HBO Go no longer working on Apple TV (1st Gen)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BearDougalDog, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. BearDougalDog macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2018
    Hey all,

    I've been running HBO Go on my 1st gen apple tv for years without any problems. Suddenly I've got a message appearing stating 'device not authorized' with no other option available other than 'exit'.

  2. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2009
    That's an old system and OS BearDougalDog - pre 2010!!! You're lucky that it's still worked - ATV 2 lost YouTube etc 2 or 3 years ago.
    Shows how good Apple's component sourcing is if your ATV 1 is still working. For computers, that's pretty amazing!
  3. BearDougalDog thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2018
    Yeah, it's been working just fine - and continues to work well with other apps (UK and US-based).
  4. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2014
  5. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
  6. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
  7. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2006
    Are you certain what you have is a 1st generation Apple TV? It was a largish, white and silver square.

    Also, there was no App Store, and no support for apps on the 1st generation. As @Rigby points out above HBO GO support starts with the 2nd generation Apple TV, which is when Apple moved to the small, square and black form factor.

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