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sparkerman
Level 7

Lock in a private channel

Hello
We are distributing about 7 roku players with our own private channel for internal company use. Is it possible to lock the private channel so it can't be removed from the home screen? The reason is to prevent an employee from accidentally removing the channel.
Thanks
Scot
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sparkerman
Level 7

Re: Lock in a private channel

From what I understand, if a private channel is removed from one Roku 3 box, all the same private channels are removed from the other boxes that are linked to the same account. This is another reason it would be nice to lock the private channel.
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EnTerr
Level 9

Re: Lock in a private channel

The by-the-Book response Roku* people give is that Roku players are not designed for that. Optionally followed by a "go buy a BrightSign instead".

There is a silver lining in your second observation though - by keeping eye on one of the players attached to account, you can re-add the channel to all players if someone deletes it.

You can even write a script that can keep re-adding the channel periodically... No, scratch that! They broke that feature couple of months ago, viewtopic.php?f=34&t=90823
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