03-28-2012 01:40 PM
They do this with the HBO GO app for Roku too. At least with the Xfinity app for Xbox you can access your HBO content, BUT the app setup is bad and not as user friendly as the HBO GO app.
HBO Go is available through Comcast (Xfinity) only on a computer.
03-28-2012 06:27 PM
I agree, this is truly lame. I noticed that two of their competitors (both of whom I've been seriously considering) are providing this service. Why would I want to fire up the Xbox so I can watch what's available on demand (and, yes, I know there is a bit more available on the Xfinity app but nowhere near as in depth as HBOGO)
03-28-2012 10:04 PM
It's ALL completely LAME... What's the point really? HBOGo still requires a subscription with a cable or satellite distributor (i.e. Comcast) and of course Comcast is blocking it. Idiots!
Doesn't matter anyway... I want to be able access HBOGo WITHOUT a Comcast digital TV account (I have basic cable) just like I can with ESPN on XBox Live!
It's as stupid as that CinemaNow app created by BestBuy... access movies via the web only then watch them on your XBox! Completely inconvenient and useless compared with Vudu where you can browse right on the XBox and order rentals like OnDemand. The only dumb thing about Vudu is the pay to “own” when you don't really own a tangible copy.
They're all too busy trying to figure out how to pickpocket your wallet on a daily basis and NONE of them can provide a decent customer experience & service.
04-01-2012 01:11 PM
04-01-2012 06:52 PM
Yeah, this is straight garbage. You pay for comcast, you pay for HBO, you pay for XBOX Live but cant use HBO Go which has all episodes of all the series available.
04-03-2012 12:10 AM
04-03-2012 01:02 AM
Alternative Cable Provider... Is there such a thing?
Lucky if you can... the only tangible option to this monopoly is DSL.
Xfinity is supposed to imply “infinite” content choices and “cross platform features”... if their corporate bozos actually kept that notion in mind this HBOGo thing wouldn't be such a major FAIL.
04-03-2012 12:53 PM
umm you should re read what they have been talking about--on xbox live they now have the hbo go app.But comcast customers who use comcast ISP"s cannot use the app.I have hbo, i have live, i have comcast i go on hbo go on my tablet,but for some reason (i think its because the xfinity app is about to be out) so i guess they couldnt agee on a deal. Every xbox live user that had hbo iin the world can use it But comcast customers
04-03-2012 01:06 PM
if you use hbo go at ur house like on your pc than u can use hbo go-my work around that works great is I bridged the connection fro xbox to pc so i could get on live through the wifi 802.11-i just clicked on install windows media centerxbox extender.From there, i just started watching hbo go thru media center, so as long as i keep that ethernet connected i havemy files, programs and browsing capability on my big screen.It works really well.and with DVR,hulu ,on demand, net flix i dont need comcast's tv plan at all. when ppl start doing that they drop there prices big time, or focus on internet service.a cable company nowadays is like a sam goody or tower records 15 yrs ago.companies that sell something that any smart person can get for free.
04-16-2013 05:31 PM
I don't get that part of what you're saying... “I don't need Comcast's TV plan at all.” How do you have HBO and not have one of their TV plans? Unless something has changed recently, the only way to subscribe to HBO is through a cable or satellite provider (i.e. Comcast).
It still says on the HBOGo site... “For Xbox 360® users, an Xbox LIVE® Gold membership and HBO subscription through participating TV providers are required."
So in essence you have to pay Comcast for a TV plan including the HBO subscription plus an internet connection. Pay Xbox for your Gold Live account. Then you can run HBO Go either on your Computer, your TV via Xbox, or your mobile device(s) via your WiFi network.
OR does Comcast now allow you to subscribe to HBO WITHOUT a full blown digital TV plan?
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