How to use Media Apps

Use this App category to display media from your file maps or RSS Feeds in your digital signage operation.

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and basically is a format websites use to deliver new content. There are many services that provide digital signage content through RSS, such as Screenfeed. Use Media Apps to display regularly updated content on your screen.

Check the different apps below:

  • Media RSS

    Media RSS: Name the App, paste the RSS Feed URL and determine how long each media will play. This App will then display all media in a row, each of them for the time you set. The App duration must be adjusted directly in the timeline.

  • Cycling Media RSS

    Cycling Media RSS: Display a single content each time this App appears on the timeline. Make sure to test this App before deploying to your whole digital signage operation and adjust the length of the App on the timeline according to the average duration of the RSS Feed's content.

  • Media Cycling App
    Media Cycling App: It will reproduce one media item from your files – such as photo or videos – at a time for as long as the App is set on the timeline. In case you select multiple media items, a different file is displayed in each campaign loop. After all media items are displayed, the sequence will restart from the first file.

To add the above Apps to your campaign, follow the next steps:

  1. In your OnSign TV account you have to find the App Gallery (How to Add Apps).
  2. Media Apps are found in two different locations in your App Gallery. In "News & RSS Feeds" you find the above mentioned RSS Feeds "Media RSS" and "Cycling Media RSS". In "Web & Media" you find the "Media Cycling App". Select the corresponding category from the sidebar menu.
  3. Choose your App.
  4. Add the RSS Feed URL. In case you select “Media Cycling App”, choose the files you want to display.
  5. Check how your Apps look like by clicking on "Preview". Hit "Save" and your App is ready to be employed in a campaign!