RokuService com.connectsdk.service.RokuService

RokuService provides many capabilities for Roku devices. Communication with Roku devices occurs over HTTP.

  • List, launch, & close apps
  • Media playback
  • Media control
  • Text input control
  • Key control (fiveway)

These APIs should work on all Roku devices -- they have been tested on Roku 2, Roku 3, and Roku Streaming Stick all runnning Roku 5.3 or later.

To learn more about the Roku External Control APIs, visit the Roku External Control Guide.

Properties

final String ID = "Roku"

Inner Classes

  • RokuLaunchSession

Methods

static void registerApp (String appId)
Parameters:
  • appId
static DiscoveryFilter discoveryFilter ()
RokuService (ServiceDescription serviceDescription, ServiceConfig serviceConfig)
Parameters:
  • serviceDescription
  • serviceConfig
void setServiceDescription (ServiceDescription serviceDescription)
Parameters:
  • serviceDescription
CapabilityPriorityLevel getPriorityLevel (Class<?extends CapabilityMethods > clazz)
Parameters:
  • clazz
Launcher getLauncher ()
CapabilityPriorityLevel getLauncherCapabilityLevel ()
void launchApp (String appId, AppLaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • appId
  • listener –

    (optional) AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchAppWithInfo (AppInfo appInfo, Launcher.AppLaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • appInfo
  • listener –

    (optional) Launcher.AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchAppWithInfo (final AppInfo appInfo, Object params, final Launcher.AppLaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • appInfo
  • params
  • listener –

    (optional) final Launcher.AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void closeApp (LaunchSession launchSession, ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • launchSession
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void getAppList (final AppListListener listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) final AppListListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void getRunningApp (AppInfoListener listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) AppInfoListener with methods to be called on success or failure

ServiceSubscription<AppInfoListener> subscribeRunningApp (AppInfoListener listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) AppInfoListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void getAppState (LaunchSession launchSession, AppStateListener listener)
Parameters:
  • launchSession
  • listener –

    (optional) AppStateListener with methods to be called on success or failure

ServiceSubscription<AppStateListener> subscribeAppState (LaunchSession launchSession, AppStateListener listener)
Parameters:
  • launchSession
  • listener –

    (optional) AppStateListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchBrowser (String url, Launcher.AppLaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • url
  • listener –

    (optional) Launcher.AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchYouTube (String contentId, Launcher.AppLaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • contentId
  • listener –

    (optional) Launcher.AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchYouTube (String contentId, float startTime, AppLaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • contentId
  • startTime
  • listener –

    (optional) AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchNetflix (final String contentId, final Launcher.AppLaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • contentId
  • listener –

    (optional) final Launcher.AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchHulu (final String contentId, final Launcher.AppLaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • contentId
  • listener –

    (optional) final Launcher.AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchAppStore (final String appId, AppLaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • appId
  • listener –

    (optional) AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

KeyControl getKeyControl ()
CapabilityPriorityLevel getKeyControlCapabilityLevel ()
void up (ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void down (final ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) final ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void left (ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void ok (final ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) final ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void back (ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void home (ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

MediaControl getMediaControl ()

Get MediaControl implementation

Returns:

MediaControl

CapabilityPriorityLevel getMediaControlCapabilityLevel ()

Get a capability priority for current implementation

Returns:

CapabilityPriorityLevel

void play (ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void pause (ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void stop (ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void rewind (ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void fastForward (ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void previous (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

This method is deprecated. Use PlaylistControl::previous(ResponseListener<Object> listener) instead.

Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void next (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

This method is deprecated. Use PlaylistControl::next(ResponseListener<Object> listener) instead.

Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void getDuration (DurationListener listener)

Get the current media duration in milliseconds

Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) DurationListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void getPosition (PositionListener listener)

Get the current playback position in milliseconds

Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) PositionListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void seek (long position, ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • position –

    The new position, in milliseconds from the beginning of the stream

  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

MediaPlayer getMediaPlayer ()
CapabilityPriorityLevel getMediaPlayerCapabilityLevel ()
void getMediaInfo (MediaInfoListener listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) MediaInfoListener with methods to be called on success or failure

ServiceSubscription<MediaInfoListener> subscribeMediaInfo (MediaInfoListener listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) MediaInfoListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void displayImage (String url, String mimeType, String title, String description, String iconSrc, MediaPlayer.LaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • url
  • mimeType
  • title
  • description
  • iconSrc
  • listener –

