How to Set up ScreenCloud on Your Ugoos Digital Signage Media Player

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by Safir Läckgren
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Table of Contents 

Section I: Introduction 

Section II: Purchase Options 

Section III: How to set up the Ugoos AM6 and X3 Cube and Set Optimal Settings 

   1. Set a Default Launcher App

   2. Set Optimum Settings

Section IV: How to Set up ScreenCloud and Add Content to Your Screens 

Section V: How to Set up AirDroid Business Remote Device Management Service on the Ugoos devices

 

Section I: Introduction 

If you are looking for a slightly stronger media player that has additional business features we suggest purchasing the Ugoos AM6 or the X3 Cube. We recommend the Ugoos AM6 or X3 Cube for new purchases as they have the price of an entry-level device but the performance quality of a high-end digital signage device. 

The Ugoos AM6 is equipped with an Amlogic S922X SoC, 2G of DDR4 RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. This box runs on the Android 9.0 operating system and also has the latest High-Efficiency Video Coding, most commonly known as HEVC or H.265. This next-level video processor allows for 4K videos to be easily compressed and streamed to your display without compromising any picture quality.

And it looks great! The AM6 is enclosed in an aluminum chassis, this not only gives the box a sleek and professional look but its build protects it, dissipates heat, and provides stable processing for any kind of task.

The Ugoos X3 Cube is a slightly smaller media player running an Amlogic S905X3 chipset which is slightly slower than the Ugoos AM6, but still has quite a lot of power for such a small form factor. This is one of the highest performing android powered boxes we have tested in our labs.   

 

Section II: Purchase Options

Ugoos Industrial Co., LTD is an OEM hardware manufacturer that specializes in developing and manufacturing HD Android media players. In early 2011, Ugoos developed the very first Dual-core Android TV dongle in the world and has been a leading company since. To order an Ugoos AM6 or X3 cube device, simply request it through their website below:

2.1. To purchase the Ugoos AM6 device, go to https://ugoos.com/ugoos-am6-amlogic-s922x-android-tv-box.Screen_Shot_2563-07-31_at_17.29.37.png

2.2. To purchase the Ugoos X3 Cube device, go to https://ugoos.com/x3-tv-box-family-series-devices-based-on-android-9-0.Screen_Shot_2563-08-04_at_13.14.15.png

2.3. Next, simply submit a buyer's request and this will put you in direct contact with a sales representative who will provide you with a price quote and help you purchase as many devices as you need.

 

Section III: How to Set up the Ugoos AM6 and X3 Cube and Set Optimum Settings

After unboxing your Ugoos AM6 and X3 Cube, turn on the device and connect it to a display using the included HDMI cable. To achieve optimum performance, we suggest connecting the provided WIFI antennas to strengthen the WIFI connection. 

 

1. Set a Default Launcher App

3.1.1. The Ugoos devices come with two separate launcher apps. When you power on your device, you will be asked which launcher app you would like to use.Image_from_iOS__12_.jpgWe recommend using the “Launcher3” instead of “UgoosLauncher”. The “Launcher3” provides an experience similar to an Android tablet, while the “UgoosLauncher” provides an experience similar to an Android TV device.

Select the option you prefer and then select “Always” to ensure that the launcher app is always launched at startup.

 

2. Set Optimum Settings

To set up your configurations, use the provided remote or external mouse to select your settings.

3.2.1. To start setting your configurations, find the "settings" button. This will open up a sidebar to the right of your screen where you can set up your device. 20200803_094840352.jpeg

3.2.2. Next set your network settings. If you need to connect via a WiFi network, click on “Wi-Fi” and enter the password. If you have your device connected via an Ethernet cable, you’ll be good to go.20200803_094722821.jpeg

3.2.3. Next, select "Accounts & Sign In" and sign in with a Google account.20200803_094749221.jpegGEN-1-008.jpgGEN-1-009.jpg

3.2.4. After you finish signing in, agree to Google’s terms of service (and any other prompts you to see).GEN-1-010.jpg

3.2.5. Next, we suggest selecting your language if you prefer another language other than the default English setting. Open Settings > Device Preferences > Language > Select your Language. 20200803_110834301.jpeg20200803_105242933.jpeg

3.2.6. If you are using this device for digital signage purposes, we suggest turning off screen saver to keep your device awake and content always running. Open Settings > Device Preferences > Screen Saver > Select "OFF".20200803_105227633.jpeg

 

Section IV: How to Set up ScreenCloud and Add Content to Your Screens

Note: Click here for a more full step-by-step guide on how to get started with using ScreenCloud.

4.1. In order to access the Google Play Store, you will need to log in with your Google account so if you haven't done so yet, go ahead and Sign in. After you finish signing in, agree to Google’s terms of service (and any other prompts you see) and you will see the Google Play Store’s main page.canva-photo-editor.png

4.2. Search for “ScreenCloud”, select “ScreenCloud Signage Player” and then select “Install” to install it.canva-photo-editor_copy.pngcanva-photo-editor_copy_2.png

4.3. After the ScreenCloud Signage Player app finishes installing, select “Open” to open it for the first time.canva-photo-editor_copy_3.png

4.4. The first time the app loads, it will ask you if you want to enable the “Start at boot” feature. Select “Yes”.canva-photo-editor.png

4.5. When opening the ScreenCloud player app for the first time, you will see a 6 character pairing code (like the one pictured below) that you will use to pair your screen to your ScreenCloud account.GEN-1-018__1_.jpg

4.6. Next, login to your ScreenCloud account at https://studio.screencloud.com Once you are in, navigate to left side an click on where it says 'Screens'.

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4.7. Select the 'New Screen' button located in the top right corner to add your screen. 

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4.8. Now 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.SC-1-03.png

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4.9. Once you do this, you'll see your new screen turn up in the list of screens.canva-photo-editor__2_.pngYou can now add manage the content shown on this screen using your ScreenCloud account.

 

Section V: How to Set up the AirDroid Business Remote Device Management Service on the Ugoos devices

One of the advantages of using an Android-powered business device like the Ugoos AM6 or x3 Cube is the ability to install and use remote device management services and apps.

If you would like to use a remote device management service with either of the Ugoos devices we recommend AirDroid Business, which we have thoroughly tested with this device and the ScreenCloud app. AirDroid Business makes it possible to remotely view or control your device, which gives you control in the scenario that something goes wrong. You can also get additional features via their Kiosk Mode and Application Management add-ons.

To learn more about using AirDroid Business to remotely manage the Geniatech APC395X, you can read our detailed guide here.

 

 

If you have any additional questions on how to set up your Ugoos device with ScreenCloud, or any other questions or feedback about ScreenCloud, feel free to reach out to our support team at support@screencloud.com or give us a call at our toll-free support line at +18885575335.

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