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HBO Go Comes to Google Chromecast
by Karl Bode 08:48AM Friday Nov 22 2013
HBO today announced that they're the latest to bring their streaming video service to Google's Chromecast (reviewed here by one of our users). "Google’s Chromecast is one of the newest, more exciting devices in the marketplace today, so we are very happy to bring this capability to our subscribers," said HBO. “From the beginning, our goal has been to bring HBO GO to the devices where viewers want to watch it and Chromecast definitely falls into that category." Sorry, you'll still need to subscribe to traditional cable and traditional HBO if you're interested in this actually working.

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N10Cities
Premium
join:2002-05-07
Fort Smith, AR

Count me out...

Got a chrome cast, but am a cord cutter as well.....don't need the redundant cable service....HBO still needs a clue...
bookertdub

join:2012-10-08
San Diego, CA

Re: Count me out...

Can't find a way to borrow a friend's HBO Go account?

N10Cities
Premium
join:2002-05-07
Fort Smith, AR

Re: Count me out...

I wish ....... don't know anybody that currently has one..

noComcast

@comcast.net

Except on Comcast

Comcast only lets users stream thru an Apple TV. And not thru Roku, or other HDMI devices connected to TVs. Google Chromecast will no doubt not be allowed either..
CSD8086

join:2004-03-12
US

Re: Except on Comcast

Have you actually tried? For the record, Comcast allows the XBox 360 as well for HBO Go.

I'm on DirecTV (who's equally HBO Go restrictive IMO), and my Chromecasts work just fine.
bookertdub

join:2012-10-08
San Diego, CA

Re: Except on Comcast

Same here, I'm using my friend's DirecTV HBO Go account, and there are no problems using Chromecast to stream straight to the tv.
JBT

join:2002-12-06
Tucson, AZ

I'll try from comcast

I'll try it out when I get home tonight from my Comcast connection.

Probitas

@teksavvy.com

double billing

Pay twice for the same stream? Only broadcasters could come up with that BS. How many suckers fall for this?
JBT

join:2002-12-06
Tucson, AZ

Re: double billing

How do you figure you are paying twice?
JBT

join:2002-12-06
Tucson, AZ

Re: double billing

I tested this from my Driod Razr, connected to my Comcast connection over Wifi. Worked great for watching Game of Thrones via HBO Go app on my phone. Chromecast button lit up and played no problems.

Alcohol
Premium
join:2003-05-26
Climax, MI
kudos:4
said by Probitas :

Pay twice for the same stream? Only broadcasters could come up with that BS. How many suckers fall for this?

what?
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