Custom app

Changing Brand Assets In Your Custom Roku SDK Channel

Updating brand assets in a custom Roku SDK application is a complex and time-consuming process. Here are the steps explained at a high level: Prepare Assets: resize, crop, and compress your brand assets (splash screen, logo, background image) to meet Roku’s specifications. Modify Application Code: implement the necessary changes in the application code to replace […]

Verify Email Address Linked To Your Roku Developer Account And Link A Device

Before uploading your Roku channel build, you must verify the email address linked to your Roku developer account. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do it. Log in to Your Roku Developer Account: Visit the Roku Developer Dashboard and log in with your developer credentials. Go to “My Channels”: Navigate to the “My […]

How to Lease a Custom Roku SDK Channel with OTTfeed

Leasing a custom Roku SDK channel is a swift and streamlined process, often taking an average of around 7 business days from initiation to publishing. This leasing option can be cost-effective ($99/month + $300 one-time setup cost), representing only a fraction of the time and expenses associated with a full development process, which could take […]

Add Series to Your Roku Channel

We have 2 types of series: Series with seasons: collection of seasons with episodes (e.g., TV Show) Mini-series: collection of episodes with no seasons First you will need to create episodes and then series. Create an episode To create an episode, click on the “add new content” on the homepage, select episode from the dropdown, […]

Roku to sunset Roku Direct Publisher on January 12, 2024

It’s official, Roku Direct Publisher has been deprecated and will sunset on January 12, 2024. No new Roku Direct Publisher channels will be created, and anyone who has a Roku Direct Publisher channel will need to convert the channel to a Roku SDK. With OTTfeed custom Roku SDK lease offer for $99/month and $300 one-time […]

Free Privacy Policy Generator

One of the requirements of having a custom Roku SDK channel is to have a Privacy Policy page. Before submitting your Roku channel to the Roku channel store you will need to provide a URL to your Privacy Policy page on the Properties page (see screenshot below).   Here is a link to a free […]

7 Benefits of Having a Roku Channel for Churches and Religious Organizations

Most churches today are utilizing online video technology such as live streaming and VOD (video on demand) to expand their reach to congregations across the country. Having a Roku channel provides an incredible opportunity for churches and religious organizations to tap into the streaming potential and further their virtual presence. In this post, we explore […]

Convert Your Roku Direct Publisher to SDK and Upload Your Custom Roku SDK Channel

If you have a Roku Direct Publisher channel and you leased a custom Roku SDK channel from, then you need to convert you existing Roku Direct Publisher channel to Roku SDK and upload the PKG file that was provided by OTTfeed team. Here are a step-by-step instructions: 1. Login to your Roku developer account […]

Create a 24/7 Playlist Live Loop (VOD to Live)

First step is to request a “Playlist (VOD to Live)” feature. Once you have this feature enabled, a Playlist entry with a sample metadata will be created under your OTTfeed account. You can find it by searching 24/7 on the OTTfeed homepage (make sure you have “Playlist” selected in the Type dropdown). Click on the […]

Create a Roku Channel

There are two ways to build your Roku channel: 1. Develop your own custom Roku application. This is a long and expensive process that can take anywhere from 3-6 months and cost thousands of dollars upfront. This option is for anyone who wants to have an SVOD (subscription video on demand), TVOD (transactional video on […]

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