We're new to Roku. It's kinda urgent. We're trying to rent/sell a video on Roku in Channel. What is the best solution to do this without a lot of programming? We have an account on Vimeo. What would you recommend to do that?
Cheap. Fast. Good.
Truth is you're looking at A LOT in coding and development costs, unless you're pretty built in and niche following It'll take a while and many, many rentals to recoup the costs. I'd ballpark it all at $5k-$10k.
Vimeo OTT will build your SDK package once you set everything up.
Another option in the same vein is Zype
Both are content record management solutions and cost about $1-$2k / mo for streaming channel deployments.
Fastest and cheapest way to deploy a Roku Channel is using Vimeo Pro and a json feed file, and then giving the unique code of the channel as part of the receipt of payment. That doesn't scale, but it gets you started for about $200/yr.
Serve your videos from Vimeo Pro as HLS links, and serve the thumbnails and feed file from any website.
The only solution for TVOD is custom Roku app.
Roku Direct Publisher is AVOD only (free to consumers), no SVOD or TVOD.