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 via QR code, 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.”
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.
1.3 Install and launch the app.
1.4 Launching the app will automatically generate a QR Code on your screen..
1.5 You’ll get a notification on your phone prompting you to open Fugo CMS in your browser. We’ll cover how to continue from here in the next section.
2. Set up or log into your Fugo account
2.1 Clicking the notification will take you to the Fugo CMS mobile app. Now you’ll need to log in to your account. If you have not registered a Fugo account yet, you can sign up for a 14-day free trial.
2.2 Once you’re logged in, you’ll see a message confirming that your screen has been successfully paired.
2.3 To finish the pairing process, give your screen a name and add its address.
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.
2.4 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 📺