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Has anyone been able to get HBO to work?

asked 2014-06-14 20:13:29 +0300

Sandoz gravatar image

updated 2015-02-18 01:51:09 +0300

foss4ever gravatar image


Since there is no change to get native app for it. I've tried to get HBO Nordic android app to work. I've had no luck with it and can't seem to find a working version of it. Is it even possible to get it working? Or is there some sort of DRM-stuff blocking it's use?

Any help would be appreciated.

Sincerely Sandoz.

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answered 2015-02-18 01:42:00 +0300

Sandoz gravatar image

So it seems like none of the versions work. HBO Nordic really does not care about their android customers, so why would they bother on us. BTW. Thanks for censoring out the bad words, jiit.

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answered 2015-02-18 15:41:34 +0300

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Why don't you ask the HBO what technologies they are using for streaming/providing content to cilients and customers. If they rely on proprietary and closed techs (like M$-based Silverlight etc), there is no way Jolla/SailfisOS can support that and any android-based solutions are clearly non-optimal and shouldn't be trusted or relied on (even as workarounds they wont't give customers th UX and service quality that users expect). There are many streaming and film/tv/video/media providers (e.g Netflix, MTV3/Finland, etc) that stubbornly only support mostly M$/DRM-based proprietsry/closed content delivery techs/APIs/protocols, so blame/flame them to get this issue resolved.

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The Netflix App works great on the Jolla. The only minor problem I had was when using 3G, it would sometimes complain about the bandwidth being to small, although it was not. This did not happen since a few update of the App anymore.

Venty ( 2015-02-18 15:46:14 +0300 )edit

@Venty Ok, good for you, but that is an Android-app, so Netflix can not be supported in Jolla/SailfishOS natively because of M$/Silverligh. And if that Netflix-app additionally requires Google Play Services it is not (and cannot be) even officially supported on Jolla cause Google-policies prevent it.

foss4ever ( 2015-02-18 16:01:01 +0300 )edit

@jjaone Clearly you didn't get the memo, Netflix on Android doesn't use Silverlight and even the browser-based version uses HTML5 EME if it is supported (which it is in Chrome). Stop with the whole "M$/Silverlight" crap.

JoshStrobl ( 2015-02-18 19:29:34 +0300 )edit
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