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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by gonzotek, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. tampa8

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    That list is easily obtained and has been posted in forums. There is a list right on the HBO site. DISH was one of the earlier to add HBO Go, even long before Directv did.
     
  2. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    I'm wondering why Comcast and others are hold outs?

    I would think it would be a good selling point and also help retain customers. Instead all they are doing is upsetting them.

    Is there much to do to get this working? I realize they have to send and update accurate subscription information to HBO.
     
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  4. morac

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    There's actually very little that needs to be done and it's all already in place.

    Here's what happens when someone tries to activate any channel app (HBO, Fox, TNT, etc) with Comcast (or any other provider).

    1. User is redirected to Comcast's website to log in.
    2. Once logged in Comcast's server checks user's account to see if the user is authorized to receive that channel and sends an authorization token back to the channel operator's servers.
    3. If Comcast approves, the app is authorized. Presumably a check is done periodically to see if the token is revoked so the app is disabled if the user cancels service.

    So HBO doesn't receive subscription info from the cable providers. It just receives a "yes" or "no.

    Comcast enables HBO GO on mobile devices. For non-mobile devices Comcast would rather you rent their X1 platform service.

    As for upsetting customers, Comcast doesn't really care.
     
  5. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    Roku, AppleTV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Xbox are all non-mobile devices with Xfinity-supported HBOGo. I'm pretty sure there are some smart TVs too. Of course, TiVo is the only device that directly replaces the Comcast rental box, so it still makes sense for Comcast to be, shall we say, less-than-thrilled about HBOGo on it. ;)
     
  6. morac

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    HBO didn't show up on Roku and Amazon Fire TV for a long time and I'm pretty sure Microsoft and Apple greased some palms to get HBO to show up on their devices.

    Comcast still hasn't authorized HBO Go on the PS3 or PS4 and the app has been available for over 2 years.

    I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but Comcast competes with Amazon, Sony, Apple and Microsoft in that they provide their own Movies and TV purchasing service. I have no idea why anyone would purchase movies and TV shows from Comcast since they are only watchable on TV if one has Comcast, but they do compete.
     
  7. Dan203

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    TiVo is also the only device Comcast offers access to their full VOD library on, and they would rather people use that for watching HBO content since it makes people see their ads and potentially pushes them toward PPV content.

    Time Warner is another case. They don't offer VOD and the do offer HBOGo on other TV connected devices, so there is really no reason for them not to approve HBOGo on TiVo.
     
  8. PSU_Sudzi

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    FYI, there are no ads on any HBO content or any premium channel through the XOD app. You only ever see ads on XOD when you watch a non-premium channel show, some networks have them and some don't.
     
  9. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

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    The OnDemand app itself has the PPV content placed above the premium channel content, and I *think* they occasionally change the menus up to promote specific content. I'm talking about the top level menu when you enter the app:
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  10. Dan203

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    I've never seen the app. I was referring more to banner ads then ads in the content itself. The Charter UI was littered with banner ads last time I used it.

    It could also be that they prefer you to use VOD since it's QAM based and doesn't require use of their network resources.
     
  11. ajwees41

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    Cox offers cox on demand including HBO and HBOGO access via Tivo.
     
  12. Dan203

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    Does COX offer the full catalog of HBO content via their VOD app? I thought their VOD on TiVo was a limited subset?
     
  13. PSU_Sudzi

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    My TiVo XOD app does not look like that, I wonder if that was an older version of it?
     
  14. zerdian1

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    My VOD channels are disabled by TiVo according to Comcast.
    But I can see the content on the TiVo Central Find TV, Movies, & Videos, using Xfinity.
    HBO shows are there.
    I have HBOGO on my computer and Comcast Xfinity is a working provider.
    but still on HBSGO for TiVo, Comcast Xfinity is NOT a working Provider.
     
  15. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    What does any of this have to do with the update?

    There are multiple other threads that are discussing HBOGO.
     
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    I've got Comcast with HBOGo here in MA; not sure why that list isn't totally accurate.
     
  18. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    You should tell others how you got it to work on your TiVo.
     
  19. gweempose

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    Yep, and the Netflix issue as well.
     
  20. rainwater

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    You have HBO Go working on a TiVo? That seems unlikely as Comcast is not even a valid choice when authorizing a TiVo.
     

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