May 29th, 2015

roku-boxSince 2008, Roku has been developing set top boxes that allow viewers to access all different types of streaming content from providers including Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, ESPN, and many other third-party providers. The company has seen huge success – selling over 10 million devices as of 2014.

TikiLIVE has been offering 3rd party applications since 2009 and our latest toolset enables our operators and customers alike to build their own Roku app is as easy as 1-2-3! Our newest update has made this a feasible option for streamers across the globe without the need to build an entire platform.

Creating Your Own Roku App with TikiLIVE
Once you decide to sign up for the service, creating your own Private Roku channel is extremely simple. Follow the steps below and you’ll have your very own Roku channel featured alongside the major players like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon in no time!

  1. After logging into your account, click on “Build Roku Application” under the “My Boxes” menu tab.
    NOTE: Please make sure your particular account group supports the Roku Channel Customizations, if it does not you can upgrade at anytime at www.tikilive.com/upgrade.
  2. Next, you will be presented with a form asking you to name your Roku application. You will also need to add a description that will be shown to viewers interested in your content.
  3. Finally, you’ll have the option of uploading a background image for your channel as well as a main menu icon that will be shown in the Roku App Store. Note that all images must be .png files.
  4. Once the application is created, you will simply submit the application through your very own Roku Developer account.

As you can see, creating a Roku App is extremely easy and offers a variety of benefits compared to offering your content online only.

Benefits of a Roku App for Your Streaming Content

  • Access to a huge user base – Roku has sold over 10 million devices. By creating a Roku App, you instantly have access to this huge user base that has already made the decision that they are interested in streaming video content to their televisions. It is even accessible through Roku Stick, a popular device. Roku Stick is a large source of content, offering users greater visibility and more opportunities.
  • Build your brand – One of the keys to building your brand is to provide your content in as many places as possible. This includes online, on your website and through set top boxes. You want to get the word out about your incredible content and a Roku App can be key to your overall content strategy.
  • Convey professionalism – By creating a Roku App, your content will be featured alongside large providers like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and more. Simply by being featured alongside these big names you instantly give yourself more credibility in the eyes of your potential viewers.
  • Roku & TikiLIVE Make a Great Team – With a Roku App powered by TikiLIVE’s robust infrastructure you can offer your content to the millions of users that access the Roku platform each and everyday. If you’re still unsure about the steps to create your very own Roku App, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 305-743-6722. We are happy to walk through the easy process of creating a Roku App with you.
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