Getting started with Screenly
Start uploading content and managing your digital signage in a few simple steps.
To start using Screenly, you need...
A Screenly Player
The device delivers content from your Screenly account to your screen. Purchase your own Screenly Player on Amazon, or build your own with a Raspberry Pi.
A compatible screen
Any 1080p HD TV or monitor with HDMI input will work. You can also purchase a professional-grade, 40"-78" NEC display with a built-in digital signage player. For a compatible NEC display, contact us to learn more.
An internet connection
To communicate with your Screenly account, each Screenly Player needs an internet connection via ethernet, WiFi, or mobile data via a SIM card. In the event of an interruption to your internet connection, an offline Screenly Player will continue to display content for several days.
You can upload content and manage your screens from anywhere. Get your 14-day free trial account of Screenly here. We do not require a credit card for free trial accounts. Remote screen management is a feature with Screenly, not a Screenly OSE. Check out our Screenly vs. Screenly OSE comparison table.
An overview of digital signage basics...
A "screen" refers to your TV or monitor that is hooked up to a Screenly Player.
Once you log in to your Screenly account, you can add one or multiple screens with ease.
Within your Screenly account, you can check if each screen is healthy and working properly.
Watch the video to the right on how to add a screen.
Tags allow you to group related screens and manage multiple screens at once. You can add multiple tags to each screen and remove tags as you please.
Note: There is always one tag called “All Screens”. This is the default tag for all your Screens, and you cannot change or remove this tag.
Watch the video to the left on how to create a tag.
Content refers to all media for your digital signs, including web pages, images, and videos.
Within your Screenly account, you can upload, delete, and edit each content listing. Screenly displays content in beautiful 1080p Full HD resolution.
Watch the video to the right on how to upload content.
Playlists are organized lists of content that you wish to play in a sequence.
You can edit playlist details, including the playlist's title, start and end dates, tags associated with each playlist, and the content within each playlist.
Note: There is a default "Play on All Screens" playlist. Content within this default playlist will play on all of your screens automatically.
Watch the video to the left on how to create a playlist.