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

Tap NEW in the Players section to add a XOGO Mini (or any Windows 10, Android, Chrome or Fire TV device running XOGO Player) to your account. Your device will need to be plugged in and connected to a screen. It will also need to be connected to the Internet. If you're using a XOGO Mini, simply plug an ethernet cable into your Mini or use the Bluetooth Connect button in XOGO Manager (below) to push WiFi settings to the device. 

Once you've connected your player to the Internet it will display a QR+PIN code screen. Use XOGO Manager to scan this QR code or enter the 4-digit PIN. This connects the player to your unique XOGO account. Use the options on-screen to give the player a name and send it one of the playlists 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.

Items can be made invisible within playlists, until exposed in Realtime mode.

Items can be made invisible within playlists, until exposed in Realtime mode.

Select Realtime mode to immediately trigger any of your visible / invisible playlist content on any of your online players.

Select Realtime mode to immediately trigger any of your visible / invisible playlist content on any of your online players.

Thanks for choosing XOGO Decision Signage. If you need further assistance with your new digital signage software, please take a look at our FAQ page, check out the tutorial videos on our YouTube channel, or contact us for support.