HBO Go and MLB.TV Apps Now Live on Xbox 360

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Deathpooky

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#101  Edited By Deathpooky

Hmm... finally looked into it - with my cable company running a solid deal on HBO this is pretty great. And looking at it compared to Netflix it wins hands down on quality offerings of movies and shows on demand.

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#102  Edited By JasonR86

So both the Xfinity and HBO Go apps are downloadable on my 360. I downloaded each. Comcast, mother-fuckers that they are, aren't on the list for HBO Go. So I go to the Xfinity app and get this message; server unavailable. FUCKING COMCAST MOTHER-FUCKING PIECES OF FUCKING SHIT!!!

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#103  Edited By jillsandwich

No Comcast support, pretty bummed out about that.

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#104  Edited By Jazz_Lafayette

FUCK YOU ALEX THE ASTROS ARE FINE! Now excuse me while I curl up in the corner for entirely unrelated reasons.
 
Also, how did you manage to reference different teams on three separate occasions in one article?

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#105  Edited By Branthog

This is all a giant plate of "who gives a fuck". Great, so I can pay my traditional cable providers and use XBOX as my tuner. Big fucking deal? What people want is to have their game console be the funnel through which they get content in a variety of forms (piece-meal or otherwise) and to get rid of their cable provider.

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#106  Edited By inevpatoria

Way into this. I love HBOGO, and I've already burned through a few episodes of The Sopranos today with this new app. 

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#107  Edited By Czarpyotr

Too bad it doesn't fucking work if you have Comcast. Really need to switch to Verizon.

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#108  Edited By clark

Well I sent an email to comcast customer support as the HBO GO app suggests. They pretty much blew off my question and spun it into an email about fixing access to the xfinity app if I was unable to sign in.

So that went as expected.

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#109  Edited By RuthLoose

@onan said:

@RuthLoose said:

@DeShawn2ks said:

@onan said:

@DeShawn2ks said:

@onan said:

It's pretty much useless if you don't already have a cable tv subscription along with HBO, at which point you probably have a cable box hooked up to your TV. It's the same problem the FIOS TV app has, you need to be on a supported service and it looks like it authenticates whenever you run it.

I guess I could try taking my xbox with me the next time I visit my mom or something and activate it there, but that seems like such a major hassle for something I don't even know for sure will work.

I guess I'll just stick to using Slingbox.

No its not man. I cancelled cable a few years back and just have internet. This is kind of a hassle but my god mom has HBO and I just asked her if it was cool to use her account she let me and now I am finally getting to enjoy Game of Thrones. Didn't even take me a few mins.

Problem is I live in a different service area so I don't have the same provider, and that seems key. They're on Verizon FiOS and I'm on Time Warner. Oh well.

Damn that sucks. I was hoping people would be able to hit up relatives are something and use their accounts even though they aren't in that providers area.

This is exactly what I am currently doing. My grandparents have HBO with a Verizon FIOS account in Richmond, VA and I live in North Carolina and am on DirecTV/Time Warner. Type in the Fios account info and I am able to log in despite everything else.

WHOA, that worked! I got discouraged by the whole go to this site and type in the code and it'll automatically activate. Good thing it's a dumb system. :) You're my hero,

It's always good to know that the world has at least +1 more people available to potentially watch Game of Thrones. Enjoy!

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#110  Edited By AgileNate

Too much to pay for! Xbox Live Gold only uses the subscriptions to "offer" stuff. Why cant I feel like Microsoft is willing to improve my already-paid-for membership, instead of just recommending me to purchase 3rd party subscriptions?

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#111  Edited By Kosayn
The one trick, of course, is that you have to already have an HBO subscription through your local cable network

This right here. No. No I won't pay into a system that should have had a stake put through it 5 years ago. We have the technology for a much better, more empowering user experience than traditional TV. It needs to die, and it won't die as long as we keep giving it money.

Now, If I could support just this product and not also be counted towards the viability of TV, I'd be all about it. I like plenty of HBO products. I was excited that there was an NHL app on the PS3, too, but you know what? Same thing, you have to pay into the shitty old system to enjoy the user friendly new one. And it's not just a little money, either. It's a Luxury.

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#112  Edited By BBQBram

I would love for them to bring this feature to Europe. HBO on demand in 1080p? Yes please. Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire. Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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#113  Edited By DukesT3

@PrivateIronTFU said:

Still no Xfinity app, and Comcast doesn't support the HBO Go app. Awesome! Thanks, Comcast!

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#115  Edited By Scott757

any word on when PS3 support for HBO-GO will come?

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#116  Edited By ptc

A big FU from me to Comcast! 

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#117  Edited By BatmanReturned

The huge middle finger from Comcast to its customers is absolutely stunning. And the dashboard is just utterly trolling right now by having the Game of Thrones season 2 poster as the first thing you see once the console boots up its so aggravating being a Comcast customer.

As for Time Warner that is an even more messed up situation, the cable company that owns HBO is not letting its customers use HBO Go, that is ridiculous.

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#118  Edited By AlKusanagi

I got HBO today for Game of Thrones and for Go on the 360, but Time Warner isn't even on the list the 360 allows. I can watch it without any problems on my computer at least.

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#119  Edited By StoicM

Also, HBO Go is a no go if you have Comcast. Comcast also doesn't permit the HBO Go app to be used on the Roku box.

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#120  Edited By DT9k

As a Comcast customer, the joke is once again on me

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#121  Edited By QuistisTrepe

@adamazing:As an Angels fan, I welcome the Astros to the AL West with open arms. We could use another 10 wins per season for the next few years.

As for these apps, it's much ado about nothing. HBOgo just emphasizes the very problem with cable tv. I'd be willing to pay, if you'd offer your products separately which of course would never happen. As for MLB.tv, learn to compete a little better with free guys.

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#122  Edited By SpartanAmbrose

Fuck Comcast. First they block access to HBO Go on the Roku, and now on the Xbox.

Assholes.

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#123  Edited By matti00

Now all we need is NHL Gamecenter Live and we need it in the UK!

That's never gonna happen though, is it.

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#124  Edited By ScoFu

I love that this has been added I have been waiting for this app since they talked about it way back when

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#125  Edited By chrispti

I purchased MLB.tv premium yesterday, installed the app on my 360 and I have already watched both A's openers in Japan and the Blue Jays spring training games. I love baseball and all games are archived. Goodbye shitty SportsNet channel blackouts.

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