I have a Roku 3 and a Roku 2 XS. I have noticed the same issue, even after renaming both of my Rokus appropriately on https://owner.roku.com/
They would appear in DIAL/Chromecast dialogs with their "Roku Streaming Player xxxxxxxxxxxx" names, which was inelegant and kind of confusing. I could never keep straight which one was which!
But something's changed recently -- at least with my Roku 3. Perhaps with the most recent software update which also introduced the full screen mirroring option
? (which would make sense.)
Except the assigned name only appears for the Roku 3, and not the Roku 2. Yes, this is a step in the right direction, at least I can easily discern between the two now, without having to reference a Post-It note
And I'm holding my fingers crossed that the Roku 2 gets the same fix, even if it doesn't ever get full screen mirroring.
What is AllCast? I'm new to ROKU. Is that a channel, or a setting on the actual device? Please explain.
It's an app in the Google Play Store for Android devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... cast&hl=en
OK, I found a "fix" for this. I am running into the same issue and found a workaround. In Allcast if you long press the Roku in the list of players it let's you assign persistant unique names to each device. You should be able label one "Kitchen" and one "Mancave".
For what it's worth, I tried this, and while it let me rename the Roku 2 there, I didn't see that change populate to any other service other than the AllCast app itself. I primarily fling video from my Android tablet or the Chrome browser on my laptop. And the name for the Roku 2 remains "Roku Streaming Player xxxxxxxxxxxx," even though I renamed it with AllCast. Is your suggested "fix" supposed to do more than that?
Does this fix rename the Roku for all other DIAL apps, or just the AllCast app?
In my experience, as stated above, it just seems to affect the AllCast app, which kinda defeats the purpose of the exercise (at least for me.) I'm looking for a way to specifically rename how the Roku appears as a DIAL service, on other apps, services and platforms. After its most recent update, the Roku 3 appears properly... and the Roku 2 does not.
I actually would have switched to the Roku Streaming Stick for this better support, but that device is RF only and not IR, which breaks compatibility with my universal remote (which I love.) So I'm sticking with the Roku 2 XS for now and maybe one day will justify upgrading that one to a Roku 3 as well. For now, all I'm hoping for is that the Roku 2 XS gets the same or similar "fix."