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EnTerr
Level 8

Getting firmware version via ECP?

I am sure this has been asked before but for the life of me i cannot find "the" original request, so i am starting a new thread. To state the problem/request:
Having an external app that uses ECP to control Roku player, how can it fetch what's the current "Roku OS" version?

Here are some topics from 2012-2015 asking about it:

I think there are more because i seem to vaguely remember RokuMarkn answering sometime, somewhere, something to the line of "you don't need that" because presumably there is no difference in how ECP behaves. Except, there is - for example how fw7 broke access to channel "Details" screen since November viewtopic.php?f=34&t=90823
(previous cases viewtopic.php?f=34&t=63977&p=411730#p411385 and viewtopic.php?f=34&t=63977#p411730).

There was an undocumented way to get the version from UPnP response before but that changed since changes for DIAL. Also from what i remember from years ago, the "Roku by Roku" mobile app was getting the player firmware version by some non-ECP way, another argument that it is needed to external apps. And it's not that said info is a secret, it is available to internal apps via roDeviceInfo
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Getting firmware version via ECP?

I bumped this request for internal review.
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Getting firmware version via ECP?

thank you, sir! appendages crossed
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