I was told this question belongs in the Direct Publisher Forum, so hopefully someone out there can help!
For the past couple years, I've used MyJSON.com to generate the JSON URL I need for updates to my Roku channel (Fore Golfers Network).
I'm a complete novice at all things JSON, learning just enough to update the full code and then grab the URL from MYJSON. That site is now dead (he closed it April 1) and I have no idea where I can go for the URL so I'm unable to update my channel w/ fresh content.
the easiest way is to have your won domain , upload you json file on your domain so it look something like yourdomian.something/json and use that , it will work.
and remember free is not always the best option. i am sure that having a TV Channel should worth enough to invest in a domain name and proper hosting.
( one of the programs i use actually can import your existing json convert it into a working feed , and you dont need special hosting for it ) so this would be a second solution.
Consider using Amazon S3. It's a proven technology that lots of channel developers use, and, it's relatively cheap especially if all you do is store your feed file.
We created all-in-one feed management system for Roku Direct Publisher that will generate a JSON feed, go to OTTfeed.com and request a demo.
Appreciate the reply, but I'm not looking to spend revenue for the creation of the URL. My channel is fairly small and we generate zero income from it.
So in S3, I can paste my long code and it will generate the needed URL for updating Roku?
If you can't tell, this is all quite foreign to me. Thanks for your help
I'm not sure what you mean by your "long code". But, S3 is a hosting platform where you can store your feed file and/or media (video and thumbnail images). You then tell Roku through the developer portal the URL of the feed file within S3.
If by long code you mean JSON then do the following:
On your computer create a text file and paste the json code, then change the file extension to json and upload it to S3 bucket or any web hosting account.
If you need to get the url to your json file on S3, click on the file and copy "Object URL" but make sure you have Permissions > Public access > set to Read object
Hope this helps.