Is there a way to simulate a Roku on a PC?

Discussion in 'Roku' started by OhioTom76, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. OhioTom76

    OhioTom76 Founding Member Founding Member

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    I was just curious if there was any way to simulate a Roku player on a PC. While this sounds kind of pointless, I'm thinking in terms of what if there were some streaming channels that were only available to Roku player and not via desktop computers. It can't possibly be that hard to create something like this, considering there are emulators for just about every other device out there.
     
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  3. stingyTV

    stingyTV Founding Member Founding Member

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    Hi Ohio Tom,

    Most of the roku channels are already available on the web for free. In my opinion there would there would be little need to emulate a roku player.
     
  4. sillylucy

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    I don't think you would need a Roku if you're on a laptop. For me, a Roku is beneficial to a TV that doesn't have a wifi connection. If you're on a laptop, you can watch vids all over the web. Save the money and time trying to find an emulator.
     
  5. sidd230

    sidd230 Founding Member Founding Member

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    The word you are looking for is emulate. Aside that, i don't think such a thing exists. Seems of little use. Most channels have alternatives online. Web based ore media centre program based. See: Plex Channels.
     
  6. CordShifter

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    Everyone here is right. A PC actually allows you a lot more freedom as far as content goes.

    You give up a little as far as being unwieldy, but you have more freedom with content.
     
  7. Fauxpeux

    Fauxpeux Well-Known Member

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    If you want to emulate the interface, and you have a Windows 8 machine, you can just add the apps/channels to the metro menu. It won't be exactly the same, but it'll recreate the experience of scrolling through the main menu somewhat. You may also have some luck with a Home Theater PC, but I don't even know if those exist anymore.
     
  8. jfplacek

    jfplacek New Member

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    if you don't know an answer please just stay out of the discussion.
    HBOnow does not allow sign up or billing on PC. If you had a ROKU emulator, you would be able to access HBO programming on your PC that is not currently available. So.. is there some one that DOES know the answer to this question?
     
  9. Lost in Delaware

    Lost in Delaware Well-Known Member

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    Your first post and you come in with an attitude?

    Wow.....

    Anyway....

    The OP can try this..have no idea if it works..but it says Roku Emulator in Python programming

    https://github.com/jcarbaugh/python-roku/tree/master/roku/emulator
     
  10. Ashok Kumar

    Ashok Kumar New Member

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    Hi, I have created a Roku Simulator please check it https://www.rokuje.com/
     
  11. ROKUJE

    ROKUJE New Member

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    check out this website https://rokuje.com/

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