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. (Instructions below, or watch our setup video to see this happen in real time.)
First we need to set up a media player device. If you have a XOGO Mini or XOGO Mini 4k appliance, simply connect it to a display via an HDMI cable. Push the power button and the device immediately boots into the XOGO Player app. Plug in a network cable to bring the device online, or connect it to WiFi using the XOGO Manager app (see step 3). You will then see a QR code and PIN code appear on the display, like the one below.
Next 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.
Using the XOGO Manager app on your mobile device, tap New to upload still images or videos into the Library section. Then 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). Finally, tap New in the Player section and scan the QR code (or enter the PIN) displayed on your media player's screen in order to associate the media player with your unique XOGO account. Use the options on-screen to send the media player one of the playlists you just created, and it will sync with the cloud (requires Internet connectivity) and immediately begin looping your content. You've just set up your first digital sign!
Whenever you wish to make changes to playlists or add more media players, simply log into the XOGO Manager app and make your edits. Changes are pushed to your media players 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.