I second the need for deep linking in the Roku Media Player.
I've built a java service that indexes my UPNP server movies to SOLR and an electron app that reads that SOLR index (quickly!) to display the movie covers on a touchscreen UI.
The last step is to tap the movie you want to watch and have Roku Media Player immediately start playback of the selected movie.
I'm able to launch RMP over http, but it looks like that's the end of the line until deep linking is added.
Well, with the help of the developer documentation, I was able to put together and sideload a prototype brightscript app in about 6 hours that reads contentID/mediaType parameters on launch and starts playback of the media, meeting my requirements.
This was my first Roku app...
So, is the opposition to adding this pretty straightforward functionality to Roku Media Player philosophical?