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mikolajek
Level 7

HBO GO app availability in Europe

Is there any news on when the HBO GO channel is available for European users?

I understand for years it was HBO that didn't offer its GO service across Europe but it's been many months since we can enjoy it. And it's already on Chromecast, nVidia, Apple TV and so on. When can we expect Roku to make a move on this?
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Tajson
Level 8

Re: HBO GO app availability in Europe

"mikolajek" wrote:
Is there any news on when the HBO GO channel is available for European users?

You need to contact HBO Europe for that answer.

Currently, Roku only has the HBO GO channel for the US market while HBO Europe made a specific EU version for the Google Play store which is separate and apart from the US version there.
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jeffrok
Level 12

Re: HBO GO app availability in Europe

"mikolajek" wrote:
Is there any news on when the HBO GO channel is available for European users?

I understand for years it was HBO that didn't offer its GO service across Europe but it's been many months since we can enjoy it. And it's already on Chromecast, nVidia, Apple TV and so on. When can we expect Roku to make a move on this?


I'd suggest just buying a Chromecast for times when an app isn't available for the Roku in your country. Then most/all bases are covered.
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mikolajek
Level 7

Re: HBO GO app availability in Europe

"jeffrok" wrote:
I'd suggest just buying a Chromecast for times when an app isn't available for the Roku in your country. Then most/all bases are covered.

I've been actually considering this, but I much prefer Roku UI and general functionality over Chromecast (I've played with it a bit). What I particularly hate in Chromecast is its power supply that brings another cable to be hidden.

I guess since Roku is not so much popular in Europe (why, oh why? Smiley Wink), HBO has focused on the Chromecast app. While Chromecast is officially not available in all European countries, its coverage is certainly wider than Roku's...
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Tajson
Level 8

Re: HBO GO app availability in Europe

"mikolajek" wrote:
I guess since Roku is not so much popular in Europe (why, oh why? Smiley Wink), HBO has focused on the Chromecast app. While Chromecast is officially not available in all European countries, its coverage is certainly wider than Roku's...

UK and France are the only Roku supported countries in Europe. Some UK users will chrime in and say barely as well.
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