Millions of people stream content through Roku each day making it the most popular device Zype customers choose to distribute through. Zype's Roku app builder template makes it easy for you to build, customize, and distribute your content to your audience while providing the best possible user experience. This section provides recommendations to help you structure and monetize your content to best reach your video business goals. You'll also find guidelines to successfully test and submit your app to the Roku marketplace.
Prerequisites for Zype
If you are building an app for the first time, visit our Introduction to Applications and Distribution to get started.
To successfully test and submit your Roku app there are a few requirements you need to make sure to complete in the Zype platform. Before you can build and submit your app to the Roku for approval you must do the following:
1. Import your content into your Zype library
2. Add video details to content
3. Organize your videos into playlists
4. Create playlist relationships
The resulting playlist structure within your Roku:
If you plan to make money from your content through Roku, visit our Monetization section to learn about all the types of monetization Zype supports.
*Note - setting up monetization for your content is not required to submit your app.
Prerequisites for Roku
The Roku Marketplace has separate requirements to approve submitted applications.
1. Create a Customer Account
2. Enroll in the Developer Program
3. Enroll in Roku Payouts Program
4. Add image assets
Testing your app: Overview
Once you've successfully organized your content, customized settings, and built your app, you need to test it out to make sure it works the way you expect. You'll need to complete the following to test your app:
1. Review app settings for monetization and feature options
2. Obtain a Roku Device
3. Enable Developer Mode on your Roku device to view app
4. Review QA checklist before submitting app for approval
Submitting your app: Overview
After you have tested your app and satisfied with the result, it's time to submit it for approval through the Roku Marketplace. The approval process timeline depends on how fast Roku can test your app and if any issues are discovered during the QA process. For a detailed breakdown of the submission process, visit the Roku submission page.