Custom Roku Channel Guidelines

Did you know that you can easily allow your viewers to enjoy your live & on-demand StreamSpot content on their HDTVs?  Introducing Roku, a revolutionary device that acts like a cable-box for the Internet. Below are the items you'll need to provide to publish your Custom Roku Channel using StreamSpot:

The box connects over an HDMI connection and comes in multiple forms that vary in the quality and performance they offer. An entry-level "Roku Streaming Stick" offers the easiest way to get started and provides great quality at an affordable price. The Roku Ultra offers the highest in 4K streaming and is the top of the line box. There are many other models that can suit whatever needs and they can all be viewed from the Roku Products Page. 

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Included with every StreamSpot streaming plan is a custom, standalone Roku Channel. A custom Roku channel allows you to promote your own channel containing your live and categorized on-demand content. This means your viewers who own a Roku device can now search in the channel store for your venue name and have easy access to all live and on-demand content. 

 

Simply submit a support ticket with the following assets attached: 

 

1. Email Connected to StreamSpot Account

 

2. StreamSpot SSID (https://support.streamspot.com/hc/en-us/articles/218890788-Support-ID)

 

3. Channel Name (max 20 characters)

 

4. Description- A detailed description of the channel you are adding. This detail will appear in the Channel Store description of your channel. (300 Character Limit)

 

5. Web Description- You may enter a channel description up to 1500 characters. This channel description may be used for U.S. web-based marketing of your channel. It will not display on the Roku Player. (150 Character Limit)

 

The branding/images you submit must match the exact size and file type required. Roku will reject any image not sized to the exact specifications listed.

 

6. Channel Logo (400x90 JPEG or PNG)

 

7. Channel Background OPTIONAL (1920x1080 JPEG or PNG)

 

8. Splash Screen (1920x1080 JPEG or PNG)

 

9. Channel Store Poster (540x405 JPEG or PNG)

 

10. Small Logo for Roku Search (165x60 JPEG or PNG)

 

Select the colors for the following from the options above

11. Background Color

 

12. Highlight Color

 

13. Progress Color

 

14. Text Color: Light or Dark (helpful hint, if you're using a dark background color, select light text color & vice-versa)

 

Once received, we will get to work on building your Roku Channel!

 

 

Below are examples/references of the above items needed. 

Required Images

Splash Screen (1920 x 1080 JPEG or PNG file)

The Splash Screen displays while your channel is loading, here's an example:

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Channel Logo (400 x 90 JPEG or PNG file)

The Channel Logo will display inside your channel, here's an example:

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Channel Store Poster (540 x 405 JPEG or PNG file)

The logo displays within Roku Search as a button to play your content.  Here's an example:

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Small Logo for Roku Search (165 x 60 JPEG or PNG file)

The logo displays within Roku Search as a button to play your content.

Channel Colors

Include with your images the color scheme for your channel including:

  • Background Color
  • Text Color (helpful hint, if you're using a dark background color, select light text color & vice-versa)
  • Highlight Color (the color of the border when viewers navigate through content on your channel)
  • Progress Color (the "loading" bar color for your channel)

You can choose any hexadecimal value or the default colors as defined below:

  • Red, Orange, Green, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Purple, Black, and Gray

Channel Description

The following information is required to publish your channel:

  • Channel Name
  • Web Description (You may enter a channel description up to 1500 characters. This channel description may be used for U.S. web-based marketing of your channel. It will not display on the Roku Player.)
  • Description (A detailed description of the channel you are adding. This detail will appear in the Channel Store description of your channel.)

Here are some sample responses for reference:

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Publishing your Channel

Once your request ticket is created you will be notified by StreamSpot Support for the following events until it is published:

  • Your channel is being built by StreamSpot engineers
  • Your channel has been submitted to Roku for approval and publishing
  • Your channel is accepted or rejected by Roku for publishing (with notes if rejected)

Publishing times can vary from a few days to over a month, depending on Roku's queue size at the time of submission.

Helpful Tips

  • Big BOLD logos and fonts with no small text accompanying the logo (Roku will reject the channel if it's not legible)
  • No round corners or thin borders. If it's questionable, Roku will reject it. 

 

 

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