It can't be done natively, in otherwords, there isn't an established method in the dashboard to achieve it. None that I'm aware of. However I would try reaching out to Roku in some way (mod: Roku Shawn or Joel or whoever the current one is). Or if you have any contacts or past emails you can reach out to.
Possibly it can be done on their back end, I'm not really sure either way of how much of a technical workaround it would be for them, (possibly it just can't) but you should get in touch & see if they can assist you in this. Makes sense what your asking, it's just the technical/backend of if they can do it. Hopefully they foresaw things like this when implementing the DP infrastructure & anticipated conversions like this.
I'm trying to accomplish the same thing, I have a SDK Channel and would like to convert to a Direct Publisher Channel to maintain the same ID and User Data.
I found in the Knowledge Center that this can be done with drop menu in the Manage My Channels section, there is a link to ¨Convert to Direct Publisher¨
Bue when I enter into Manage My Channels in the drop menu I don't have this option.
Do I need first to create a new DP Channel and then apply this Conversion?
The SDK Channel is not public.
Thanks in advance
Just looking at my own channels, public channels have that option and private channels do not. I don't know anything about DP channels so I don't know if there's a requirement that they be public.
These channels were developed and maintained by a third party but they are no longer in this business and the channels names and the users were transferred to us a long time ago, but without the app package(files), and that is why I would like to re-activate these channels again using Direct Publish option and a Feed.
The channels are published(tag on the thumbnail) and in the details is this info:
Type: Custom SDK
Don´t know if here something else we have to do to convert o assign this channels to Directo Publisher
I think you'd have to convert it to a public channel first. I don't know what it takes to do that, but if you want to try you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi @podworx , it is not that complicated but it take a little work and time.
First you need to have a json link ( or something similar that works with the DP method)
when you have your content on the new feed , just go to your channel manager and you should see in the Options drop down Convert to Direct Publisher - click on that and .... it will take some time - like couple of minutes , after the channel is converted you will have the DP channel but ........ without content so make sure you look into all the settings , ad the feed url , categories - if it;s the case , so on .... than update the channel.
It worked for me so it should for you too .
Have fun & let me know if worked for you too.