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FifthE1ement
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join:2005-03-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
reply to rody_44

Re: HBO GO not available from Comcast?

said by rody_44:

Im lost to. What good is hbogo to a roku user? Its not like i use a roku box to stream to my computer and if i subscribe to hbo i can get it streaming without a roku. I dont see why anyone would need or use it with a roku box. the Op says hbotogo isnt available with comcast, pretty sure it is.

Where have you been for the last two years? Roku lets you play Angry Birds on your TV, it plays just about any TV streaming app available, games, etc... You are lost...

Yes you can get HBO Go streaming without a Roku. You have to have a cable or satellite package and a login from your provider. You can then login and access HBO Go content but it will be from your TV. If you have a Samsung Smart TV, Roku or Xbox 360 you used to be out of luck with Comcast even-though all the other providers allowed use via their medias. After a public outcry Comcast caved and allowed Xbox 360 to be used but now Comcast users, like myself, are fighting to allow HBO Go content on Roku and Samsung Smart TVs.

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rody_44
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I think i have it now. I have a roku but i dont subscribe to hbo. Or i think i understand. I just couldnt understand why i wouldnt be able to get hbo on either if i subscribed to hbo. If i understand correctly its a cable card thing. I dont subscribe to hbo but i often use hbogo under my brothers account on my computer which is thru comcast. I use the shit out of my roku but not for hbo.



FifthE1ement
Tech Nut

join:2005-03-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL

said by rody_44:

I think i have it now. I have a roku but i dont subscribe to hbo. Or i think i understand. I just couldnt understand why i wouldnt be able to get hbo on either if i subscribed to hbo. If i understand correctly its a cable card thing. I dont subscribe to hbo but i often use hbogo under my brothers account on my computer which is thru comcast. I use the shit out of my roku but not for hbo.

No, it has nothing to do with cable card. Say you sign up for HBO from Comcast, you have a login from Comcast for your normal account. Now if you want to use HBO Go you simply use your Comcast login on HBO Go website and they will authorize you based on your Comcast account having HBO Go. Now as for Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox 360 they require activation via the HBO Go website:

»www.hbogo.com/activate/#devices

The problem like I said before is that the Roku and Samsung Smart TV are both not on Comcast's approved list of devices that can use HBO Go, even-though most other carriers allow use of them.

Also HBO Go will only authorize so many computers or devices. EG: If you shared your brothers HBO Go account with others on the net you would be blocked fairly quickly but if you used a mix of your Android phone, Xbox 360, PC streaming, etc would be considered normal usage.

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