Kodi on a roku tv?
#1
I was doing some research to see if u could get Kodi on my roku,
many sites said you cant get kodi on a Roku tv cuz their os is closed sourced

but I came across this vid while researching: https://www.youtube.com/ [edited]

the download links have a survey, but I was able to bypass it (with some inspect element lul)
dl (only 17.5): https://drive.google.com/file [edited]

just want to see if someone else could try his method, cuz I wasn't able to get it to work.
(or if its just some bs)
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#2
Roku is a proprietary o/s (runs a Linux OS called Roku OS and is maintained by the manufacturer) All code needed to develop for this device is available on the developers site in the form of an SDK. With the open source nature of Kodi it would be likely that some industrious developer might attempt to port it. But looking at this link, I get the gut feeling this is BS and likely to brick some hardware. Smacks of honey pot bait 3x times over, to lure in those surveys.

Until a trusted member of our community with a Roku or a developer verifies, I would steer clear.

P.S. I've edited the links until we have more confirmation of this development, if there is positive news we will en-devour to inform.
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(2019-07-15, 00:41)PatK Wrote: Roku is a proprietary o/s (runs a Linux OS called Roku OS and is maintained by the manufacturer) All code needed to develop for this device is available on the developers site in the form of an SDK. With the open source nature of Kodi it would be likely that some industrious developer might attempt to port it. But looking at this link, I get the gut feeling this is BS and likely to brick some hardware. Smacks of honey pot bait 3x times over, to lure in those surveys.

Until a trusted member of our community with a Roku or a developer verifies, I would steer clear.

P.S. I've edited the links until we have more confirmation of this development, if there is positive news we will en-devour to inform.
k just keep me updated on any changes, thx 

btw i tried it, and it didnt do anyting :/
dl links just look like a ver of kodi 
vt scans popped up with nothing either
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#4
Just forget about Kodi on Roku, instead recommend that you get an Android TV based box instead like "Xiaomi Mi Box" or "Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K", or one of the others recommended here 2192251 (post)
 
(2019-07-14, 20:12)Funtimesgetfunner Wrote: I was doing some research to see if u could get Kodi on my roku,
many sites said you cant get kodi on a Roku tv cuz their os is closed sourced

but I came across this vid while researching: https://www.youtube.com/ [edited]

the download links have a survey, but I was able to bypass it (with some inspect element lul)
dl (only 17.5): https://drive.google.com/file [edited]

just want to see if someone else could try his method, cuz I wasn't able to get it to work.
(or if its just some bs)
(2019-07-15, 00:41)PatK Wrote: I get the gut feeling this is BS and likely to brick some hardware. Smacks of honey pot bait 3x times over, to lure in those surveys.
My guess is that is the same scam as mentioned in this other thread here 339627 (thread)
 
(2019-07-15, 00:41)PatK Wrote: Roku is a proprietary o/s (runs a Linux OS called Roku OS and is maintained by the manufacturer) All code needed to develop for this device is available on the developers site in the form of an SDK. With the open source nature of Kodi it would be likely that some industrious developer might attempt to port it.
Quoting myself from thread 267840 (thread)

Short answer is that Kodi can not (ever) be supported on Roku is because Kodi is a native C/C++ application and Roku does does not support (or rather allow) native C/C++ applications. Roku's SDK only support script applications that are written in Roku's own BrightScript language.

Read more here: https://sdkdocs.roku.com/display/sdkdoc/...+Reference

Reason that Kodi can run on Android is that Google provide an NDK (Native Development Kit) for Android, including for Android TV. The Android NDK is a toolset that allows you to implement parts of your app using native-code languages such as C and C++ programing-languages. This also applies to Android derivatives (custom or forked Android firmware) such as Amazon Fire TV, CyanogenMod, Remix OS, and similar forks of the Android OS.

http://developer.android.com/tools/sdk/ndk/index.html

Apple does the same for iOS/tvOS which is why Kodi could be ported to iPhone, iPad, iPod and the Apple TV too:

https://developer.apple.com/ios/

And no, Kodi can not be ported to the BrightScript script language (or any other scripting language for that matter). So the only thing you can do is go complain to Roku for not having its own NDK and not supporting native C/C++ applications, like Google does for Android, and Apple goes for iOS/tvOS.
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