When it comes to watching the news in a public setting there will always be mixed reactions. Some people will be interested while others will see it as a bother. A noisy live broadcast can be disruptive to your environment, while a muted TV running via closed captions often leaves people ignoring your screens - what a waste, considering you could be using that visual real estate to capture people’s attention and show them relevant content!
A great way to include the news as a part of your digital signage without disrupting your office, lobby, or restaurant environment is to use Fugo’s CNN app!
The app pulls headlines as they’re created and auto-updates them on screen in real time so you never miss a beat. It makes a great part of any dynamic playlist!
With Fugo’s CNN app guide you can:
- Select your favorite CNN News topic - top headlines, US, technology, etc
- Select the “duration” for your app inside a playlist
- Select the delay between headlines
- Customize the header, summary, and background colors, edit at any time, and watch your changes instantly update on screen!
Ready to get started? Here’s where to begin:
1.Install the the CNN News app
1.1 Log into your Fugo Account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can start your 14-day free trial here.
1.2 Click “Apps” in the top navigation bar to get to our app store.
1.3 Scroll to find the “CNN News” app in the store. To find it even faster, you can search for it via the search bar at the top of the store!
1.4 Click “Try App” to create a new playlist with the app.
Now that you’ve added the app to a playlist, let’s take a look at how to customize the settings!
2. Customize the CNN app
2.1 A pop-up window will appear where you can customize the app’s headline and appearance settings.
2.2 First, select which topic you’d like to display headlines for: latest headlines, Technology, money, entertainment...
2.3 Next, you can set the duration for your app (how long it will run inside of a playlist before the next piece of content)
2.4 Now you can decide how much of a delay to have between headlines by setting the seconds in “Next Post Delay.”
2.5 Finally, you can change the look of your app by setting the headline, summary, and background colors.
2.6 When you’re done, click “Save Changes” at the bottom right of the window.
Hint: if you want to change the settings of the app at any point later, just click the “Setup” button on the app’s panel on the playlist page.
Almost done! Now that you’ve got the app set up to your preferences, let’s finish building your playlist and publish it.
3. Build your playlist
3.1 Name your playlist (we suggest making it something relevant to distinguish it from other playlists later on down the road.)
3.2 Click “Select Screens” to choose where to publish your playlist.
3.3 If you want, you can add more content to your playlist by clicking “Add More Content” and choosing other apps or uploading media.
3.4 Finally, you can change the schedule of your content by setting the start and end date, and clicking “Week Schedule” to edit the days and times your content will run.
4. Publish your playlist
4.1 Once you’re all done setting up the playlist, click “Publish” in the top right hand corner of the screen to publish or schedule your content.
4.2 If you don’t want to publish just yet, you can click “Finish Later” and come back to your playlist at any time.
And there you have it! If you need more help you can email our team any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.