How to use published Google Slides with OptiSigns (old way)

This method still works, but we have implemented a new method to connect to your Google Slides.
 
Google Slides is a very popular way to create and share your presentation. You can also use it on your Digital Signage screen. For more 5 creative ideas on how to use Google Slides on Digital Signs, click here.

In this article, we'll show you how to use Google Slides on OptiSigns. Here are the high-level steps:

  1. Create and prepare your Google slides
  2. Add Google Slide App on OptiSigns
  3. Assign it to your screens

If this is the first time you use OptiSigns, you can read here to get set up.

Otherwise, let's dive in.

1) Create and prepare your Google Slides

Open your Google Slides presentation or create a new presentation that you like.

If you need help in using Google Slides, click here.

 

Once you are done with creating the slides.

Click File → Publish to web

Pick the duration you want for "Auto-advance slides".

Check "Start slideshow as soon as the player loads.

Check "Restart the slideshow after the last slide".

Then Click "Publish"

Click OK to confirm that you want to publish

 

You will get a link below. Copy that link to the clipboard. We will use it in OptiSigns Digital Signage.

 

If you make changes to the slides, you don't have to regenerate the link again.

2) Add Google Slide App on OptiSigns

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

Click File/Asset 


Click App:

Click Google Slides:

Give it a name for you to remember, you can use the same Google slide's name.

In this case, we put "Google Slide Presentation for Lobby TV"

Paste the URL you got from the previous Step here.

The Update Interval default is 10 minutes.

This means the app will refresh the link every 10 minutes for any changes in your presentation.

If you have a lot of slides, you may want to change this interval to something longer.

Click Save

You will see your Google Slides Presentation is added.

  3) Assign it to your screens

Now go back to the Screen tab.

Click Edit on the screen you want to display the slides on.

In the Type drop-down click "Assets":

Select the Google Slides App asset you just created.

Click Save

 

That's it! Your Google Slides is now playing on your screen.

If you make changes to the slides, and save them, the screen will update every "Update Interval".

 

If you have any additional questions, concerns, or any feedback about OptiSigns, feel free to reach out to our support team at support@optisigns.com