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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:33 PM   #26
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But now you can give Apple your money!
...while still giving the required satt or cable company their sub fee too. Some people seem to be overlooking that little detail in the story. It's not kill the cable bill and get HBO on TV. It's keep paying for cable and add Apple on top.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:39 PM   #27
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:39 PM   #28
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This would be exciting, except I already get HBO on my TV...

...by turning on my TV and cable box.
I haven't seen The Sopranos or The Wire.

Live HBO channels do not often air The Sopranos or The Wire.

I want to watch The Sopranos or The Wire without having to purchase iTunes seasons or the Blu-Ray discs.

HBO Go lets me watch The Sopranos and The Wire without having to make extra purchases.

The point of this story: I want HBO Go on the Apple TV.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:41 PM   #29
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Amazon's Video thingy please!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:41 PM   #30
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DVDs and digital series of all the episodes > cable TV.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:43 PM   #31
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And... by the way, the main article states that only Netflix and Hulu are available. This is not true. You can also stream sporting events from several leagues.
Only non-local games. Regional coverage and primetime games are blocked, which means cutting the cable isn't a viable option in the slightest.

Apple is nowhere close to getting me to cutting the cable, and people who think that purchasing channels a la carte is better for them don't understand how content creators work. ESPN isn't going to sell you ESPN; it is going to sell you the ESPN Package: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, LHN.....for a higher price. A lower priced option won't be available.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:47 PM   #32
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24Hz/fps and Plex, please!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:48 PM   #33
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Hmmm Game of Thrones
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:49 PM   #34
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This would be exciting, except I already get HBO on my TV...

...by turning on my TV and cable box.
Yep. The only way this do any good is if you can sign up for HBO via the app without having cable.

Say $20 a month or if you pay by the year it comes out to $15 a month. I would do it. For Showtime too.

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...while still giving the required satt or cable company their sub fee too. Some people seem to be overlooking that little detail in the story. It's not kill the cable bill and get HBO on TV. It's keep paying for cable and add Apple on top.
Nothing has suggested you have to pay Apple anything. It appears to be the same iOS app just in the Apple TV box at this point. With perhaps an option to pay direct if you don't have cable
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:50 PM   #35
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Meanwhile in good old Europe the Apple TV remains not much more than a cute black hockey puck (+ an expensive airplay dongle). Too bad we don't play hockey that much on the continent...
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:54 PM   #36
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Nobody watches HBO since the Sopranos ended.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:54 PM   #37
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Nobody watches HBO since the Sopranos ended.
Not sure if serious.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:55 PM   #38
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tunein radio & spotify would be pretty neat as well
That'd be sweet.. oh, and Last.fm support too
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:56 PM   #39
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Give me the choice to download this app via the AppTV Store.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:57 PM   #40
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This sounds great, but wouldn't it be better if Apple introduced and Apple TV App store? I'm not asking for Angry Birds or anything.. But it would be a great way to get content like: Amazon Prime, Spotify, watch TWiT live and so many others.. I know Airplay is possible, but I don't always want to have my iPad or computer around...
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:57 PM   #41
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What if I don't want to use my Macbook to mirror ? I'm stuck with the iPad that won't fill the whole screen.
I use my MacBook Pro all the time. Mirror's full screen, 1080p. Works perfectly.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:57 PM   #42
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Look, I think it's pretty clear what is happening with the Apple TV.

Comcast will never sign on to the idea of Apple controlling the box.

The only thing Apple can do at this point is continue pushing the Apple TV to test what works and what doesn't overall.

I honestly believe Apple would like to push out a sort of AppStore concept for the Apple TV in terms of content and it would be pay-per-channel per month along with small to large bundles. You could basically create your own package of channels and that to me would be "cracking" the TV.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:58 PM   #43
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Meanwhile in good old Europe the Apple TV remains not much more than a cute black hockey puck (+ an expensive airplay dongle). Too bad we don't play hockey that much on the continent...
Blame the content providers. Just as HBO etc only allow their apps to work tied to a US cable company, BBC does the same shutting us out. I'd love to see Sherlock etc when they first air and I'd happily pay to do so. And yes I agree that it is insane they aren't allowing such things at least locally to be on the Apple TV if you have the proper subscription.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:59 PM   #44
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The beauty of HBO Go is having all the series, all the episodes and movies they have had/are currently playing. I couldn't turn on my tv and go to HBO to watch Entourage if I wanted right at this moment unless it was currently playing.
Unless you have Directv where you can do exactly that.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:59 PM   #45
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I use my MacBook Pro all the time. Mirror's full screen, 1080p. Works perfectly.
When I said MacBook it was in the generic sense. I was talking about my MBP.

The iPad needs to be able to mirror and fill the screen.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:01 PM   #46
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The beauty of HBO Go is having all the series, all the episodes and movies they have had/are currently playing. I couldn't turn on my tv and go to HBO to watch Entourage if I wanted right at this moment unless it was currently playing.
My cable company gives me HBO on demand.

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you clearly dont understand the benefits of HBOgo
And they are...?

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I haven't seen The Sopranos or The Wire.

Live HBO channels do not often air The Sopranos or The Wire.

I want to watch The Sopranos or The Wire without having to purchase iTunes seasons or the Blu-Ray discs.

HBO Go lets me watch The Sopranos and The Wire without having to make extra purchases.

The point of this story: I want HBO Go on the Apple TV.
See above.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:02 PM   #47
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Unless you have Directv where you can do exactly that.
So HBO OnDemand for DirecTV has every episode of The Sopranos, The Wire, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Da Ali G Show, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, The Larry Sanders Show, and more?

I'm honestly asking. I have Uverse, and my parents have FiOS, and we both only get a few episodes of select shows, and most episodes in the current season of current shows.

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My cable company gives me HBO on demand.[COLOR="#808080"]

See above.
HBO OnDemand =/ HBO's entire library of programming.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:03 PM   #48
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So HBO OnDemand for DirecTV has every episode of The Sopranos, The Wire, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Da Ali G Show, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, The Larry Sanders Show, and more?

I'm honestly asking. I have Uverse, and my parents have FiOS, and we both only get a few episodes of select shows, and most episodes in the current season of current shows.

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HBO OnDemand =/ HBO's entire library of programming.

Comcast does.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:04 PM   #49
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Comcast does.
AT&T and Verizon do not. Which is why, for consumers like me, HBO Go is an excellent additional option.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 08:06 PM   #50
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I haven't seen The Sopranos or The Wire.

Live HBO channels do not often air The Sopranos or The Wire.

I want to watch The Sopranos or The Wire without having to purchase iTunes seasons or the Blu-Ray discs.

HBO Go lets me watch The Sopranos and The Wire without having to make extra purchases.

The point of this story: I want HBO Go on the Apple TV.
The Sopranos and The Wire you say?
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