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how to add live channel to Roku?

I have a live streaming account with dacast.com How do I create a live channel to roku player?
I look at the sample video player that came with the SDK. I can play video file from the website (Url). But I can't
do a live. Per the SDK develop guide said it support and can be done, but I can't find any example how to do it?
Is there anyone can help point out to me?
example from the sample
<streamUrl>http://video.ted.com/talks/podcast/ElizabethGilbert_2009_480.mp4</streamUrl>

how do you do for a live streaming channel? live channel does not show a web link.
Please help me.
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Roku Employee

Re: how to add live channel to Roku?

Look at the apple test stream example in the simplevideoplayer example.

You need to figure out if your streaming account lets you stream to IOS devices like iphone/ipad. If so, then you would figure out what that url (typically ending in .m3u8) is and plug it into simplevideoplayer example, you'll need to add a line like srt="" to the example.

- Joel
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Re: how to add live channel to Roku?

Can you please provide some examples of streaming services that offer this? I am looking to do the same thing.
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Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: how to add live channel to Roku?

take a look at this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=34726

near the top of the forum.

- Joel
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