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HBO Go coming to XBOX 360 on March 27, 2012

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Devo1237, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Mar 3, 2012 #21 of 124
    sdirv

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    But you can't watch HBO Go on your DirecTV receiver, it's not a channel offered.

    The only way you can get HBO Go anywhere is to be an HBO subscriber to begin with. D* just chooses to not authenticate that you do already subscribe to HBO if you're trying to use a Roku device. They gladly authenticate your subscription so you can watch HBO Go on your pc, your laptop, your phone, iPad.......

    So far their official (maybe) stance is that they'd rather you watch their HBO VOD offering, which is a freebie that you get on your DVR if you already subscribe to HBO......

    They are trying to compete with one of their own content providers, which IMO is idiotic.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2012 #22 of 124
    man_rob

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    If DirecTV allows access on Samsung smart TVs, and are going to allow access on Xbox, why are they so hung up about it on Roku? It seems rather arbitrary.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2012 #23 of 124
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    Like I said before, my guess is they must not think that there are enough HBO subscribers on DirecTV that have a compatible ROKU device to bother with it. I'm willing to bet there are a lot more people that have DirecTV and HBO and a new Samsung TV or Xbox360 then there are that have a ROKU.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2012 #24 of 124
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    I don't think that's it. Roku is more popular than you think. Plus, it's not like DirecTV has to do anything for the Roku box. The HBO Go app is already available on the device, and other providers allow their subscribers to use the box. It's just a matter of DirecTV choosing not to let their customers use Roku.

    http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-12-20/tech/30046832_1_apple-tv-amazon-app-store
     
  5. Mar 5, 2012 #25 of 124
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    Roku boxes are popular with people that spend a lot of time on the internet, and in forums like this. Most people couldn't tell you what it is if you asked them. I'm an engineer and work with a lot of engineer's and I don't know a single person that own's one. I know quite a few people who have X-Box 360s, and a few with newer Samsung TVs that may or may not end up working depending on what all units Samsung decides to send the firware out to (a couple have 6000s, but most are different models of SmartTV that don't have the update yet). I even know a few people with Apple TVs that couldn't tell you what a ROKU is even though they're almost the same thing.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2012 #26 of 124
    Shady12

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    I just switched to DirecTV from cable yesterday, so they better allow it as I've been looking forward to it since they announced HBO Go coming to Xbox Live! HBO Go is an amazing app, but I can't stand watching shows on my phone or laptop.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2012 #27 of 124
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    Solid progress. HDUI had to be completed first which is wrapping up right now.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2012 #28 of 124
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    Will the updated On Demand also improve the selection for Showtime? I'm wanting to go back to Season 1 of Dexter, but my options are pretty limited. At this point, I can only rent BluRay from BBuster or Netflix...
     
  9. Mar 26, 2012 #29 of 124
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    I also get it on my Google TV. Works pretty well.

    And D* doesn't have to "deal" with the Roku. HBO takes care of the activation and the delivery of content. All D* has to do is say yes. Pretty simple. There are 3 or 4 million Roku devices in the wild and this D* customer currently owns 5 of them.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2012 #30 of 124
    chintups3

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    hbo go will work on xbox 360
     
  11. Mar 26, 2012 #31 of 124
    Hoosier205

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    For DirecTV subs?
     
  12. Mar 26, 2012 #32 of 124
    chintups3

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    yes look at website hbo go will work on xbox 360http://www.hbogo.com/activate/#devices
     
  13. Mar 26, 2012 #33 of 124
    dualsub2006

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    And that just pisses me off. I don't own an Xbox, I own Roku boxes. How is an Xbox owner more entitled to HBO Go than I am as a Roku owner?
     
  14. Mar 27, 2012 #34 of 124
    Stewpidity

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    usually you can find one year xBox gold membership cards at amazon, buy.com, etc for around 36-40 bucks
     
  15. Mar 27, 2012 #35 of 124
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    I played around with HBO GO on my Xbox 360 this morning for 10 minutes. So glad that DirecTV is allowing it!!! :)
     
  16. Mar 27, 2012 #36 of 124
    Devo1237

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    Awesome! I will be signing up for HBO shortly.
     
  17. Mar 27, 2012 #37 of 124
    WestDC

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    Side Note: for those that have comcast internet.

    Full story: http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Comcast-Defends-CapExempt-Xbox-360-Video-Service-118994





    Comcast Defends Cap-Exempt Xbox 360 Video Service
    Insists It's Just Another Cable Box
    by Karl Bode 39 minutes ago tags: legal · Video · fcc · business · alternatives · cable · content · net-neutrality · consumers
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    Comcast's new video services beamed to the Xbox 360 launch this week, requiring users have an Xbox Live Gold subscription and subscribe to both Comcast Xfinity TV and Xfinity broadband services. As we noted yesterday, Comcast's new video offering on the Xbox 360 won't count against the company's 250GB usage cap. As we also predicted, the announcement very quickly raised the hackles of those concerned that the move is in violation of the concept of network neutrality -- giving Comcast's own services a leg up in competition against Internet video alternatives.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2012 #38 of 124
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    So if it's Comcast streaming its doesn't count, but if it's Netflix is does? Yea I see a huge lawsuit on this one. They can't say its ok for our stuff but not yours. Thats what happens when cable companies control the online pipes and have their own content. The FCC will have a word with them I'm sure. You know Netflix will raise cain over that.


    By the way kudos for Directv letting us HBO GO on the Xbox!!! Now show the Roku guys some love. There is no difference in devices.
     
  19. Mar 27, 2012 #39 of 124
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    This comcast thing is liken to streaming ESPN3 on xbox 360. You get it depending on who your broadband provider is, no ifs ands or buts
     
  20. Mar 27, 2012 #40 of 124
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    Yes
     

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