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Old 04-02-2014, 02:32 PM   #21
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Seems like the only benefit is being able to talk to it.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:41 PM   #22
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Looking at it more, it's actually kind of crazy. Give up HBOgo and get ShowtimeAnytime. Why can roku have both but no one else.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:49 PM   #23
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Looking at it more, it's actually kind of crazy. Give up HBOgo and get ShowtimeAnytime. Why can roku have both but no one else.
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They never thought it would go anywhere
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I'd bet its lot more simple than that... Its all about the Money...
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:55 PM   #25
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I'm talking about licensing rights, and whether the manufacturer was willing to pay what HBO and Showtime, etc were saying their cut would be. I'm sure its not black and white...
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:00 PM   #27
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I think what eric is getting at is, no one thought roku would go anywhere so hbo and showtime gave them a low rate for a few years. But, hbo and showtime know apple and amazon have the money to pay up so they jack the rate and niether amazon or apple are willing to pay for both.
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:07 PM   #28
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Looking at it more, it's actually kind of crazy. Give up HBOgo and get ShowtimeAnytime. Why can roku have both but no one else.
FWIW, Roku only supports HBOgo from some cable providers. i.e. I cannot get Comcast-sourced HBOgo on my Roku...which is ridiculous.
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heh - just stumbled upon this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=HHoNQrxG_8M
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:54 PM   #30
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FWIW, Roku only supports HBOgo from some cable providers. i.e. I cannot get Comcast-sourced HBOgo on my Roku...which is ridiculous.
Yeah, we do something similar with WatchESPN. Only certain cable providers are willing to pay for that added benefit.
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