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How to build a Roku Direct Publisher Feed Follow

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.

Create a Roku Direct Publisher channel with Zype

Click into the Roku Direct Publisher endpoint and complete the two-step unlock flow.

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Step 2 – Select a Feed Source

There are several types of feeds you can generate to build a Direct Publisher channel on Roku:

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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.

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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.

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