In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to set up ScreenCloud’s digital signage software using a Toshiba device plus a step-by-step guide to adding rich digital content in mere minutes. This only works with Toshiba's Embedded Signage models. For more information about Toshiba's Embedded Signage, see here.
Adding ScreenCloud to your Toshiba screen
The easiest way to get outside apps like ScreenCloud playing on your Toshiba screen is to add it via USB flash drive.
Here’s how to do that:
- Create or download the setup file on a FAT32 formatted USB drive
First up, you’ll need a FAT32 formatted USB drive. FAT32 is usually pre-installed on any USB key you buy from a store. If your USB drive is not formatted as FAT32, read these articles on how to format it correctly on Windows or Mac.
Next, download the setup file from here (right click this link on Windows or ctrl click on Mac and choose "Save link as") and make sure you save it to your USB drive.
- Plug the USB drive in
Plug your USB drive into any of the USB ports available behind the screen of your Toshiba device.
- Set up your screen
Press "Menu" on the remote and navigate to "Signage Settings" > "USB", then go to "USB Operations" and click "OK".
Press the power button on the remote to turn off the screen, then turn it back on again and you should see the ScreenCloud startup URL (player.screen.cloud) loading in the browser on your display.
Now for the exciting bit – how to set up Screencloud so that your content plays on screen.
Setting up ScreenCloud with your Toshiba screen
- Pair ScreenCloud
When the ScreenCloud player starts, you’ll see a pairing code. Write this down.
- Set up a ScreenCloud Signage account
If you haven’t already, set up a new ScreenCloud trial at signage.screen.cloud/ or log in to your account and head to “Screens”.
Select “Add Screen” and type in your pairing code. This syncs your screen to your account, so any content you add will now play. Simple eh?
- Add content
Now it’s time to go for gold with the content you want to play. With ScreenCloud, content apps, playlists and scheduling are all at your disposal, ready to help your screens play top-notch content.
Start off by adding content. There are two super simple ways to do this - add content you already own by using “Upload” or “Add website” in our lovely Content Library.
Here, over 60 apps (and counting) can be added as many times as you like to ensure the very best content for your audience.
- Create a playlist
Once you have all of the content you could need, it’s time to organize it.
Select “Playlists” and “Create new playlist” then type in the “New Playlist” label to give your playlist a name. This will help you to tell it apart from other playlists later on.
Next, you can drag and drop any content from your Content library on the right-hand side to add it to your playlist. Move things around and set the duration of each part of content until you have your running order.
- Schedule your playlists
Once your playlist is perfect, head to “Schedules” and select “Create new schedule”. Just like you did in Playlists, give your Schedule a name and begin dragging over an area in the schedule in order to place your content.
Once you have selected a time slot you can click the “+” button to add a particular playlist for that schedule of time.