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FifthE1ement
Tech Nut

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

Re: HBO GO not available from Comcast?

No offense to you or your post but I understood what he meant. Maybe you did too and you just wanted to be a smart ass but either way the issue is solved.

Also just an FYI HBO Go considers streaming media players as Xbox 360, Roku and Samsung Smart TV. This is not me saying it but rather them. I know Android, PCs, Google TV (extension of Android) can do HBO Go too but they don't require a special HBO Go "streaming device activation".

5TH
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rody_44
Premium
join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA
Reviews:
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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.


Zoder

join:2002-04-16
Miami, FL

I would guess so they can watch HBO Go content on their television.



FifthE1ement
Tech Nut

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

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.

5th
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rody_44
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join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA
Reviews:
·Comcast

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.

5th
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mariod

join:2009-06-16
reply to FifthE1ement

said by FifthE1ement:

No offense to you or your post but I understood what he meant. Maybe you did too and you just wanted to be a smart ass but either way the issue is solved.

So, to be clear then: When the OP said "roku and other streaming media devices are blocked by comcast", he was wrong. The truth is only Roku and Samsung TVs are blocked by comcast?


FifthE1ement
Tech Nut

join:2005-03-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL

said by mariod:

said by FifthE1ement:

No offense to you or your post but I understood what he meant. Maybe you did too and you just wanted to be a smart ass but either way the issue is solved.

So, to be clear then: When the OP said "roku and other streaming media devices are blocked by comcast", he was wrong. The truth is only Roku and Samsung TVs are blocked by comcast?

Kind of as HBO Go streaming for Xbox 360 had just been enabled by Comcast but otherwise as I said before, "Also just an FYI HBO Go considers streaming media players as Xbox 360, Roku and Samsung Smart TV. This is not me saying it but rather them. I know Android, PCs, Google TV (extension of Android) can do HBO Go too but they don't require a special HBO Go "streaming device activation"." And you're still on this?

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mariod

join:2009-06-16

That's not very clear at all.

It's a yes or no question: Was the OP wrong to imply all streaming media devices are blocked by comcast?

Because that's why I told him "you're doing something wrong". But since he provided no more specifics, I could provide no more specific direction.



markofmayhem
Why not now?
Premium
join:2004-04-08
Pittsburgh, PA
kudos:5
Reviews:
·Comcast

said by mariod:

That's not very clear at all.

It's a yes or no question: Was the OP wrong to imply all streaming media devices are blocked by comcast?

Because that's why I told him "you're doing something wrong". But since he provided no more specifics, I could provide no more specific direction.

said by LouReed9:

HBO GO for Roku and other streaming media players

The OP never said ALL, so:

NO

the op was not wrong. Roku and others are blocked.
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mariod

join:2009-06-16

said by mariod:

Was the OP wrong to imply

said by markofmayhem:

The OP never said

You, too, are doing something wrong.


FifthE1ement
Tech Nut

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

Can't we all just get along... Fo shizal!

By HBO Go's definition the OP was not wrong as he stated "Roku" in his OG post. I feel like making 50 acronyms today if I can, lol. I know he, "The OP", might have said "other" streaming players but we all knew he MEANT Rku... WHOOPS went to far there "Roku". By your definition you are right that there are "other" streaming media players which are covered but do not require "extra" authorization. So we are all right. TGIF party on me! The thread was answered and let's just let it be for now.

mariod, I like you and many of your posts although we don't always agree, I cite "time-shifting" post as evidence of that, but that is what makes this forum fun to come to. I love arguing technology with people I don't know, lol. Man I missed this site when it was down for which felt like a yr!

mariod if you have Comcrap, whoops made my own one up there, I would invite you to please make a post in the Roku and Samsung Smart TV Comcast forum via the links I posted above so those of us with those services can gain access to something that we already pay for. It's sad to say but Comcast isn't going to do anything about ANYTHING unless we basically hold their b@lls to da fire! markofmayhem, mariod, rody_44 and Zoder thanks again and have a great weekend.

5th *oh no he didn't*
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rody_44
Premium
join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA

Now im lost again. If i subscribe to hbo and dont have a cable card i get hbo ondemand thru my cable box. Why would i want it thru roku?



CableHelp

@comcast.net

Someone might want HBO GO in another room that doesn't have a cable box, like a bedroom or office. Not everyone wants to rent a cable box for every tv in the home.



FifthE1ement
Tech Nut

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

said by rody_44:

Now im lost again. If i subscribe to hbo and dont have a cable card i get hbo ondemand thru my cable box. Why would i want it thru roku?

Number one reason is that HBO Go has 100% of the HBO catalog, that includes every season and episode of just about every series (Game of Thrones, True Blood, Sopranos, etc.) they have ever made and every movie that is currently playing on HBO. The catalog that is available on your box is approx 25% of everything available from HBO. Number two reason is as CableHelp said that you might not have a box on every TV and this allows you to use HBO Go on your tablet, phone, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox 360, Roku, Notebook and home computers. But like I said before in this post Samsung Smart TV and Roku are out on Comcast as they aren't allowing it yet. Got it now, lol?

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rody_44
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join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA

I kind of understand.