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belltown
Level 7

How can I retrieve a Roku's name?

How do I retrieve the name of a Roku device - the name you see under Settings>About, the name that was defined under 'My linked devices' in the My Account page on Roku.com? I see there's a "friendlyName" field returned from port 8060, but it only ever says, "Roku Streaming Player"; that's not very friendly.
https://github.com/belltown/
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: How can I retrieve a Roku's name?

It should show under <friendlyName/> indeed. +1 for RokuCo to answer this.
See also, viewtopic.php?f=34&t=66535&p=427117#p427117
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belltown
Level 7

Re: How can I retrieve a Roku's name?

So it looks like Roku does not make the user-assigned Roku name available. It must be either too trivial or not trivial enough to implement such a change.
https://github.com/belltown/
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greubel
Level 7

Re: How can I retrieve a Roku's name?

I just noticed that the xml for <friendlyName> NOW has the name I assigned to the device. Only on 5x devices.

When is it going across the platforms ?
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: How can I retrieve a Roku's name?

"greubel" wrote:

When is it going across the platforms ?


Probably never.

- Joel
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: How can I retrieve a Roku's name?

"RokuJoel" wrote:
Probably never.

Jeez, that's cold. :cry:

But honest. Appreciate the straight answer!
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