Setting up
 
Instant Scan Setup Guide

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 support@fugo.ai.

Happy publishing 📺

21 December, 2020
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How To Install Fugo On Your Chrome OS Device


Note: if you’ve already set up G Suite and purchased Chrome licenses for your devices, you can skip down to part 2 of the Fugo Chrome OS Setup Guide below.

What you need to run Fugo in kiosk mode

Breaking down Chrome Enterprise device management

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

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

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 $50 annually per device, while a Chrome Enterprise perpetual license will cost you $150 per device for the lifespan of the device. Either license will allow you to use Fugo in kiosk mode on your 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. Let’s break down what you’ll need and what the costs are:

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

CTL Chromebox CBX1 (base models starting around $249)

AOpen’s Chromebox Mini (coming in slightly over $200)

AOpen’s Chromebox Commercial 2 (base models start around $350)

Chromebase Mini (base price around $350)

  • A G Suite 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.)
  • Chrome licenses for each of your devices to get access to Chrome Enterprise features in Google Admin. A Chrome Enterprise annual license is $50 annually per device & a Chrome Enterprise perpetual license is $150 per device for the lifespan of the device.
  • A Fugo subscription, starting at $20 per screen per month.

Fugo Chrome OS 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 G Suite 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 G Suite, 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.

1.2 Login to the Google Admin Console

1.3 Click on Devices  

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

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

1.6 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

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

1.8 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.

1.9 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 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 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.

Pair your screen to Fugo CMS


You can find instructions for how to add your screen to a Fugo account here.

If you haven’t started your 14-day free trial, you can sign up here.

If you have any questions for us about using Fugo on a Chrome OS device, you can reach our support team any time at support@fugo.ai.


19 November, 2020
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Fugo PIN & Play Setup Guide

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 support@fugo.ai.

Happy publishing 📺

17 November, 2020
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How To Install Fugo On Your Chrome Browser

Sometimes, you want to test out a digital signage software before investing time, energy, and money into a particular platform.

A great way to take Fugo for a drive without spending any money on a media player is to install our Chrome extension and sign up for a free trial so you can see how easy it is to manage and publish content with Fugo.

The Fugo Chrome player extension turns your laptop or PC into a convenient testing platform or simple signage display that requires no media players and no involved installation processes.

This guide will walk you through how to install the extension, set up a Fugo account, and publish your content.

Let’s get started!

How to set up Fugo on your Chrome Browser

1.Add the Fugo Chrome Extension player


1.1 Find the Fugo Digital Signage Player app in the Chrome Web Store.

1.2 Click the “Add to Chrome” button in the top right hand corner.

1.3 The Fugo extension icon will now appear in your toolbar.

1.4 Click the extension icon to launch the player in a new window.

1.5 Launching the player will automatically generate a PIN. We’ll cover where to enter this PIN in the next section.

2. Set up your Fugo account


2.1 If you have not already registered on Fugo CMS, go to http://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 “Sarah’s Laptop.” 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

With your player ready to go, let’s give it something to play by creating a playlist!

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! You can click the Fugo extension icon in your toolbar any time to access your player.

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 use Chrome Extension to publish content with Fugo! 💪

17 November, 2020
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How To Install Fugo On Your Amazon Device

Amazon Fire TV devices are among our favorites for turning standard TVs into smart digital signage. The Fire TV Stick is perfect for small businesses on small budgets.

Not only is it easy to set up, but it’s surprisingly powerful and can handle just about any rich content you throw at it.

This guide will walk you through how to install Fugo to your Amazon device, set up a Fugo account, and publish your content.

Let’s get started!

In order to set up Fugo on your Amazon Fire TV Stick, plug it into your TV’s HDMI port and make sure it’s connected to the internet. You can check this quick guide from Amazon if you need help setting up.

How to set up Fugo on your Amazon Device

1.Install the Fugo player app from the Amazon Appstore.


1.1 Once your Fire TV stick is set up, you’ll need to install the Fugo player app onto your device. Use your remote to navigate to the Amazon Appstore, search for Fugo Digital Signage Player, and install our app.

If you’re using an Amazon Fire tablet, you can find our app here directly.

1.2 Launching the app will automatically generate a PIN. We’ll cover where to enter this PIN in the next section.

2. Set up your Fugo account


2.1 If you have not already registered on Fugo CMS, go to http://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

With your player ready to go, let’s give it something to play by creating a playlist!

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! You can click the Fugo extension icon in your toolbar any time to access your player.

