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HBO GO and AppleTv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by rsonnens, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. rsonnens

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    I am now happy.
     
  2. tonyd79

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    Why? Maybe DirecTV is partnering with Apple on some items. You are assuming Roku and Apple are equal vis a vis DirecTV. Bad assumption in business.
     
  3. billsharpe

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    I set up my Apple TV to use HBOGo yesterday with my Verizon FiOS account. Verizon FiOS has excellent VOD, but the available HBO series are limited to the last two years or so. HBOGo will let me watch all the seasons of Boardwalk Empire, for example.

    I also have HBOGo on my iPod Touch, which I can stream through Apple TV to my TV set, but that ties up the iPod Touch for a couple hours.

    AppleTV also added WatchESPN recently.
     
  4. goinsleeper

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    Is it their regular VOD that is excellent? D*'s HBO OnDemand has all seasons. I haven't seen anything in HBO GO that wasn't in the OnDemand, granted I haven't gone looking for anything that's missing.
     
  5. mccoady

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    I could be happy if they would let me activate WatchESPN :grin:
     
  6. yanksno1

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    I still can't activate it on my iPhone, so I wouldn't hold your breath. I'm actually surprised they activated HBO Go for AppleTV, I'm still waiting for it on my Roku. I have it by a HD receiver, and thus can't access the ONDemand. This is one area where DirecTV could really improve on.
     
  7. Volatility

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    Seriously doubt it. Mostly because Apple won't get off their high horse when it comes to some stuff. Never know though........
     
  8. billsharpe

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    FiOS HBO's VOD lacks series older than a year or so, but HBOGo offers all six seasons of Boardwalk Empire plus full seasons of Six Feet Under and other series. But Showtime's VOD on FiOS includes all five seasons of Nurse Jackie, for example.

    The regular VOD on FiOS offers shows from many channels, even some that aren't carried by FiOS. My last look at DirecTV's VOD was in September 2011; their offerings may have increased since then.
     
  9. Satelliteracer

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    DIRECTV VOD for HBO stuff basically has every episode of all their original series. There are very few exceptions. All the Sopranos of all series, etc, etc
     
  10. goinsleeper

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    I believe they had 4,000 titles then and its over 10,000 now.
     
  11. rsonnens

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    I actually hope this competition helps directtv improve their UI for navigating on demand programming. I say right now it is atrocious.

    However the writing is on the wall for the long term. Eventually all the content providers will manage their own subscriptions and the cable providers, and directtv, will just be data pipes. Unfortuantly for directtv sat delivery will never be great.
     
  12. goinsleeper

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    Are you referencing satelite internet? Outside of that, I don't have any issues with their OnDemand setup. What part of it do you find atrocious?
     
  13. rsonnens

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    The user interface. It is very hard to just find stuff, slow and clunky to navigate, series management is extremely poor.... To put it briefly it fails the wife test.
     
  14. itzme

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    Also it's hard to use, say HBO, to watch an old series sequentially and keep track of the episodes that you've either watched or downloaded. The initial references in the guide are helpful, noting the season and episode. But the detail info screen then doesn't reveal the Season and episode, instead giving episode title and description. If you left arrow to see the S bad E numbers again you have a long wait as the data repopulates. It gets frustrating.
     
  15. dualsub2006

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    So now DirecTV does allow HBO Go on Apple TV, but they still block access on the Roku.

    I'm sick of the lack of support for anything that isn't made by Apple.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  16. inkahauts

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    Or maybe its more like most stuff that's not apple is a lot harder to code for. Just look at the mess genie go is for the android platform right now.

    And roku, I think that may be for an entirely different reason. I would love to see them make the Roku capable of being an RVU client.
     
  17. dualsub2006

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    Or maybe its more like most stuff that's not apple is a lot harder to code for.
    If that were true then there simply wouldn't be any quality Android apps available.

    It may be a lot harder for whomever D* has doing their apps, but too many developers would disagree.

    And frankly, the reasons why D* won't authenticate the Roku won't matter to me after August. I'm going to try something else for a while.

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  18. peds48

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    Or maybe its more like most stuff that's not apple is a lot harder to code for. Just look at the mess genie go is for the android platform right now.
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    You are spot on!!!!!

    It might not be definitely "harder" but is def "uglier"
     
  19. tonyd79

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    If that were true then there simply wouldn't be any quality Android apps available.




    Flawed logic. He didn't say impossible. He said harder. Android is an open system with all the problems that entails. There is not one android device to target. Apple has locked down designer kits and interface. Any programmer would tell you that the latter is easier. Not necessarily better because it can limit creativity. But easier, yes.

    If directv or anyone else doesn't make mobile apps a big priority, they will go simple before they go creative.
     
  20. peds48

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    'nough said

    http://www.cultofandroid.com/30522/apple-follows-google-into-charting-ios-adoption-figures-for-devs/
     

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