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Re: How to create your first Roku platform Channel

One of the easiest ways is to use:

- Roku Direct Publisher
- Vimeo Pro account to host your videos + thumbnails
- Json feed: 2 options:
1. Manually create the feed and host it somewhere on a server
2. Use a third-party service to manage the feed



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Roku Guru

Re: How to create your first Roku platform Channel

What's the most simple and cost-effective free method of creating your first Roku platform Channel on your own?

That really depends on what you hope to get out of the channel.  For example, are you building it just for fun, to share some video content, or, to make some money?  The answer to some of these questions will drive the development direction.  For example, if you want a "subscription" channel, you'll need to learn the BrightScript language since Direct Publisher does not support that channel model.

"Cost-effective" is a relative term.  It depends on what you plan to budget for your channel.  As previous posts have indicated, there will be some cost involved.

FREE Windows desktop software for converting Direct Publisher channels to SceneGraph (SDK), for creating BIF (Trick Play) files, Roku (MRSS, JSON) feed files, and FireTV feed files @ GitHub/rrirower.
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