Originally Posted by joelgee
I have the Roku so can't speak to other streamers. However, I suggest you determine that your Showtime and HBO provider participates. I have Comcast and they don't allow HBOGO.
Originally Posted by Chuck_IV
Some providers don't like Roku specifically. I know Directv allows HBOGO on just about any device EXCEPT Roku. They block it on Roku because they feel it is a threat to people cord cutting(why they single out Roku is a bit silly IMO tho).
This may be why it doesn't work for you. I think Time Warner or one of the other big ones does this too.
This is correct.
As a Comcast customer, HBOGo works for me on my XBox 360, but not my Roku. RoKu has an HBOGo App, I have an HBO subscription through Comcast, but Comcast won't allow HBO subscribers to use HBOGo on Roku
Why Comcast allows customers to use it on Xbox360, but not Roku, I do not know...
Information is very sparse on what devices are/aren't approved for Comcast subscribers. I just called customer support and didn't get an answer.