Connected TV, Smart TV, Software development

How do you develop Roku Apps using the Stack Methodology?

Table of Contents What is Roku? What is Stack Methodology? Advantages Disadvantages Stack Implementation Stack utilization Sample Channel discussion and execution References What is Roku?  Roku is a brand and platform known for its streaming media players and smart TVs. It was developed by Roku, Inc., an American company founded in 2002. Roku devices are […]

April 16, 2024

Connected TV, iOS, Smart TV

Building Home View for tvOS using SwiftUI: A Step-by-Step Guide

In the age of digital streaming, Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms have become increasingly popular for delivering media content directly to viewers via the internet. With the rise of smart TVs and set-top boxes, developing an OTT application for tvOS has become essential for reaching a wide audience. In this guide, we will walk you through creating […]

October 26, 2023

Smart TV

Streamlining Roku Pay Integration with ChannelStoreHelper

Introduction Roku Pay integration can be a daunting task for developers, but fear not! `ChannelStoreHelper` is here for the rescue. Included in the Roku starter kit, this script file is your ticket to hassle-free implementation of Roku Pay on the front-end of your Roku application. With a single function call, you can kickstart Roku Pay, […]

October 6, 2023

iOS, Mobility, Smart TV

Cracking the code: Apple’s DRM Technology (Part-1)

Introduction to Fairplay DRM “Fairplay DRM” is basically Apple’s Digital rights management technology. Fairplay is also known as Fairplay Streaming (FPS), whose main role is securely delivering the encrypted contents through HTTP Live Streaming Protocol. It prevents video download as well as ensures screen recording protection when protected content is streaming. In other words, Fairplay […]

October 5, 2023

Smart TV

What are the local storage options in the Roku Application?

What are the local storage options in Brightscript? What is the Roku or Brightscript FileSystem? In Roku Application Development, there are a total of 5 local storage options available. Cachefs: Cachefs serves as a means to locally store data on Roku Devices, functioning as a read/write file system. For added data persistence, end-users have the […]

September 20, 2023

Connected TV, Industry Buzz, Smart TV

The Streaming Wars: Why Roku Is Winning the Battle

The rise of streaming services has brought about fierce competition in the entertainment industry. Among the key players vying for dominance, Roku has emerged as a force to be reckoned with. With its user-friendly approach, extensive content library, and strategic partnerships, Roku has successfully positioned itself as the leader in the streaming wars. In this […]

September 19, 2023

Smart TV

Convert Direct Publisher Channel to SDK Channel | Roku | Brightscript

The sunset of the Direct Publisher channel will happen on Jan 12, 2024; after this day, all the Direct Publisher Channels will be removed from Roku Channel Store, and service providers will have to convert their channels to SDK channels. In this blog, we will explain the procedure to convert the Direct Publisher Channel to […]

August 20, 2023

Connected TV, Smart TV, Software development

Debugging with Bright Script Logger

Logs are always very useful for software developers. It helps developers identify the problems & issues with their programs. Logs help them print data on the console & debug their code. Are logs really that easy to use  Logs seem pretty much handy, but there are some problems too with logs, and one of the […]

July 24, 2023

B2C, Connected TV, Industry Buzz

Various monetization models for OTT platforms

The over-the-top (OTT) industry is rapidly expanding, with an increasing number of people turning to stream services for entertainment. However, with so many OTT platforms now available, companies are finding it increasingly difficult to monetize their offerings. This blog will look at some of the most innovative OTT platform monetization models. Subscription-based Model: The subscription-based […]

February 11, 2023