Display on TV

A quick guide on how to display and switch slideshows on your office TVs to see your dashboards, notifications, contests, and other media.

Last updated: May 11, 2021

Display a slideshow on TV

Plecto allows you to connect a slideshow to your smart device. All you have to do is activate the device with a four-digit code, by scanning a QR code from your mobile phone, or through Plecto's TV apps.

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An example of the http://tv.plecto.com page that includes a four-digit code and a QR code.

Activate with a four-digit code

To display a slideshow on a smart TV, you can activate it with a four-digit code.

  1. Open the http://tv.plecto.com/ page on your smart TV. The page will display a four-digit code.
  2. Open Plecto's Activate TV page on your computer. This page is located under 'Visualization' > 'Slideshows' > 'Activate TV.' All further steps are done from this page.
  3. Choose the slideshow you want to show on the TV.
  4. Insert the four-digit code that you obtained in Step 1.
  5. Name your device under 'TV name.'
  6. To finish, click on 'Activate TV.'
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A preview of the Activate TV page in the Plecto app.

Activate with a QR code

You can also activate the smart TV with your mobile phone with a QR code. Scanning the QR code allows you to save time if you want to connect slideshows to several devices, as you don't have to manually input the four-digit code on each separate device.

Be aware: To succeed with this action, you need to be logged in to Plecto from your mobile phone's browser.

  1. Open the http://tv.plecto.com/ page on your smart TV. The TV will display a QR code at the bottom of the page.
  2. Open the camera app on your mobile phone and point it towards the QR code.
  3. A notification 'Open "app.plecto.com" link' will appear on your phone. Click on the link, and it will redirect you to the 'Activate TV' page.
  4. You can now see that the four-digit code is already there. All you have to do is choose the slideshow you want to show on the TV, and give your TV a name.
  5. To finish, click on 'Activate TV.'

Once your device has been activated, Plecto will remember it and display your slideshow automatically.

Tip: If you have LG or Samsung TVs in your office, you can install Plecto's TV app to increase the slideshow performance compared to using the built-in browser of the TV.
Available guides: Plecto's LG App.

Switch slideshows on TV

If you want to show another slideshow on the TV other than the one displayed currently, you can deactivate the TV showing the slideshow, and activate it again with another slideshow.

To switch slideshows on your device, do the following:

  1. Log in to Plecto using the login of the employee that has activated the TV.
  2. Go to your account settings by clicking on the user in the bottom-left corner.
  3. You can see the list of devices connected with this account under the section 'My devices.'
  4. To remove the device, click 'X' at the top-right corner of the device box.
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An example of how to remove a device from a user account.

6. Click 'Save.'

7. To add another slideshow, you need to activate the TV once again. Read the sections above on how to connect and display a slideshow on a TV.

We recommend using modern and updated browsers, such as Google Chrome or Safari when viewing slideshows on a PC or casting them to a TV.

Generally, we recommend newer LG models with minimum webOS 3.5.

If you have a Samsung TV, then the Tizen OS should be over 2.3.

Read more: Click here to learn more about slideshows.

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