HBO and Showtime

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by MScottC, May 13, 2020.

  1. MScottC

    MScottC Well-Known Member

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    I'm an Xfinity/Comcast subscriber

    This afternoon I had both HBO Go and Showtime Anytime activated on my TiVO stream. Later this afternoon they both are requiring activation, and I can't seem to do it. Showtime doesn't list the TiVo Stream, and HBO won't accept my activation codes.

    What may have changed??
     
  2. cybergrimes

    cybergrimes Legend

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    What devices are listed? I would look for a generic "Android TV" option
     
  3. MScottC

    MScottC Well-Known Member

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    For Showtime, the available devices are
    Amazon Fire TV
    Apple TV
    Roku Streaming Player
    Samsung Smart TV
    XBox 1

    HBO says "Service not supported on this device"

    And I just wasted 45 minutes on the phone with TiVo Tech Support

    One of the things they tried to get me to install, but I could not find was the Xfinity on Demand App, which I swore I installed earlier this afternoon.
     
  4. cybergrimes

    cybergrimes Legend

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    That's really odd. I've had HBO Go on Android TV devices in the past.
    Sorry can't speak to the Showtime Anywhere bit... maybe try lying and say it's a Fire TV since it's Android too.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    XFinity doesn't allow HBOGo on TiVo. They've had that limitation for years. But this isn't really a TiVo.

    I got both working. I think I chose Nividia Shield as the device for both. Maybe Fire TV for Showtime if those are the only options above. In either case they both worked.
     
  6. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    Try choosing Xbox.
     
  7. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

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    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Showtime is working for me but I am not paying a cableco for it. I chose SHOWTIME (because I didnt see Showtime Anytime) and plain old Showtime took my user/pw and that was that.
     
  9. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

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    Showtime Anytime, like HBO GO, is for when you subscribe through your cable provider.

    I think Xfinity doesn’t allow them because they want you to use their Xfinity Stream app.
     

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