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Roku

The Roku OS was purpose-built for streaming and runs across all Roku devices, including streaming players and Roku TVs. On the Roku platform the applications that stream your media are called channels.

Basic setup

Follow the getting started instructions laid out in the Roku documentation to set up your environment. Roku uses it’s own scripting language called BrightScript to set up channels/apps.

We recommend using DASH with PlayReady on Roku devices.

The documentation for which can be found in the content protection.

customData = { "<VUDRM-TOKEN>" };
contentNode = createObject("roSGNode", "contentNode")
contentNode.streamFormat = "dash"
contentNode.url = "<MPEG-DASH-URL>"
contentNode.encodingType = "PlayReadyLicenseAcquisitionAndChallenge"
contentNode.encodingKey = "PlayReadyLicenseServerUrl" + "%%%" + customData

Testing your stream

You can also test your streams outside of the Roku app using the Stream testing tool.

  • Add your device IP and Model to the device manager.
  • Ensure that Mode is set to Video.
  • Ensure that Format is set to either Auto or DASH.
  • Within the DRM section choose encoding type : PlayReady: LA And Challenge.
  • Put your newly generated VUDRM-token in to the custom data input box.
  • In License server Url(optional) put https://playready-license.vudrm.tech/rightsmanager.asmx.
  • Click Play.