So you're ready to build a Roku Direct Publisher feed in Zype to create your new Roku channel? Excellent! Read on for detailed steps to get your new channel up and running.
Step 1 – Unlock your Roku Direct Publisher Profile in Zype
Visit the Video Apps marketplace and filter by "Play Through Apps & Feeds" to find the Roku Direct Publisher endpoint.
Click into the Roku Direct Publisher endpoint and complete the two-step unlock flow.
Step 2 – Select a Feed Source
There are several types of feeds you can generate to build a Direct Publisher channel on Roku:
Playlist feeds – This generates a feed that provides access to all videos and child playlists within the selected root playlist in your Zype library.
Category feeds – This generates a feed that provides access to all videos included in a specific category in your Zype library.
Source feeds – This generates a feed that provides access to all videos matching a specific video source in your Zype library.
Once you’ve selected a feed source, click Generate Feed.
Step 3 – Copy Your Roku Direct Publisher Feed URL
Once you’ve clicked Generate Feed, the feed URL will automatically populate. Simply copy that link and proceed to Step 4 – Build Your Roku Direct Publisher Channel.
Note: Zype provides a paginated feed by default to optimizing feed generation and loading. Roku Direct Publisher will only ingest the number of videos in the feed submitted to them. To designate the number of videos, append &per_page=X, X being the number of videos you'd like, to the end of the feed. There is a 500 video maximum supported. Your feed should appear in the format below:
Step 4 – Build Your Roku Direct Publisher Channel
Now you’re ready to finish building your channel with Roku’s Direct Publisher tools. In order to complete this process, you’ll need a Roku account and to be enrolled in the Roku Developer Program. Other than that, all you’ll need is your content feed URL and Roku's required marketing assets.