Android TV / Chrome Cast

In this guide, we will walk you through the end-to-end process of installing OptiSigns Digital Signage App on your Android TV and assign a playlist to it.

Here are the high-level steps:

1) Download and set up OptiSigns Digital Signage App on your Android TV.

2) Using OptiSigns's web portal to assign content and manage your screens

So let's dive in!

1) Download and set up OptiSigns Digital Signage from the Google App Store

Press the Get More App button on the Android TV,

  • Type in "optisigns".
  • After you type "optisigns", be sure to press the menu down button until the "OptiSigns Digital Signage" text is highlighted, and then click on it.

Click Download on the OptiSigns app icon.

Once the app is installed, launch it.

The app will ask if you want to automatically start when the device starts up. It is recommended to select yes unless you want to launch the app yourself every time manually.

You then will see this pairing screen:

Go to our website: https://app.optisigns.com

If you don't have an account already, create one, or you can also log in with Google or Facebook account.

Once you log in Click the "Add screen" button

In this pop-up, type in the Pair Code showing up on your Android TV screen. Then click Pair

The Android TV screen will change to:

Now you are ready to upload and assign content.

2) Using OptiSigns's web portal to assign content and remotely manage your screens

1. Upload video/image to your account

Log on to your account. Click File/Assets

Click Upload Files

In this pop-up, click to browse the file or drag and drop your files here.

Creating a Playlist

To create a Playlist, go to Playlist on the navigation top bar.
Click Create Playlist

 Click on the pencil button to change the Playlist name.

Change it to something meaningful for you. In this case, we will name it "Lobby TV Playlist"

Drag and drop Video/Images that you uploaded to the playlist.

When you are done, it should look something like below

You can click on the pencil button next to the item duration like below to change the duration of the item on the playlist.

If you drag over a video, it will automatically detect the duration of the video.

3. Assign the playlist to your screen: Go to the Screen tab.

Click the "Edit" button on the screen you want to change.

Click the Type drop-down list and select Playlist.

Click the Selected Playlist drop-down and select the playlist you've created. In this case, we select "Lobby TV Playlist"

Click Save

The Screen will be updated.

If you want to change the playlist, add, remove Video/Image, change duration, etc.

You can go back to the Playlist tab and make the change to the playlist.

The device will update automatically.

You can also start using Apps like Google Slides or set up a Schedule for your content.

 

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