What good is having HBO on my Roku if I can't buy it without a cable subscription?
It's always nice that they are adding more content channels to Roku. These little media streaming boxes rock. But adding HBO Go to Roku seems completely pointless. The only way to get access to HBO Go is if you already subscribe to HBO from your cable or satellite provider, typically at $20/month (at least that's what Comcast charges me right now). HBO Go provides the same content that I can already get through On Demand on my cable box so why would I want to consume the capped bandwidth through the Roku and risk buffering and other disruptions when I can just use the existing service? What I want is to be able to go directly to HBO.com, and subscribe to HBO Go for say $10-12 per month without having Comcast in the middle of the transaction. If I could do that with the twenty or so channels(most at a significantly lower price of $2-4 per month) that we actually watch, out of the several hundred offered by Comcast then I could ditch the cable TV service and just keep the Internet and save a lot of money.
Fat chance of that happening any time soon.
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Sweet. HBO Go comes to our Roku boxes.
Get instant access to over 1400 HBO® shows and hit movies – every episode of every season of the best of HBO. Free with your HBO subscription through participating TV providers.
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