How To Install Fugo On Your ChromeOS Device

This guide will walk you through how to set up Fugo as a kiosk app on a ChromeOS device with a Chrome license

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Breaking down Chrome Enterprise device management

Chrome devices include those that run on Chrome OS: Chromebits, Chromeboxes, Chromebases, and Chromebooks.

When running your digital signage on a Chrome device, we recommend using Fugo in kiosk mode.

Kiosk mode allows you to run a single app on your Chrome device and lock it to keep anyone from interfering with it. Also, if there's a power failure or the app crashes, the device will auto-reboot the app again.

All Chrome devices require a Chrome license (a license you buy for device management) to run Fugo in kiosk mode. This license ties your Chrome device to your G Suite domain.

You can read this article for an in-depth explanation of the service and subscription options for Chrome devices, but the short version is that a Chrome Enterprise annual license will cost you $25 annually per device.

Your Chrome licenses give you access to Chrome Enterprise, a suite of device management features for Chrome devices in Google Admin that lets you manage the Chrome devices you have licenses for. Google Admin is included with G Suite. So in order to use Chrome Enterprise in Google Admin, you’ll need to set up G Suite.

You can find pricing plans for G Suite here, but the short version is that a basic plan will run you $6 per user a month, while a business plan will run you $12 per user month.

Confused? No problem. There’s a lot to absorb.

Here's what you’ll need and what the costs are:

1. A Chrome OS device like a Chromebox or Chromebase. We can recommend a few:

You'll find more recommended, supported & unsupported devices in our ChromeOS hardware directory here.

2. A GSuite account for using Google Admin, with at least 1 user account for admin purposes. You’ll need a G Suite domain and either a basic account ($6 per user a month) or a Business account ($12 per user per month.)

3. Chrome licenses for each of your devices to get access to Chrome Enterprise features in Google Admin. A Chrome Enterprise annual license is $25 annually per device.

4. A Fugo subscription, starting at $20 per screen per month.


Fugo ChromeOS setup guide

1. Set up G Suite & Purchase Chrome licenses

This guide will cover 3 parts. If you’ve already set up G Suite and have your Chrome licenses you can skip forward to Part 2 below.

1.1. Set up G Suite with at least 1 user account for admin purposes

Like we said above, you’ll need your own domain to connect to your GSuite account. When setting up G Suite, you’ll have to set up at least one user account to be an administrator. For an in-depth guide for setting up GSuite, go here.

1.2 Purchase Chrome Enterprise licenses

You can purchase Chrome licenses manually from the Google admin console OR through a Google partner (the recommended way.) You can read in-depth about how to do it either way in this guide.

2. Set up Fugo as a kiosk app in Chrome device management

Alright, so you’ve set up G Suite, accessed the Google Admin console, and have purchased licenses for your devices. Now you need to go to the Chrome device management section of Google Admin console and add Fugo as a kiosk app for the devices you want to enroll.

By doing this the Fugo player app will automatically be installed on your devices and set to automatically launch and run in kiosk mode whenever you turn them on.

2.1 Login to the Google Admin Console

2.2 Click on Devices

2.3 On the next page, click on Chrome in the menu panel to the left

2.4 In the drop down menu click on Apps & extensions, then Kiosks

2.5 On the next page, hover and then click on the yellow Add by URL icon in the bottom right corner. Then enter the Fugo player URL into the space provided - https://player.fugo.ai - and click Save

2.6 A pop-up window will appear asking you to authorize Google to grant permissions to the Fugo web app. Click Agree.

2.7 Back on the Kiosks page you should now see React App (don’t worry - that’s Fugo) as the Auto-launch app. Directly next to that on the right, click on the drop-down icon under Installation policy and select React App. This will set the Fugo app to autostart.

2.8 Now that you’re done, click Save in the top right corner of the window

3. Enroll your devices

With Fugo set as a kiosk app for your devices, you can enroll them.

Note: If you’ve used your Chrome device prior to this setup you’ll need to wipe your device. You can find detailed instructions for how to do that here.

3.1 Turn on your Chrome device and follow the instructions on the screen until you get to the sign-in screen. Don’t sign in just yet. If you see the enrollment screen instead of the sign-in screen, go to Step 2.4.

3.2 If you're enrolling a Chromebook tablet, tap Email or phone. Then, tap the three-dot "More" icon > Switch to full layout to open the on-screen keyboard.

3.3 Before signing in to your device, press Ctrl+Alt+E to go to the enrollment screen

3.4 Enter the username and password from your Google admin welcome letter or for a Google Account that has eligibility to enroll.

3.5 Click Enroll device. When you get a confirmation message that the device is successfully enrolled, click Done.

Once this is all done your Chrome device may reboot and launch Fugo as a kiosk app.

4. Pair your device to Fugo CMS

Note: to pair your screen, you'll need a Fugo account. If you have not registered a Fugo account yet, you can head over to fugo.ai/app to start your 14-day free trial.

4.1 After successfully logging in, you can click Create, then, Screen on the Welcome page. Alternatively, you can navigate to the Screens page in the top navigation bar and click Create Screens.

4.2 Enter the PIN from the Fugo player window into the space provided.

4.3 To finish the pairing process, give your screen a name and add a location.

💡 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.

4. Your screen will now be listed on your Screens page:

5. Publish content to your screen with Fugo

With your player all set up, you’re ready to give it something to play!

Fugo allows you to display several types of content:

You can use our Design Studio to create screen-ready content like digital posters & menu boards without having to leave Fugo for a 3rd party tool - learn how here.

When your content is ready to go on screen, you can use our friendly playlist builder to publish your content - learn how here.

Need help?

Reach out to support@fugo.ai or send us a message in the handy chatbot inside Fugo CMS.

Happy publishing!

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