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Google Drive for Digital Signage

Google Drive Content

Google Drive lets you play content from a Google Drive folder and its simple to add and manage your content.

Imagine you have a folder in Google Drive with all your favorite photos or ads, those photos and/or ads can automatically be played in your content by simply adding our Google Drive Content plugin. The cool part is, that whenever you add a photo or delete a photo the content updates automatically in your content.

Remember this is not the same as our Google Drive feature, where you can link your Google Drive directly in your library.

Follow these simple steps to add your Google Drive in your content.

  • Log in and open a playlist
  • Click Google Drive
  • When asked, click Authorize
  • Choose your Google account
  • If asked if you trust Play Digital Signage, click Continue
  • The page will reload and you will see a pop-up with all your folders from Google Drive
  • Find and click the folder you need and then click Select

You've now added Google Drive to this particular slide. Keep in mind, that the slide duration defines how long this slide is running, meaning even though you have hundreds of photos in the Google Drive folder, the slide will still only run for 10 seconds of the slide duration is set to 10 seconds.

Check the options below for more on how you customize the content from Google Drive.

Click the plugin and the options are in the right toolbar.

  • Alignment and Cropping
    • Fit to canvas - Maximize the image to fit the canvas
    • Align Left - Align the image to the left
    • Align Center - Align the image to the center
    • Align Right - Align the image to the right
    • Align Top - Align the image to the top
    • Align Center - Align the image to the center
    • Align Bottom - Align the image to the bottom
    • Locking Objects - Lock images
  • Selected Folder – Click the folder name to change the folder.
  • Play each file for (Seconds) – Set the duration of each Google Drive photo.
  • Check your slide duration – This is just to make sure you are aware of the two different kinds of slide duration, and that you have set the slide duration accordingly. If you ONLY want Google Drive Content in this playlist you set it to “Forever” if you’re mixing set the slide duration to something that makes sense in your case.
  • File play order – Choose in what order photos, and ads should be played (By name or by time).
  • Transition – Choose a transition effect.
  • Transition duration – Choose the duration of a transition in seconds.
  • Refresh Interval Minutes – Choose how often we should check for new photos and ads in your Google Drive folder. If you set the duration to 60 minutes we will check for changes in the Google Drive folder every 60 minutes.
  • Positioning – Set the position of the plugin pixel by pixel.
  • Sizing – Set the size of the plugin pixel by pixel.

What files are supported?

We only support photos and images, like JPG and PNG. All other files will be skipped.

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