The HBO Go app for PS3 was released a few days ago. To be able to use the HBO Go service, you must be able to sign in with your cable provider. As of now, one of the largest service providers, Comcast. is not supporting the PS3 HBO Go app, and it doesn’t seem like it will happen very soon. Many other cable providers have already signed on, including the one Comcast soon wants to acquire, Time Warner Cable. Why not, Comcast?
The Verge asked Sony why Comcast hasn’t signed on. This is the response they got:
Please contact Comcast PR regarding its authentication policies and supported devices. We hope they will support PS3 soon
So, that is exactly what was done. Here is what Comcast has to say:
With every new website, device or player we authenticate, we need to work through technical integration and customer service which takes time and resources. Moving forward, we will continue to prioritize as we partner with various players
For those of you with Comcast, you will have to wait a bit before being able to use HBO Go on your PS3. Maybe use it on another device? You could, but Comcast has messed on other devices too. Roku, a very popular TV box that allows you to use a variety of apps including Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, has been straight out rejected by Comcast for HBO Go support. when the Xbox 360 version was released, Comcast support was also slow to come, but only briefly.
As for a PS4 and Vita version, PlayStation has confirmed a PS4 version soon to come, but has no comment on a Vita version.
Well folks, that’s all for now from me, The Jay Doctor. If you have Comcast, are you upset by this? Let me know below, in the comments, or on Twitter (you can use the below links) where I can be contacted/followed @The_Jay_Doctor.
P.S. those of you who got my PSN ID from this post (don’t read the post, it is horribly inaccurate), and sent me a friend request, I accepted.
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