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Playing HBO GO from iPad 2 on TV

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  • David Murrin Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 5:18 AM (in response to taquitopete)

    I also have DirecTV and HBO. I also want to catch up on Boardwalk Empire and want to watch it on my large screen. I also have my DTV box attached to the Net.

     

    It's easy, just go to channel 1501 (HBO On Demand) where every episode is there to stream. Full HD. Takes a minute or two to build a buffer depending on you Internet connection speed.

  • maverick66 Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to velogiraptor)

    What are you talking about? I use HBO Go with AirPlay from my iPad 4 and iPhone 5 almost daily. Picture/sound arrive on my tv via my Apple TV with no issues.

  • nsfw Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 12:11 PM (in response to maverick66)

    Maverick66.  This was a feature that HBO disabled for over a year.  It finally returned in the latest app update after an agreement of some sort with Apple.

    Before that people had to use the work arounds mentioned in this 9 page thread.  Its all moot now as you noticed.

  • ssandcs Calculating status...
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    Mar 21, 2013 7:17 AM (in response to nsfw)

    So nsfw, then are you saying that with the most recent Ipad2 update, I should  be able to watch HBOGO via my HDMI connect to a NON-Apple TV?  Or, do you mean I need to update the HBO GO app, and it should work?  Sorry for my ignorance on this issue, but I just got both the Ipad2 and the HDMI connector and tried it last night and PBS works, TED Talks work, but HBO GO comes on and then shuts down.

    Thank you for your help.

  • nsfw Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 21, 2013 9:40 AM (in response to ssandcs)

    I haven't tried my hdmi connector, but i was replying to maverick66 who was talking about airplay to the ATV.

    HBO/Showtime finally allowed you to airplay from your iOS to your ATV.

  • AnvilMan6000 Calculating status...
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    Mar 24, 2013 2:31 PM (in response to scottyc5)

    Very frustrated user here. Cannot get the hbo go app to show up in the Apple TV. The hbo go app is on an iPhone 5 an is on an ipad mini. I have read that it should work via AirPlay but no idea how to get it to work, AirPlay is enabled. Any ideas?

  • AnvilMan6000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 2:35 PM (in response to AnvilMan6000)

    Also, the iphone5 and ipad mini and Apple TV device are all up to date with the software and the hbo go app is also up to date

  • vongole1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 31, 2013 2:48 AM (in response to scottyc5)

    Same here. Update of HBO GO app shows support for Airplay. No way to find it.

  • Eplebiter Calculating status...
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    Apr 5, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to vongole1)

    First things first...I discovered that you have to enable airplay on your iPad by pressing the home button twice then swiping right to left along the bottom until you come to the music player toolbar where you will find the airplay icon. Click that and turn on screen mirroring. Hope this helps some of you. I did this because I only heard audio when watching a preview in the HBO GO app.

     

    Problem is that when I turmed on mirroring the HBO GO app tells me "We're sorry, but HBO GO does not currently support HDMI video out from this device. We hope to offer this capability in the future". What device do they mean? My Apple TV or my iPad 2? Shouldn't it work?

     

    So airplay isn't working in HBO Go and neither is playing any real content. I can only play some previews. For days now, when I try to play an actual episode or movie I get this: "We're sorry. Some videos may not be available at this time. We are working on this issue and hope to have it resolved shortly."

     

    Anyone have any ideas how I can fix this? I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Logging in an out.

     

    In settings > version see that the app version is 2.0.0.641 from 2013-02-01 build g1bf2378. Does anyone have a newer version? Maybe somehow I have an old app?

  • maverick66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 5, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to Eplebiter)

    Eplebiter this isn't the case at all....you don't have to "enable mirroring" for HBO Go. It utizes the "normal" Airplay functions that everything else does. I use it every single day...as recent as 30 minutes ago.

     

    I would just reset the iPad, reset the Apple TV and see if that just syncs everything back to how it should be. There is no reason that you should not be able to Airplay HBO Go at this time.

  • Eplebiter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 7, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to maverick66)

    Hmmm, well that made things worsens. Earlier today I could play movies and now I can't, only previews. Re airplay, only the audio comes over when I hit AirPlay, so then following some other instructions I went to turn on mirroring, but get the strange hdmi video out message as I stated above. I don't unstand why it works for you and not for me :-(

  • UN_EdB Calculating status...
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to Eplebiter)

    I have an iPad 4, AppleTV g3 with current software and the most recent version of HBO GO. Oh, and am logged in via a Comcast / Xfinity account. When attempting to AirPlay (normal or mirroring) I receive an error message on the TV "an error occurred please try later". AirPlay works fine, for example, using Netflix.

     

    Frustrating. Grateful for any tips.

  • Eplebiter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to UN_EdB)

    Yeah, I'm using the Xfinity login, too. New Apple TV with latest sw 5.2.1. with iPad 2 (iOS 5.1.1) and updated the HBO Go app today with the release form Monday. With airplay only getting audio and when trying to fix by turning  on mirroring I get the ""We're sorry, but HBO GO does not currently support HDMI video out from this device. We hope to offer this capability in the future" message.

     

    I'm going to contact HBO Go (contacthbogo@hbo.com) and point them to this discussion. Maybe their app devs can help us out.

  • markanderin Calculating status...
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    Apr 19, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to Eplebiter)

    Try updating the iPad iOS to the newer iOS 6.

     

    I was having the same experience with HBO Go ---> brand new ATV3 ---> iPad running 5.1.1 ---> newly downloaded HBO Go. I could get sound but not video and got the mirroring "does not support HDMI" error when trying to mirror.

     

    I updated the ipad to iOS 6 last night and HBO Go then worked just fine.

  • fjchilds Calculating status...
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    May 7, 2013 7:20 AM (in response to markanderin)

    This is all very confusing. I have one simple question. Has anyone used Apple TV and their iPad to use Airplay to stream HBO Go with Comcast as their network service provider. Comcast blocks HBO Go access on the Roku and I am wondering if they also block Airplay access.

     

    Many Thanks!!!

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