Time Warner Customers Get HBO Go On Xbox, RokuBy: Josh Wolford - May 17, 2012
Time Warner customers can finally enjoy the multitudes of programming offered by the HBO Go app on multiple devices. Today, the company announced that they’ve opened up access on the Xbox 360, Roku, and Samsung Smart TVs.
The HBO Go app launched on Samsung’s Smart TVs back in February. The HBO Go app launched on the Xbox 360 at the beginning of April, but Time Warner Cable was one of the few high-profile names left out of the party. Customers of the other two, DirecTV and Comcast, still find themselves HBO Go-less on these devices.
From the Time Warner blog:
It’s a big week for us here at Time Warner Cable. Believe it or not, we really, really do want our customers to enjoy the content they love on as many devices as possible. We take the “any content, any device” mantra seriously, and we’re delivering on it this week in spades.
According to the Roku blog, this extensions of services also applies to Cablevision customers as well.
Time Warner says they’ve “lit up access,” but that customers should be patient. It should take at least a couple of hours for everything to get up and running. If you don’t see the new option on your Roku/Xbox 360 apps by tonight, Time Warner would like you to notify them in the comments.
As a couple of Time Warner customers have pointed out – this is nice but “Where’s the ESPN3 access for Xbox?” Sadly, no word on that. But hey, that lack of sports action could give you a chance to catch up on Game of Thrones, right?[Via Engadget]