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webconsultant
Level 7

Roku Direct Publishing

Hi there, 

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? 

 

Thank you

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webconsultant
Level 7

Re: Roku Direct Publishing

We're happy to hear about recommendation on which platform is best to host the movies. If there's a way to plug & play the process, that works too! 

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AaronMSpelling
Level 12

Re: Roku Direct Publishing

@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.

 

 

 

Building a TV Channel can be easy … if you have a right tools ===>> https://tv-channel.info/
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webconsultant
Level 7

Re: Roku Direct Publishing

Hi @AaronMSpelling, thank you for response! 

Yes, that's something that we have been wondering if there's a way or services that offer this part of the process? 

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AaronMSpelling
Level 12

Re: Roku Direct Publishing

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 Smiley Happy

 

Building a TV Channel can be easy … if you have a right tools ===>> https://tv-channel.info/
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webconsultant
Level 7

Re: Roku Direct Publishing

If this is the case, would you recommend anyone? 

We'd like to launch this as soon as possible and not deal with a lot of coding.

 

Thank you again!

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AaronMSpelling
Level 12

Re: Roku Direct Publishing

recommended for @webconsultant  SDK or DP ?

 

Building a TV Channel can be easy … if you have a right tools ===>> https://tv-channel.info/
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webconsultant
Level 7

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@AaronMSpelling I guess anything that we can sell and rent our full movies.

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37mediagroup
Level 12

Re: Roku Direct Publishing

Cheap. Fast. Good.

Pick two!

 

 

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.

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stubbstarbuck
Level 8

Re: Roku Direct Publishing

Vimeo OTT will build your SDK package once you set everything up.

https://vimeo.com/ott/home

Another option in the same vein is Zype

https://zype.com

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.

 

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