Why no HBO Go app for the TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by BlackBetty, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Flojomojo

    Flojomojo Handsome Devil

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    Maybe. The FIOS and HBO apps on Xbox 360 don't use password authentication like HBO Go does on the web, Roku, and iPhone. They seem to detect your IP and check for your cable subscription that way. This makes it easy to start using these apps, but hard to be portable or to share with friends.
     
  2. Tyrion The Imp

    Tyrion The Imp A Lannister

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    Through an iPhone I use the password and it seems to work fine.

    Hopefully it stays that way because I just bought cables to hook up my laptop to the TV and they were costly
     
  3. Shanezam203

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    I've been using my Apple TV more and more lately, HBO go from the Apple TV icon as of recently or from an iPad is GREAT. I'd LOVE to see it on my Tivo as a feature added like Spotify. any chance?
     
  4. Flojomojo

    Flojomojo Handsome Devil

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    Now that HBO Go is on AppleTV, I don't care so much about having it on TiVo or PS3. The AppleTV implementation is fast and simple, and likely to be much more responsive than anything on TiVo .... at least if their current apps on my XL4 are anything to go by.

    I don't really mind switching between the inputs anymore.

    AppleTV for iTunes stuff, Netflix, HBO, and AirPlay streaming of Spotify or Pandora

    Tivo for Live TV
     
  5. Shanezam203

    Shanezam203 Member

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    That may be my approach too, I am enjoying my Apple TV more now than I was the 1st few years I had it... I wish TV's supported picture in picture like they did late 90's.
     
  6. Flojomojo

    Flojomojo Handsome Devil

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    "second screen viewing" is the new picture-in-picture

    I'm looking forward to the ongoing competition between AirPlay and Chromecast.
     
  7. cmshep222

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    And the recently added "WatchESPN" on AppleTV pushed me to buy one. No more ESPN3 games on a computer! Gonna be a great college football season.
     
  8. skaggs

    skaggs AlbanyHDTV

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    ESPN3 on TiVo would be great.
     
  9. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Lots of apps on Tivo would be great, but instead we get the worthless Web Video Launchpad and AOL.TV. And still no Amazon Prime streaming.
     
  10. Grakthis

    Grakthis New Member

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    The implementation on the Xbox is so awesome I can't see anyone else matching it. The Xbox has too many interface options (Kinect, controller, keypad, etc) for something like an apple TV or TiVo to come close. And the Xbone is going to make it even better.

    It seems obvious to me that the Xbox is ESPN's desired platform for people to consume ESPN3 and everything else is just meh to them.
     

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