Custom app

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 Early Next Year

It’s official, Roku Direct Publisher has been deprecated and will sunset early next year. 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, converting your Roku Direct […]

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

Today, most churches 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 amazing opportunity for churches and religious organizations to tap into the streaming potential and further their presence virtually. In this post, we will […]

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 three 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 […]

How to Troubleshoot Roku Direct Publisher

Roku Direct Publisher (RDP) is a great free product, but it has its limits and drawbacks. One of them being that it takes hours for the new content to update, and it’s very hard to troubleshoot. That is why I always recommend leasing a custom Roku SDK channel to my clients, especially if you don’t […]

Everything You Need to Know Before Starting Your Roku Direct Publisher Channel

There are a multitude of informative articles that describe how to set up your Roku Direct Publisher channel, but not many explain the pros and cons of using Roku Direct Publisher or if it’s the right choice for you and your business. Many users start Roku Direct Publisher and spend a lot of time trying […]

Increase Your Roku Ad Revenue by 3x With a Custom Roku App

This post is for anyone running ads with Roku Direct Publisher channel (AVOD model). Roku Direct Publisher is a great free app but has its limitations, especially when it comes to ads. When you are relying on ad revenue, then it’s time to stop and think of switching to a custom Roku app (SDK). According […]

Roku to sunset Roku Direct Publisher early next year.