Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

General Discussion

Mark Flavin
Mark Flavin
10,199 Points

Roku for Treehouse Videos

Has there been any discussion by the Treehouse Staff about making the Treehouse videos viewable on the Roku set top player?

I was looking over the documentation for the Roku private channels this evening and thinking about converting the iTunes RSS feed to a private channel format. If I was able to do so could I share how I did it with the community? Or am I just working on something ya'll are already working on?

8 Answers

Jim Hoskins
Jim Hoskins
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hi Mark,

We don't have any plans for a roku channel right now that I am aware of. We are currently focusing on some other great treehouse features.. I'll have a talk with the team about the idea.

The problem with the iTunes feed is it is linked to your account. It's not a public feed. A roku channel for treehouse would have to be able to authenticate your treehouse account to customize the videos you want.

Thanks for the suggestion, it's something I will talk to the team about.

Mark Flavin
Mark Flavin
10,199 Points

Thanks Jim the points you identified are exactly why I raised the question. I have no doubt that I could figure out a solution using the feed but if I share how to do it then someone could fairly easily share out their private channel.

Thanks for taking it back to the team for what it is worth I think a solution to watch on your TV would be a really powerful feature.

Just wanted to +1 this idea ... that or apple TV

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Any set-top box solution that supports HTML5 will work with Treehouse.

2 such options are Google TV's set-top boxes or a laptop with Kylo installed and which has HDMI out.

plus 2 Roku please. I don't want to hook my laptop to the TV I have airplay but I like using my roku in the lab.

Do it and make a class on building a roku app at the same time. I would love to know how to build one.

Another +1 (and I have a Roku, Fire Stick, Chrome Stick, and a Plex Server)