    (optional) MediaPlayer.LaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void displayImage (MediaInfo mediaInfo, MediaPlayer.LaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • mediaInfo
  • listener –

    (optional) MediaPlayer.LaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void playMedia (String url, String mimeType, String title, String description, String iconSrc, boolean shouldLoop, MediaPlayer.LaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • url
  • mimeType
  • title
  • description
  • iconSrc
  • shouldLoop
  • listener –

    (optional) MediaPlayer.LaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void playMedia (MediaInfo mediaInfo, boolean shouldLoop, MediaPlayer.LaunchListener listener)
Parameters:
  • mediaInfo
  • shouldLoop
  • listener –

    (optional) MediaPlayer.LaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void closeMedia (LaunchSession launchSession, ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • launchSession
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

TextInputControl getTextInputControl ()
CapabilityPriorityLevel getTextInputControlCapabilityLevel ()
ServiceSubscription<TextInputStatusListener> subscribeTextInputStatus (TextInputStatusListener listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) TextInputStatusListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void sendText (String input)
Parameters:
  • input
void sendKeyCode (KeyCode keyCode, ResponseListener<Object> listener)
Parameters:
  • keyCode
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void sendEnter ()
void sendDelete ()
void unsubscribe (URLServiceSubscription<?> subscription)
Parameters:
  • subscription
void sendCommand (final ServiceCommand<?> mCommand)
Parameters:
  • mCommand
void getPlayState (PlayStateListener listener)

Get the current state of playback

Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) PlayStateListener with methods to be called on success or failure

ServiceSubscription<PlayStateListener> subscribePlayState (PlayStateListener listener)

Subscribe for playback state changes

Parameters:
  • listener –

    receives play state notifications

Returns:

ServiceSubscription<PlayStateListener>

boolean isConnectable ()
boolean isConnected ()
void connect ()
void disconnect ()
void onLoseReachability (DeviceServiceReachability reachability)
Parameters:
  • reachability
DIALService getDIALService ()

Inherited Methods

void connect ()

Will attempt to connect to the DeviceService. The failure/success will be reported back to the DeviceServiceListener. If the connection attempt reveals that pairing is required, the DeviceServiceListener will also be notified in that event.

void disconnect ()

Will attempt to disconnect from the DeviceService. The failure/success will be reported back to the DeviceServiceListener.

boolean isConnected ()

Whether the DeviceService is currently connected

boolean isConnectable ()
void cancelPairing ()

Explicitly cancels pairing in services that require pairing. In some services, this will hide a prompt that is displaying on the device.

void sendPairingKey (String pairingKey)

Will attempt to pair with the DeviceService with the provided pairingData. The failure/success will be reported back to the DeviceServiceListener.

Parameters:
  • pairingKey –

    Data to be used for pairing. The type of this parameter will vary depending on what type of pairing is required, but is likely to be a string (pin code, pairing key, etc).

List<String> getCapabilities ()
boolean hasCapability (String capability)

Test to see if the capabilities array contains a given capability. See the individual Capability classes for acceptable capability values.

It is possible to append a wildcard search term .Any to the end of the search term. This method will return true for capabilities that match the term up to the wildcard.

Example: Launcher.App.Any

Parameters:
  • capability –

    Capability to test against

boolean hasAnyCapability (String... capabilities)

Test to see if the capabilities array contains at least one capability in a given set of capabilities. See the individual Capability classes for acceptable capability values.

See hasCapability: for a description of the wildcard feature provided by this method.

Parameters:
  • capabilities –

    Set of capabilities to test against

boolean hasCapabilities (List<String> capabilities)

Test to see if the capabilities array contains a given set of capabilities. See the individual Capability classes for acceptable capability values.

See hasCapability: for a description of the wildcard feature provided by this method.

Parameters:
  • capabilities –

    List of capabilities to test against

ServiceDescription getServiceDescription ()
ServiceConfig getServiceConfig ()
JSONObject toJSONObject ()
String getServiceName ()

Name of the DeviceService (webOS, Chromecast, etc)

void closeLaunchSession (LaunchSession launchSession, ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Closes the session on the first screen device. Depending on the sessionType, the associated service will have different ways of handling the close functionality.

