Getting Started with XOGO
XOGO is an affordable, easy to use digital signage platform that allows you to turn any TV or projector into a digital sign. Our manager and player apps are free to download and it’s also free to set up one media player device; if you want to unlock pro features or run more than one player you can upgrade to a pro subscription right in our XOGO Manager app for just $20 per player per month (or pay annually and save 25%). Here's how to get started with XOGO.
Step 1: Download XOGO Manager
Visit our downloads page to get the XOGO Manager app for your Windows or Android device (iOS coming soon!) This app allows you to create a XOGO account, upload images and video content, and create one or more playlists. It's basically a remote control for your digital signs.
Step 2: Upload Content
In XOGO Manager tap NEW to upload your still images and videos into the Library section. XOGO currently accepts PNG and JPEG still images, MOV and MP4 videos, and dynamic content from the web.
Step 3: Create a Playlist
Tap NEW to create one or more playlists of content, and decide how long each still image is going to play on screen (videos always play in their entirety).
Step4: Add a Player
For this last step we need to set up a player and obtain its PIN code. The XOGO Player app is available for Windows 10, Android, Chrome and Fire TV devices, so you can download it on your own device if you have one available. XOGO Player also comes preinstalled on our super-easy-to-use XOGO Mini device.
Please plug in your player device, connect it to the Internet via WiFi or LAN cable, and open the XOGO Player app. Tip: if you have a XOGO Mini, you can simply plug it in and then use the Bluetooth Connect button in XOGO Manager to push your WiFi settings to the device (see images below).
You should now see a 4-digit PIN code on the player’s screen. This is the PIN code that gets entered into the XOGO Manager app in order to connect the player to your XOGO account.
Now in the XOGO Manager app, click NEW in the Players section. Enter your player’s 4-digit PIN code. Use the options on-screen to give your player a name and send it the playlist that you created in step 3. Your player will sync with the cloud and immediately begin looping your content. You've just set up your first digital sign!
Step 5: Making Edits
Whenever you wish to make changes to your library, playlists or players, simply log into the XOGO Manager app and make your edits. Changes are pushed to your media player(s) via the cloud. Automagically! You will be prompted to upgrade to the paid version if you add more than 15 items to your library, or more than one player.
Bonus: Realtime Mode
XOGO Manager is more than just a content uploading tool - it's a real time remote control! Just select RealTime mode in the control panel and (provided that your media player and controller device are both connected to the Internet) you can make any content on your media player PC play in real time. Right from your phone or tablet!
And because you can set items to be invisible within a playlist, you can have your normal media content playing and then interrupt it with something that has been invisible. This is a perfect scenario for retail, as an example - you can interrupt a looping "attract" video in order to pull up tech specs, pricing or product information.