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How to create a Digital Signage or In-Room TV Stream
How to create a Digital Signage or In-Room TV Stream

Create Linear and Interactive Streams, each Stream coming with its own unchanging URL, and manage your Stream's settings easily.

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Written by Chris Bowyer
Updated over a week ago

This article in a nutshell:

  • You can control both Digital Signage and In-Room TV through one interface.

  • This interface lets you create distinct channels known as Streams.

  • You can manage Stream settings like playback speed, App advertising, and more for seamless control.

  • This article guides you through the interface, creating Stream and displaying upcoming Activity content items by default.

  • For specific content selection, use Content Sets as described in this article.

  • The previous Digital Signage/In-Room TV URL system will still be active for some months, but please make sure to transfer to the new system.

The Digital Signage interface streamlines content management for both Digital Signage and In-Room TV, all in one convenient location.
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With just a few clicks, you can create Streams, acting as dedicated channels, on which to add your content. By default, Streams display all Activity content items for the next three days. For more specific content control, you can create Content Sets. Learn more about this feature here.

πŸ’‘Each Stream comes with its own URL, which remains constant even if you alter its content entirely. Simply copy and paste this URL into your device's browser or Chromeboxes.

To set up a Stream, follow these steps:

Step 1: Access the Digital Signage feature

Navigate to the left-hand menu and click on "Digital Signage".
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Step 2: Create a new Stream

Click on the "New Stream" button. You'll have the option to create either Linear or Interactive streams. Note that you can change the stream type at any time, even after creation.

  • Linear Streams: Designed for non-touchscreen devices, presenting content as a slideshow.

  • Interactive Streams: Tailored for touchscreen devices, allowing users to navigate content as on a phone or tablet.

Step 3: Name and describe your stream

Enter the name and description for your Stream. We suggest naming it based on its display area or its purpose. For example, name it "Spa Screens" for Spa area displays or "Activity" for activity content.

Additionally, adding a description helps to distinguish streams, particularly when managing multiple streams.

Step 4: Select content items to display

Choose which content items you want to display. By default, Streams show all scheduled Activity content items for the next three days. You can also select specific content items to display by referring to this article.


Step 5: Choose display languages

Select the languages in which you want your content displayed.

  • For linear streams: Languages will rotate on each content item slide.

  • For interactive streams: Guests can change the language by tapping on the screens.

πŸ’‘Tip: Make sure to add your content in different languages to utilize this feature.

Step 6: Set display date range

Select the date range for the activities you want to display. By default, activities are shown for the next three days.


Step 7: Configure Stream settings

Here you can customize settings for your stream. Ensure to tick the boxes to activate these features as needed.

  • Show control settings for staff (for Linear Streams): Activate a control panel to adjust slideshow speed, animation playback, and slide order. Once activated, you can use the controller by clicking on the "+" directly from the Stream itself.
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  • Show QR Code to Web App: Display a QR code for guests to access your Web App and promote it among your guests.

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  • Show App Handover Screen: Similarly to the QR code to the WebApp, this option promotes your Native Apps by displaying download links.

  • Show Weather Interstitial Screen: Display weather information at your current location on your streams.

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