Screenly OSE is available directly from NOOBS. Simply flash out NOOBS to your SD card and select select Screenly OSE. For more information, please see this article.
First, flash the SD card and install Raspbian Stretch Lite. Instructions are available here.
On first boot, you should be able to login using the username
pi and password
raspberry. Once you’ve logged in, run
sudo raspi-config) and make sure you make the following changes:
You may also be interested in the Getting Started-guide for Screenly Pro.
After you’ve performed all of the above changes and rebooted, open a terminal (ctrl+alt+F1) or SSH session and as the user ‘pi’ run:
(If you’re running the installation over SSH, running the installation through a
tmux session is highly recommended.)
Assuming everything went well, reboot your system. Screenly should now load.
Upon boot, Screenly’s management URL should show up on the screen (e.g. http://aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd:8080). To manage the content, open up this URL on a different computer. Don’t try to manage the content directly on the Raspberry Pi using a keyboard and mouse. That won’t work.
If you want to dive deeper into Screenly OSE, you’ll find the full source code over at GitHub.
resin.io is an innovative IoT management platform. Screenly OSE can run on resin.io. We’ve outline the required steps in the article Deploy a digital signage application with Screenly OSE and resin.io. Contrary to the other ways of running Screenly OSE, using resin.io provides the following benefits:
Screenly currently three types of media:
You can find more detail about the supported media types in the FAQ.
Also, images and web-pages will be rendered in 1920x1080, so adjust your content for this size.
Note: Before you upgrade, make sure to read the release notes.
Login to the system and run (as the user ‘pi’):
(Same as the installation above.)
With the introduction of the backup/restore functionality, you could also use the following steps to perform an upgrade:
The benefit with this approach is that you get a periodic backup, and the ability to easily rotate across SD cards.
If you still got questions, take a look in our Frequently Asked Questions database.
For questions, please use the Raspberry Pi forum thread or our support forum.
Dual License: GPLv2 and Commercial License.
Screenly Pro has many more features and is easier to install. Check it out!