Roku Developer Program

Developers and content creators—a complete solution for growing an audience directly.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
darren404
Level 7

How can I link to the roku store within my channel?

Hi, I have seen channels have links to other channels in the Roku store. Some channels get you to press enter while the ad for the channel is playing. Others will have a poster item that will take them to that channel in the store or to the channel if it is installed.

Does anyone know how this is done?

I cant seem to find it is the SDK docs. Not sure if it is an in-channel product. Or a "hello world" type method.

Thanks Smiley Happy
0 Kudos
2 Replies
EnTerr
Level 8

Re: How can I link to the roku store within my channel?

See "install" under External Control Guide > External Control Protocol Services

"Install" is a misnomer, a bad choice of word from what i can tell ("channel" would have been a better one). What it does is open channel info screen for a given channel number. And if the user chooses to install it from there, it may launch it too.

3/4 of the functionality is broken right now, see viewtopic.php?f=34&t=90823
But if you need the 1/4 that works, you are in luck.
0 Kudos
darren404
Level 7

Re: How can I link to the roku store within my channel?

That is exactly what I was looking for.

Thank You Smiley Happy
0 Kudos