Roku Private Channels
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What is a “Private Channel | Non-certified”?
Non-certified channels cannot be found in the Roku Channel Store. Non-certified channels are built by Roku developers who wish to reach a specific audience without making their channel available to all Roku customers. Instead, a unique “channel access code” (e.g. “FG324”) is used to add the channel to your account.
Roku is an open platform, allowing developers to create new and exciting channels that may some day appear on the Roku Channel Store after a stringent approval process. Private channels are are not suitable for the average Roku user. They have not been approved for general distribution by Roku, and may be generally unstable. Roku does not warrant the use of private channels and does not provide support for them.
Why would a developer choose to release a channel as a private channel instead of submitting it to the Roku Channel Store?
A few reasons:
- The channel isn’t ready for the Roku Channel Store (ie. Beta). Developers use private channels to test their apps prior to submitting.
- Developers like the freedom to make changes immediately without having to re-submit for approval.
- A developer may decide to create a private channel if they want to reach a specific audience.
From a developer:
“Roku has been getting stricter with their certification testing, requiring developers to go back and change artwork, tweak deep-linking settings, or adjust other parameters in order to meet new requirements. This is stretching out the development time-line, and might be discouraging some developers from putting together additional channels.”
(source: Roku developer forums)
Are private channels legal?
We only list FREE, LEGAL & SAFE channels.
There ARE channels that may get your ACCOUNT BLOCKED FROM ADDING ANY OTHER NON-CERTIFIED CHANNELS.
Roku Private channels are distributed independently by the developer. As long as they are in accordance with the terms of the Roku Channel Developer Agreement, Roku does not restrict the distribution of private channels.