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?
@webconsultant in DP you cannot sell /. rent directly from Roku.
you need an SDK channel , where you can charge subscriptions or / play or / video you decide .... but that is a lot of programming.
from what i know the safest way to sell on Roku is building an SDK channel.
i use DP channels to funnel viewers to my pages and make the sales from there .... that is way easier 🙂
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.