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Roku SDK: All about our custom Roku SDK Channel Builder
Roku SDK: All about our custom Roku SDK Channel Builder

Really everything you need to know to create your Roku SDK Channel with Tappla.

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Written by Robert Blessing
Updated over a week ago

With Tappla, you can build native SDK apps for Roku and Apple TV.

You don't have to code or worry about app design - we have a ready-to-use template that looks like Netflix.

All you have to do is connect/integrate your videos and we take care of the rest.

Our Roku SDK grid screen template

Here is an example of what your Roku SDK Channel might look like:

Grid Screen Template:

Videos in a playlist appear side by side in the same row, and additional playlists appear below in a new row.

Launch Behavior:

When the user clicks on a video thumbnail, the video expands to full screen and begins playing immediately.

Dynamic Background:

The background image changes dynamically. It is always the thumbnail of the selected video.

What we need from you to publish your Roku SDK app:

1.) Connect/Integrate your videos into your Tappla Dashboard

2.) Invite us to Roku Developer (email: support@tappla.com) at: https://developer.roku.com/en-gb/user/access

3.) Tell us the name of your Roku Channel

4.) Send us your logo as a PNG or JPEG file and let us know what background you want to use along with your logo.

We will use your logo and the background color to create your channel poster/app icon and splash screen images.

Channel Poster/App Icon Image:

  • Once your channel is installed, the channel poster is displayed as the app icon on the Roku home screen. It's also displayed in your Channel Store listing, next to the channel details.

  • We use your logo and a dark background color unless you tell us otherwise.

Splash screen image:

  • The splash screen appears when your Roku channels start. It's the first image your viewers see for around 1 second while your video content loads.

  • We will use your logo and a dark background color unless you tell us otherwise.

Learn more about the visuals here:


If you have a Roku Direct Publisher channel: Roku is discontinuing Direct Publisher. Use our custom SDK Roku Channel solution to convert your Direct Publisher to an SDK Channel!

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