Hi folks, as you are probably aware, Roku announced a 4k reference platform at the beginning of the year.
Here is some useful information if you are planning to deliver 4k content on the Roku platform in the future:
(HEVC Main 10
Video Codecs: h.265 or VP9
Streaming Protocols: MPEG DASH / HLS / Microsoft Smooth (with optional PlayReady DRM)
1:1 pixel/color at 30fps
2:1 pixel/color at 60fps
HDR won't be supported initially.
Not possible to mix h.265 4k content with h.264 content in an HLS playlist, variants must all be h.265 for 4k.
If you are capable of, or already able to deliver UHD content at the present time
, please fill out this spreadsheet
and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with subject: [name of your company or channel] 4k content on Roku
If at all possible, please include stream URLs that can be tested.
Device detection and other developer information will be added to this post later.
We won't be able to answer many questions on this subject in the forums at this time.