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onlyone311
Reel Rookie

unable to install Unpublished channels

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Hi the last time i upload a package was a year ago, now i see they updated the dashboard, but i can not fin the code to install and preview my public unpublish channel, the Vanity access code i get does not work to install it, someone knows whre i can fin the access code or how can i test it, with out make a beta channel?

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speechles
Roku Guru

Re: unable to install Unpublished channels

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The unpublished or private channels have been discontinued. They have been deleted. They are gone.

You must use the BETA process and then only a certain number of users are allowed to install.

If you want an application everyone can use you MUST use the standard process to develop an application and publish it to the Roku channel store.

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Pablo5133w
Newbie

Re: unable to install Unpublished channels

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i have the same problem, the access code on the page doesn't work

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speechles
Roku Guru

Re: unable to install Unpublished channels

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The unpublished or private channels have been discontinued. They have been deleted. They are gone.

You must use the BETA process and then only a certain number of users are allowed to install.

If you want an application everyone can use you MUST use the standard process to develop an application and publish it to the Roku channel store.

onlyone311
Reel Rookie

Re: unable to install Unpublished channels

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OK, i'll try with beta before you publish it, thanks

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speechles
Roku Guru

Re: unable to install Unpublished channels

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Because there were people creating "unofficial" applications to stream content they might not officially own. It was allowing people to use the Roku platform to pirate from other platforms. Piracy killed the private and unpublished apps. This is why we cannot have nice things.

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RokuNB
Roku Guru

Re: unable to install Unpublished channels

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since Private channels got converted to Beta channels, there are new rules, see https://developer.roku.com/docs/developer-program/publishing/channel-publishing-guide.md#beta-channe...

Says they expire in 120 days

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cocotower
Roku Guru

Re: unable to install Unpublished channels

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That is not exactly true.  It was porn channels by the thousands that led to the unlisted feature to be killed.  The lists are still out there for the now non-working channels.  Meanwhile over at Fire TV, the Kodi app allows almost anything.

 

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EnTerr
Roku Guru

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porn apps were not the reason, they fell in collateral damage

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