If you still haven’t managed to get Screenly Pro running on your Raspberry Pi, please check out our video How do I install Screenly on my Raspberry Pi?
This document describes use of Screenly Pro. Here’s a short overview of the key concepts in the system:
You can manage (list, add, change, remove) these entities on their respective tabs.
Go to https://login.screenlyapp.com, click Sign Up and follow the instructions. When you’re done, log in. If you ever forget your password, there’s a Password Reset option.
To set up a Screen, you need the following hardware:
Go to the Screens tab, click Add Screen, and follow the instructions. When you’re done, the Screen will show up under the Screens tab, where you can see a map and a list of your Screens. Click on a screen to see its details, including the Assets currently scheduled to play on it. You can also change a Screens’ name and location, disable it to stop playing Assets, or revoke it, removing it from your account.
Use Groups of Screens to schedule Playlists of Assets to multiple Screens efficiently. Navigate to the Groups tab to manage them. You can change a Group’s name and the Screens that belong to it.
There’s one Group by default, called All Screens, that, unsurprisingly, contains all your screens. You can’t change that one.
These are actual the pieces of media displayed by your screens.
On the Assets tab, click Add Asset. Screenly supports web pages, images, and videos. If you would like to add a web page, or your media is available on the web, just type or paste the link into the URL field and click Save. If the image or video is on your computer, you can Upload it. Videos are automatically transcoded to the best format for the Raspberry Pi.
You can edit an Asset to change its title and (for images and web pages) duration.
Organize Assets into Playlists to schedule them on Groups of Screens.
Edit playlists to change their title, start and end date, the Groups of Screens they will play on, and the Assets they include.
By default, there’s a Play on All Screens Playlist. Any assets added to this playlist will be automatically scheduled to play on all of your Screens.