Parameters:
  • launchSession –

    LaunchSession to close

  • listener –

    (optional) listener to be called on success/failure

Launcher getLauncher ()
CapabilityPriorityLevel getLauncherCapabilityLevel ()
void launchAppWithInfo (AppInfo appInfo, AppLaunchListener listener)

Launch an application on the device.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.App
  • Launcher.App.Params

    if launching with params

Parameters:
  • appInfo –

    AppInfo object for the application

  • listener –

    (optional) AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchApp (String appId, AppLaunchListener listener)

Launch an application on the device.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.App
Parameters:
  • appId –

    ID of the application

  • listener –

    (optional) AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void closeApp (LaunchSession launchSession, ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Close an application on the device.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.App.Close
Parameters:
  • launchSession –

    LaunchSession of the target app

  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void getAppList (AppListListener listener)

Gets a list of all apps installed on the device.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.App.List
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) AppListListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void getRunningApp (AppInfoListener listener)

Gets an AppInfo object for the current running app on the device.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.RunningApp
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) AppInfoListener with methods to be called on success or failure

ServiceSubscription<AppInfoListener> subscribeRunningApp (AppInfoListener listener)

Subscribes to changes of the current running app. Every time the running app changes, the success block will be called with an AppInfo object for the current running app.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.RunningApp.Subscribe
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) AppInfoListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void getAppState (LaunchSession launchSession, AppStateListener listener)

Gets the target app's running status and on-screen visibility.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.AppState
Parameters:
  • launchSession –

    LaunchSession of the target app

  • listener –

    (optional) AppStateListener with methods to be called on success or failure

ServiceSubscription<AppStateListener> subscribeAppState (LaunchSession launchSession, AppStateListener listener)

Subscribes to changes of the state of the target app. Every time the app's state changes, the success block will be called with info on the app's running status and on-screen visibility.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.AppState.Subscribe
Parameters:
  • launchSession –

    LaunchSession of the target app

  • listener –

    (optional) AppStateListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchBrowser (String url, AppLaunchListener listener)

Launch the web browser. Will launch deep-linked to provided URL, if supported on the target platform.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.Browser
  • Launcher.Browser.Params

    if launching with url

Parameters:
  • url
  • listener –

    (optional) AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchYouTube (String contentId, AppLaunchListener listener)

Launch YouTube app. Will launch deep-linked to provided contentId, if supported on the target platform.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.YouTube
  • Launcher.YouTube.Params

    if launching with contentId

Parameters:
  • contentId –

    Video id to open

  • listener –

    (optional) AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchNetflix (String contentId, AppLaunchListener listener)

Launch Netflix app. Will launch deep-linked to provided contentId, if supported on the target platform.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.Netflix
  • Launcher.Netflix.Params

    if launching with contentId

Parameters:
  • contentId –

    Video id to open

  • listener –

    (optional) AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchHulu (String contentId, AppLaunchListener listener)

Launch Hulu app. Will launch deep-linked to provided contentId, if supported on the target platform.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.Hulu
  • Launcher.Hulu.Params

    if launching with contentId

Parameters:
  • contentId –

    Video id to open

  • listener –

    (optional) AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void launchAppStore (String appId, AppLaunchListener listener)

Launch the device's app store app, optionally deep-linked to a specific app's page.

Related capabilities:
  • Launcher.AppStore
  • Launcher.AppStore.Params
Parameters:
  • appId –

    (optional) ID of the application to show in the app store

  • listener –

    (optional) AppLaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

MediaPlayer getMediaPlayer ()
CapabilityPriorityLevel getMediaPlayerCapabilityLevel ()
void getMediaInfo (MediaInfoListener listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) MediaInfoListener with methods to be called on success or failure

ServiceSubscription<MediaInfoListener> subscribeMediaInfo (MediaInfoListener listener)
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) MediaInfoListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void displayImage (MediaInfo mediaInfo, LaunchListener listener)

Display an image on the device. Not all devices support all of the parameters -- supply as many as you have available.

Related capabilities:
  • MediaPlayer.Display.Image
  • MediaPlayer.MediaData.Title
  • MediaPlayer.MediaData.Description
  • MediaPlayer.MediaData.Thumbnail
  • MediaPlayer.MediaData.MimeType
Parameters:
  • mediaInfo –

    Object of MediaInfo class which includes all the information about an image to display.

  • listener –

    (optional) LaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void playMedia (MediaInfo mediaInfo, boolean shouldLoop, LaunchListener listener)

Play an audio or video file on the device. Not all devices support all of the parameters -- supply as many as you have available.

