How to migrate from ScreenCloud to Screenly

ScreenCloud is a digital sign management solution, and until recently, ScreenCloud supported Raspberry Pi-based digital signage players. Unfortunately, ScreenCloud no longer supports the Raspberry Pi, and some users are looking to migrate to Raspberry Pi-compatible platforms, like Screenly. In the post below, we provide an overview on how ScreenCloud customers can migrate to Screenly.

Using an existing Raspberry Pi

Screenly is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. Screenly can also run on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) that is compatible with commercial-grade NEC displays.

Users with existing compatible Raspberry Pi hardware can self-build a Screenly-compatible digital signage player. The first step is to download our latest disk image and flash that image to your Raspberry Pi. Learn more about the process in our support article on how to self-build a Screenly Player.

Transferring media and content files

Screenly supports image, video, and web page content, and it is easy to add content to your online Screenly account. Through your online Screenly account, users can easily build playlists and manage the content on each of your screens.

While there is no way to migrate ScreenCloud content to Screenly automatically, users can transfer their content in no time. This process involves downloading ScreenCloud content and uploading it to Screenly, but the process should only take a few minutes. Learn more about adding content to Screenly here.

Getting started with Screenly

ScreenCloud users who would like to learn more about Screenly can get started with a 14-day free trial. Users can deploy their first screen with their existing Raspberry Pi hardware and see if Screenly fits their needs.

If you have any trouble setting up Screenly and migrating from your ScreenCloud account, reach out to Screenly Support.

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