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Developer Updates: Roku Publishing Platform

Overview October was a massive month for Roku developers, introducing several new tools that simplify the experience of developing, publishing, debugging, and monitoring Roku channels. At a glance, the October updates include: A new feed-based publishing tool for building Roku channels A redesign … Continue reading

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Join the Roku Beta Developer Program!

There’s no better way to see how an OS performs than by actually using it. That’s why we are excited to open enrollment for the first time ever to the Roku Beta Developer Program! As of today, any developer with … Continue reading

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Developer Updates: September 2016

In this update, we provide an overview of the latest tools for the Roku developer community. Read on for information about our year-end Channel Store blackout dates, our new sample channels repository, and developer guides to channel publishing. Channel Store blackout notice The … Continue reading

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Check out our collection of sample channels!

Centralized repository of all Roku sample channels and templates Overview In order to help ensure developers stay on top of all our sample channels, we’ve added a Sample Channels Repository to our Roku Developers GitHub page. Whether you’re looking for a template to quickly … Continue reading

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Developer Highlights for Roku OS 7.2

The Roku OS 7.2 release is focused on SceneGraph improvements, new components for in-channel purchasing and ads, debugger additions, playlist/playback features for audio/video, “Fast Video Start”, and SSL certificate updates for streaming content. You can read the full release notes … Continue reading

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Channel Certification Checklist Version 2.0 — What’s new?

Overview All published channels on the Roku Platform are certified using the Roku channel certification checklist. This certification process helps ensure all channels meet the quality, design, and functional requirements of the Roku Channel Store. Quality assurance testing prior to certifying channels! Developers must QA … Continue reading

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Developers: Connecting photo streams in Roku OS!

Overview Roku OS is at the core of all we stream, watch, and build. Part of our mission is to push the boundaries of what both connected TVs and set-top boxes can do for our audience. Today we’re sharing a … Continue reading

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The Roku plugin for Eclipse

Speed up the development, testing, and publishing for channels Note: We’ve updated the plugin – see updated details below. Overview With over 80,000 developers on the platform, we have been working to improve the experience of building channels on the … Continue reading

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Roku OS 7.1: developer highlights

The Roku OS 7.1 release is focused on BrightScript improvements, SceneGraph reliability, additional playback features, and extending the RokuTV experience for Digital Television. Here are a few features from our latest operating system release that you can start building with today:

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Roku SceneGraph tutorial and sample channels!

Today we are releasing new sample applications for learning the fundamentals of Roku SceneGraph, our new XML framework for building channels.

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