User Management with Azure AD and Okta and more

User Management with Azure AD and Okta and more

We are happy to announce two big additions aimed at our enterprise users: User Management with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and Okta. With these integrations, companies who use Azure AD or Okta will be able to manage access to the Play Digital Signage...
Tags, Public API and Multi-Team Membership

Tags, Public API and Multi-Team Membership

We’re excited to launch yet another big release with some interesting functionality, so let’s dig in! Tags In our latest version we’re introducing tags, they enable you to set up alternative scenarios involving some or all of your screens. Tags can be used to...
Stream, timeline, background music and multi language

Stream, timeline, background music and multi language

In this post, we introduce Stream, a reworked timeline, background music support in slides, and multi-language support. Stream Stream plugin is LIVE streaming based on one of the best-known streams in the world. Stream uses HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol offering...
Pixabay, GIPHY, Security Audit Log and private files!

Pixabay, GIPHY, Security Audit Log and private files!

In this post, we introduce Pixabay, GIPHY, Security Audit Log, and Private Files feature additions. Security Audit Log Do you need more insight? Want to know who did what and when? We just launched a Security Audit Log to accommodate increasing requests for audit...
Menu Boards and Video Walls

Menu Boards and Video Walls

Before I begin digging into what, why, and how, let’s look at the two main headlines — Menu boards and video walls. Menu boards and Video walls are in many ways the same thing, it includes more than one screen and the main purpose for them both is creating an area of...
Playback Analytics, animated GIF and more!

Playback Analytics, animated GIF and more!

For months we’ve been working on analytics (also referred to as Proof-of-Play). With the release of version 1.17.x we’re happy to announce that we’ve made it! Analytics collects data from your players and gives you the opportunity to get playback reports based on what...
Two-Factor Authentication, Embed HTML Code and Count Up

Two-Factor Authentication, Embed HTML Code and Count Up

We’re introducing HTML Snippets and Count Up functionality with release 1.16. Additionally, our web portal now supports Two-Factor Authentication with apps like Google Authenticator, Authy, Duo, and many more. Two-Factor Authentication We’ve added Two-Factor...
Remote Control of Screens and More

Remote Control of Screens and More

Play Digital Signage team had a very productive summer and finally released a feature that most of you have requested: remote player configuration. Besides that, we’ll cover a few other minor features that we released this summer. Remote player configuration Until now...
Social Crazy with Instagram Plugins

Social Crazy with Instagram Plugins

A while ago we launched Facebook Post and Facebook Photogrid plugins and today we’re adding two more social plugins to your toolbox: Instagram Photo and Instagram Hashtag. We think you are going to love them. Instagram Photo As with any other social plugin, Instagram...
Amazon SMART Plug

Amazon SMART Plug

Workday is over? Then why keep the displays running? Enter Amazon SMART Plug: an intelligent way of telling your devices when to go sleep and take a rest. Smart home technology is getting more and more common in residential buildings and, in some regions, in stores,...
What is the best digital signage device?

What is the best digital signage device?

What is the best digital signage hardware? It is a trick question— and a question impossible to give a short answer to unless cost is not a factor. But let’s try to answer it anyway because it’ll save you headaches, money and increase your chances of success in the...
Use photos from unsplash.com

Use photos from unsplash.com

Having trouble finding the perfect picture for your digital signage content? No worries, it just became easier 🙂 In the latest Play Digital Signage release, we introduced photo content from our friends at Unsplash. Unsplash is one of the best places to find free...
December updates

December updates

Christmas is getting closer and closer and as we start prepping for gifts, decorations, what to put on the Christmas table and who we’re going to visit throughout the holidays, we wanted to finish up a couple of things and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas...
Facebook post plugin

Facebook post plugin

A week ago we launched the Facebook Photo plugin, giving users a simple and beautiful way of displaying Facebook photos from any given Facebook page. And as promised, today we launch Facebook Post. As always, we try our absolute best to maintain simplicity while not...
Going social with Facebook Photo

Going social with Facebook Photo

We’re glad to release a much anticipated Facebook photo grid plugin this week. With the new plugin, you can load photos from any Facebook into a photo grid. It’s very easy to use and it’s absolutely gorgeous! Voice your opinion on our next Facebook plugin Next, we...
Help steer the development!

Help steer the development!

After 5 years of hard work we’ve come a long way, but we still need your thoughts to steer development in your direction. Recently we’ve published a new section on playsignage.com where customers can find what we just release and what we are currently working on, go...
Welcome aboard, RSS!

Welcome aboard, RSS!

Over the last week, we’ve been quietly rolling out a new version (1.10.0) of our player supporting RSS feeds. Namely, we’ve implemented support for 2 types of RSS. Media RSS MediaRSS is an extension to RSS standard to include images/videos in the feed. This opens up...
We’ve been busy

We’ve been busy

The past couple of weeks have been hard at work. This month we’ve released new features you might find useful. Screen Capture Screen Capture offers a way to really see what’s playing on your screen. You’ll notice a new button in the screen section, press it and we’ll...
Announcing Teams

Announcing Teams

Over the last weekend, we released much-anticipated functionality — teams. This will mostly benefit large digital signage installations that cover multiple locations and different people. Working in teams helps you distribute screen management and content creation to...
Slide stash and screen alerts

Slide stash and screen alerts

We are happy to announce two new features this month! Slide Stash Our users often put a lot of effort into creating beautiful content for their digital signage screens. What if you want to save, re-use or maybe move your content to other playlists? This week we’re...
Slide Element Animations

Slide Element Animations

As requested by many of you, last week we released Slide Element Animations: a new way to emphasize your message to your audience. With animations, your content comes to life. Apply to rotate, zoom, fade and many more effects to slide elements: it’s all smooth and...
Introducing weather & Twitter plugins

Introducing weather & Twitter plugins

We are happy to announce two new plugins and real-time notifications this month! Weather plugin The most requested plugin is now integrated with our editor, so you can position and resize the plugin in any way you want. Out of the box, the plugin has a standard...
Meet the team

Meet the team

Over the last 2 years, we expanded our market all around the world, with more and more happy users every day. But who’s making it happen? Behind the scenes of Play Digital Signage, you’ll find 4 key persons, geeks, and, most importantly, people who are doing what they...
Summer of Play Digital Signage

Summer of Play Digital Signage

Things in Play Digital Signage have been moving at the speed of light. In this post, I’ll cover some of what happened this summer. Operating System support We have launched a player app for Windows Operating System. This means that you will no longer need to use...
Plugin support in Play

Plugin support in Play

A lot of you have been asking for plugin support in Play. Digital Signage. We had more than 20 different suggestions for useful plugins such as the clock, news feeds, Instagram, weather, and more. Today we are excited to announce that the first plugins are in!  ...