With ScreenCloud, you can show your digital signage content using supported Amazon Fire OS devices, including Amazon Fire OS-powered TVs, tablets, and media players. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to set up ScreenCloud’s digital signage software using an Amazon Fire OS device, plus a step-by-step guide to adding your content to your screen quickly and easily.
Table of Contents:
1. How to Set up and Use an Amazon Fire OS TV for Digital Signage
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1.1.1. Unbox your display and attached the stand using the provided screws. Next, plug in the power supply and turn on your TV. If your remote needs updating, it will automatically update right after you turn on your TV, this will take 1-2 mins.
1.1.2. Next, select your Language.
1.1.3. Next select “Continue” to agree to Amazon’s terms and conditions.
1.1.4. Choose your WIFI network and enter the password.
After you connect to your WIFI, your TV will automatically check for updates and may turn off and on while doing so.
1.1.5. Next, you will be asked to select your experience. Choose “Basic” if you would like to access only 6 streaming apps and to turn off Alexa. Choose “Full” if you would like access to the full to the apps store and all the features of the Fire OS TV. This option also turns on voice control capabilities. For digital signage purposes, we recommend selecting “Full”.
1.1.6. Next Sign in to your Amazon account. If you don’t already have one you can create one now.
1.1.7. Now you will be asked if you would like to save your amazon password to your account so you can easily add other Amazon features like Echo. We recommend selecting “Yes”.
1.1.8. In the next step, select your preference if you would like to enable parental controls.
1.1.9. Next, select “No thanks” to finish with the setup steps or “Get Started” if you would like to be presented with popular apps to download immediately.
1.2. How to download ScreenCloud on your Amazon Fire OS TV
1.2.1. Go to the search on your Amazon Fire TV device, and enter 'Screencloud', then enter to perform the search.
1.2.2. Select the ScreenCloud Signage Player app for Amazon Fire TV, and install it.
1.2.3. After you download and launch the app. You will be asked if you would like to "Start at boot", which sets the Signage app to launch whenever the Amazon Fire TV turns on.
We recommend selecting "Yes" as this is very beneficial in case of a power outage, your screens will automatically start up when the power comes back on.
1.2.4. Next, you will be presented with a pairing code. Make a note of the pairing code - this is the code you need to enter into the "Screens" section of your ScreenCloud account.
1.3. How to Reset the Pairing Code
If you want to pair your Amazon Fire TV with a different ScreenCloud Signage account, or if you need to reset the pairing for any other reason:
1.3.1. Press the 'menu' button on your Amazon Fire TV remote (it looks like 3 horizontal lines)
1.3.2. A menu will pop up. Press down until you see the Reset Pairing option. Choose it.
1.3.3. Your Amazon Fire TV will reset the pairing, and show the pairing screen again.
1.4. How to Set the ScreenCloud Player App to Start at Launch
If you want to set the Signage app to launch whenever the Amazon Fire TV turns on (for example, after a power cut, or when you turn the screens on in the morning), try the following:
1.4.1. When you first open the ScreenCloud app you will be presented with an option to enable "Start at boot" like so:
1.4.2. Or you can press the 'menu' button on your Amazon Fire TV remote (it looks like 3 horizontal lines)
1.4.3. A menu will pop up. Press down until you see the Start at Boot option. We also advise looking into the other features available for performance stability with using your device (such as daily reboots). Please see ScreenCloud's Amazon Guide for app features by clicking here.
1.4.4. Select the option, and exit the menu. Your Amazon Fire TV will now launch the ScreenCloud Player app whenever it's turned on.
2. How to Set up Amazon Fire OS Devices (4K Stick)
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is one of the best digital signage devices you could get, price to quality ratio. Check out our detailed guide below to show you everything you need to know about using the Amason Fire TV Stick 4K. For a beginner's guide on the basics of a Fire TV Stick click here.
Please note, if you specifically have an Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, you will need to follow a different process, so follow ScreenCloud's guide on setting up with a Basic Edition Fire TV Stick by clicking here.
3. How to Set up an Amazon Fire OS Tablet
Our ScreenCloud app allows you to turn your Android tablet into a beautiful digital sign. Bringing in powerful apps such as RSS feeds, social media displays, and presentations, all with one thing in common: simplicity. For more information on how to turn your tablet into a digital sign, check out our article here.
3.1.1. Turn on your Amazon Fire OS Tablet by pressing and hold the power button on the top edge of the tablet.
3.1.2. Next select your language, location, and preferred font size then select Continue.
3.1.3. Choose your WIFI and enter your password, then hit Continue.
3.1.4. Once there is an internet connection, your tablet will automatically install the latest updates.
3.1.5. Next Sign in to your Amazon account. If you don’t already have one you can create one now. If you logged in with an existing account and you have and you previously backed up your data of another Amazon Fire tablet, then select “Restore”.
3.1.6. Read through the available options and turn off or on the ones you want by simply tapping the checkbox, and then select continue.
3.1.7. Next select who will be using this tablet. This is the section where you can apply parental controls if you will be sharing this tablet with a child. Simply select “Add Child” or select “Continue” to skip this step.
3.1.8. If you would like to connect any social media platforms to your tablet, select “continue” on the preferred platforms.
3.1.9. At this time, you may also get a list of apps you can choose from to download and install. If you wish to skip this step then you have completed the setup!
3.1.10. The last step is to locate the Amazon web store and search for the ScreenCloud Signage Player app for Amazon Fire TV, and install it.
3.1.11. Next, launch the app and take note of the pairing code.
4. Set up your ScreenCloud account
Learn how to use ScreenCloud with our full walkthrough article, follow step-by-step to get started on how to use ScreenCloud for digital signage. This will help you become comfortable with the setup process and the main features of using ScreenCloud.
4.1.1. Once you have your pairing code you’re ready to go, log in to your ScreenCloud account at https://studio.screencloud.com on your laptop or PC and sign up for a free trial. If you already have a ScreenCloud account you can log in now.
Once you’re in, you'll see the ability to add a new screen within the Screens panel.
4.1.2. Next, click 'Screens' in the left-hand navigation.
4.1.3. Select the 'New Screen' button located in the top right corner.
4.1.4. Enter the pairing code that you see on your screen, along with a name for your screen. You can also choose to add the screen to a group at this point if you want.
4.1.5. Once you do this, you'll see your new screen turn up in the list of screens.
You can now add and manage the content shown on this screen using your ScreenCloud account.
If you have any additional questions on the Amazon Player, or any other questions or feedback about ScreenCloud, feel free to reach out to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at our toll-free support line at +18885575335.