Android TV Kiosk Mode: Turn Your Android TV into Digital Signage

  • July 8, 2019
Push content to Android TV

Known for its versatile displays and versatile functionalities, Android TVs transformed the way world perceived televisions. The ‘idiot box’ got smarter, the screens got bigger and better and the hardware got chic and sleek.  In the commercial environment, we can observe a surge in the use of Android TV boxes for multiple use-cases. From displaying advertises to working as a way-finder, from streaming entertainment and sports to timetables and specific applications, Android TVs find their place in diverse industries as digital signage. Thanks to their high definition displays, there are also deployed as wall decoration, displaying attraction motion pictures, graphics, and designs. Android TVs can be also used in educational institutions like schools to display educational and informative content. 

With a 40% year-on-year growth in the Digital Signage market, it is obvious that deploying Android TVs as digital signage is a wise choice. To effectively manage Android TVs without physically visiting the device location, you can opt for Scalefusion kiosk lockdown.

With Scalefusion kiosk lockdown software, remotely management of Android TVs is simplified, and IT admins can easily publish dynamic content, lock the Android TV to run only specific applications and troubleshoot device issues without having to physically examine the devices.

If you want to deploy Android TV as digital signage, you can enroll the Android TV box into Scalefusion kiosk lockdown and publish content on it remotely. Make sure that your admin account has Content Management feature enabled. On the managed TV box, publish File Dock Application, a native app by Scalefusion.

Scalefusion Content Management for configuring Android TV as digital signage:

Here’s how you can push content remotely to Android TV box:

Step 1: Navigate to the Content Management section on the dashboard. Click on Add New to add content to be published on the Android TV box.

Step 2: Create a presentation with the uploaded content on the Scalefusion dashboard. Publish the created presentation on the Android TV box. 

Learn how to create a presentation on Scalefusion dashboard.

Step 3. Move to the Device Management section. Click on the Device Profile Section. In the kiosk/launcher settings, choose FileDock as the default application and update the Device Profile.

Your Android TV box will now be configured to run a single application, playing the Digital presentation on the TV screen. You can configure and edit the presentations remotely and push the content on the Android TV box. 

You can also configure Android TV kiosk mode using Scalefusion. With Android TV kiosk mode, the Android TV is set to run single app mode and one chosen application runs continuously on the TV device.

Read more: Device Management Modes In Single Purpose Devices

Scalefusion for Android TV kiosk mode:

Step 1: To configure the Android TV kiosk mode, you can directly navigate to the device profile which is applied on the managed Android TV. In the profile section, allow the application that is to be set in single app mode.

Step 2: Now navigate to the Kiosk/Launcher settings in the Device profile section. Select the application (here, YouTube) as the default application to run always. This will set the Android TV in Kiosk mode.

With Scalefusion, configuring Android TV boxes and Android TV as digital signage is eased out. From waiting areas to hospitality lounges, from huge office spaces to transport hubs, businesses can leverage the versatile high-quality display of Android TVs and make the most out of them with the help of Scalefusion.

Renuka Shahane is a Sr. Content Writer at Scalefusion. An engineering graduate, an Apple junkie and an avid reader, she has a 5+ years of experience in content creation, content strategy and PR for technology and web based startups.

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