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HBO GO Roku??


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#1 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

Why is it I can't watch HBO GO on my Roku with Directv service??

Am I missing something?

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#2 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

Not allowed. Not sure if it's an HBO thing or a DIRECTV thing, but it's been anticipated for for a long time. Many threads about it if you search.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:37 PM

Well that sucks, I doubt its a HBO thing, since the list of providers that do support it is extremely large.

Every Provider in my area supports these. Except Directv.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

It's no longer needed anyway. All of the same HBO Go content is available through On Demand now.
DTV = Digital Television

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

It's no longer needed anyway. All of the same HBO Go content is available through On Demand now.


Maybe one has a Roku on a TV w/o DIRECTV service? Otherwise you are correct, it's a bit superfluous since it's all on On Demand.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

Maybe one has a Roku on a TV w/o DIRECTV service? Otherwise you are correct, it's a bit superfluous since it's all on On Demand.

On demand doesn't work too good on D12s, or H25's or rooms that don't need Directv receivers, so I guess I should spend another $200-$400 then right on HR24's or 2 C'31s. Cause that what Directv wants to force people to do I guess.

I pay for HBO the same as everyone else.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:47 PM

It's no longer needed anyway. All of the same HBO Go content is available through On Demand now.

Yea and takes an hour if not more with a 15MBPS internet service to download Directv's So called "ON Demand"

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

Thanks guys though for the info.

Just not happy about the answer.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Yea and takes an hour if not more with a 15MBPS internet service to download Directv's So called "ON Demand"


No it doesn't. You can start watching before it downloads completely...

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

On demand doesn't work too good on D12s, or H25's or rooms that don't need Directv receivers, so I guess I should spend another $200-$400 then right on HR24's or 2 C'31s. Cause that what Directv wants to force people to do I guess.

I pay for HBO the same as everyone else.
Unreal!


You are paying for HBO and they are delivering you HBO to your D* receivers, correct? What am I missing?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

No it doesn't. You can start watching before it downloads completely...

I'm not getting into a fanboy fight over Directv and roku.


Directv doesn't offer the option on the number one home streaming device.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

Yea and takes an hour if not more with a 15MBPS internet service to download Directv's So called "ON Demand"


Sounds like you have you have some issues with your home network if it is taking you that long with those speeds. It shouldn't.
DTV = Digital Television

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

You are paying for HBO and they are delivering you HBO to your D* receivers, correct? What am I missing?

They are not providing me HBO GO on on RoKu.

In other words I'm not getting 100% of HBO's benifits.

I would gladly pay Time Warner directly if I could .

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

I'm not getting into a fanboy fight over Directv and roku.

Directv doesn't offer the option on the number one home streaming device.


Of course they don't. Why? It a highly popular device among cord cutters. Thats why. They also have no need to, since they offer the same content via On Demand.
DTV = Digital Television

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

Sounds like you have you have some issues with your home network if it is taking you that long with those speeds. It shouldn't.

My home network is just fine!
I have no issue streaming anything in my house.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

If you have an XBox360, you can stream HBOGO from Directv through it.

Yeah, I don't get it either...

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

Of course they don't. Why? It a highly popular device among cord cutters. Thats why. They also have no need to, since they offer the same content via On Demand.


Thats fine, Knowing that now, I just know what I will and won't do.

No biggy!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

They are not providing me HBO GO on on RoKu.

In other words I'm not getting 100% of HBO's benifits.

I would gladly pay Time Warner directly if I could .


You are paying to subscribe to what DirecTV offers. Nothing more. Nothing less. They don't allow for authentication via that device. You aren't paying for authentication on that device. You are only paying for the HBO features and content that DirecTV and HBO Inc./Time Warner have an agreement for.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

If you have an XBox360, you can stream HBOGO from Directv through it.

Yeah, I don't get it either...

Thanks, I wonder if my PS3 can?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

You are paying to subscribe to what DirecTV offers. Nothing more. Nothing less. They don't allow for authentication via that device. You aren't paying for authentication on that device. You are only paying for the HBO features and content that DirecTV and HBO Inc./Time Warner have an agreement for.

Again , What ever.

I just sent Directv an Email anyway.

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