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Unlocking a Watchback Profile and Generating Feeds Follow

This article provides an overview on how to unlock your Watchback endpoint profile in Zype and generating MRSS feeds for distributing content to Watchback. Before proceeding, please make sure you've contacted Watchback about distributing content through their native applications, as Watchback is a curated streaming platform. You can learn more about Watchback in our overview article.

Unlocking your Watchback profile

To begin distributing content to Watchback from Zype, you must first unlock your Watchback profile.

Step 1 - Visit our video apps marketplace page and locate the Watchback endpoint

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Step 2 - Follow the steps on the Watchback unlock flow to create your Watchback profile in Zype

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Step 3 - Once unlocked, you'll now have a Watchback-specific API key that will allow you to distribute content to Watchback via MRSS feeds. This key will automatically be added to your Watchback MRSS feeds when generating feeds.

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I've unlocked my profile, how do I generate feeds for Watchback?

Awesome! To generate feeds you can use the following process:

Step 1 - Visit your 'Create a Watchback feed' page (immediately following the unlock success step)

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Step 2 - Select the type of content you'd like to generate your MRSS feed from. You can choose playlists, categories, or video sources.

Playlists will include content from any child playlists, if applicable. Once you select your content source, click on the 'Generate Feed' button to create the MRSS feed and get access to the feed's URL.

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Step 3 - Once you've generated your feed, simply copy the feed URL to clipboard and you're ready to go!

Make sure you double check the feed contents to ensure this reflects the video content you'd like to deliver to Watchback. Then please send the feed URL to your account contact at Watchback to complete QA and delivery.

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