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indypharmd
Level 7

HBO Subscription through Direct TV (HBO Go) and Roku Streaming

I have an HBO subscription through my Direct TV account. Is there a way to use this through Roku? (The default login goes to HBO Now - which is not the same).
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ghb51
Level 8

Re: HBO Subscription through Direct TV (HBO Go) and Roku Streaming

"indypharmd" wrote:
I have an HBO subscription through my Direct TV account. Is there a way to use this through Roku? (The default login goes to HBO Now - which is not the same).

I might be misunderstanding, but you should be able to install HBO GO on your Roku and sign in with your Direct TV credentials, HBO Now is a stand alone service and doesn't use a separate  subscription like Direct TV to access.
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DBDukes
Level 9

Re: HBO Subscription through Direct TV (HBO Go) and Roku Streaming

"ghb51" wrote:
"indypharmd" wrote:
I have an HBO subscription through my Direct TV account. Is there a way to use this through Roku? (The default login goes to HBO Now - which is not the same).

I might be misunderstanding, but you should be able to install HBO GO on your Roku and sign in with your Direct TV credentials, HBO Now is a stand alone service and doesn't use a separate  subscription like Direct TV to access.

Your understanding is correct:

HBO GO is for using a subscription from cable/satellite/streaming service.

HBO NOW is for a stand-along subscription.

They are not interchangeable.
DBDukes
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