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Is this possible? {feed update question}

Hello, all.

The length of time between who often Roku checks our feed for any updates is pretty significant.  Is there a way to force/ping Roku to say, "Hey Roku, there's new content available. . .come get it!"?

 

Thanks,

 

-- Scott

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Re: Is this possible? {feed update question}

This should work. If you change the name of the feed file each time you update the file, Roku will be forced to read it since the new name is not cached. Some developers use a naming scheme by adding some suffix onto the name of the file thus making the file "new".
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Re: Is this possible? {feed update question}

Interesting. How would I do this if the feed file name and path are fixed by the application I use?

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Re: Is this possible? {feed update question}

Without knowing the application and how you post your feed file, I could only speculate.

FREE Windows desktop software for creating BIF (Trick Play), Direct Publisher (MRSS, JSON), and FireTV feeds @ https://github.com/rrirower. No programming knowledge required.
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Re: Is this possible? {feed update question}

@podworx  you can have the same result if you go into the channel settings and save anything in there without actually changing something. lets say you go into Categories and just hit Save , then go into Feed Status  , in the right side on the monitor you will see a Refresh Feed button ,refresh.png

 

click on that give it couple of minutes , and you can see the result , if everything is ok just publish the channel with the "new" modified content , that's all. 

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