June 14, 2022

Newly released: OptiSigns Player for Apple TV

We continue working hard to make OptiSigns app as accessible to our customers as possible and are proudly adding Apple TV to our wide range of existing platforms: Windows, Android, Fire TV, MacOS, Linux, Raspberry Pi, BrightSigns, Roku, LG Commercial and more.

Why Apple TV?

Apple's Apple TV is a fantastic device for watching movies, TV shows, and more, and while it is not as cost-efficient as Fire TV or Android, many customers, especially in education, car dealerships & retail, already have large deployments of Apple devices, including Apple TV.

Apple TVs are small in size and easy to install and remove from TVs and screens. Is a great option for organizations that want to maximize their investment in existing technology, as the Apple TV is a reliable device that can be used in retail stores, classrooms, meeting rooms, and other locations for streaming, screen-sharing, takeover display with AirPlay and most importantly, digital signage.

Apple TV supports:

  • Images
  • Video
  • Document
  • Canvas Designs
  • Templates
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • OneDrive apps
  • Playlist
  • Schedule
  • Landscape & Portrait mode

While Apple TV is a powerful device it has some device limitations, particularly no web browser. Hence some apps will not work:

  • Social Media apps
  • YouTube
  • News
  • Streaming videos
  • SplitScreen display

OptiSigns + Apple TV

Digital signage is one of the most significant areas in which Apple TV can revolutionize customer communications for organizations and has proven its efficacy for delivering the right information at the right time to customers.

One way of getting signage up on television using Apple TV would be to use its powerful AirPlay functionality, which enables you to mirror the content of your iOS device on your television. In certain use cases like car dealerships and retail showrooms, it is required for a salesperson to take over the digital signage screens with AirPlay from their iPad or iPhone devices to facilitate the conversation with customers, while managing and displaying content. But if you are looking for a more reliable and automated solution to display digital signage on your TV using Apple devices, then Apple TV plus OptiSigns is the perfect solution for it.

So if your organization wants to purchase an Apple TV device for digital signage purposes, or already owns one, you can download OptiSigns player and turn your tv into a digital sign within minutes. It is a great option for displaying slideshows, images, videos, playlists, and more while sticking with the technology standard used by your company.

And if you need a large deployment on Apple TV, we recommend using an MDM like Jamf.

How to get started with your Apple TV?

To start using it just download the OptiSigns from App Store. Then pair your screen and display images, videos, documents, custom playlists, and more.

Manage and update your screens content from our web portal from any laptop.

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