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: Oct. 1, 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, which locates 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 Plecto.

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 do not have to manually input the four-digit code on each separate device.

Be aware: To succeed with this action, you need to be logged into Plecto from the internet browser on your mobile device.

  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 (iOS) or the QR code scanner (Android) 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 notification, and it will redirect you to the Activate TV page.
  4. You can now see 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 is activated, Plecto will remember it and display your slideshow automatically.

Tip: If you have LG or Samsung TVs in your office, you can install the Plecto TV app to display slideshows with increased 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 from your account and activate it again with another slideshow.

To switch slideshows on your TV, do the following:

  1. Log into Plecto and go to your account settings by clicking on the user in the bottom-left corner.
  2. You can see the list of devices connected to this account under the section "My devices."
  3. To remove a device, click on "X" in the top-right corner of the device box, then click "Save" in the bottom-right corner.
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An example of how to remove a device from a user account.

4. To add another slideshow, you need to activate the TV once again. Follow the steps in the sections above to connect your TV to a new slideshow.

We recommend using modern and updated browsers, such as Google Chrome or Safari when viewing slideshows on a PC or casting them on a TV. Generally, we recommend newer LG models with minimum webOS 3.5. If you have a Samsung TV, then the Tizen operating system should be over 2.3.

Read more: Click here to learn more about slideshows.

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