The popular banned Roku channel is now open source and it’s developers have automated the installation process. Enjoy!
What is VideoBuzz? VideoBuzz is an opensource roku channel that plays videos from popular Internet video sites.
Why Would I Want Another Roku Video Channel? VideoBuzz is a very well written Roku channel that provides easy access to YouTube including subscriptions and search. Roku provides no official access to YouTube and has ‘officially’ banned private YouTube channels. While Roku ‘insiders’ have access to YouTube via SECRET features of sanctioned channels, none compare in quality to VideoBuzz.
How Do I Install VideoBuzz? Roku allows developers to install a single channel directly on their Roku. This ‘side-loaded’ channel is not subject to Roku oversight. VideoBuzz is a ‘side-loaded’ channel. The developers have created a script that automates this process for you. You can use this script or manually put your Roku in developer mode and side-load the channel yourself.
If you are interested in developing Roku channels, VideoBuzz makes an excellent template. The developers have made the source and scripts available for analysis and modification.