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freetochoose
Level 9

How do I get my test channel to refresh?

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It has only refreshed what seems like a couple times today. Not sure if I'm supposed to do something after I make a change other than updating the URL and refreshing the feed.

Sorry I'm new to DP. Built previous channels with SDK.

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Baradanikto
Level 13

Re: How do I get my test channel to refresh?

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In the past, changes to test channels would take effect immediately. However, Roku has changed the process of ingesting changes to test channels. It now takes up to 6+ hours for changes to take effect.

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Baradanikto
Level 13

Re: How do I get my test channel to refresh?

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In the past, changes to test channels would take effect immediately. However, Roku has changed the process of ingesting changes to test channels. It now takes up to 6+ hours for changes to take effect.

FREE Windows desktop software for creating BIF (Trick Play), Direct Publisher (MRSS, JSON), and FireTV feeds @ GitHub/rrirower. No programming knowledge required.
TheLioness22
Level 7

Re: How do I get my test channel to refresh?

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That is absolutely ridiculous.  How is anyone supposed to test changes to a channel when you have to wait 6+ hours to see if the change you're making actually will work or not?  Seriously, Roku, provide better dev options/tooling.

jzachary
Level 9

Re: How do I get my test channel to refresh?

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Ah, that makes sense, I keep making new versions to preview and they all look like the oldest version no matter what I change. Very frustrating. 

In the web admin my preview screenshot looks correct, but the channel is entirely different loaded on the Roku. 

 

 

lisaball
Level 7

Re: How do I get my test channel to refresh?

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very frustrating. It takes 4 days to see the changes after publishing and more than 6 hours to see changes on unpublished. How are we supposed to get any work done and keep clients happy?

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