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.
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.