Follow the steps below to set-up your Google Developer Account:

STEP 1: Create Google Developer Account

>Go to Google Play Console
>Sign-In to Google using: Existing Google account or Create Google account
>Follow steps to register: Accept Agreement, then Continue to Payment
>Add Payment. Purchase a membership ($25/year). Developer Console opens.

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STEP 2: Give Uscreen Access to Service Account (3 parts)


  • This part is not difficult, but it has a lot of steps and it's easy to miss one.

  • You'll navigate between Guide, Google Play Console, Google Cloud Console.

  • Set time aside to focus, minimize distractions, and close other tabs & websites.

  • The .JSON Key is a type of file you'll create, download, & send.


Part I: CREATE SERVICE ACCOUNT

  • To Access: >Set-Up >API Access >Service Accounts

  • Google Cloud Project: If prompted, check Create New Project & link project.

  • Auth clients: This is NOT needed. Go to Service Accounts.

1: Click Create New Service Account. Window opens, click Google Cloud Platform.

2: Google Cloud Platform opens in new tab. Click Create Service Account (top).

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3: Enter Account Information:
-Details: >Enter Name: Uscreen >click Create (Alternate Name: UscreenOTT)
-Permissions: >Enter Role: Owner >click Continue.
-Access: >Leave Blank >click Done. You'll see account you created in the list.

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Part II: DOWNLOAD & SHARE .JSON KEY

4: Select Service Account (uscreen@pc-api...) >click Actions >Manage Keys.

5: Click >Add Key >Create New Key >JSON >Create.

File saves to your Downloads Folder. Close the notification.

**6: VERY IMPORTANT: Go back to the Google Play Console website:

-You MUST click Done on Create New Service Account window.

-If you don't, it will NOT activate or add Service Account to your list.


Part III: GRANT ACCESS TO SERVICE ACCOUNT

7: Click Grant Access next to User/Service Account you created.

**If NOT listed, you didn't complete step 6; start over with Part 1; use alternate name.

8: Email: Leave - Access Expiry: Do not check - Account Permissions: Admin

-Invite User, then Send Invite. (activates JSON Key/service account)


STEP 3: Give Uscreen Access to Developer Account: Invite User

1: Add User: Set-up >Users & Permissions >Actions >Invite New Users.

2: Enter Email: ott@uscreen.tv - Expires: Don't Check - Account Permissions: Admin

3: Click Invite User, then Send Invite. We'll accept the invite and join your account.

4: Check User Access: >Set-up >Users & Permissions >Two Users:

ott@uscreen.tv (Developer Account) & uscreen@api-580...(Service Account)


**To Change User Access:**

-Set-Up >Users & Permissions >Click blue arrow next to ott@uscreen.tv

-Select Account Permissions >Check App Access-Admin >Save Changes.


STEP 4: Set-Up Payment

**Required if your app offers an In-App Subscription**
1: Set-up >Payment Settings >Create Payments Profile
2: Enter Customer Information, then Merchant Information. Submit.

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