Setup Linux

We’ve packaged Linux executable in .AppImage format that is supported on most Linux distributions these days with just a few clicks.

Using Raspberry PI?

Check out our Raspberry PI setup guide!

1. Download Linux executable

Please note that the file is meant for 64-bit operating systems, if you wish to run the player application on a 32-bit system or ARM processor (Raspberry PI for an example), we recommend installing Chromium browser and setting up our extension instead.

Click here to download the player

2. Set executable permissions

By default Linux does not give execute permissions to files downloaded from the Internet, therefore you need to grant the permission. Most file managers enable to do it by right-clicking on the file, going to Properties and finding either a checkbox for making it executable of selecting from drop-down Execute “Anyone”. This process varies a little depending which file manager is your Linux distribution using.

Making file executable

If you prefer the console way, you can also do that with a following command (be sure to set correct file name, this example works only for version 1.12.2):

chmod +x PlaySignage-1.12.2-x86_64.AppImage

3. Launch it!

You can now launch the application by double clicking on it.

4. Configure auto start

We don’t configure Linux to launch our player automatically as it is likely that you will first test it on your computer before installing it on a dedicated player.
However when you install it on dedicated player, don’t forget to go to Settings and turn on Launch player on startup option.

5. Sign up and claim the screen

If you don’t have a Play Digital Signage account, create one now! You can pair the screen with your account from the screens page by entering the 6 character pairing code shown by the player. Now you can start publishing content to your new screen!

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