# Roku Binding

This binding connects Roku streaming media players and Roku TVs to openHAB. The Roku device must support the Roku ECP protocol REST API.

# Supported Things

There are two supported thing types, which represent either a standalone Roku device or a Roku TV. A supported Roku streaming media player or streaming stick uses the roku_player id and a supported Roku TV uses the roku_tv id. The binding functionality is the same for both types, but the Roku TV type adds additional button commands to the button channel dropdown. Multiple Things can be added if more than one Roku is to be controlled.

# Discovery

Auto-discovery is supported if the Roku can be located on the local network using SSDP. Otherwise the thing must be manually added.

# Binding Configuration

The binding has no configuration options, all configuration is done at Thing level.

# Thing Configuration

The thing has a few configuration parameters:

Parameter Description
hostName The host name or IP address of the Roku device. Mandatory.
port The port on the Roku that listens for http connections. Default 8060
refresh Overrides the refresh interval for player status updates. Optional, the default and minimum is 10 seconds.

# Channels

The following channels are available:

Channel ID Item Type Description
activeApp String A dropdown containing a list of all apps installed on the Roku. The app currently running is automatically selected. The list updates every 10 minutes.
button String Sends a remote control command the Roku. See list of available commands below.
playMode String The current playback mode ie: stop, play, pause (ReadOnly).
timeElapsed Number:Time The total number of seconds of playback time elapsed for the current playing title (ReadOnly).
timeTotal Number:Time The total length of the current playing title in seconds (ReadOnly). This data is not provided by all streaming apps.

Some Notes:

  • The values for activeApp, playMode, timeElapsed & timeTotal refresh automatically per the configured refresh interval (10 seconds minimum).

List of available button commands for Roku streaming devices:
Home
Rev
Fwd
Play
Select
Left
Right
Up
Down
Back
InstantReplay
Info
Backspace
Search
Enter
FindRemote

List of additional button commands for Roku TVs:
ChannelUp
ChannelDown
VolumeUp
VolumeDown
VolumeMute
InputTuner
InputHDMI1
InputHDMI2
InputHDMI3
InputHDMI4
InputAV1
PowerOff

# Full Example

roku.things:

roku:roku_player:myplayer1 "My Roku" [ hostName="192.168.10.1", refresh=10 ]
roku:roku_tv:myplayer1 "My Roku TV" [ hostName="192.168.10.1", refresh=10 ]

roku.items:

String Player_ActiveApp         "Current App: [%s]"         { channel="roku:roku_player:myplayer1:activeApp" }
String Player_Button            "Send Command to Roku"      { channel="roku:roku_player:myplayer1:button" }
String Player_PlayMode         "Status: [%s]"              { channel="roku:roku_player:myplayer1:playMode" }
Number:Time Player_TimeElapsed "Elapsed Time: [%d %unit%]" { channel="roku:roku_player:myplayer1:timeElapsed" }
Number:Time Player_TimeTotal   "Total Time: [%d %unit%]"   { channel="roku:roku_player:myplayer1:timeTotal" }

roku.sitemap:

sitemap roku label="Roku" {
    Frame label="My Roku" {
        Selection item=Player_ActiveApp icon="screen"
        Selection item=Player_Button icon="screen"
        Text item=Player_PlayMode
        Text item=Player_TimeElapsed icon="time"
        Text item=Player_TimeTotal icon="time"
    }
}