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manishDev
Level 7

install channel without opening store

I have been going through the documentation and I cannot get my head around this. Is there any way to install a new channel in the background without going to the app/channel store on RSG SDK?
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peterflax
Level 7

Re: install channel without opening store

i dont think so :c
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joetesta
Level 10

Re: install channel without opening store

The user can add channels from the web, but don't think it would be possible to complete that process from inside a roku channel. Doing this in the background from brs would probably be considered something of a security risk since users could get a channel without realizing it, and that channel could look like an official channel and phish their login.

The channel can launch the store with the option to add a new channel.  I've done it before a while ago, would have to look around now for how that's done.
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manishDev
Level 7

Re: install channel without opening store

"joetesta" wrote:
The user can add channels from the web, but don't think it would be possible to complete that process from inside a roku channel. Doing this in the background from brs would probably be considered something of a security risk since users could get a channel without realizing it, and that channel could look like an official channel and phish their login.

The channel can launch the store with the option to add a new channel.  I've done it before a while ago, would have to look around now for how that's done.

That's correct. It is pretty straight forward to launch channel store with the option to add a new channel. That unfortunately kills the current app. I was wondering whether there was any mechanism to raise a request and listen to channel store while the process is finished silently.
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