I need to remotely control Roku, off-the-shelf box via IP. Ideally, telnet 8085 command that commands which channel to play, but even up/down/left/right IR Remote navigation emulation would work, sort of.
Is there a way to do to this without adding an app. Putting the box in Dev mode is oka if necessary.
You can telnet to port 8080 and enter commands: press s - select/ok press p - pause/play press u - up press d - down press r - right press l - left press f - FF press b - Rew press h - Home press k - back press i - info press p - replay
On the Roku 2 units commands can be stacked, e.g., press ul.
To do everything you want including launching a channel (via HTTP POSTs), see the External Control Guide in the developer's documentation.