Getting Started with XOGO
XOGO is an affordable, easy to use digital signage platform that allows you to turn any TV or monitor into a digital sign. It's completely free to download and use on one media player; if you want to unlock pro features or deploy more than one sign you can upgrade to a pro subscription right in the manager app for just $20 per sign per month. 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, as well as MOV and MP4 videos.
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 will play in their entirety).
Step4: Add a Player
Tap NEW in the Players section to add a XOGO Mini (or any Windows 10 PC running XOGO Player) to your account. Your player 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 code screen. Now 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 (requires Internet connectivity) 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 information.