Comcast will be activating Hbo on xbox next week it will be starting early next week. HBO subsribers will have access to the premium networks in the app on the 360. But unlike with the operators own VOD app for the 360. Hbo will count towards the 250 gigabyte monthy data usage which a limit on broadband users.
Comcast have announced that there new feature in a post on friday. To access the HBO app you will need a gold membership from microsoft. Customers can log in with the same username and pass.
That they use for Xfinity on xbox..Hbo go launched an on game platform last week. Although comcast also debuted its own xfinity app for the 360. But MSO was not among the intial affiliates supporting the HBO app.me. Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks also do not allow HBO Go on Xbox. Comcast and HBO has resolved a business issue which are unreleated to the device itself to reach a agreement on the HBO for the 360. In the mean while comcast.will still not provide access to the HBO service through Roku set-tops pr samsung smart tv's.With comcasts launch of xfinity on xbox public interest groups complained that the operators policy of not counting a video on demand section through the app. Comcast then said it was because the xbox acts as effectively another set-top box for VOD that does not traverse the internet usage that the xfinity app is not subject to the 250gb monthly cap. The MSO is in the freqeuntly asked questions section of the site and says all internet deliverd video including that on its xfinitytv.com site counts towards the toal usage.Then a spokeman from comcast said all HBO go usage will apply to the cap because the video is delivered over the public internet, while the xfnity tv app is for xbox uses the MSO'S private network.