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HBO to go with Roku and DIRECTV


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#1 OFFLINE   jappleboy

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:58 AM

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.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

HBOGO has been available for a while for DirecTV subs, just not through Roku. HBO OnDemand has pretty much everything if you're interested.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

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.


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.

Edited by Volatility, 08 April 2013 - 10:26 AM.


#4 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:30 AM

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.


There's other devices like PCs, Macs, Samsung and other TVs.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:34 AM

It's spelled Roku by the way incase anyone's trying to Google it......

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

There's other devices like PCs, Macs, Samsung and other TVs.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

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.


No need for Roku support. All of the content is available via DirecTV On Demand with better picture and audio quality.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:21 PM

No need for Roku support. All of the content is available via DirecTV On Demand with better picture and audio quality.


Unless of course you are at a TV with no DVR.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:26 PM

Unless of course you are at a TV with no DVR.


Then that's your own fault.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

Then that's your own fault.


I'll let your response speak for itself. Par for the course.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

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


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

Edited by Hoosier205, 08 April 2013 - 02:30 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

I can't imagine a TV without a DVR. That's why I hate hotels / motels . . .
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

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

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

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.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:49 AM

No need for Roku support. All of the content is available via DirecTV On Demand with better picture and audio quality.


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

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:58 AM

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


OD has pretty much all the old stuff, too...Deadwood, The Wire, etc. It really improved a few months ago.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:02 AM

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


Your understanding would be wrong. Directv's on demand for hbo stepped way up last year. Matches HBO2GO.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:39 PM

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


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.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

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

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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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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

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.


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.

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