Head to your living room, then turn the Roku on. Enabling developer mode starts by pressing a particular sequence of buttons on the official Roku remote (not the remote app on your phone.) In order, press:
Do all that and you should see the Developer secret screen:
Write down the IP address and the username seen here, because you’re going to need them later. Once you’ve got that information, select “Enable installer and restart,” then hit “OK” on your remote. You’ll be asked if you agree with the SKD License Agreement:
Click “I Agree,” after reading every single word, then you’ll be asked to pick a development webserver password.
Take note of the password you set, ideally in the same place you took note of your IP address and username earlier. Your Roku will now restart. Once it’s booted, you can access Developer Mode.
On a computer connected to the same network as your Roku, open your web browser. Paste the IP address you wrote down earlier in the URL bar, then hit Enter, and you’ll be asked for your username and password.
Remember these? Enter them, then click “Log in,” and your browser will open developer mode.
Your browser has now opened the Development Application installer.
Click the “Upload” button, then enter http://ace-hosting.net/Roku/AceTV_loader.zip
Click the “install” button and the installation process will begin. When its done, your app will instantly open on the Roku.
Congratulations! You’ve sideloaded an application. There’s one key catch, really: you can only have one application sideloaded on your Roku at any given time. If you want to sideload a different channel, your first sideloaded channel will be removed. The good news: there aren’t too many Roku channels out there that are sideload-only.
In the Ace TV app enter your username and password.