How to Control and Schedule Playlist Items

There are settings available for you to better control the playlist item playback now under the playlist item options. This feature is now available with Windows, Linux, ChromeOS devices, support on Android is coming up.

You can apply it for these 2 uses cases:

  • You can use the "Apply To" setting, if you want to apply some restrictions on the playlist items so that the item will only play on certain screens or not play on certain screens. With this feature, you can mix contents for different screens in the same playlist, the management of the screen will be much simpler. For example, you have a global playlist that is applied to all the screens, there is an item that is only relevant for one region, using this feature you can simply put it in the global playlist, just set it apply to the region only. (Pro+ plan required)
  • You can use "Item Schedule" setting to set the schedule for individual playlist item. With this feature, you can set a schedule for an individual playlist item, and have different items scheduled at different time of day, different day of the week. For example, if there is an item which is only supposed to be played in the morning of weekday, you can set up the schedule for the playlist item accordingly, the item will only play during the scheduled time.

Let's jump in and get started:

The feature can be set in the options of the playlist item.

How to Use "Apply To" to set the target screens. 

You can control the target screens that the playlist item can be played on by using the "Apply To" setting.

  • Apply to: Select All, Play on or Not play on
    • All: The item will play on all the screens.
    • Play on: The item will only play on the selected screens.
    • Not play on: The item will not play on the selected screens, but will play on the rest of the screens.
  • Target Screens: Select the target screens by either Screen name or Screen Tags
    • Screens: Input the screen name in the list 
    • Screens tags: Input the screen tags in the list


How to Use "Item Schedule"  

You can control the schedule of each playlist item.

Click on the "Item Schedule", then click on "+New". It will pop up the schedule configuration dialogue, you can set the schedule and also define custom occurrence. 



That's all!


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