Google Chromecast Digital Signage
with Google TV
- Setup your Google Chromecast
- Launch APP on startup
- Installing the APP on your player (Video)
- Stuff you need to know
Google Chromecast Digital Signage with Google TV is running Google’s TV operating system making it remarkable with Play Digital Signage.
Sign up at my.playsignage.com
Go sign up at playsignage.com, using Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or simply a username and password.
Connect your player
Connect your player using a standard HDMI cable (Some TV’s have a player built-in)
Download our APP
Find, download and install our APP from Google Play Store – Click here to find the APP
Link the APP
Log in at my.playsignage.com, then go to Screens, hit Add screen, and use the code from the TV to link the APP to your account.
Link your playlist
Go to Groups & Schedules, pick your playlist in the group’s base playlist and move your screen to the group.
Launch APP on startup
Due to security measures from Google, our APP can not auto-launch on its own. To make sure our APP launches automatically you’ll need to install an additional APP. We recommend Auto Start from Alpha Productivity Apps.
Display Over Other apps
Before starting our APP, newer Android devices (Android 10 and onwards) require additional permissions to be explicitly granted in order for the autostart to work.
Please note, some Google Chromecast with Google TV (Depending on versions) will not allow our app to auto-launch.
- Navigate to settings in top-right
- Navigate to apps
- Select “Special app access”
- Select “Display over other apps”
- Grant the permission to “Play Digital Signage” app
Watch the video to see where to find this permission.
How do I set up the display in portrait mode?
See the Android section of our portrait guide.
The plugins don’t work
If one or more plugin doesn’t work on your Android, it’s possible that the PlaySignage app on your player device is out of date. Click here to learn more.
How do I access OPTIONS if I disabled the top menu bar?
In the APP options, you can hide the top menu bar if you for example are running a touch screen. To access the top menu bar, when hidden, you can use CTRL + O for options or CTRL + Q to close the APP.
Can I use any Chromecast?
Unfortunatly not. The first generations of Google Chromecasts had no local storage meaning they were not suited for digital signage in general. The latest version is the Google Chromecast with Google TV and it works amazing as a Google Chromecast Digital Signage player.