Non-Certified channels can only be installed on a Roku device by using the channel’s dedicated access code (e.g. “FG324”) provided by the developer of the channel, and therefore are not found in the Roku Channel Store. Non-certified channels may be used by channel developers for testing, or to limit access to their channel to a smaller set of our users. Users should take caution when using non-certified channels.
Why does Roku have non-certified channels?
Developers need a way to test their channels, and non-certified channels allow them to reach a smaller set of users prior to publishing the channel in the Roku Channel Store. Some publishers wish to limit distribution of channels to a small subset of users, for example, just their employees.
Q: How do I +ADD a non-certified channel to my Roku player?
A: To download and install a non-certified channel:
- Go to my.roku.com on your computer or smartphone.
- If prompted, sign in to your Roku account.
- Under Manage account select Add channel with a code.
- Enter the channel access code received from the channel provider and select Add Channel.
- Acknowledge the warning message that appears:
Q: How do I “Build a complete Roku channel in 5 minutes or less!”
A: Visit Instant TV Channel for Roku.
Instant TV Channel is a cloud-based tool for Roku developers and content providers that shortens development time and eases maintenance after deployment.