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Developer highlights for Roku OS 7.7

Our Summer firmware update, Roku OS 7.7, starts shipping to select Roku devices today. Roku OS 7.7 focuses primarily on bug fixes and firmware optimizations to increase performance of Roku SceneGraph (RSG) channels. How to update All current-generation Roku streaming players and … Continue reading

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Reminder: Deadline approaching for new channels to use RSG

In February, Roku announced the deprecation of our legacy SDK visual screen components, with a two-year roadmap for adopting a channel UI built in Roku SceneGraph (RSG). Developers should be mindful that the first major deadline in the deprecation timeline is approaching. As of July … Continue reading

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New features added to Direct Publisher

Overview Since it’s introduction in October, hundreds of Roku channels have launched using Direct Publisher. Recently, we’ve added several features to the tool’s capabilities, including: A new channel layout for featured content Support for 4K content Support for Nielsen DAR

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New web tools for faster development on Roku

The Developer Dashboard contains many tools to help build beautiful, functioning Roku channels. In October, we added the ability to access crash logs and channel analytics. Now, we’ve introduced three web tools for speedier development, QA testing, and certification testing. Sections: … Continue reading

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Give us your feedback — take the 2016 Platform Survey!

As 2016 nears a close, the Roku Developer Relations team has already begun prioritizing our efforts for the coming year. To help inform our decision making, we’re asking all Roku developers and publishing partners to complete our 2016 Platform Survey. Take the … Continue reading

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How Roku channels work

Understand hosting, streaming, and building channels on the Roku Platform Overview The Roku platform has thousands of channels, streaming over 5.5 billion hours of content to our audience in 2015. As the industry leader in streaming devices and channel offerings, it’s … Continue reading

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Changes Coming Soon to the Roku Developer Agreement

Dear Roku Developer: Thank you for choosing the Roku platform. With support from developers like you, Roku continues to offer consumers the broadest selection of content for streaming to the TV. We also continue to invest in the scale and … Continue reading

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New Closed Caption Features for BrightScript Developers

Over the past few months, Roku has added a number of improvements to closed caption support for its non-legacy devices. First, the Roku platform recently added a new settings UI screen for controlling closed captions across all channels installed on … Continue reading

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Supporting In App Purchases in Your Roku BrightScript Channels

Monetizing applications is a common requirement for software developers. Roku developers are no different. Fortunately, the Roku platform has great support for in-app purchases. This article will cover everything you need to know to start monetizing your Roku channels with … Continue reading

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Building a Custom Video Player

Have you ever wanted to create your own video player for your Roku channels?  Most channels use the roVideoScreen template provided with the SDK.  But you can create your own video player using the roVideoPlayer component.

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