When it comes to running the news in your office, restaurant, school, reception area, or lobby, you’ve basically always had two options:
- Flip on a noisy live broadcast that disrupts the environment and subjects your audience to a news stream they can’t tune out even if they want to.
- Mute the TV - forcing interested audience members to choose between the unpleasant experience of trying to follow a live news broadcast via closed captions (admit it, we all know that sucks) or losing interest in your screens altogether.
What a waste, no? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to display news content in easily digestible bits that eliminate the distracting hum of a live broadcast and increase the engagement rate of your audience with your screens?
With Fugo’s Fox News app, you can do exactly that! Our app pulls headlines in real time, automatically updating them on screen so you don’t have to do any fiddling or refreshing.
And your audience can engage with the news in a way that makes sense for your busy environment - in headline form that constantly updates and rolls across your screen.
Win - win.
With Fugo’s Fox News App you can:
- Select your favorite Fox News topic - politics, health, breaking news, and more
- Set the “duration” for your app inside a playlist
- Set the delay between headlines
- Customize the header, summary, and background colors
- Edit at any time and watch your changes instantly update on screen!
Here’s how to get started:
1.Install the Fox 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 “Fox 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 Fox News 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, most popular, entertainment, health, politics, etc…
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 there! Now that you’ve got the app set up to your preferences, let’s look at how to finish building your playlist and publish it.
3. Build out your playlist
3.1 Give your playlist a name (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 desired, 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 find yourself still scratching your head, you can contact our team for help any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.