How to set up Fugo's RSS app for digital signage

Use your screens to show a live news feed from any of your favorite RSS feeds: The New York Times, ESPN, InStyle, Reddit… any feed is game (even your own!)

Our app automatically pulls the latest stories and updates to keep your content consistently fresh. All you need is a URL!

With Fugo’s RSS app you can:

  • Select the feed URL of your choice

  • Set the duration for your app inside a playlist

  • Edit at any time and watch your changes instantly update on screen!

💡 Hint: With Fugo, you can even add a scrolling RSS feed ticker to your screen (find out how to do that here.)

Here’s how to get started:

Note: there are two ways to add content with Fugo - via our playlist builder and in our design studio. We’ll cover the steps for both methods in each section.

1. Using the playlist builder

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 RSS 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.

Fugo's RSS app lets you display any RSS feed on your digital signage screen

1.5 A window will appear where you can customize the app’s settings.

1.6 First, paste the URL of your preferred RSS feed in the URL field.

1.7 Next, you can set the duration for your app (how long it will run inside of a playlist before the next piece of content.)

1.8 Now you can decide how much of a delay to have between headlines by setting the seconds in Next Post Delay.

1.9 Next, you can change the look of your app by setting the headline, summary, and background color.

1.10 Next, set the duration for the app (this determines how long your app will display.)

1.11 Once you’re all done, click Save Changes in the bottom right corner!

To continue on to publishing instructions from here, you can skip to section 3: build out your playlist.

2. Using the Design Studio

2.1 Click Studio in the top navigation bar. Then click Create in Studio to start a new design.

2.2 This will open up a blank canvas for you to start adding content to! To add the RSS app, either scroll to find it in the Apps menu to the right or search for it to find it faster.

2.3 Drag and drop the app onto your canvas from the menu. Or simply click on it and it will be added to your current slide.

2.4 You can drag the sizing handles of the app around to change the size. Make it smaller so you can split your screen and add other content, or make it full screen - that’s totally up to you!

2.5 Customizing the RSS app settings works the same way in the design studio as it does in the playlist builder - all settings will be found in the panel to the left. To bring up the panel, click on the app from the canvas.

You can continue to customize your content however you wish in the studio! Add media from one of our integrations, add stickers, use frames to create unique media stylings. Add slides with extra or duplicate content. You can even split your screen into zones!

In my example, I've customized Fugo's Welcome Dashboard template to include the RSS app in the bottom right corner of my slide.

2.6 When you’re satisfied with how your content looks, click Save and Close. This will close out the design studio. To publish this content, you’ll need to add it to a playlist, which we’ll cover in the next section.

3. Build out your playlist

Note: If you want to add content you created in the studio to a playlist. You’ll need to navigate to the Playlists page by clicking Playlists in the top navigation bar and Create Playlist to start a new 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 You can also add more content to your playlist by clicking Add More Content and choosing other apps, uploading media, or from the content that you created in the studio.

I want to add the content I created in section 2 above, so I'm going to find it by clicking Studio Content and searching for it in my content library.

3.4 When you've selected all the content items you want to add to this playlist, click Add Items in the bottom right corner.

3.5 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.

3.5 Once you’re all done setting up the playlist, click Publish in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to publish or schedule your content.

3.6 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 support@fugo.ai.

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