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HBO GO Now available on ROKU


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#1 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:52 PM

yes, ladies and Gents, it now seems that HBO Go is now available on the ROKUs streaming boxes.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:06 PM

Nice!

 

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

Wow!!!!!!! Hopefully it's true... can't check yet.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:13 PM

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:14 PM

Yep!!! Just activated it. Awesome news!


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:21 PM

Yep!!! Just activated it. Awesome news!

Spread the word....

 

Funny how DirecTV does this kind of things silently 


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:36 PM

I was able to activate. Was able to watch a cartoon preview.

 

Out of curiousity, I checked some of the other apps that weren't "working". Looks like History, A&E and Lifetime now work.

 

It's a good day in Rokuland!



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:29 AM

I guess directv and roku finally got their differences resolved.

 

Thats great news



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:30 AM

About time!


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:59 AM

Spread the word....

 

Funny how DirecTV does this kind of things silently 

Just checked my email and found HBO GO on Roku announcement from DirecTV.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:18 AM

But HBO GO will never be on Roku, Directv sees Roku as a competitor................. according to several armchair CEOs in the past year or so.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:53 AM

About time!

Agree!


 

 

 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:01 AM

I wonder if Max Go is available?


 

 

 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:34 AM

yes, ladies and Gents, it now seems that HBO Go is now available on the ROKUs streaming boxes.

Maybe a dumb question but my Roku's are hooked up to my TVs. What is the advantage of having HBO available on Roku when it's already available on the DVRs?



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:37 AM

Maybe a dumb question but my Roku's are hooked up to my TVs. What is the advantage of having HBO available on Roku when it's already available on the DVRs?

None in that scenario. It's for TVs without a D* box. You get access and save the $6 monthly fee.
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:52 AM

None in that scenario. It's for TVs without a D* box. You get access and save the $6 monthly fee.
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:13 AM

I think the point(for me at least) is to get rid of direct tv.  Having to pay them to get this on my box that is designed to get rid of them seems kinda pointless(to me).  I'd rather pay the channels directly and cut out the middle man. 

 

Why is it these channels don't go direct to the consumer?  They could make more cutting out pay tv providers and the internet gives them the means to reach a huge audience.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

I think the point(for me at least) is to get rid of direct tv.  Having to pay them to get this on my box that is designed to get rid of them seems kinda pointless(to me).  I'd rather pay the channels directly and cut out the middle man. 

 

Why is it these channels don't go direct to the consumer?  They could make more cutting out pay tv providers and the internet gives them the means to reach a huge audience.

 

Because it could end up screwing them over more than helping them.

 

Imagine they start offering it on their own as a direct subscription and they get 2 million subscribers that cancel their DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, etc. plans and just sign up that way.  You think great, they just got 2 million subscribers.  DirecTV, Dish and Comcast get pissed off and stop carrying the channels altogether.  That ends up costing them 15 million subscribers.  Say only 5 million of those sign up directly.  Now they have 7 million subscribers directly, but lost the other 8 million subscribers.

 

Obviously my numbers are made up, but it is a very real possibilty that if they started offering direct subscriptions that at least some of the normal TV provider would stop offering them altogether, and that would cost them a lot of subscibers.  And many people out there don't want to mess with a bunch of different boxes hooked up to their TVs in order to get the content they watch, so they will no longer subscribe.  Not to mention it wouldn't suprise me if there are terms in their contracts with the Pay TV providers that keep them from doing it even if they wanted.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

I think the point(for me at least) is to get rid of direct tv.  Having to pay them to get this on my box that is designed to get rid of them seems kinda pointless(to me).  I'd rather pay the channels directly and cut out the middle man. 

 

Why is it these channels don't go direct to the consumer?  They could make more cutting out pay tv providers and the internet gives them the means to reach a huge audience.

 

Been talked about ad nauseum, but for starters.

 

Directv has thousands of customer service agents to handle troubles.  HBO has...zero.  That "middleman" is absorbing costs HBO doesn't have to.

Directv handles the billing, most of the marketing, etc.  HBO doesn't do any billing, they do some marketing.  That middleman is absorbing costs that HBO doesn't have to.

Directv can deliver this to basically anyone in the United States with line of site.  Not everyone can get it through the internet due to speeds caps, etc

 

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:54 PM

And who's to say that roku won't become a RVU device soon enough as well?




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