2019 Non-Certified | Private Channels
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Q: Why would a developer choose to release a channel as a private channel as a dedicated access code instead of submitting it to the Official Public Channel/App Store?
A: A few reasons:
- The channel isn’t ready for the App Store. Developers use private channels to test their apps during the development process.
- The channel contains content not appropriate for the Official Public Channel App Store(s). An adult-oriented channel is a good example of a channel that would not be published publicly.
- The channel contains content that is confidential or intended for members or employees in a specific group or company. For example, a company might develop a channel that contains training videos for franchisees
Q: How do I add a non-certified channel to my Roku® streaming device?
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: