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New self-service tool for buying Roku ads

New tool allows publishers to buy ads on the Roku platform Overview 2016 marked the first year that digital ad spending has caught up with traditional TV, reflecting the growing trend of cord-cutters switching to streaming services. With millions of … Continue reading

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Release Notes: RAF 1.9.6

Overview The Roku Ad Framework (RAF) is a library that extends the Roku SDK to support video ad integration. This week we released the latest update to the library, RAF 1.9.6. For more information about RAF and its benefits, read our Getting Started … Continue reading

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Updates to the Roku plugin for Eclipse

Latest version includes enhanced code completion and bug fixes Overview In April, we introduced the Roku plugin for the Eclipse IDE to simplify Roku development, debugging, and local deployment. The main features included: Code highlighting & syntax coloring to make your code easily readable … Continue reading

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Developer highlights for Roku OS 7.5

Roku OS 7.5 focuses primarily on making SceneGraph development more intuitive, as well as supporting text-to-speech functionality for CVAA compliance. The OS will be sent to all Roku devices in phases throughout the coming months. Below is a high-level overview … Continue reading

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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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