Installing OnSign TV on Raspberry Pi

BETA VERSION - While we have already performed several tests, the current OnSign TV Raspberry Pi Player is still marked as Beta. Please report any issue you may find to support@onsign.tv

Important notes before installing

  • We recommend using a screen output resolution of 1920x1080. Older boards may require lower resolution for smooth playback
  • We recommend using videos encoded up to FullHD on Pi4 and HD on Pi3
  • The OnSign TV Player will automatically be updated whenever a new version is released.
  • All Beta releases will be numbered 9.99.x The official release will be 10.xx.xx
  • The dual monitor output  is not supported

Supported OS 

  • Raspberry Pi OS with desktop 32 bits (Recommended)
  • Raspberry Pi OS with desktop 62 bits

Supported boards

  • Raspberry Pi 3B - (We recommend running it in 1280x720 to improve performance)
  • Raspberry Pi 4
  • OrangePi

1 - Download and install the latest Raspberry Pi OS (we recommend using the 32bits version)

2 - Insert the MicroSD Card into your Raspberry Pi board, connect to a screen using an HDMI cable, connect a mouse and keyboard, and turn the board on. Now just wait until the Board is fully booted.

3 - Configure the Country, Language, and Timezone

4 - Create a user name "pi". The OnSign TV player will NOT WORK in case a different username is set. Just repeating, the configured username MUST BE "pi". Choose any convenient, strong password. 

5 - Configure the network

6 - Allow the board to download and install the latest updates. Let the board restart if requested and wait for it to finish the boot process.

7- Download the OnSign TV installer package by opening the Web Browser and entering the URL below that matches your Raspberry Pi OS:

8 - Once the download is finished. Install the OnSign TV package 

9 - You can now start the OnSign TV player by going to the "Sound & Video" within the Raspberry Pi menu.