What does a Roku channel cost?

Building a Roku channel with Instant TV Channel can be surprisingly inexpensive. Here are several example break-downs of the monthly recurring costs for a typical Roku channel.

For this "Free" Roku channel Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides 1GB of streaming bandwidth per month:
Item Monthly Cost Description
Instant TV Channel $0.00 "Free" Channel Type
Amazon Web Services $0.00 S3 buckets used for video content streaming and poster hosting. Pricing is based on 5 GB of storage and 1 GB of streamed bandwidth under Amazon's Free Usage Tier.
Total $0.00  

For this "Unlimited" Roku channel Vimeo provides unlimited streaming bandwidth:
Item Monthly Cost Description
Instant TV Channel $4.95 "Unlimited" Channel Type
Amazon Web Services $0.50 S3 buckets used for configuration storage and poster hosting.
Vimeo $16.59 "Pro" account, $199/year, unlimited streaming bandwidth
Total $22.04  

For this "Commercial" Roku channel Vimeo provides unlimited streaming bandwidth:
Item Monthly Cost Description
Instant TV Channel $49.95 "Commercial" Channel Type
Amazon Web Services $0.50 S3 buckets used for configuration storage and poster hosting.
Vimeo $16.59 "Pro" account, $199/year, unlimited streaming bandwidth
Total $67.04  

For this "Commercial" Roku channel Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides 500GB of streaming bandwidth per month:
Item Monthly Cost Description
Instant TV Channel $49.95 "Commercial" Channel Type
Amazon Web Services $48.00 S3 buckets used for video content streaming, configuration storage, and poster hosting. Pricing is based on 100 GB of storage at $0.03 per GB and 500 GB of streamed bandwidth at $0.09 per GB.
Total $97.95  

DISCLAIMER: Instant TV Channel cannot guarantee that the information on this page is accurate or complete, nor can it guarantee the availability of services, pricing, or compatibility of any CDN or storage provider.



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