Welcome to the Roku Software Development Kit (SDK) documentation. This section of our documentation is for programmers who intend to write a custom channel and deploy it to the Channel Store.
If you are not a programmer but a content provider or publisher, consider using Direct Publisher instead of the SDK documentation. No coding is required with Direct Publisher.
The SDK documentation describes how to create a channel available on the Channel Store running on a Roku device. Channels are written in BrightScript, a scripting language that is easy to learn. This documentation contains information about BrightScript, its SceneGraph UI framework, tools and other resources.
To start learning how to develop a channel, read the Developer Guide. It contains an overview of the Roku development environment and developer documentation.
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- Developer Guide
- UX Design Guidelines
- Streaming Specifications
- BrightScript Language Reference
- BrightScript Component Reference
- SceneGraph Core Concepts
- SceneGraph API Reference
- SceneGraph Samples
- Roku Advertising Framework
- Roku Search
- Deep Linking
- Roku Analytics Component
- External Control API
- Web Service API
- Developer Tools
- Roku OS Release Notes