These tutorials cover many of the features of Video Kiosk.
- Step-by-step instructions are also available in the Video Kiosk User’s Manual.
- See all available video tutorials in the Video Tutorial Gallery
With a simple 2-step Installation, you’ll have your video kiosk up and running in minutes, playing your content in a loop, unattended. The only thing you need to do is turn the screen on – Video Kiosk takes care of the rest.
Working with Display Modes
- Full Screen Mode. Video Kiosk will automatically play the content loop using the full playback screen unless you configure it otherwise.
- Split Screen Mode – for Digital Signage or Interactive Kiosk
- Interactive Kiosk Mode
Working with Media Types
Video Kiosk will display videos, images or web pages on an Android TV, tablet or phone.
- Playing Video in a loop
- Displaying Images
- Using URL shortcuts to display web content
You can control both the order in which the content is played (the Content Loop) as well as when the content loop is played, which can be controlled by a schedule or by the device location.
If you have not configured a Playback Order, Video Kiosk will play the contents of the Media Folder in the order of either the first playlist it finds in the Media Folder or, if a playlist is not found, the media folder contents in alphabetical order by full path name. If you have not configured a time for playback, Video Kiosk will play the content loop whenever Video Kiosk is running.
- Controlling the Order of the Content Loop
- Controlling Playback Time using a Schedule
- Controlling Playback Time using the Device Location
- Controlling Playback using Motion Detection
Controlling the Display
Display features control how your content looks on the device.
- Displaying a Background Image behind your content loop
- Playing Background Audio while your content loop is displaying
- Using an overlay to overlay the display with a graphic (like a Company logo in the corner of the screen)
- Using an overlay with hotspots to create an interactive kiosk
Remote Management and Update
Using a Cloud Service, you can remotely change the media, the schedule file and overlay files on Video Kiosk.
Here’s an example of how to do this:
- Create a media folder for Video Kiosk on your device(s).
- Set up a Cloud Service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
How to set up Dropbox for use with Video Kiosk
- Create a media folder for Video Kiosk on your Cloud Service.
- Sync the media folder on the device with the media folder on your Cloud Service. If you are synching more than one device to this media folder, sync each device to your Cloud Service.
How to Install Dropsync on Android device for use with Video Kiosk
How to Link Dropsync to Dropbox for use with Video Kiosk
- Move your content files into the media folder on your Cloud Service. The new media will be downloaded to all the devices that are synched to that media folder.
How to Update your video kiosk media remotely using Dropbox
Remote Device Status Reporting
Because Video Kiosk was designed to be remotely managed, it supports both sending status reports to a URL and receiving responses so you can integrate Video Kiosk remote devices into a management system. Video Kiosk Android examines the response to the HTTP/HTTPS POST for key value pairs that it will use to update the management interface settings.
- Remote Management Reference Guide This Reference Guide explains the Remote Management Status Tracking interface which supports both sending status reports to a URL and receiving responses so you can integrate Video Kiosk remote devices into a management system.