- What is kiosk mode and why do I need it?
- Using ScreenCloud without kiosk mode, how does this affect me?
- ScreenCloud player features
- Chrome device recommended settings
What is kiosk mode and why do I need it?
Kiosk mode will allow you to run a single app on a Chrome device and lock it down so no one can interfere with it. It's useful if you're using the screen in a public area. Also, if there's a power failure or the app crashes for some reason, the device will auto launch the app again.
It is most recommended to provide you with an optimal digital signage experience with Chrome devices, in addition to providing additional features to your device. Using a chrome device management license to enable your Chrome device into Kiosk Mode provides a number of benefits and features for your digital signage device:
Please note, as of February 1, 2019, the cost for a chrome device management license is $50 per year, per device for an "Enterprise License". Without this, you will not see the option to use kiosk mode on your device. If you need a CDM license you can purchase an "Enterprise License" through our partner Promevo. Single-app kiosk licenses are not recommended as they do not give your device the ability for an administrator to exit the ScreenCloud app in kiosk mode if needed.
Using ScreenCloud without kiosk mode, how does this affect me?
Kiosk mode is not required to run the ScreenCloud app on a Chrome device. Though, it is recommended for a few reasons in comparison to using a device with the benefits of kiosk mode:
- The ScreenCloud app will not start automatically once the device is turned on
- The ScreenCloud app will not automatically re-launch if the device crashes or restarts
- The device is less-locked down and the ScreenCloud app can be exited to use other services
- Lack of remote updates, remote reboots, no device reporting, and less app stability
Chrome device recommended settings