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    Seems like the only benefit is being able to talk to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Seems like the only benefit is being able to talk to it.


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by drinkingmymilk View Post


    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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    I'd bet its lot more simple than that... Its all about the Money...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ct1200 View Post
    They never thought it would go anywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by ct1200 View Post
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by drinkingmymilk View Post


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    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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