Roku comes with many new Smart TVs, such as the 55' TCL for $299 on Amazon.
It is one of the most cost efficient way to get your digital signs going if you're just starting.
Before we get going, a few limitations you should take note.
1) The Roku app is in BETA and has limited capabilities:
- Currently limited to images, videos & playlists of image-only assets
- Portrait and Landscape mode is supported
- Scheduling of content is supported
2) Roku platform limitation (limitations specific to Roku Platform and will not change once we are out of beta)
- OptiSigns Apps do not currently work on Roku (Social Media, Google Slides, YouTube, etc.)
- Roku has a smaller on-board storage. Be mindful of how much content to cache on it.
To install OptiSigns on Roku, there are 3 high level steps:
- Install OptiSigns channel/app on your Roku
- Set OptiSigns as screensaver so it will start automatically with Roku
- Pair your screen with OptiSign portal and start assigning content to it
1) Install OptiSigns channel/app on your Roku
There are 2 ways to install OptiSigns.
- Add the Optisigns channel to your account: https://my.roku.com/add/optisigns
And add it to your devices.
- Search for Optisigns on your Roku device
On your Roku TV, Search for OptiSigns Channel.
Add the Channel
2) Set OptiSigns as screensaver so it will start automatically with Roku
Then go to Roku's Settings -> Screensaver and make sure OptiSigns is set as screensaver, and change wait time to 1 min. This is to ensure OptiSigns will start every time Roku start up.
3) Pair your screen with OptiSigns portal and start assigning content to it
Then you can launch OptiSigns channel to start configuring it
First time when launched, you will see this screen:
*NOTE: If you already set OptiSigns as Screensaver, waiting 1 min. If you stay on this screen for more than 1 min, your screen will turn black due to no content assigned. Just press OK on your remote and it will bring back this screen.
For detailed steps click here.
If you hear a periodic clicking sound once the app is running, this is the simulation of a button click to prevent your display from re-engaging while content is being displayed.
You can remove the click sound in the Roku settings.
Go to Settings -> Audio - > Menu Volume. Set this to Off.