Using your Roku Direct Publisher JSON feed to build your own Apple TV App

Robert Blessing

August 16, 2022
Use Roku Direct Publisher Feed to build own Apple TV app

Do you have a Roku Direct Publisher App? Then you already have created a JSON feed that contains your video streams and video metadata, right?

Now you can simply use this JSON Roku feed to build an own Apple TV app. Tappla’s no-code Apple TV builder works similarly to how Roku Direct Publisher works:

Enter your Roku JSON feed and Tappla will instantly build a personalized Apple TV app with your video content. Choose your style, change the layout and add app features you need for your business. When you’re ready, Tappla takes care of publishing your app to Apple’s App Store (under your own Apple Developer Account).

No-code TV app builders exist already for Fire TV (‘Amazon Creator‘) and Roku (‘Roku Direct Publisher‘).

What was missing until now is a no-code app creator for Apple TV that uses a feed as a video source. 

We’re happy to announce that we just released a no-code Apple TV app development solution that works with your Roku Direct Publisher Content Feed.

How to build an Apple TV app using your Roku JSON Feed

When you create Apple TV Apps using Tappla’s Roku Feed Connector, all your video content from your Roku JSON feed is pulled into your Apple TV app.

Your Apple TV app then displays and streams your video content dynamically from your feed. This gives you the flexibility to select the video hosting solution of your choice – your server, Vimeo or a content delivery network (CDN) – you name it.

It’s the perfect Apple TV app development solution for video content creators and publishers:

  • who have a Roku JSON feed / Roku Direct Publisher App
  • who want a fast & easy Apple TV app creation process – without having to write code
  • who want to be independent from Apple TV developers – video content can be easily be updated through the Roku feed

Just as a sidenote: Besides a Roku feed you can connect your Vimeo account as an alternative video content source:

Building an Apple TV app with your video content from your Roku feed can be done in a few simple steps with Tappla.

To publish your own branded Apple TV app using your Roku feed, follow these steps:

1.) Go to dashboard.tappla.com/users/register to signup for the free trial

2.) Copy and paste your Roku feed into Tappla’s web interface

3.) Upload your App Logo and other assets for branding your Apple TV app.

4.) Preview your Apple TV app.

5.) If all looks good, let us know we take care of the app submission to the App Store (we publish under your Apple Developer Account).

Think creating your own custom streaming app for Apple TV is too difficult or too expensive? It won’t be with Tappla! Just connect your videos, upload your logo, and you’re ready to launch your own TV app for Apple TV.

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