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

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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.
     
  10. Cmwhite69316

    Cmwhite69316 New Member

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    Not sure if anyone was able to get this resolved or not, but I was able to get it activated on my Stream 4k by going through the Showtime Anytime app for my phone. If you go to the settings within the app it has an activate device field. Select that and then Android TV as you device and it should let you enter your activation code from there.
     
  11. melissaru

    melissaru New Member

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    Thanks SO much for this tip! It was driving me crazy that I couldn't activate on TV, but it worked perfectly.
     

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