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Select "subchannels" within Spectrum channel using Roku ECP

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Hello all,

I am creating a web GUI that will allow me to control multiple devices at home including my Roku Ultra.

Using the Roku ECP (see below):

https://developer.roku.com/docs/developer-program/debugging/external-control-api.md

 

Is there a way to select a subchannel within a Roku channel? For example, we stream TV using the Spectrum channel. Once inside the Spectrum channel, is there a command(s) to select the ESPN channel vs say, Disney (etc)? The is to create a number keypad to "dial-in" a specfic channel rather than using the directional keypad to scroll up/down subchannels. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Select "subchannels" within Spectrum channel using Roku ECP

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You would likely need to add deep linking parameters to your ECP call. I don't know if those would be made available by spectrum.  You could try contacting spectrum to see if they would provide the linking parameters.

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Re: Select "subchannels" within Spectrum channel using Roku ECP

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You would likely need to add deep linking parameters to your ECP call. I don't know if those would be made available by spectrum.  You could try contacting spectrum to see if they would provide the linking parameters.

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Re: Select "subchannels" within Spectrum channel using Roku ECP

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Did you ever get a solution to this?

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Re: Select "subchannels" within Spectrum channel using Roku ECP

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Not really. But I never contacted Spectrum to see if they had a deep link API for their channel.

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Re: Select "subchannels" within Spectrum channel using Roku ECP

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may be you could program one of the remote keys (A,B) to launch the channel then invoke the key using ECP?

ps: this will work on newer roku devices only

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Re: Select "subchannels" within Spectrum channel using Roku ECP

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We both may be seeking to accomplish something similar - I'm looking to launch specific tv channels within the Sling app.  It seems that if you know the contentID for the "subchannel" then should be able to use a REST call to bring up that specific channel.

I haven't been able to test this because it's not clear how to get the contentID. The Deep Link Testers provided require that you know the ContentID that you're wanting to link to.

You may have better luck with Spectrum since it seems that some cable channels allow you to bring a subchannel to the main menu when you use a code and provide your cable provider.

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