Our Goal is to make Roku Development Better

We provide and maintain Open Source solutions to enhance your Roku development workflows

An efficient DX for Roku in VSCode

Technicolor is here

Syntax highlighting & code formatting

Syntax highlighting

Just play it

Sideload your app with One Click

No need to zip your app, open your browser, or even know your device's IP address!

Sideload with one click

Debugging Excellence

Breakpoints and variable inspection

Add breakpoints anywhere. Inspect and watch variables. Run brs commands. Conditionally enable and disable breakpoints. And much more!

Debugging and variable inspection
A better Layout Editor

These images show the SG nodes of the MarkupListExample sample project from the official documentation.

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A better Layout Editor

Inspect all your SceneGraph nodes, including ArrayGrid children! Easy to setup, Open Source and completely within VSCode.

Layout editor details

No batteries needed

Control your device from your computer

Fill inputs with your keyboard and navigate with the arrow keys. Pick from 100+ bundled keybindings or define your own.

Control your device from your computer

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Start coding like a pro

RokuCommunity Presents


The Modern Language You Needed

BrighterScript adds new features like namespaces, enums, and modern syntax improvements. Write less code, more efficiently.

A Result You Can Trust

BrighterScript compiles to native BrightScript. Run the compiled result on any Roku device. Source maps will point back to your original code when debugging.

Safety at Compile Time

The BrighterScript CLI will notify you of syntax errors and potential program crashes before your code even reaches the device.


npm install brighterscript -g

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Language specification


(Coming soon)

Learn BrighterScript

Trusted in production by industry giants

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Linter & formatter

Your code, your rules


npm install -D @rokucommunity/bslint brighterscript-formatter

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Define the Lint & Format rules you know and love in JSON format.

Our VSCode Plugin will flag lint errors as you type.

Integrate your Lint & Format checks as part of a CI/CD pipeline.

Linter docs open_in_new
Formatter docs open_in_new
The linter and formatter can be configured with JSON files

Powered by npm

The package manager you didn't know you needed


npm i ropm -g

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"Today I want a BrightScript HTTP framework for Roku apps, inspired by Python Requests"

> ropm install roku-requests

Discover ropm packages open_in_new

In RokuCommunity

What's new?

December 2023

Find missing function refs in XML, brighterscript gets optional keyword, brs optional chaining fixes and added try/catch, brighterscript alphas get better name collision detection

November 2023

Warn when developer mode is disabled, auto-enable debug protocol testing and results, brs emulator optional chaining and bugfixes, better bsc alpha performance

October 2023

better names in device picker, improve host picker, significant debugger fixes, native brs interface types in brighterscript

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Bronley Plumb

Founder of RokuCommunity. Creator of BrighterScript. Tooling Engineer at Fubo.tv

All of these tools are made available for free, and are maintained by a wonderful group of developers who care about improving the entire Roku development scene (as well as several very generous companies who donate developer time). Please get in touch if you are interested in contributing. There's so much work to be done, such as:

  • Documentation
  • Bug fixes
  • New feature implementation
  • Github issues management
  • And much more!

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