Many Hybridge clients have Welcome Screens in their lobbies. Sometimes these display content about the company, sometimes they welcome guests, publicize upcoming corporate events, or celebrate recent successes. While there are many ways to do this, recently we’ve been setting up a powerful cloud-hosted digital signage app that plays over an Amazon Fire TV Stick. This is a cost effective, flexible, and easy-to-use way to create a great first impression for visitors.

The app we use for this is PlaySignage. This has two parts, an app that runs on the Amazon Fire TV Stick, and a web dashboard that is used to create your slideshows and videos. Content sources that can be incorporated into slideshows include websites, PowerPoint, videos, logos, normal text, and live-feeds like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and more. All the creative work is done in the web app, then the result automatically plays on the Fire TV.

This is a much more reliable, attractive, and cost-effective solution than mounting a small computer behind the TV or using an AppleTV and AirPlay.

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