“Side-load” a Roku Channel

How to “side-load” a Roku Channel for testing

  1. Save the provided application zip file to your desktop.
  2. Go to the Roku Home screen
  3. Click the following sequence on your remote to enable testing mode so that you can install the app: Home button x 3 Up x 2 Right, Left, Right, Left, Right Select to “enable” the developer mode
  4. Go to the Roku Home screen and select Device Info and get your Roku’s IP address
  5. On your computer browser go to http://TypeYourRokuIPAddressHere
  6. Select Browse… And select the YourApp.zip file
  7. Select Install (or Replace)
The app should now appear on the far right of your Roku home screen