Adding HBO Go app to your Xfinity/Comcast with Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sandi_k, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. sandi_k

    sandi_k New Member

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    So I came here before to search, and couldn't find the answer. I started reading any thread that mentioned HBO, and finally found a solution for our Tivo and Comcast XFinity problem.

    Several months ago, the clunky "XFInity on Demand" interfacec disappeared off our Tivo Apps menu, even though our season pass for "Last Week Tonight" still recorded. So clearly HBO was still *possible*.

    With lots of persistence, I found a thread called "The Spite of Comcast: HBO Go" which contained the "super secret handshake" you need to re-activate HBO access on your existing Tivo box. So I'm adding it as a separate thread for easy discovery...

    1) Seems to work consistently with the Safari browser (I'd been using Chrome):

    2) Open the HBO Go app on our TV, and choose Sign In. It will give you a code on-screen.

    3) On your computer/phone, go to hbogo/signintv and entered the code a

    4) Choose Xfinity as your provider.

    5) It will tell you that that provider does not support HBO Go; hit refresh on the browser.

    6) At the bottom of the screen, you should then click on "Choose another provider"

    7) Select Xfinity again

    Now it works.

    Thanks so much to krkaufman, BigJim, morac and chiguy50 for the encouragement and confirmation.
     
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  2. sandi_k

    sandi_k New Member

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    Ugh. These instructions no longer work. We've been kicked out of our HBO Go logon, and now we have no access.

    Anyone else solved this issue recently? We logged on last on Feb. 12th, and as of Feb. 22nd, it's no longer syncing.
     
  3. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    Try signing out and then back in.
     
  4. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    Did you keep refreshing. Some have reported it took 10 refreshes. Keep trying.
     
  5. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    I tip my cap to this forum and its members. I could not get HBOgo on my Tivo. Thanks to you fine folks I kept refreshing my browser and eventually got the Xfinity sign in page. Thanks guys and gals!!
     
  6. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Watching The Outsider and first a moment DD+ popped up on my Receiver. This was an improvement to the DD 2.0. from the Stream app. The show however switched to PCM 2.0
     
  7. coldtoes

    coldtoes vermicious knid

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    I love you so much. This worked perfectly. We have been frustrated for years that we couldn't get HBOGo with Xfinity on the TiVo.
     
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    LJ Tenison

    LJ Tenison New Member

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    I just tried this with my TiVO Bolt and my son's iPad/Safari browser, and it works. I was able to add HBOGO to my TiVo apps and authenticate with my Xfinity account credentials. I already had HBOGO running on my Roku box, so I knew it was out there on the cable. Now, I can get to it on Tivo and not have to jump around. Odd how this works, seems like a programming error someplace in that authentication/activation logic. Oh well
     
  9. Jun 8, 2020 #9 of 26
    HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    This also works with Chromium Edge as well (not sure if the browser matters).

    Scott
     
  10. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, wonder if the HBO Go app for TiVo will disappear next month?

    HBO is getting rid of HBO Go, renaming HBO Now since HBO Max is live

    The article does specify, however, that HBO Go will disappear from "primary platforms" as of July 31. I don't think anyone would call TiVo a primary platform. And since TiVos are actually deployed as cable boxes by some pay TV providers, I could see why they'd allow the app to live on that platform awhile longer (maybe indefinitely as a zombie app that never gets updated).
     
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  11. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    I bet HBO forgot all about there being an HBO Go app on the Tivo.
     
  12. sandi_k

    sandi_k New Member

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    Welp. it's August 3, and my Tivo isn't logging on. Xfinity has disappeared from the HBOGo signon list again. :(
     
  13. Van Dyke

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    It's gone for good. As HBO vaguely warned on the TiVo in late July and has been discussed in two other threads here, as of August 1, 2020, you can no longer use the HBO Go app on your TiVo if you pay a major cable company including Comcast/XFinity for HBO. HBO ended support for HBO Go generally on that date. A few people who get HBO through certain smaller institutions can still use HBO Go on TiVo for now, but not Comcast or other major cable company customers. Yes, the HBO Go app is still on your TiVo, but like everyone else, you got logged out and can't log back in. No replacement HBO app has been announced for the TiVo at this time.

    Discussion of what happened on August 1st and workarounds for how you can still use your XFinity HBO subscription on many other devices can be found beginning with post #74 in this thread:
    HBO GO is being retired July 31, 2020
     
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  14. nrnoble

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    For those who do have HBO Max, what devices are you using to accesses HBO MAX?

    For those who have HBO Max through Comcast (included with HBO sub), what are you using?
     
  15. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    I had HBO through Comcast for many years (mostly free as a "customer courtesy" or just $1 p.m. on a promo deal), but started having to pay full retail $15 as of April last year). I then signed up for HBO Max via WarnerMedia in May to take advantage of the $11.99 pre-launch deal.

    I watch it on two Android TV devices: a Nvidia Shield (main system) and a Sony XBR-55X950G TV (secondary system). Occasionally I use my PC, iPhone, or an Android tablet just to keep tabs on programming or general housekeeping (not for viewing content).
     
  16. Van Dyke

    Van Dyke New Member

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    I used TiVo up through July for HBO Go paid by a cable subscription. Since August 1st I, like chiguy, have been using the HBO Max app on two supported Android smart TVs, where it's working well. And there's a lot more content, some of it well worth having, on HBO Max compared to HBO Go. I considered doing HBO Max on iPhone/iPad and mirroring to the TV instead, but I was put off by the large number of recent one-star reviews for the iOS version of the HBO Max app in the Apple App Store. I'd rather not go back to Roku or Fire Stick but those can work too. So can PCs or Mac computers.
     
  17. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Well-Known Member

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  18. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Android TV. In this case, a Sony 900F.
     
  19. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    So, if they can have a Netflix and Prime app on TiVo boxes, why not the new “regular” HBO and Showtime apps that are not tied to cable subscriptions as well?
     
  20. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Because TiVo doesn't create the apps, the provider does. And Netflix & Prime have decided to provide them to TiVo, but the others you mention have declined to provide them.

    It is what it is.
     
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