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complete channel list?

Postby mega1026 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:02 pm

with all of the recent additions, could anyone list all of the available channels?
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby Village Idiot » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:54 pm

The channels are being created by different people. So i doubt they want to list each other.
Also new ones are being added all the time so the list would obsolete within a day or two.
I recommend you just an eye on the people creating the channels and see what they post.
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby KennyJ » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:53 am

mega1026 wrote:with all of the recent additions, could anyone list all of the available channels?


These are the only ones officially approved by Roku:
http://www.roku.com/roku-channel-store

The others out there are private channels by developers. They could submit them to be included in the channel store at some point.
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby -LD » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:06 am

mega1026 wrote:with all of the recent additions, could anyone list all of the available channels?

The channel store is working swimmingly...
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby mega1026 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:37 am

i meant the private channels
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby -LD » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:38 am

mega1026 wrote:i meant the private channels


I know. That's the problem, private channels. They are random and spread out everywhere so the channel store can't hit any critical mass. If they were neatly centralized you wouldn't have to look for them. But they aren't, so it's a mess.
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby nowhereman » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:57 am

Village Idiot wrote:The channels are being created by different people. So i doubt they want to list each other.
Also new ones are being added all the time so the list would obsolete within a day or two.
I recommend you just an eye on the people creating the channels and see what they post.


I have no problem promoting other developers' channels on my site(s). I don't think I'm up to the task of building a "private channel tracker", but anyone who would like a link to their private channel site from my private channel site just has to ask. i don't see this as a competition. it's in everyone's best interest to encourage channel development.
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby Village Idiot » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:20 am

Nowhereman i apologize i really said it wrong.
You're a terrific guy and we all really appreciate all the hard work you have been doing for everyone.
What i was referring to was that some channel creators might not want to be on a list.
For example someone creating an adult channel. And i believe there is one that was discussed here before.
Also too some businesses might crate a channel for employee training purposes.
And lastly not everyone creating channels belong to this forum.
Some might not even know about this forum or how to connect with you.
So again i apologize to you. I really should have explain what i meant.
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby -LD » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:32 pm

I have a crazy idea for tracking channels. It would be awesome if there were a centralized place for developers to submit their channels so others could add them. You know, like a channel repository, or even a channel store...

Frankly I think Roku has botched the potential of the channel store. It is a great idea, and clearly there are people who want to make channels, but since the majority of the available channels are private, most users don't know about them. So there is no critical mass to build upon. Instead it flounders with the same offerings for months on end.
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby campbellwang » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:19 am

-LD wrote:I have a crazy idea for tracking channels. It would be awesome if there were a centralized place for developers to submit their channels so others could add them. You know, like a channel repository, or even a channel store...

Frankly I think Roku has botched the potential of the channel store. It is a great idea, and clearly there are people who want to make channels, but since the majority of the available channels are private, most users don't know about them. So there is no critical mass to build upon. Instead it flounders with the same offerings for months on end.


??? What are you talking about. What has this to do with Roku why a channel is private?
Any channel creator can request to have their channel made public by contacting Roku.
You only need to have your channel tested and verified by Roku then it is made public.
Don't blame Roku for this.
Ask the channel creators why their channels are only private.
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby senorgregster » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:26 am

Perhaps a sticky would work where this community adds to the list?

Surely there aren't that many channels already?
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby -LD » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:49 am

senorgregster wrote:Surely there aren't that many channels already?


How would anyone know? ;)

I've seen probably 2 dozen or so floating around privately.
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby -LD » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:51 am

campbellwang wrote:??? What are you talking about.


I thought I was pretty clear.

What has this to do with Roku why a channel is private?


Because they made the feature available rather than requiring channels be published. That's not to say a channel couldn't be optionally private, such as a porn channel. But it should still be required to go through the channel store. This ad hoc channel BS means no one knows what's out there and the channel store is pointless. The exact opposite to Apple's App store.

Any channel creator can request to have their channel made public by contacting Roku.
You only need to have your channel tested and verified by Roku then it is made public.


Yup. Irrelevant.

Don't blame Roku for this.


It's their design. Why shouldn't I blame them?

Ask the channel creators why their channels are only private.

They are because they can, I suppose. If they couldn't, they wouldn't. Pretty simple.
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby senorgregster » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:11 am

-LD wrote:
senorgregster wrote:Surely there aren't that many channels already?


How would anyone know? ;)

I've seen probably 2 dozen or so floating around privately.


That's the key. Not anyone person will know but the community as a whole will know the majority of available channels. If some private channels are that hidden surely they are irrelevant anyway.
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Re: complete channel list?

Postby KennyJ » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:48 am

-LD wrote:Because they made the feature available rather than requiring channels be published. That's not to say a channel couldn't be optionally private, such as a porn channel. But it should still be required to go through the channel store. This ad hoc channel BS means no one knows what's out there and the channel store is pointless. The exact opposite to Apple's App store.


What you see as a ding, I think is awesome. Any of these developers could submit their channels to the channel store and perhaps some of them will. But in the meantime they can give anyone access to them. Obviously, the developers don't care or want their channels to have a wider audience anyway if they're choosing this route -- Probably because they can't provide support for that many users or they consider their channels to still be in beta.

Personally, I prefer Roku's method to Apple's.

Your criticisms here make absolutely no sense.
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