Do you use Google Drive to store your assets and want to display them on your screen? With Fugo’s free Google Drive App, you can easily link your Google account to our CMS and bring your content to any digital display in seconds.
With your files automatically syncing to your screen, you can create an ever-changing gallery without having to upload and publish each image and video.
Simply pick your files or folders from your Google Drive and add connect to any screen using Fugo. Since both Google Drive and Fugo are cloud-based, you can
reach your content from any computer at any time!
Any files added to your picked folder or changes made in the files will be updated on your screens at an instant without having to stop playback. The software will look for any changes made in the origin folder and update your screen automatically. So if you want to tweak your images slightly, change the items on your menu or add more content to your folder, do just that and the software will take care of the rest! 🧙♂️
Note: to use this app you will need a Google Account, sign up at Google Accounts
Here’s how to get started
1. Install the Google Drive 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 Google Drive 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 Google Drive app
2.1 A pop-up window will appear where you can customize the app’s settings.
2.2 First, click AUTHORIZE in the right-hand settings panel in order to give Fugo access to your Google account.
2.3 This will open a new pop window asking you to sign into your Google account and authorize Fugo to access your files. Click Allow in the bottom right-hand corner.
2.4 Your files and folders will now display in the right-hand panel of the app’s settings.
2.5 You can scroll through your files to select the one you want to display. You can also search for it by name in the search bar at the top.
2.6 Next, set the duration per image for each file in the folder (this determines how long each image will display.)
2.7 If you wish, you can add a subtle Ken Burns animation to the images.
2.8 Next, choose the transition type between the images.
2.9 You can choose how to order the images by sorting them according to name or creation date. You can also choose to randomize them or leave the order as Default.
2.10 Lastly, choose how you want the images to be fit to the screen.
2.11 When you’re all done, click Save Changes in the bottom right corner.
💡 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.