Big surprise: Time Warner and Comcast block HBO Go access on the Xbox 360

Summary:Time Warner and Comcast subscribers won't have much luck accessing HBO Go on their Xbox 360s.

For television enthusiasts and Xbox owners, Tuesday was a big day marred somewhat by disappointment.

Expecting to access HBO Go via its new Xbox 360 app, many Xbox owners have discovered that they are unable to do so. That's because Comcast, Time Warner, and Bright House have all opted to block subscriber access to the app. The news isn't too surprising, of course, seeing as how the companies have taken a similar approach to the app on other platforms.

But it's still no good, especially for those unfortunate enough to be in the middle of the whole thing.

In case you were curious, here's the list of cable providers on board with Microsoft. Note the absence of the aforementioned three companies.

  • AT&T
  • Bend Broadband
  • Blue Ridge Communications
  • Cablevision
  • Charter
  • Cox
  • Directv
  • Dish
  • Grande Communications
  • HTC Digital Cable
  • Massillon Cable/Clear Picture
  • Mediacom
  • Midcontinent
  • Communications
  • RCN
  • Suddenlink
  • Verizon
  • Wow

[Via The Verge]

Topics: Microsoft, Hardware, Mobility

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Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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