Making it work!

All you need to use TelliSign is a free account and an Android device (even a phone will get you started). You can create an account and start to edit your playlists on any device with a browser and Internet connection. Its as simple as that.

If you don’t already have an Android device to use there are many inexpensive Android TV boxes available online. You can use a smart Android TV or tablet including Amazon Fire devices. If you want your device to be fully managed (so it will only ever show the content you intended and receive software updates) then Tellisign have a range of professional-grade screens and player devices available right here.

For your first test you carry out the whole process on a single Android tablet or mobile, though you will probably want to edit your playlists on a separate PC, Mac or tablet for a real-life use.

Whichever option you choose, here is how to get your screen running:

  1. Go to the product page, and add a subscription and any other desired products to your basket. (The free option does not require any cards or commitment to pay, it just sets up your account in the Content Management System, or CMS, which is where you manage your signage).
  2. Go to your Basket and then Checkout to create your subscription account and get your login credentials. You will receive an email with your log-in details to access the CMS. You will also receive a separate email confirming the account and any products purchased.
  3. When you have logged-in to the CMS, you’ll be on the Example Playlist page. Click on the Pair Screen or Pair Preview button to go to the Pairing page.
  4. On the Pairing page, follow the instructions to install the free Android signage player app on your device (unless you have purchased one from us, which is preconfigured). See the screen capture below, which gives the following options to install the app:
    • use Google Play to install the player to a device that is setu with Google services.
    • If not you can download the application as a file from tellisign.com with the APK link (if you have logged in to the CMS on you Android device)
      • Or you can type the URL into your device’s browser to download it.
    • You may install a second android player as a preview screen. This can be any Android device of your choice (e.g. tablet or phone).
  5. When you first start your player or app you will be shown a Pairing Screen (see below this list). The 6-digit Pairing Code from this is required to link the screen to your CMS account.
  6. Enter the Pairing Code into the 6 digit boxes shown on the Pairing Page.
  7. You are now ready to publish your signage! Test it with the default playlist by pressing the “Deploy” button.
    • When you publish the screen should go from green to black for a few minutes while content is prepared.
    • You will then see your first signage appear on your screen! Try adding your own content in the playlist editor.
    • Read the CMS manual to see how to add and edit your content.
  8. All done! Sign up for a free account here to get started!
Pairing Page – On tellisign.com (The CMS
Pairing Screen – On your Device

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