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bbrouse
Level 7

Does launching from the channel store use deeplink params?

We've seen some issues with a channel that lead us to believe that when a user launches a channel from the channel store itself that there are deep link parameters included (contentID or mediaType). Could someone from Roku verify whether this is true or not, and if so what are the arguments used in launching the channel in cases like this?
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Does launching from the channel store use deeplink param

Hi Ben, not sure what you mean by "from the channel store itself". Generally when a home page ad launches a channel it does include contentID as a URL parameter. If the channel is not installed I believe it takes you to the channel store where you can add the channel, and I believe but am not 100% certain that the url parameters are passed along.

If you mean launching it via your own Curl script

curl -i -d "" http://10.8.5.213:8060/launch/11?contentID=<channelID>

or using asyncPostFromString, then I think you can't send URL params along to the channel unless it is already installed, as this feature was not implemented.

- Joel
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bbrouse
Level 7

Re: Does launching from the channel store use deeplink param

Thanks for the reply Joel. This is what I'm referring to when I say launching "from the channel store itself": screenshot
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