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Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 17, 2015 04:15PM
From what I understand, you need an Apple Device to download the App and sign up. Or Optimum. I have iPhone, iPad and various MacBooks and even Mac Mini, but I do not want to watch on Laptop, nor iPhone. One new MacMini is in the office. I have an older Mac Mini in the living room but I doubt that is able to play streaming (I had trouble streaming the Olympics). Anyway, I wonder if I could get HBO Now on Roku (after I sign up via some iPad for example). Does anyone know? when it launched, I did look for a Roku channel but all I found was HBO Go, I did not see the HBO Now.

Thanks
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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 17, 2015 04:16PM
HBO Now works on any iDevice.





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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 17, 2015 04:44PM
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jdc
HBO Now works on any iDevice.

Yes, I do not want to watch on iPad. I want to watch on Mac Mini or even better on Roku.
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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 17, 2015 04:51PM
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space-time
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jdc
HBO Now works on any iDevice.

Yes, I do not want to watch on iPad. I want to watch on Mac Mini or even better on Roku.

Won't work on the Roku, yet.





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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: silvarios
Date: April 17, 2015 05:40PM
$35 gets you service through the Roku if you subscribe to Sling TV and HBO. Not $15 like with Now, but potentially cheaper than your local cable provider.
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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 17, 2015 05:42PM
Then a Lighting to HDMI adapter, from any iDevice to your TV.

About $45?





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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 17, 2015 05:43PM
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jdc
Then a Lighting to HDMI adapter, from any iDevice to your TV.

About $45?

Interesting, I didn't know these exist smiling smiley
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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: silvarios
Date: April 17, 2015 05:44PM
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space-time
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jdc
Then a Lighting to HDMI adapter, from any iDevice to your TV.

About $45?

Interesting, I didn't know these exist smiling smiley

Might work if you don't mind getting up and walking over to the TV to interface with the iOS device.
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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: silvarios
Date: April 17, 2015 05:45PM
I would buy the Apple TV for $69 versus spending $45 for a mere video adapter. Sometimes even cheaper for the Apple TV if you find an open box.
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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: April 17, 2015 06:58PM
I know I can Airplay from my iPad to my FireTV stick via several 3rd party FireTV apps. Any possibility to Airplay HBO Now to the Roku?
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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 17, 2015 07:01PM
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silvarios
I would buy the Apple TV for $69 versus spending $45 for a mere video adapter. Sometimes even cheaper for the Apple TV if you find an open box.

Yes, I don't see a good reason to buy an adapter, I am not always happy with Roku so I might just as well give Apple TV a shot.
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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: silvarios
Date: April 17, 2015 09:06PM
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bhaveshp
I know I can Airplay from my iPad to my FireTV stick via several 3rd party FireTV apps. Any possibility to Airplay HBO Now to the Roku?

There was a private channel for AirPlay support, but I don't know if it is still being developed.
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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 17, 2015 10:44PM
We now use both ATV and our Roku for different things. Both have their pluses and both have unique features.

Borrowing and HBO Go signon is the common way to watch HBO on the Roku.



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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: April 17, 2015 11:11PM
I see used 3rd gen Apple TV on online classifieds for $35-50.



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Re: Any way to watch HBO Now without Apple TV
Posted by: silvarios
Date: April 17, 2015 11:15PM
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pRICE cUBE
I see used 3rd gen Apple TV on online classifieds for $35-50.

Neat. Definitely a better deal than an overpriced video dongle. Got any links?
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