Hi Danny -
Thank you for replying, but this does not help.
In the last week, I lost a critical part of the functionality of a personally-owned device (Roku set-top) to access media on another personally owned device (Synology NAS) on my local network.
This happened with zero notice other than an obscure argument Roku had with Synology in 2018, and by removing this functionality Roku effectively devalued the hardware device that I had already paid them for.
This renders the Roku device useless. Why would I ever buy a set top box that stops delivering it's killer app with zero notice one day?
Set top boxes are table steaks. Roku's heavy-handed approach to 'channel content' is probably correct from a legal standpoint, but it obviates any trust I've built over 20 years doing business with them.
It's not a 'channel' you produce, Roku, it's an implemented solution you have already sold to thousands of satisfied customers, and you don't have any right to remove that support without justification.
It's unlikely Roku will fix it, because that would involve admitting fault, and the big guys (Apple, Amazon) will likely make this a non-argument very soon.
It's a shame. That old M500 blew our minds back in the day, and these folks have clearly lost the path to innovation.