Use your Mac/Win laptop as a test screen

Just looking for a quick way to test?
Download our Windows Player app or MacOS Player app and use your laptop as a test screen.

This article uses Windows as an example, but the MacOS process is similar. You can read the full MacOS article here.

1) Download & Set up OptiSigns Digital Signage App on your PC.

OptiSigns support Windows 7, 8, and 10. 32bit and 64bit.

To install a download App here.
Once downloaded. Right-click and select "Run as Administrator"

The app will run in full-screen mode, and generate a pairing code for you to pair with the app.optisigns.com portal. You can also move the mouse around and see the top 3 buttons to resize, open the sidebar menu, or close the app.

On the side menu, you can set Orientation, etc. The app has Autostart and Fullscreen on Startup checked as default.

So now, the next time the PC starts up, it will run OptiSigns app automatically.

You now can go to our portal at: https://app.optisigns.com/ to pair the screen.

Once you log in Click the "Add screen" button

 

In this pop-up, type in the Pair Code showing up on the OptiSigns App. Then Click Pair.

The Optisigns App will change to:

Now you are ready to upload and assign content.

2) Using Optisigns' Web portal to assign content and manage your screens.

  1. Upload video/ image to your account:
    Log on to your account. Click Files/ Assets
    Click Upload Files

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

2. Create a Playlist:

Go to the Playlist Tab: Click Create Playlist A "New Playlist" will appear at the bottom of the screen. Click on it.

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 loke below to change the duration of the item on the playlist.

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.