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Apple MAC digital signage

Setup Apple Mac OSX Digital Signage

Apple Mac digital signage setup shows you how to find, download and install our APP on a Mac OSX-based computer.

Getting Started - Step 1 - Sign up

Sign up at my.playsignage.com

Go sign up at playsignage.com, using Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or simply a username and password.

Getting Started - Step 2 - Connect your player

Connect your player

Connect your player using a standard HDMI cable (Some TV’s have a player built-in)

Getting Started - Step 3 - Download

Download our APP

Download and install our APP – Click here to download the 64bit OSX app (x86)download this if you are unsure which to choose or Click here to download the 64bit M1 OSX app (arm)

Getting Started - Step 4 - Link your screen

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.

Getting Started - Step 5 - Design your content

Design your content

Go to Playlists, hit Create Playlist, and design your content.

Getting Started - Step 6 - Link playlist

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 Go from Auto-Launch to start for MAC OSX digital signage app

Launching the APP on startup is not on when you first install our APP. If you want the APP to launch after a power outage or simply when you power on the player go to my.playsignage.com, Screens, open the settings for the screen, and toggle on Launch APP on startup.

FAQ Go from FAQ to start for MAC OSX digital signage app

I got my screen linked, what next?

We recommend checking out our 5-minute video guide on getting started, it covers most of the basics.

How do I set up the display in portrait mode?

See the OSX section of our portrait guide.

The mouse cursor is visible after restart?

It can be that other software in the system can interfere with our application and steal focus after our app has launched, this prevents our app from hiding the cursor. It can be easily fixed with a 3rd party software that will hide the cursor on the OS level after a set time of inactivity, try Cursorcerer!

Where are the files stored?

The player downloads files to ~/Library/Application Support/PlaySignage/assets

Can I run several instances of the application?

By default, the application enables a maximum of one window, however in situations where you have a Mac machine with several monitors you may need to run one player application per monitor. To do this, you need to set a different data directory for each application window using the --data-dir parameter, for example:
open /Applications/PlaySignage.app --args --data-dir=/path/to/storage/folder

Intranet website with self-signed SSL certificate is not showing?

By default as a security precaution, the application does not show websites with certificate errors. However if you need to show a website that does not have a valid SSL certificate, you can launch the app with a --ignore-certificate-errors parameter, for an example:
open /Applications/PlaySignage.app --args --ignore-certificate-errors

How do I run the app on my secondary display?

To run the app on your secondary display go to OPTIONS in the app and choose your preferred display.

MAC Digital Signage Software FAQ

Our software can not send an application to another space programmatically as OSX does not expose that functionality. If you want to show signage on another display, make sure that all displays share the same space, by opening System Preferences, clicking Mission Control, and then turning off the option Displays have separate Spaces.

Mac OSX Mission Control

How do I update the player software? Link

There is a built-in auto-updater, however, in certain circumstances, the software is not automatically updated. You can apply the update manually without having to link the screen again:

  1. Close player application if it’s running.
  2. Download the latest version.
  3. Double-click on the downloaded .dmg file.
  4. Drag the app to the Applications folder (See step 2)

The plugins don’t work

If one or more plugin doesn’t work on your Mac OSX, 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.