The Spite of Comcast: HBO Go

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by wmcbrine, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Sep 21, 2019 #41 of 112

    humbb Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2014
    Northern CA


    I do subscribe to HBO via my Comcast triple play package.
  2. Sep 21, 2019 #42 of 112

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Thank you for this. I followed your guidance to the letter and it suddenly worked for me, too.:D
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  3. Sep 21, 2019 #43 of 112

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Ditto. Just activated HBOGO on 3 TiVo DVRs and 5 Minis using this procedure ... though it took service connections on the DVRs and the same+reboots on the Minis to get the HBOGO app installed on the Minis.

    p.s. I hadn't used iOS Safari's refresh previously, but you just need to drag down on the page to trigger a refresh. And it just took a single refresh and clicking on 'Choose another provider' to get the job done. Selecting 'Xfinity' from this secondary list worked every time.

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  4. Sep 21, 2019 #44 of 112

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    FTR: I used Mozilla Firefox on my PC, which was where (in addition to Google Chrome) I had previously tried unsuccessfully to get the app to authorize on my TiVo.
  5. Sep 21, 2019 #45 of 112

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003


    Glad to have HBOGO working on all our TiVos, now ... but the interface sure is laggy (on Roamio and v2 Minis). Reminds me of running HBOGO on our 1st gen Roku a number of years ago, though gratefully not that bad, yet.

    edited to clarify models in-use
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2019
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  6. Sep 22, 2019 #46 of 112

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    Thanks. It works. TE3, Bolt Vox, Xfinity, Safari Windows 10.

    I opened the HBO Go app, chose sign in, went to hbogo/signintv and entered the code and chose Xfinity. It failed, then all I did was hit refresh on the browser and now it works.

    I guess I need to do this on the Mini's also.

    Edit: Mini worked first try
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
  7. Sep 24, 2019 #47 of 112

    rfryar My Media, My Way

    Feb 15, 2008
    It did not work for me.. Refresh just returned to a blank screen with choose another provider. However when I selected choose another provider it worked on the Mini. Will do my other Tivos now.
  8. Sep 29, 2019 #48 of 112

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    Cool, worked here with Roamio Pro with TE3 on Comcast. Thanks to whoever figured this out!

  9. Oct 12, 2019 #49 of 112

    samccfl99 I Am Sometimes Vocal

    Sep 7, 2013
    Yeah, it worked, but what a SUCKY interface. So much Better and Faster on a ROKU! Waste (at least on the Tivo)!!!
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  10. Oct 13, 2019 #50 of 112

    MichaelCoffin Member

    Nov 28, 2014
    This worked for me! Tivo Roamio and one first generation mini, used ios safari on iPhone for browser.
  11. Oct 13, 2019 #51 of 112

    JohnnyO Crimper

    Nov 3, 2002
    Dang! It worked!
  12. Oct 14, 2019 #52 of 112
    Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Aug 21, 2002
    New York...
    They are going to morph into OTT services like Netflix, Disney+, AppleTV+, etc.

    Almost 20 years ago Bill Gates said the future is all about owning content, and he was right (even though Microsoft never really got into that game). A lot of these services will have full vertical integration, controlling everything from concept to viewing.
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  13. Oct 14, 2019 #53 of 112

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2015
    Yup, definitely. Those premium cable services already are, in fact, morphing into OTT services and that's just going to continue, especially with the advent of HBO Max.

    The whole distinction between "cable TV" and OTT/SVOD is going to get blurrier and blurrier as traditional cable network owners launch OTT services and transition their customer bases over to them.

    Disney: Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+
    WarnerMedia: HBO Max (spring 2020)
    NBCUniversal: Peacock (spring 2020)
    ViacomCBS: CBS All Access, Showtime
    Discovery: service's name TBD (spring 2020)

    All the other traditional cable network groups (e.g. AMC, A+E, Hallmark) just end up getting acquired by bigger fish, or becoming content producers/suppliers to bigger fish, or just going out of business. Fox is probably the exception. They may never end up doing their own direct-to-consumer OTT service if they can succeed in getting their handful of channels available via add-on bundles to everyone else's services. And they still have their licensing deal in place with Hulu for next-day streaming of content from the main Fox network.
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  14. Oct 14, 2019 #54 of 112

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    Awesome! I still get email notifications from here and saw this thread, and it worked for me too! Just had to refresh and re-select Xfinity and BAM! Thanks for the tip.:cool:
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  15. Oct 14, 2019 #55 of 112

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Fox and Hulu are both 100% owned by Disney now, so Disney can pretty much do whatever they want. If they wanted to move all the Fox shows to Disney Plus they could, but they’ve already said they don’t plan to do that.

    Unless you meant the news part of the old Fox, but that new Fox doesn’t produce any shows, so I assume you meant Fox studios.
  16. Oct 14, 2019 #56 of 112

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2015
    When I referred to Fox, I meant what's left of it, which includes the Fox broadcast network, Fox News, Fox Business, FS1, FS2, and Big Ten Network. Fox no longer owns the Fox-named movie and TV studios, although I think they may have some ownership stake in certain series that air on the Fox network, like The Masked Singer. At any rate, regardless of the ownership of the series they air, Fox (as is true of other networks) typically retains streaming rights to at least the last five episodes of their current-season series. And they continue to non-exclusively license those rights to Hulu (while also using those rights to stream their last five eps inside their own Fox app). At this point, the Fox corp. is mainly focused on sports, news, and unscripted/reality/competition TV series. They understand that high-cost scripted series and movies now are the domain of the big boys (Netflix, Disney, Warner, NBCU, Apple, Amazon, ViacomCBS) who offer them via their own direct-to-consumer streaming services. Rupert Murdoch looked at where the media landscape was heading and said, "Yeah, I'll cash out now and sell to Disney. I'll keep a skinny business going so my sons have something to do for the next few years."
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  17. Oct 15, 2019 #57 of 112

    smark Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I don't know that FOX is getting completely out of scripted shows but becoming a broadcaster like the old days prior to all the vertical integrations. Studios will still provide them content as their parent may not necessarily want it.
  18. Oct 15, 2019 #58 of 112

    SullyND L: 31-14 (10-2) TCF Club

    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    I always look back and marvel on how this Qwest commercial is coming true...

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  19. Oct 15, 2019 #59 of 112

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2015
    Yes! I've thought of that ad several times over the past year or so as well.
  20. Oct 16, 2019 #60 of 112

    nrnoble Active Member

    Aug 25, 2004

    Their activation page is bugged. It won't work the standard way as with other devices. to get it to work:

    select "Other Providers"
    select: xfinity.

    This forced me to login to xfinity with my xfinity account.
    I got a message that my(tivo) device had been activated.
    I tested it by watching the HBO series "Succession"

    I am not able to activate HBOGO on my Bolt. I have a HBOGO subscription with xfinity, and it works find on my Roku and other devices
    I went to the activation page and selected "xfinity", entered actication code displayed on TV.
    What is even more interesting is that I have HBOGO access as a non-subscriber through the Tivo HBOGO app; I can playback HBO clips, etc. Thus, I am not experiencing any technical problems.

    What else do I need to do that I am over looking?


    Last edited: Oct 16, 2019

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