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How to Build your Roku App?
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Written by Anjana
Updated over a week ago

Building your Roku app is an exciting step toward expanding your streaming service's reach. With a Roku app, you can engage a broader audience and offer a seamless viewing experience on one of the most popular streaming platforms. Let's walk through the steps to bring your content to Roku users.

Selecting a Theme

  • From the Apps section of the left menu, select Conntect TV Apps and then select Roku.

  • You will see themes, you can preview a theme by clicking on the Preview button below the theme

  • Also, toggle the light and dark options in the Choose Theme Type on the top to see how it looks before selecting one.

  • Finally, click on the Save button

Filling in Basic Info

  • Now Move on to the next tab Basic Info

  • Here fill in details like your App name, Package name, and a description for your app

  • Select your brand colors

  • And upload your brand assets - like logos

  • Then click on the Save button

Approving Content

Your next step is to approve what shows and playlists you want to make available in your Roku app. This ensures you have full control over what content is available in which app.
Simply push allowed Shows and playlists to the right side and click Save

Designing Your Pages

Now we have come to the most interesting part of building your app - Designing each page

There are some default pages with certain prebuilt options - they are

  1. Home Page

  2. Show Detail Page

  3. Video Detail Page

  4. Movie Detail Page

  5. Live Page

Also you can create any number of pages and widgets to them to suit your needs.
Customizing these pages are similar to customizing them on your website or other apps.

Customizing the Header

The header is very important for your TV app as it will be available on all pages and enable smooth navigation.

Here are the header options that can be customized

  • Select the layout for the header

  • Select the icons for each page

  • Toggle elements ON if you want them to be included in your header and OFF if you do not want them in your header

  • You can also add custom pages to your header (and select icons from the icons below them)

  • Finally, Save the page

App Settings

In this page, you will have to make general app settings like whether you want the splash screen to be enabled, or the splash video to be looped.

If you would like your Auth page (login page) to have an image and other generic settings

Build Roku App

This is the final step. You will have to click build to get your Roku app built.

This feature is only for users on the Enterprise plan. Reach out to our sales team for more details

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