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’s that easy to set up your digital signage display with Fugo for Amazon Fire! 💪

17 November, 2020
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How To Install Fugo On Your Android Media Player

With Fugo’s Android player, you can use a wide range of Android devices to run your digital signage: media boxes, Smart TVs, and tablets.

If you don’t have a smart Android TV, Android boxes come in a range of prices and capability, and mostly offer you a great bang for your buck - allowing you to run Android OS on any standard TV screen, effectively transforming it from “dumb” to smart.

This guide will walk you through how to install Fugo to an Android device, set up a Fugo account, and publish your content.

Let’s get started!

How to set up Fugo on your Android device


1. Connect your player to your screen & internet

1.1 Connect your Android box to your TV screen via HDMI cable.

1.2 Turn on your device and connect your box to a WiFi or Ethernet network.

2. Install the Fugo player app from the Google Play store

2.1 Open the Google Play store from the home screen of your TV. Search for “Fugo Digital Signage Player” and install our app onto your device.

2.2 Launching the app will automatically generate a PIN. We’ll cover where to enter this PIN in the next section.  


3. Set up your Fugo account

3.1 If you have not already registered on Fugo CMS, go to http://fugo.ai/app to start your 14-day free trial.

3.2 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.

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

3.4 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.

3.5 Your screen will now be listed on your “Screens” page:

4. Publish content with Fugo CMS


With your player ready to go, let’s give it something to play by creating a playlist!

4.1 Navigate to the Playlist page in the top navigation bar.

4.2 Click the “Create Playlist” button.

4.3 Start by giving your playlist a name in the top left corner of the page. I’ll call mine “Sarah’s playlist.”

4.4 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.

4.5 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.

4.6 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.

4.7 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.

4.8 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! You can click the Fugo extension icon in your toolbar any time to access your player.

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’s that easy to set up your digital signage display with Fugo for Android! 💪


17 November, 2020
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Yahoo News App Guide

Want to keep your audience up to date with the latest news or share headlines about your favorite topics but don’t have the time to constantly refresh the page or flip the channel?

With Fugo’s Yahoo News app you can do just that! Forget having to constantly manually update your feed. With Fugo all you have to do is install the Yahoo News app, choose the topic you want to display on your screen, then sit back as Fugo automatically pulls the latest headlines for you.

With the app you can:

  • Choose a Yahoo News topic - top headlines, finance, sports, entertainment, or more
  • Choose  a duration for the app inside a playlist
  • Choose the delay (in seconds) between headlines
  • Customize the summary, headers and background color
  • Save the changes and watch them instantly update on your screen

Here’s how to get started:

1.Install the Yahoo News App


1.1 Log into your Fugo account. If you don’t have one, you can create one here and start your 14 day free trial!

1.2 Once you’ve logged in/created an account, on the top navigation bar, click “Apps.”

1.3 Scroll down until you see the app or to save time you can search for it in the search bar at the top of the store.

1.4 Once you’ve found it click “Try App” to create a new playlist with the app!

Now that you’ve added the app to the playlist, let’s take a look at what’s next: how to customize the app settings!

2. Customize the Yahoo News App


2.1 A pop-up window will appear where you can customize the app’s headline and appearance settings.

2.2 First select the Yahoo News topic you want to display headlines for - top headlines, finance, sports, politics, etc...

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

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

2.5 You can change the look of your app by setting the headline, summary, and background color.

2.6 When you’re finally done, click “Save Changes” at the bottom right of the window.

Hint: If you want to change ESPN’s app settings at any point, just click the “Setup” button on the app’s panel on the playlist page.

Almost done! Now that the app is all set up just the way you want it, let’s take a look at the finishing touches: building your playlist and publishing it!

3. Build Your Playlist

3.1 Name your playlist (we suggest making it relevant to prevent confusion from other playlists as you make more.)

3.2 Click “Select Screens” to choose the screens or screen groups where you want your playlist published.

3.3 If you want, you can add more content to the playlist by selecting “Add More Content” and choosing other apps/uploading media.

3.4 Last but not least, you can change the schedule of your content by choosing the start and end date, and clicking “Week Schedule” to adjust the days and times your content will be displayed.

4. Publish Your Playlist

4.1 Once you have everything set up the way you want it, click “Publish” in the top right hand corner of the screen to publish or schedule your content.

4.2 If you aren’t quite ready to publish your screen, you can click “Finish Later” and come back to the playlist at any time.

And there you have it! If you’re still a little stuck with installing and using the Yahoo News app, you can email us at support@fugo.ai!

16 November, 2020
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