XBOX 360 on April 1. The real question is will DirecTV support it?

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#2 OFFLINE   bigtom

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

http://www.engadget....0-on-april-1st/

Assuming this isn't an early April Fools joke, HBO Go coming to XBOX 360 on April 1. The real question is will DirecTV support it?


I'd love to see more offerings like this on the PS3 similar to NFL to Go. It would also be a great addition to Sony's new mobile console PS Vita.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

I hope Directv supports it. I already can get it on my ipod touch but having it on the xbox would allow for watching on an hdtv outside of my house.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:40 PM

http://www.engadget....0-on-april-1st/

Assuming this isn't an early April Fools joke, HBO Go is coming to XBOX 360 on April 1. The real question is will DirecTV support it?


Why would DirecTV support something that's on the Xbox360?
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#5 OFFLINE   Devo1237

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:50 PM

Why would DirecTV support something that's on the Xbox360?


HBO Go access is a complimentary addition to your HBO subscription with your provider. However, each provider must choose whether or not to give access to their customers for the different devices that have HBO Go. Currently DirecTV allows HBO Go access on mobile devices like Android, iPhone, and iPad, but does not support it on the Roku.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

HBO Go access is a complimentary addition to your HBO subscription with your provider. However, each provider must choose whether or not to give access to their customers for the different devices that have HBO Go. Currently DirecTV allows HBO Go access on mobile devices like Android, iPhone, and iPad, but does not support it on the Roku.


Exactly. DirecTV allows it on mobile devices, but so far I haven't heard of them allowing it on TVs themselves or devices that hook up to TVs. DirecTV wants you using one of their receivers to watch it on your TV (so they get the $6/month for it).
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

Exactly. DirecTV allows it on mobile devices, but so far I haven't heard of them allowing it on TVs themselves or devices that hook up to TVs. DirecTV wants you using one of their receivers to watch it on your TV (so they get the $6/month for it).


It's allowed on Samsung TVs and has been great.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:51 PM

OK, I hadn't heard that yet (haven't been on here as much since I started my new job). In that case I would say there is a decent chance that DirecTV may allow it on the Xbox 360. It might be that they just don't see the benefit in dealing with ROKU for the number of people that would actually use it on that device.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

HBO Go access is a complimentary addition to your HBO subscription with your provider. However, each provider must choose whether or not to give access to their customers for the different devices that have HBO Go. Currently DirecTV allows HBO Go access on mobile devices like Android, iPhone, and iPad, but does not support it on the Roku.


Ok, then you probably meant to say you hope "DirecTV allows access" instead of "DirecTV supports it". Big difference.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:10 PM

Whats annoying on the Xbox 360 side is that more than likely it will require you to have Gold membership.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

Ok, then you probably meant to say you hope "DirecTV allows access" instead of "DirecTV supports it". Big difference.


In this case "allowing access" is a form of support, since the system doesn't work without it. So no, I meant to say support. :)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

In this case "allowing access" is a form of support, since the system doesn't work without it. So no, I meant to say support. :)


No, not really but if it makes you feel better then go with it. :)
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:48 PM

Hopefully the HBO GO app will be available on the PS3 soon.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:44 PM

No, not really but if it makes you feel better then go with it. :)


I don't even understand what you're talking about. Do you think support only means customer service? Support can be used in many different ways. A leg can support a table, a wife can support her husband, a TV can support different resolutions, and DirecTV can support HBO Go for the XBOX. Much like Apple's infamous decision not to support Flash on the iPhone. Like it or not, the word "support" is often used this way in the cultural lexicon.

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And then there’s the folks who won’t understand why their cable system doesn’t support HBO GO (e.g. DirecTV for the Roku and Time Warner for all TV-connected devices).



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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:26 AM

From what i've read they're only supporting Cable subscribers at this time.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:45 PM

From what i've read they're only supporting Cable subscribers at this time.


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

Don't believe everything you read. :computer:


Oh man, I hope you're hinting at DTV supporting it. I would subscribe to HBO on April 1 if they do.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

Would LOVE the ability for this to be accessed through my Xbox

The access to all the HBO shows is amazing, imo

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:32 PM

Don't believe everything you read. :computer:


Many moons ago you suggested that a new and improved HBO On Demand was on its way and would be functionally equivalent to HBO GO. What is the status of that project? If HBO GO is going to be "suported" by DirecTV on the XBox, then I would expect that it would also be "supported" on the Roku. No?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:44 PM

Whats annoying on the Xbox 360 side is that more than likely it will require you to have Gold membership.


Another problem is that, if you've optimized your TVs settings for video games on the input the Xbox is using, TV programs look horrible.

I can fix it with a few clicks of the TV's remote, but then ... I have to find the TV's remote and click buttons on it a few times. Ugh. :-)

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