I wanted to add the Facebook channel to my roku xd so the old folks (and anyone else watching the tv in my living room) could go on and look at pics uploaded by friends and family that I was connected to (because the old folks don't do computer). Well, I had some issues I wanted to mention.
The roku gave me the code and I went to the facebook and entered the code. Then a window came up asking me to check or uncheck 3 options 1. roku device can add/edit content, 2. roku device can read content, 3. roku can access my data at any time.
I decided I didn't want just anyone watching the tv to be able to post to my facebook page via the roku so I unchecked that option. I also unchecked the option for roku to access my data any time they want. (Sorry but if a business wants my personal data, especially data that has nothing to do with their product, for their marketing and potential profit from reselling, then they need to pay me for it).
Well, according to facebook the device registration was "successful!". Back on the roku it was too. Now I select to go to the channel and it says the code entered was incorrect. So...
I tried another code, and another. Then I tried hitting the "skip" button where the 3 check boxes were. Fail. Fail. Fail.
So I then tried yet another code and left all access options checked and guess what? The roku was linked and I could access facebook.
So I am left wondering a few things: 1. why are there options to check or uncheck if they are - in fact - not options at all? 2. Why does the facebook page tell me the registration was successful and the roku say it also yet when I try to go to the channel it says the code entered was incorrect when - in fact - it was not? 3. What data is roku accessing and what are they doing with that data? 4. If I disconnect my roku device from my facebook account at some point in the future will they still be accessing my personal data anyway?
Did roku purposely put those useless checkboxes in so everyone would do what I did and after frustration at multiple attempts to link the device then just give permission for anything goes with my facebook account? This seems like poor programming and a lack of care for the customer at the least or possibly even a shady business practice.
I hope roku will at least inform users better of what data they are collecting and if they are selling it for profit and say it like it is - you must give permission or you will not be linked. Now how hard is that?