Integration with Monitors AnyWhere


Digital Signage is an essential tool for effective communication in today's dynamic business environment, and the seamless integration of Monitors AnyWhere with MangoApps Digital Signage takes this experience to the next level. By combining the powerful features of Monitors AnyWhere with the robust MangoApps platform, you can create a dynamic and engaging display that effortlessly conveys your content.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of creating a Page, setting up a Playlist, and creating a Channel for your Monitors AnyWhere account using your MangoApps domain content.

Step 1: Add a New Page

To get started, log into your Monitors AnyWhere account and navigate to the Pages section. Create a new page by clicking the Add button in the top right corner of your screen. Create a name for your new page and save. This new page will now appear in your Pages gallery.

To begin adding the MangoApps content, click Edit from the dropdown menu after clicking your new page.

Once in the page designer, click Web page from the Apps category along the left side of the screen. This will bring up the Web page properties menu.

Returning to the MangoApps Admin Portal, copy the URL generated within the Digital Signage Settings and paste this URL into the Web address field within Monitors AnyWhere.

Set your desired dimensions, content refresh rate, and animations before saving. These options can be changed later.

Once your connected data has populated, make adjustments to the content windows to your preference; adjust the size of your web page app to fit additional content on the same page, configure the web page dimensions in the Web page properties menu, adjust container dimensions in the bottom right corner of your screen, etc.

MangoApps Digital Signage supports dimensions that fit 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.

Step 2: Add a New Playlist

Once your content pages have been created, we will compile them into a Playlist. Similarly to creating a Page, from the Playlists section on the main dashboard, select Add, and name your new playlist.

Click on the playlist tile and choose Edit, to bring up the Playlist Editor.

Drag and drop the Page tiles created in Step 1 into the Playlist Editor. Once all pages have been added, customize playback durations and page transitions to suit your preferences.

Once your edits have been completed, make sure to Save.

Step 3: Add a New Channel

With the Playlist completed, we will now set up the Channel. The channel information is ultimately what will be used when connecting to your displays in Step 4.

As in the previous steps, navigate to the Channels section from your dashboard and click Add to create a new channel. Click this new channel and navigate to the Channel Editor by selecting Edit from the dropdown menu.

Drag the Playlist tile created in Step 2 and drop it into the Channel Editor. Select the checkmark on the right to save.

Step 4: Connect to External Display

In order to host your new digital signage channel on external displays, your devices will need to be registered and connected to the Monitors AnyWhere software.

If the Playr app is unavailable on the Google Play Store in your region, use the APK (Android Package Kit) File to manually download and install the app on your Android TV.

For information on APK installation, please refer to the Monitors AnyWhere Help Guide.

Follow the installation instructions shown on your TV, then navigate to your TV’s File Browser to open the app. If installation was a success, proceed with Step 4 of this integration guide.

Open the installed app and your TV screen should display information similar to the following:

Navigating back to the Monitors AnyWhere website, click the Settings cog in the top right corner of your screen. From here, click Players from the right hand navigation menu.

Enter the Registration code shown on your TV, your desired player Name, and select the Channel created in Step 3, then select Register.

Upon registering the new Player, the following screen should appear on the Monitors AnyWhere website.

Make sure the selected Channel is correct, and set any desired metadata such as the player Category, Location, Page content language, and Content read speed.

If all information appears correct, click Save.

Upon saving the player information, you will be redirected to the Players category within the Settings menu. If registration and connection were successful, the new player will be marked green under Status in the Registered players section.

Congratulations! You have completed the integration.

If the player is edited or if there is a loss of connectivity between the display device and Monitors AnyWhere, the status will change from Green to Red. To resolve this, click the Reload option in the Registered Player section to resume the selected channel on the connected display device.

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