HBO GO app not usable for Time Warner subscribers?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by irisr, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. apsarkis

    apsarkis Member

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    I see the same thing with TWC in NY. The HBOGO activate site did change, adding the TWC logo since I checked last week, but right now it's just a tease.
     
  2. jamesteixeira

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    Shoot, now it's gone!
     
  3. jamesteixeira

    jamesteixeira Member

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    It's back again for TWC and the activation worked! And I was able to actually play a movie!
     
  4. Fofer

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    Yeeehaw! I'm watching HBO GO content right now, on my Roamio!

    [​IMG]

    My life is complete :)
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's good. Just need Comcast now and everyone can stop complaining.
     
  6. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    haha, you underestimate us :D
     
  7. TonyD79

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    fyp
     
  8. irisr

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    Great work everyone! I'm convinced that this is one of those rare times that our pressure worked and TWC actually did the right thing!
     
  9. Fofer

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    Finally, with Netflix, Hulu, VUDU, Amazon Instant, Plex and HBO GO, the TiVo DVR has finally, finally, finally lived up to the "one box" promise. At least for me.

    I'm really happy with this development.
     
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  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Same here. HBOGo was the last app I needed my Smart TV for. I wouldn't mind also having the Showtime and Starz apps too, but they're not crucial. (Charter seems to be a bit stricter on those anyway, so they may not even allow TiVo)
     
  11. abovethesink

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    I need WatchESPN and I would be 90% on TiVo. I sometimes use UFC, Showtime, and Starz apps too though.
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    For me Showtime and Starz are hit and miss because Charter doesn't support all devices. They don't support my TV for either. And they don't support Showtime on the FireTV Stick, so I have to use my XBox One for that. It's a PITA to figure out which devices are supported by which services so I just don't bother any more. If TiVo adds either app I'll try again, but for now I'm not itching to get those apps anyway.

    I don't watch sports so ESPN and UFC mean nothing to me.
     
  13. tabarnes19

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    Does anyone else have an issue with the aspect ratio being off on hbo go? It looks like the image is pinched.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
     
  14. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I don't know about HBOGo, but the other apps all adhere to the TiVo aspect setting when playing an SD stream. Go to live TV and cycle through the aspect till it says Full then go back into HBOGo and see if that fixes the issue.
     
  15. jelwell

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    I filed an FCC complaint. And today I got a phone call from Time Warner using the phone number from the complaint - rather than my subscriber number. They asked if the problem was taken care of. I checked, and sure enough it's fixed. People should be filing FCC complaints for DirecTV.
    Joseph Elwell.
     
  16. TonyD79

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    What was the timing? Are you saying your fcc complaint force TW's hand? I doubt it.
     
  17. Fofer

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    Me too. TWC's addition to the HBO GO list was imminent regardless.

    That shouldn't discourage DirecTV customers from complaining though. If I were stuck in that boat I'd be a tad annoyed too.
     
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I don't understand why people with DirecTV care? TiVos don't work with DirecTV so why is there any correlation between a DirecTV subscriber and a TiVo user? Unless you're mooching your HBOGo subscription from a family member or something.
     
  19. Fofer

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    Good point. (But in that case, why are Dish and DirecTV Puerto Rico supported?)

    And, how about Comcast users, then?
     
  20. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I have no idea why Dish or DirecTV Puerto Rico are listed. Maybe they just accept every device by default?

    Comcast I get people complaining about. I think they're not doing it because they have a VOD app for TiVo and they offer all the same content via VOD, so they feel it's an unnecessary draw on their network and perhaps detracts from the possibility of them being able to upsell PPV via the VOD app.
     

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