The lights are on
Update: Comcast issued a statement today saying its now onboard with HBO GO on Xbox Live.
Xfinity customers will be able to access their favorite HBO content in yet another way: through the Xbox 360. Starting early next week, customers will be able to access HBO GO on Xbox Live in addition to the number of ways HBO programming is already available for Xfinity TV customers, including on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android phones and tablets; through HBOGO.com and XfinityTV.com; on Video-On-Demand and of course, on linear TV!
To access HBO GO on Xbox Live, customers can use the same username and password that they use for Xfinity TV on Xbox. With these launches, it's been an exciting couple of weeks as we continue to branch out and deliver more ways for our customers to access their favorite entertainment.
We're committed to continually evolving the experience to bring customers more ways to search, find and watch the content they love in more places, on more devices.
Today's launch of HBO GO for Xbox 360 isn't going over too well for Comcast and Time Warner customers.
A HBO representative confirmed to Game Informer this afternoon that Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House are currently not supporting the HBO GO app on the console.
"It is HBO’s ongoing goal to provide our acclaimed programming to subscribers whenever and wherever they want it. We believe the launch of HBO GO on Xbox 360 is a huge step in accomplishing that and we are hopeful that all of our distributors will chose to support the service on the Xbox platform," a representative said.
"We encourage our subscribers at non-participating television providers to reach out to their provider and request that they add support for HBO GO on Xbox 360."
The current list of supporting providers includes:
I think this is a great idea, and wish PSN got an HBO app
Well, that's lame.
yea they prolly dontsupport it bc they are losing money. i technically could have verizon and not pay for hbo. my friend next door could pay for hbo service through Comcast and tell me their password and username then i go on my xbox and watch hbo. not surprising.
yeah f*ck time warner,wanna watch full episodes of regular show,and i cant.basterds.
The main reason I signed up for HBOGO was so I could use it on my Xbox. I don't like watching hour long shows on my computer
well crap, I got all stoked for nothing...
HBO is awesome. That's why Comcast and Time Warner don't support it. At least half of the best shows on TV are inevitably on HBO.
When will we be able to pay for select channel services without a cable provider? I would love to watch HBO.GO via my 360, but that would require me to get cable. There is no way I'm ever going back to cable when I can just watch hulu and netflix and save $72 bucks a month. Oh well. Guess I'll just continue to illegally stream and download the things I want.