Chromecast is the least powerful device and has a number of limitations, but you can still use it for displaying simple playlist for a short period of time.
1. Download the ScreenCloud Remote app
To use ScreenCloud Signage with your Chromecast, you need to use the ScreenCloud Remote app to connect your Chromecast to the ScreenCloud servers.
2. Pair the screen
Once you have the app running on your phone, simply connect your phone to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast, and it should be detected in the app. You can now connect and pair your Chromecast with the ScreenCloud service.
Once you have a connection, you can put your phone away; you won't need it to show the digital signage.
If you get disconnected
If your screen should become disconnected, or you turn off your TV or Chromecast, you'll need to reconnect; it's the same process as in step 2, above.
Re-pairing the screen after a power cut or disconnection is unfortunately necessary due to a limitation in how the Chromecast device works. If you'd rather not have to reconnect every time the screen is turned off and on again, consider more powerful devices such as Amazon Fire TV stick, Amazon Fire TV box, Chromebox, Chrombit or any Android TV. There are loads of benefits but the main ones are:
- More locked down so no one can take them over
- Have auto restart capabilities if the device is powered down and on again
- Are more powerful so can handle more complex animations and videos
- Have more storage so more content can be saved offline (better playback)
- Support multiple zone layout