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Michellerobynn

HBOGo / SHOWTIME Anytime

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I'm sure there is a good reason that HBOGO and Showtime Anytime are not available as premium apps on the new OLED 2016 models but seriously, but it's so disappointing. I have a cablebox and I'm looking to simple my life through smart tv and would prefer if I could just cancel my HBO on demand subscription and showtime subscription through cable and pay for the Apps because I never watch live tv. I also don't want to have purchase a Roku or Amazon stick. I mean maybe I should Roku remotes could control my tv?

Anyway here is one request - please add HBOGO and Showtime anytime to the LG smartv webos3.

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Ditto on this. Had I known  this before purchasing I might have just gone with Samsung. As it is, I'm going to go give them another look... LG can't rest on their OLED laurels forever.

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This is ridiculous a brand like LG doesn't have one of the most popular apps available.  The reason I was searching for an answer was I am in the hunt for a 2nd smart TV for my basement, no way will I be getting another LG.

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Hi guys,

I was looking at a 55UH850V, but need HBO Now installed in the OS. I'm assuming, since HBO Go is missing, that HBO Now is MIA too? This would be a deal breaker for me if other brands feature it in their OS.

Thanks!

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I also did submit a request and got a generic answer asking me to subscribe for updates as to which devices were supported or not.

Hard to say if this is HBO's fault or LG's. I'm leaning heavily towards HBO.

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My workaround is I also have Amazon prime. All HBO content is available through Amazon's app. Of course you need the HBO subscription, too. I've also just played  HBO from my laptop w/ HDMI before that. 

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disappointed that it is 2016 and we don't have HBO Go on the WebOS.  Samsung's OS has it on my 2014 smart tv.  my consoles has it, it is just disappointing.  I hope they'll add it soon.  I only need it to view it directly and not opening up the console (installing the app).   

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I shopped all around for TVs and purchased LG because I respected the brand. Not anymore. This is pretty piss poor on LG's part, in my opinion. I see the release in December of 2014 that says it is added to their WebOS. . .

"The HBO Go comes standard on the Premium Content menu, which is part of the WebOS interface used on the most recent LG TVs" --  However this is not the case. 

 

Hey LG -- When are you going to fix this? All of your customers are here waiting on your response to this topic.

 

Thank you.

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The official position from LG support  is that this is controlled by the app developer and they would have to build the app and submit for webOS.  The request would need to be directed at the developer of the app, similar to how app developers submit their apps to iOS and Android. Contacting HBO support and they push back towards LG as having to build the app which is not usually how it goes. The app developer would download the OS SDK and build their app. If LG doesn't pre-install the  app, it needs to be submitted to the app store.

So in a nutshell, if you want an app, contact the app developer/company to build it.  However, I'm sure there are many others who are asking for this and it wouldn't hurt to contact HBO 

https://help.hbogo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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On 27/07/2017 at 2:39 PM, Alex said:

The official position from LG support  is that this is controlled by the app developer and they would have to build the app and submit for webOS.  The request would need to be directed at the developer of the app, similar to how app developers submit their apps to iOS and Android. Contacting HBO support and they push back towards LG as having to build the app which is not usually how it goes. The app developer would download the OS SDK and build their app. If LG doesn't pre-install the  app, it needs to be submitted to the app store.

So in a nutshell, if you want an app, contact the app developer/company to build it.  However, I'm sure there are many others who are asking for this and it wouldn't hurt to contact HBO 

https://help.hbogo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

That's true, however, LG could vastly speed things up by officially contacting HBO and ask them to work on their WebOS app.

I have already contacted HBO and it wouldn't hurt if you at LG can do the same as well... thanks.

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31 minutes ago, StagLifeSL said:

That's true, however, LG could vastly speed things up by officially contacting HBO and ask them to work on their WebOS app.

I have already contacted HBO and it wouldn't hurt if you at LG can do the same as well... thanks.

You do understand that we are not LG and this website is only a user to user support forum for lg webos and legacy webos products? I do agree that LG should contact HBO.

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Dang. LG recieves more misplaced blame and gets less respect than any other tv company I've seen. I keep looking for a scandal or controversy in their past....a defining moment when they lost peoples confidence that would explain why they get near universal disdain from consumers. Its ridiculous to demand that a smart device mfr X add app support "from" content provider Y- "lets petition LG to develop an app that can use HBO subscriber database and account authentication to give consumers access to HBO content and distribute it on the tvs app store for them in HBO's name. HBO dont have any say because its LG responsibility..."- yet that seems to be the reaction from the majority of consumers when it involves LG. Also the purpose of smart tv's was always defeated as they have never matched the performance, responsiveness, or app and sw support of a smart 'box'. Smart box > smart player > smart tv

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Just like on  iOS and Android it's not Apple and Google that make their HBO apps, its HBO that makes it and submits their app to the operating system's app catalog. LG webOS and other TV platforms shouldn't be expected to build an app for a network and their content, you don't expect Apple to build every app in their catalog...it's usually up to each individual developer to provide their app. 

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On 10/09/2017 at 1:56 AM, Alex said:

Just like on  iOS and Android it's not Apple and Google that make their HBO apps, its HBO that makes it and submits their app to the operating system's app catalog. LG webOS and other TV platforms shouldn't be expected to build an app for a network and their content, you don't expect Apple to build every app in their catalog...it's usually up to each individual developer to provide their app. 

While I agree with the sentiment that TV manufacturers should not be expected to produce the apps for content providers, may be they should.  In particular circumstances.  

One such circumstance?  If it is a paid for view service. 

"Hi Mr Content provider LG here.  We will produce your app for you, keep it up to date, liaise with you regularly and take all the hassle away from you.  What do we want in return?  Well a small percentage of the taking of course."

Another circumstance?  If it is going to drive people to purchase their product because it provides something no other TV platform has.  I cannot think of an example off the top of my head but I am sure someone with chime in (no no no no no no no no, not Flash support in the browser).

Amongst the many many reasons webOS failed at Palm/HP was the fact that third parties were not producing enough apps to make the platform attractive enough.  I sit here sadly looking at my HP Pre 3, while luckily my TouchPad has Android 7 running on it. 

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