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HBO Go app?

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by AdamNJ, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. AdamNJ

    AdamNJ New Member

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    So yesterday on Tivo's facebook page they posted a picture of a stuffed animal tivo mascot with a rose in front of the HBO building with a title of "Roamio loves HBO! Do you?"

    Does anyone have any reliable rumors that this means an HBO Go app is coming for the HTML5 engine on the Roamio? Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I would really like this.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Since HBO is also a channel I'm not sure I would read to much into this. However I would LOVE to see HBOGo come to the Roamio.
     
  3. jadziedzic

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    Me too, but Comcrap doesn't make HBOGo available (here/in general) via Roku so it probably won't show up on TiVo either.
     
  4. AdamNJ

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    So you can't even get HBO Go on your computer? Until that happens, yes def no way you will see it on any devices.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    No Comcast has some weird dispute with Roku. You can get HBOGo on a PC or on an AppleTV, but not via Roku. I just heard about this recently so I'm not sure what the exact problem is. Probably some sort of money issue.
     
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    halfsheep New Member

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    Comcast wont let hbogo work on the new ps3 app either. So, even if it comes to tivo, us comcast losers may be SOL anyway.
     
  7. d_vail

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    What's the point of hbo go on tivo? Is this just for the people who don't have on demand yet? I live In California and do have on demand and get all my hbo shows on there. I thought recently comcast announced they were starting to roll it out to all markets now for tivo users?
     
  8. TivoQueensDad

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    In Cablevision Land, there's no such thing as "On Demand" for anyone with a cablecard. There's no "yet". I doubt they will ever add it. Besides - even if they did, the HBO Go app on my Roku is much better than Cablevision's on demand interface (that you need a cable box to get). I assume a Tivo HBO GO App would be a decent app, hopefully in HD with the current channel still running in the upper right corner of the screen while I "shop" for a show to watch.
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Yeah if you live in Comcast territory then you probably don't have much use for it. But Comcast only accounts for like 20% of cable users. The rest of us live in areas with cable companies that are not so TiVo friendly.
     
  10. artinnj

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    Same for FiOS. Can get HBO Go on Apple devices, but would be nice to have it on my TiVo like Netflix or Hulu Plus.
     
  11. trip1eX

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    HBO Go gives you the entire backlog of HBO shows. That is one reason Tivo should have it.

    You also get all the current movies for the month although maybe those are all available via your cable co on demand too. I am not sure.


    Last you get a much better interface than the typical cable co on-demand UI.
     
  12. eaadams

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    With OnePass on the way... I hope they get this out for my annual Game of Thrones rewatch binge.
     
  13. ajwees41

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    to save room on dvr if the same content is on HBOGO than don't need to record it
     
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  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    From what I've read they're using a platform licensed from the MLB to make that new standalone app. Since TiVo already has a MLB app maybe it will mean deploying an HBO app will be possible.

    IIRC the current HBOGo app is all Flash based so it doesn't fit into TiVo's new HTML5 based apps platform.
     
  16. vurbano

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    are you kidding? Its huge for many Tivo users. On Fios I dont have the ability for on demand with TIvo. same with some cable systems. The only way to have on demand is via one of their expensive monthly fee cable boxes
     
  17. vurbano

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    It would add tremendous value to Tivo. HBO is the big kahuna of premiums. Best movies, boxing, best series IMO. The ability to go back and watch all of deadwood? or Rome? etc. awesome Next would be a showtime app.
     
  18. eaadams

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    I never thought about looking under VOD for GOT. thank you. now I can delete those 4 seasons I have recorded :)
     
  19. rgura

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    +1 for a HBO Go app on TiVo Roamio
     
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