So you’ve got your screen and are ready to connect to a CMS and publish your content!
In this guide we’ll walk you through how to Install Fugo on your device, pair your screen, and start displaying your content.
Let’s get started!
1.Install the Fugo player app onto your device
1.1 Make sure your device is connected to your screen and to the internet via WiFi or ethernet network.
1.2 Go to the app store on your device and find our app by searching for “Fugo Digital Signage Player.”
1.3 Install and launch the app.
1.4 Launching the app will automatically generate a PIN on your screen. We’ll cover where to enter this PIN in the next section.
Note: Fugo runs on most consumer hardware, giving you an easy and flexible platform to manage your digital signage. You can go here to find out more about the hardware we support.
If you haven’t selected any hardware, you can try out Fugo on your laptop, PC, or tablet with our Chrome extension player.
2. Set up your Fugo account
2.1 If you have not registered a Fugo account yet, you can head over to fugo.ai/app to start your 14-day free trial.
2.2 After successfully logging in, you can click “Add Screens” on the Welcome page. Alternatively, you can navigate to the “Screens” page in the top navigation bar.
2.3 Enter the PIN from the Fugo player window into the space provided.
2.4 To finish the pairing process, give your screen a name and add a location.
Hint: We recommend you name your player something relevant such as 68 Lombard Street or Clapham Coffee Shop. For my example, I’ve named my screen “Fugo HQ.” The address should be your screen’s location.
2.5 Your screen will now be listed on your “Screens” page:
Congratulations, you’ve added your screen! Here, have this cake 🍰 to celebrate!
Now you’re ready to start publishing content. We’ll cover that in the next section.
3. Publish content with Fugo CMS
3.1 Navigate to the Playlist page in the top navigation bar.
3.2 Click the “Create Playlist” button.
3.3 Start by giving your playlist a name in the top left corner of the page. I’ll call mine “Sarah’s playlist.”
3.4 You can add screens, content, or schedule in any order. For the sake of ease, I’ll start with adding a screen. Click “Select Screens” and choose your screen.
3.5 Select content to add to your playlist by clicking “Select Content” and choosing from your media or apps. Click “Add Items” when you’ve finished choosing your content.
3.6 Finally, if you’d like to schedule your content, you can start by indicating the start and end dates under “Date Range.” Tick the box for “No End Date” if you want your content to play indefinitely.
3.7 You can also set the week schedule by clicking and dragging along the schedule. Alternatively, you can select just “Workdays” or “Weekends” in the top right corner of the schedule if you want your playlist to run only on those days. If you want your content to run 24/7, you can click “Select All.”
Hint: Selecting “Workdays” will set your content to run from 8am - 7pm. You can change those hours by clicking on a day block, and manually entering the run times in the day’s window.
3.8 Once your schedule is set, click “Publish” in the right top hand corner to publish your new playlist! If you don’t want to publish right away, just click “Finish later” and it will save your playlist for you to edit later.
Viola - your content is live!
Hint: When you’re ready to come back to your playlist, you’ll find it saved on your Playlists page. Click “Publish” or select “Edit” from the dotted menu at the right of the playlist panel.
There you go! It really is that easy to set up your player and publish your content with Fugo!
If you have any questions regarding set up, publishing, or hardware, you can contact our support team any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy publishing 📺