Grow Your Audience by Building Your own Roku Video Channel

Learn to create your own customized Roku Channel using an easy to follow template and Roku Channel Developer's guide.
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Build a Working Roku Channel

This course is the most comprehensive solution to building your own Roku Channel that you'll find on the internet. You'll learn step-by-step how to build a completely functional Roku Video channel.

Learn to Develop your own Roku Channel With an Easy to Follow Template

The template that was designed for this course is the same template used to create several professional Roku channels that are already in the Roku Channel Store. It was built by a professional Roku Channel programmer, and tweaked to help with Roku's channel approval process.

Developing a Roku Channel Couldn't Be Easier...

What you will learn:

  • How the Roku Channel App Works
  • How to Use Your Roku in Developer Mode
  • How to Install and Use Developer Software
  • How to Make Your Own Roku Video App Using Our Template
  • How to Submit Your Channel To Roku

What are the requirements?

  • You should be somewhat familiar with HTML and uploading files via FTP.
  • All software will be provided in the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Work with Eclipse to develop Roku
  • Make proper sized images for a Roku Channel
  • Add videos to your Roku Channel
  • Build a customized Roku Video Channel using our template
  • Submit your Channel to Roku for Approval

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for anyone wanting to build a Roku Video Channel, and customize it using a channel template as a guide. This course is probably not for you if you're wanting to build an advanced roku app.
  • This course is also for anyone wanting to build their viewing audience. Roku has an audience of over 8 million. Adding a channel to Roku is a sure traffic builder.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the course

This is an introduction to the course.

How the Roku Channel App Works
Section 2: Setup Your Roku

Before we begin working to develop our Roku channel, we need to setup our Roku into Developer Mode. The Roku is actually used in the packaging of our channel.

Developer mode can be activated by pressing the following key combinations on your Roku remote:

  • Home key -3 times,
  • Up key 2 times,
  • Right key,
  • Left Key,
  • Right Key,
  • Left Key,
  • Right Key
Section 3: Install Developer Software
Software Summary

Here's the link to Java Development Kit - Version 7:


Here's a link to Eclipse IDE for Java Developers:


Link to our Brightscript Plugin:

PS - If that link isn't working well for you - you can also use this link:

5 pages

If you're Using a MAC and/or the plugin didn't install properly, this section could help you. Please follow it completely to the end.

Section 4: Creating our Channel
Opening our Channel Template in Eclipse

How to find the IP address of your Roku:


I'm using Gimp in this video, you can download it using the link below:

And here are the names and sizes of the channel package images:

Size (WxH) Filename

336×210 MainMenu_Icon_CenterFocus_HD.png

248×140 MainMenu_Icon_CenterFocus_SD.png

108×69 MainMenu_Icon_Side_HD.png

80×46 MainMenu_Icon_Side_SD.png

1281×165 Overhang_Background_HD.png

720×110 Overhang_Background_SD.png

Putting Images into your Channel Package

Category Image Sizes:

SD = 224px X 158px

HD = 304px X 237px


Video Image Sizes:

SD image = 214px X 144px

HD image = 290px X 218px

Section 5: Submitting your Channel to

Register for a developer's account:

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Instructor Biography

Gary Venrooy, Roku Developer & Clickbank, Amazon, eBay Entrepreneur

A very skilled professional, Gary VenRooy has been developing channels for Roku for 3 years now. He's currently the owner of RokuChannelMaker, and he has worked to help several clients get their channels into Roku's channel store.

When he's not tinkering around with Roku, Gary is a top Vendor for ClickBank and has been a part of their Premier program for several years. Gary has worked for ClickBank for nearly 10 years and has sold over a $1,000,000 worth of ClickBank product.

Gary is an eBay power seller, and also sells products through Amazon. He has been selling on eBay for over a decade, and on Amazon for the last 3 years.

Gary loves helping people make a presence for themselves online, and has worked with many companies and churches providing for them not only a website presence online, but also a video presence on YouTube and on the Roku.

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