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healingtv
Level 7

Roku stick for only a single channel

Hi I heard that Roku can make a HDMI streaming stick for a single channel. Is it true? I am preparing a christian TV channel in ROKU and I want to show only my channel or a couple of channels which I choose to put in Roku stick. Is it technically possible?
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dcrandall
Level 7

Re: Roku stick for only a single channel

I'm talking out of my backside on this, but I think the stick pairs with a user account. So you make your user account, add the channels to it accordingly... then in permissions lock-down adding more channels.

At that point, I think you can take the stick wherever you want it.
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kc8pql
Level 7

Re: Roku stick for only a single channel

^Humm...not sure that's entirely correct. You can set a PIN in your account for adding pay channels, but I'm not sure it prevents adding free ones.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku stick for only a single channel

The account PIN settings allow requiring a PIN for just paid channels or for adding any channel.
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Roku stick for only a single channel

"venrooy" wrote:
But can't you still do a factory reset even if you don't have the pin?

Of course - and then configure it for another user account. Or one can steal it. Or can replace a given stick with another stick, configured with completely different channels. There is nothing that a PIN can do for that. And it is not trying to - but what it does is what was asked: prevent casual installation of other channels.

PS. this topic probably should be in General, not Devs
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