Your displays can be either free or licensed. In this article, you’ll learn the difference between the two and how to use free displays to show a web page in fullscreen.
Here’s a quick comparison:
|Features||Free Displays||Licensed Displays|
|Show a web page fullscreen.|
|Save time with a library of professionally-designed templates.|
|Weekly template recommendations with new templates added to the library each week.|
|Unlimited storage for your videos and images.|
|Create your own content.|
|Create dynamic content with social media integrations, weather, news feeds, and more!|
|Keep everyone safe with emergency alerts.|
|Monitor your displays remotely and get an email if something goes wrong.|
|Content continues running if the device is offline.|
|World class email and phone support.|
|Key display details being reported in Display Settings; including Display Monitoring, Screenshots, and scheduling a Reboot Time.|
|Restarting the Rise Player and Media Player from Display Settings.|
If you’re interested in licensing your displays you can review our pricing here.
How do I set up a free display?
- Click "Schedules".
- Click "Add Schedule".
- Click on "Add Playlist Item", then choose "URL". Type the web page's address into the URL field, and click "Add".
- Click "Save". Your web page should now be showing on your Free display!
Limitations of a free display
Free displays show their content from a web page, so there are a few important things to keep in mind:
- It has to be a web page you don’t have to log in to. Some pages require a password to access them. Since your free display has no way to provide a password, it won't work.
- Web pages won’t update automatically when they are changed. For example, if your web page features a list of events which are changed every hour, it won't update on your display until it restarts.
Frequently Asked Questions
My schedule is set up like in this article, but my display says "Missing License"
- Most commonly, this happens if you have emergency alerts are enabled on that display. We recommend either licensing your display or turning off emergency alerts by clicking on your username, clicking on "Alert Settings," and then turning off emergency alerts.
Why doesn't my web page appear on my display?
- Website owners can set restrictions on who can and can't embed their web page. This article explains possible reasons your web page isn't showing correctly and how to fix them.
Why isn't part of my web page working correctly?
- Troubleshooting a web page is hard, but here are a few tips to point you in the right direction.
- Make sure it works correctly in a web browser, like Google Chrome.
- In the Schedule, click the "Preview" button and see if it works there.
- Open the console with Ctrl + Shift + . (period) to view any errors the web page might have.