Related capabilities:
  • MediaPlayer.Play.Video
  • MediaPlayer.Play.Audio
  • MediaPlayer.MediaData.Title
  • MediaPlayer.MediaData.Description
  • MediaPlayer.MediaData.Thumbnail
  • MediaPlayer.MediaData.MimeType
Parameters:
  • mediaInfo –

    Object of MediaInfo class which includes all the information about an image to display.

  • shouldLoop –

    Whether to automatically loop playback

  • listener –

    (optional) LaunchListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void closeMedia (LaunchSession launchSession, ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Close a running media session. Because media is handled differently on different platforms, it is required to keep track of LaunchSession and MediaControl objects to control that media session in the future. LaunchSession will be required to close the media and mediaControl will be required to control the media.

Related capabilities:
  • MediaPlayer.Close
Parameters:
  • launchSession –

    LaunchSession object for use in closing media instance

  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

MediaControl getMediaControl ()

Get MediaControl implementation

Returns:

MediaControl

CapabilityPriorityLevel getMediaControlCapabilityLevel ()

Get a capability priority for current implementation

Returns:

CapabilityPriorityLevel

void play (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Send play command.

Related capabilities:
  • MediaControl.Play
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void pause (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Send pause command.

Related capabilities:
  • MediaControl.Pause
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void stop (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Send play command.

Related capabilities:
  • MediaControl.Stop
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void rewind (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Send rewind command.

Related capabilities:
  • MediaControl.Rewind
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void fastForward (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Send play command.

Related capabilities:
  • MediaControl.FastForward
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void previous (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

This method is deprecated. Use PlaylistControl::previous(ResponseListener<Object> listener) instead.

Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void next (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

This method is deprecated. Use PlaylistControl::next(ResponseListener<Object> listener) instead.

Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void seek (long position, ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Seeks to a new position within the current media item

Related capabilities:
  • MediaControl.Seek
Parameters:
  • position –

    The new position, in milliseconds from the beginning of the stream

  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void getDuration (DurationListener listener)

Get the current media duration in milliseconds

Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) DurationListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void getPosition (PositionListener listener)

Get the current playback position in milliseconds

Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) PositionListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void getPlayState (PlayStateListener listener)

Get the current state of playback

Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) PlayStateListener with methods to be called on success or failure

ServiceSubscription<PlayStateListener> subscribePlayState (PlayStateListener listener)

Subscribe for playback state changes

Parameters:
  • listener –

    receives play state notifications

Returns:

ServiceSubscription<PlayStateListener>

KeyControl getKeyControl ()
CapabilityPriorityLevel getKeyControlCapabilityLevel ()
void up (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Sends the up button key code to the TV.

Related capabilities:
  • KeyControl.Up
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void down (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Sends the down button key code to the TV.

Related capabilities:
  • KeyControl.Down
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void left (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Sends the left button key code to the TV.

Related capabilities:
  • KeyControl.Left
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void ok (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Sends the OK button key code to the TV.

Related capabilities:
  • KeyControl.OK
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void back (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Sends the back button key code to the TV.

Related capabilities:
  • KeyControl.Back
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void home (ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Sends the home button key code to the TV.

Related capabilities:
  • KeyControl.Home
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

void sendKeyCode (KeyCode keycode, ResponseListener<Object> listener)

Sends a key code value to the TV.

Related capabilities:
  • KeyControl.Send.KeyCode
Parameters:
  • keycode
  • listener –

    (optional) ResponseListener< Object > with methods to be called on success or failure

TextInputControl getTextInputControl ()
CapabilityPriorityLevel getTextInputControlCapabilityLevel ()
ServiceSubscription<TextInputStatusListener> subscribeTextInputStatus (TextInputStatusListener listener)

Subscribe to information about the current text field.

Related capabilities:
  • TextInputControl.Subscribe
Parameters:
  • listener –

    (optional) TextInputStatusListener with methods to be called on success or failure

void sendText (String input)

Send text to the current text field.

Related capabilities:
  • TextInputControl.Send.Text
Parameters:
  • input
void sendEnter ()

Send enter key to the current text field.

Related capabilities:
  • TextInputControl.Send.Enter
void sendDelete ()

Send delete event to the current text field.

Related capabilities:
  • TextInputControl.Send.Delete
void onLoseReachability (DeviceServiceReachability reachability)
Parameters:
  • reachability
void unsubscribe (URLServiceSubscription<?> subscription)
Parameters:
  • subscription
void sendCommand (ServiceCommand<?> command)
Parameters:
  • command