Comparison Table RPi vs Brightsign player

Brightsign player Limitations

Current limitations:

  • Widgets with Script code
    • Calendars
      • Google Calendar
    • General
      • Google Traffic
      • Google Slides
      • PosterMyWall
    • Social
      • Twitter
    • Business
      • ALL “Business” widgets except Power Bi will not be supported
  • Running custom script code on Web pages
  • For Videos:
    • Video Layering is not supported at all
    • Gapless Video playback
  • Turning On and Off TV screens using the CEC client
  • Ticker Performance (you might face some freezings)
  • Custom Boot logo
  • The “Crop” display option is supported only for Full-screen videos

Feature/SpecsRaspberry PiBrightsign
Display Media (Images, Videos, Audio, Documents) ✅ 
Display Widgets
Web widgets
– PowerBI
– Grafana
– Google Calendar
– Google Slides
– Google Traffic
– Google Analytics
– Twitter
– PosterMyWall
Screenshot support in portal
Volume Schedules feature
Emergency Alerts
Media Filtering
Live YouTube Video/Audio Stream
USB to HDMI Video Capture 
HDMI-in Support 
Device Management
Remote content change
Network Configurations Wifi, Ethernet, 4G USB Dongle, Firewall)
Security Configurations (Custom certificates, SSH support)
Screen Resolution (Choose resolution/frequency)
Sound output (choose HDMI/Analog/Auto/Muted)
Advanced Customization (Handle on-screen messages, Advanced Player Directives)
Turning On and Off TV screens using the CEC client