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Comments on news posted 2014-01-13 15:37:44: While HBO still refuses to offer their HBO Go streaming service unless you sign up for traditional cable, you might recall there was an exception made last year wherein Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark were the first anywhere to see HBO Go standal.. ..


bookertdub

join:2012-10-08
San Diego, CA

Changing DNS Settings?

I'll have to see if changing my DNS server to one of those countries would enable me to have the option of getting HBO Go Nordic.


Jason Levine
Premium
join:2001-07-13
USA
My guess is that you'd still have to pay for the subscription and if they see that the payment is coming from America for an account "in" Sweden, they might flag that as suspicious.
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-Jason Levine

Millenium

join:2013-10-30
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

Hope they do better

I'm a happy Netflix user, but I still hope stand alone HBO Go expands, improves, and thrives. Competition is good! Especially where that competition is commercial free, watch what you want, when you want.

I see they are close to the same price as Netflix. Another good sign. Wonder if they are as available in hardware, like Netflix? Netflix is right in my TV so I don't need anything else to use them. Perhaps that is a contributing factor with HBO Go's lower numbers? Do they allow more than one simultaneous stream?

silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA
reply to bookertdub

Re: Changing DNS Settings?

Your IP address would still be US-based.


dnoyeB
Ferrous Phallus

join:2000-10-09
Southfield, MI
kudos:1

Take a lesson from the telcos

What the cablecos did to the telcos Netflix will do to HBO. It should be obvious. By the time they wake up it will be way too late.


jmn1207
Premium
join:2000-07-19
Ashburn, VA
kudos:1
reply to silbaco

Re: Changing DNS Settings?

said by silbaco:

Your IP address would still be US-based.


There are affordable DNS services available that have multiple IP addresses with good speeds outside the US.

»hidemyass.com/vpn/servers/

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA

If Netflix is competing with HBO...

Why don't they offer the same titles?

Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

Uhhhh, duh!

quote:
in large part of course because all that's available is HBO content:
Stupid HBO, not carrying other channel's shows....

You can mock their corporate mindset all you want, but they do produce a quality product. I'd consider jumping on if the pricing was right. I enjoyed a TON of HBO original series via Netflix DVDs back in the day, it'd be awesome to stream them at affordable rates.

Rome
The Wire (arguably the best television show ever, IMHO)
The Sopranos
Band of Brothers
The Pacific
Six Feet Under
From the Earth to the Moon

That's off the top of my head. I'm probably missing one or two. No matter. They'll have a streaming product in the States sooner or later, it's inevitable.

eco
Premium
join:2001-11-28
Wilmington, DE
reply to jmn1207

Re: Changing DNS Settings?

You're thinking of VPN, not DNS. It says it right there in your link. They are two different things.

eco
Premium
join:2001-11-28
Wilmington, DE
reply to Crookshanks

Re: Uhhhh, duh!

Two you forgot to mention. Boardwalk Empire, whose pilot alone cost $18 million dollars, and Game of Thrones, which costs $60 million a season to make for just 10 episodes (and this cost has probably gone up as it's popularity has gone up, that number was for the first season). Don't get me wrong, I love House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, but until Netflix can pump out that kind of money to create worlds as immersive as just those two shows they still have a ways to go before they rival HBO in terms of must have content.


Treegravy
Premium
join:2011-04-21
canada

Meh.

Public Library gets the series' on DVD. If you're willing to wait ~6-8 years you can watch them for free.
Take that, HBO.


Packeteers
Premium
join:2005-06-18
Forest Hills, NY
kudos:1
reply to bookertdub

Re: Changing DNS Settings?

even if you changed your IP using a VPN (DNS is wrong term)
your method of payment address would still have to be Nordic.


jmn1207
Premium
join:2000-07-19
Ashburn, VA
kudos:1
reply to eco
Yes, my bad, I was thinking VPN but was reading DNS in the comments.

ToiletMint

join:2009-12-07
Pine River, MN

HBO go .. bah

Not to mention the fact that the Authorized devices are diffrent for all ISP's... with Comcast I cant view HBO go on my Roku or my Samsung TV... WTF??


inteller
Sociopaths always win.

join:2003-12-08
Tulsa, OK

because people can cancel at will

we should compare stats during months when big name shows are on (like GoT)
--
"WHEN THE LAUGH TRACK STARTS THEN THE FUN STARTS!"


TheSwede

@80.227.45.x

Netflix vs HBO Nordic

this comment is based on extermely loose and non credible (but still widely reported- and picked up by all netflix fundamentalists!) I would not give more cred to this nonsense than to say that sure NEtflix have a higher sub base initially but is not growing anymore. HBO Nordic started from a lower base but is now growing very fast. Dont rush to your conclusions. Seem to remind me how the US rushed into a war or two. Or maybe I am a bit too cynical.
Or maybe Reed Hastings is trying to sell his company fast.
Ok hit back all you Netflix supporters. See what you have!


Netflix swed

@bredbandsbolaget.se
reply to Packeteers

Re: Changing DNS Settings?

Nope, I'm using a Visa card from a country south of Germany for my subscription on Netflix Sweden.
No problem at all...