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📺 Control your Roku TV using NodeJS.

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RokuJS

Control your Roku TV using NodeJS.

This library will allow you to control your RokuTV remotely using NodeJS. It fetches data and sends commands using the External Control Protocol (ECP) API.

The External Control Protocol (ECP) enables a Roku device to be controlled over a local area network by providing a number of external control services. The Roku devices offering these external control services are discoverable using SSDP (Simple Service Discovery Protocol). ECP is a simple RESTful API that can be accessed by programs in virtually any programming environment.

Getting Started

Installation

Using npm:

$ npm install --save rokujs

If you don't have or don't want to use npm:

$ cd ~/.node_modules
$ git clone git://github.com/gmontalvoriv/rokujs.git

Usage

Discover nearby Roku devices

const Roku = require('rokujs');

Roku.discover(function (devices) {
  console.log(devices);
  
  /* example response
  [ { server: 'Roku UPnP/1.0 MiniUPnPd/1.4',
    address: '192.168.2.45',
    location: 'http://192.168.2.45:8060/',
    usn: 'uuid:roku:ecp:2N005M893730' } ]
  */
});

Note: At this point we will assume a Roku instance has been created

const Roku = require('rokujs');
const roku = new Roku('roku-address');

Device information

roku.deviceInfo(function (info) {
  console.log(info);
  
  /* example response
  { spec_version: { major: '1', minor: '0' },
  device_id: '4KK585898739',
  device_type: 'urn:roku-com:device:player:1-0',
  friendly_name: 'TCL•Roku TV - 2N005M898759',
  manufacturer: 'Roku',
  manufacturer_url: 'http://www.roku.com/',
  advertising_id: '639041cb-d1fe-5700-9346-6c6b16878221',
  vendor_name: 'TCL',
  model_description: 'Roku Streaming Player Network Media',
  model_name: 'TCL 40FS3811',
  model_region: 'US',
  model_number: '5000X',
  model_url: 'http://www.roku.com/',
  serial_number: '2N005M8987300',
  udn: '02780005-740d-10b6-80b3-b88687e0ed20',
  screen_size: 40,
  wifi_mac: 'b8:86:87:e0:ed:3f',
  network_type: 'wifi',
  user_device_name: '',
  software_version: '7.2.0',
  software_build: 4143,
  secure_device: true,
  language: 'en',
  country: 'US',
  locale: 'en_US',
  time_zone: 'US/Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands',
  time_zone_offset: -240,
  power_mode: 'PowerOn',
  supports_suspend: true,
  developer_enabled: false,
  keyed_developer_id: '',
  search_enabled: 'true',
  voice_search_enabled: true,
  notifications_enabled: true,
  notifications_first_use: true,
  headphones_connected: true,
  expert_pq_enabled: 0.5,
  service_list:
   [ { service_type: 'urn:roku-com:service:ecp:1',
       service_id: 'urn:roku-com:serviceId:ecp1-0',
       control_url: null,
       event_sub_url: null,
       scpdurl: 'ecp_SCPD.xml' },
     { service_type: 'urn:dial-multiscreen-org:service:dial:1',
       service_id: 'urn:dial-multiscreen-org:serviceId:dial1-0',
       control_url: null,
       event_sub_url: null,
       scpdurl: 'dial_SCPD.xml' } ] }
  
  */
});

Remote keypress

roku.press('home');
roku.delay(1000);

roku.press(Roku.keys[6]); // right
roku.delay(1000);

roku.press('volumeup');

Apps

Fetch all installed apps

roku.apps(function (err, apps) {
  console.log(apps);

  /* example response
  [ { id: 12, name: 'Netflix', version: '4.1.218' },
  { id: 13, name: 'Amazon Video', version: '5.17.10' },
  { id: 2213, name: 'Roku Media Player', version: '4.1.1524' },
  { id: 46041, name: 'Sling TV ', version: '5.0.13' },
  { id: 2285, name: 'Hulu', version: '4.7.1' },
  { id: 52838, name: 'Nick', version: '1.0.0' },
  { id: 45706, name: 'Roku TV Intro', version: '1.0.11' },
  { id: 837, name: 'YouTube', version: '2.0.70100049' },
  { id: 61322, name: 'HBO NOW', version: '1.7.2016101400' },
  { id: 50539, name: 'Twitch', version: '1.0.14' },
  { id: 47389, name: 'FX NOW', version: '1.3.8' },
  { id: 2946, name: 'Fox News Channel', version: '2.1.4' },
  { id: 26950, name: 'QVC', version: '1.0.21' } ]
  */
});

Get information about a single app

By ID

roku.apps({ id: 12 }, function (err, app) {
  console.log(app);
});

By name

roku.apps({ name: 'Netflix' }, function (err, netflix) {
  console.log(netflix);
});

Get active app information

roku.apps({ active: true }, function (err, app) {
  console.log(app);
});

App icons

const ws = fs.createWriteStream(__dirname + '/' + 12 + '.png');
const rs = roku.iconStream(12);

rs.pipe(ws); // => 12.png

Launch apps

By ID

roku.launch({ id: 50539 }, function (err) {
  if (err) {
    console.log(err);
  }
});

By name

roku.launch({ name: 'twitch'}, function (err) {
  if (err) {
    console.log(err);
  }
})

TV Channels

Fetch all TV channels

roku.tvChannels(function (channels) {
  console.log(channels);
});

Get active TV channel information

roku.tvChannels({ active: true }, function (channel) {
  console.log(channel);
});

Type text

Note: Make sure you have an active field ready for input

roku.type('HBO');

Todo

  • Tests
  • Command Line Interface
  • Search

Licensing

MIT © Gabriel Montalvo

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