Tutorial: How to purchase and activate Video Kiosk Licenses


Free Trial Mode

When you download Video Kiosk, it is in trial mode. All features are fully functional, but your video will be watermarked. To remove this, purchase a license.

Licensing Information

Video Kiosk is licensed on a per device basis, meaning a license must be purchased and activated for each device on which Video Kiosk is used.

How to Purchase

There are three ways to purchase a license:

  • In-App purchase through the Google Play Store on the device
  • Purchase through our Web Store
  • By invoice for volume purchases of 25 or more licenses

Purchase Option 1: In-App purchase and license activation through the Google Play Store

To purchase and activate a license for a device in the App,

  1. If you haven’t done so already, get the Video Kiosk app from the Google Play Store on the device
  2. Open Video Kiosk.
  3. To activate a license for a device, click the Purchase button on the License Activity screen and follow the In-App purchase steps. The purchase is handled through the Google Play Store. The license will automatically be activated when the In-App purchase completes.

Google Play Store Payment Support

Google rejects some payments as potential fraud that are not fraudulent.  If your payment is rejected by the play store, please contact the Google Play support group so they can fix the problem and process your payment. Click here to contact Google

 

Purchase Option 2: Purchase through our Web Store

Purchase and licensing through our Web Store is an easy 3-step process:

  1. Decide which license management option you will be using.
  2. Purchase Licenses through our Web Store
  3. Activate the Licenses

Step 1: Decide on a Volume purchase License Management Option

You can manage your licenses using one of two options:

  • Email ID. Add an account (Email ID) to each of your devices or
  • License File. Place a license file, that we send to you, on your devices at the path /sdcard/videokiosk.license

Note: Some device firmware does not support adding accounts.  In this case, the Add Account button from the license activity screen will be hidden and you must request a license file from us. The license file contains securely encoded information that identifies your account to the license server and as such should be kept private.

If you’ve decided to use the Email ID option, make sure you can add the account you plan to use to the device before purchasing licenses for the account.

You can add an account in a number of ways. The easiest way is to:

  1. Install and open Video Kiosk,
  2. Grant the requested permissions,
  3. Add the requested account.

Step 2: Purchase Licenses through our Web Store

Before purchasing, determine which license management option you will be using.

To purchase volume licenses, do the following:

  1. Go to our Volume Purchase Store.
    To get there,click the Volume Licensing button Volume Licensing found in the left sidebar of every Video Kiosk Page.
  2. Enter your license management method.

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  • If you are using the Email ID License Management Option, choose “Email Account” from the “License By” pop-up menu and enter the Email ID associated with the devices into the “Account” field.

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  • If you are using the License File License Management Option, choose “License File” from the “License By” pop-up menu.
  1. Click the “Buy Now” button to pay using a major credit card or your Paypal account.
  2. On the Purchase Screen, enter the number of licenses you’re buying and click the “Continue” button to proceed to the Check Out.
  3. Once you have checked out, you will receive an email with the steps to activate the licenses with the License File attached, if applicable, and the licenses will be added to the license server so you can activate them.

Step 3: Activate Volume Licenses

Note: License Activation is done using the License Activity screen on your device. Due to your device’s screen resolution and orientation, it may be that the entire License Activity screen is not visible. If this happens, use touch and swipe up / down to scroll the screen contents.

Email ID License Management Option

To activate multiple licenses managed using the Email ID Option, do the following:

  1. If you haven’t already done so, install Video Kiosk from the Play Store (or side load the .apk file).
  1. If your network is not configured, configure the network so that the device has Internet access.
  2. Open Video Kiosk. Grant any permissions requested.
  3. (Optional) If you want the license to automatically expire after a preset number of days have elapsed, fill in the number of days in the “Active Days”.
  4. Click the “Activate” button on the “License Activity” screen.

License File License Management Option

To activate multiple licenses managed using license file, do the following:

  1. Install Video Kiosk from the Play Store (or side load the .apk file).
  2. Copy the license file onto the device at the path /sdcard/videokiosk.license so that Video Kiosk can automatically find it.
  3. If your network is not configured, configure the network so that the device has Internet access.
  4. Open Video Kiosk. Grant any permissions requested.
  5. (Optional) If you want the license to automatically expire after a preset number of days have elapsed, fill in the number of days in the “Active Days”.
  6. Click the “Activate” button on the “License Activity” screen.

Note: The account (Google, Facebook, Email, etc.) OR videokiosk.license file and an Internet connection are only required to activate (and deactivate) licenses. Once a license is active, you may remove the account OR videokiosk.license file from the device. You may also remove the device from the Internet.

 

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Purchase Option 3: Volume Purchase by Invoice

To purchase more than 25 licenses and receive a volume discount, contact us directly.

  • Decide which license management option you will be using. To Decide on a Volume purchase License Management Option, follow the instructions in Purchase Option 2, above.
  • Purchase Licenses following the directions below.
  • Activate Licenses. To Activate Licenses, follow the instructions in Purchase Option 2, above.

Purchase Licenses

To purchase more than 25 licenses and receive a volume discount, do the following:

  1. Send an email to burningthumb@gmail.com that contains the following information:
    1. The number of licenses required
    2. If you plan to use an account on the device to manage licenses, provide the account (Google, Facebook, Email, etc.) that will be used to activate the licenses,
    3. If you do not plan to use an account on the device to manage licenses, indicate that you require a license file (used to activate the licenses)
    4. The email address that should receive the invoice
  2. An invoice will be sent from paypal.com to the email address you provide. You can pay the invoice using any major credit card
  3. Once the invoice is paid, you will be sent an email with the steps to activate the licenses with the License File attached, if applicable, and the licenses will be added to the license server so you can activate them.

 

Managing Volume Licenses

Licenses purchased under the volume purchase plan are floating, allowing you to move them from device to device. When a license expires or is deactivated, the license returns to the pool of available licenses and may be used to license Video Kiosk on another device. (Video Kiosk returns to Free Trial mode on the deactivated device.)

License Deactivation is done using the Video Kiosk Settings. To deactivate the license on a device, go to the Settings > License and Choose “Deactivate”.

Once the license is deactivated, you can use it on a different device.

Using uncertified devices

In 2019, Google began blocking uncertified devices (like developer boards) from access play services unless the device Google Services Android ID (GSAID) is registered with Google.  To facilitate the registration of uncertified boards, Video Kiosk displays the GSAID on a button that will take you directly to the registration page.  For more information, refer to Appendix D – Registering uncertified devices.

 

 


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