Roku – Private + Public Channels

Streaming to Roku Set Top Boxes - Private and Public Channels

Organizations are opting to leverage their existing IP network to deliver video because it is cheaper to deploy and to maintain. However, even with the ease of delivering video to devices such as computers and mobile devices there is still a need to deliver video directly to televisions, video projectors, and distribution systems. Enter Discover Video’s DEVOS Roku Channel and the Public Roku Channel.

Using Roku Set Top Box

The US$99 Roku player is being used in millions of homes to deliver streaming content from services such Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon – and now your content too! Discover Video can provides organizations with the ability to have their own Roku public channel where your content can be viewed by millions, or a unique USB-enabled private channel where your content is only available to those you enable with a physical dongle.  The Discover Video DEVOS Roku channel works perfectly on your private network where your video never leaves your building.

Some vendors charge thousands of dollars for a video decoder box. Some vendors sell expensive proprietary Set Top Boxes.  There may be cases where using such hardware makes sense, but in the vast majority of use cases, the Discover Video solution is not only most cost effective, but more convenient, reliable, and flexible too.

Discover Video Public Roku Channel

If you have Discover Video Arcus service and the Roku option, then simply check any live or VoD in your Discover Video web control panel, and that content appears on your public Roku channel.

If you host your own content (upload video files to your web server), simply enter the content address in the Discover Video web control panel, and that content appears on your public Roku channel.

What You Can Do With Your Own Public Roku Channel:

  • Deliver live and on-demand video
  • Up to HD resolution
  • Password protect the content
  • Brand your channel with your logo
  • Monitor viewer statistics if you use the Discover Video Streaming services
  • Can be combined with DV Transcoder service for existing Windows Media or MPEG-2 streams
  • Only $99/year

Example Uses:

What You Need:

  • Discover Video ARCUS service or your own web server
  • Discover Video Roku service for ARCUS

Subscribe to the Discover Video Public Roku Channel here (Roku login required)

Private ROKU Channel for DEVOS

The Roku box can be used with your local or cloud based DEVOS Media distribution system.  The system works whether purely on your private network on on the public Internet. Select the DEVOS channel you can play live or on-demand SD or HD video that has been authorized in the DEVOS system. Use the Roku box in classrooms, conference rooms, cafeteria, lobby, or home.

What You Can Do With Your DEVOS Roku Channel:

  • Configure what channels are available
  • Password protection carries through from DEVOS, whether desktop viewing, mobile, or Roku
  • View up to HD live and VoD

What You Need:

  • DEVOS, either premises or cloud
  • DEVOS Roku license
  • Roku 3 Box

Subscribe to the Discover Video DEVOS Roku Channel here (Roku login required)

Digital Signage using ROKU

DEVOS built-in Digital Signage can be instantly displayed on a Roku box or a Roku stick (US$49). This Discover Video exclusive feature makes it very easy and cost effective to deploy digital signage everywhere, and control all of your Digital Signage displays from the server.

Display your signage in lobbies, common areas, hallways, even in homes!

Remote Broadcasting using ROKU Channel

Every live ARCUS user may have a special, private, live Roku channel that supports the unique “persistent streaming” feature. Simply start a live stream from your Streamsie, Rover, Spirit, or Nomad encoder. Stream via cellular, WiFi, or wired Internet. Your live video is displayed on your Roku box and you can take the composite or HDMI output and either display it on a TV or “air it out” on a cable-TV channel, or receive it and mix it in to a live production.

Unlike normal Roku channels, persistent streaming means that the box will not return to the menu when your video is not present. Rather, the box waits for the video to return, whether that’s in a few moments or a few weeks. That means all you need to do is start streaming any time and your live video is received automatically. Because the live video is delivered via http, it is very robust and it “rides through” many network issues, giving reliable performance.

What you can do with your ARCUS Live Roku Channel:

  • Provide remote-to-studio live broadcasting link
  • Display live special events on TV monitors anywhere

What You Need:

  • Spirit, Rover, Nomad, Streamsie, or other compatible live video encoder
  • Discover Video Arcus account
  • Discover Video USB dongle(s) for ARCUS Live
  • Roku box(s)

Subscribe to the Discover Video DEVOS Roku Channel here (Roku login required, and USB Dongle required)

Organizations are opting to leverage their existing IP network to deliver video because it is cheaper to deploy and to maintain. However, even with the ease of delivering video to devices such as computers and mobile devices there is still a need to deliver video directly to televisions, video projectors, and distribution systems. Enter Discover Video’s DEVOS Roku Channel and the Public Roku Channel.

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Remote Broadcasting using DV Media Player

The DV Media Player is used with DEVOS Digital Signage, and also for remote broadcasting applications where you need a simple receiving devices. The Media Player is an industrial, rugged computer to display content via HDMI output.

The Discover Video Solution

Streaming to televisions and video projectors is just part of Discover Video’s complete streaming solution. You can easily stream to smartphones and tablets, computers, even create compelling digital signage. This is all possible with DEVOS, Discover Video’s streaming and management portal, live and on-demand streams can delivered anywhere within your network. Add ARCUS, Discover Video’s Internet streaming services, to reach an audience in your local community or anywhere in the world.