Setting up an Android player with the Yodeck Software

Introduction

You are in the right spot if you need to create your own player based on Android using the Yodeck software.

Keep in mind, though, that this process requires some basic IT skills.


Prerequisites

Make sure that you have everything you need:

  • A TV screen, Tablet, or Mobile phone running the Android OS.
  • The supported Android OS is Android 5 and above.

Setup – Get the registration code

  1. Download the Downloader App from your Google Play store and install it on your Android device.
  2. After installing the aforementioned application, open the Downloader App, go to the Settings section and enable all permissions.
  3. On the Downloader app, go to the Home section and type the below URL:
  4. Follow the installation process and allow all needed permissions on the device.
    • You will need to enable the Content module on the device.
    • You will need to enable the Demo mode on the device.
  5. The setup will take a few minutes. Once the setup process is complete, you will see the Yodeck Android player running on your screen with the 9-digit registration code showing up on the screen.
  6. Check the below section on registering your Android player under your Yodeck account.

Registering a Yodeck Android Player on your Account

After seeing the registration code on your Android TV screen, you must register the player to your Yodeck Account.

  1. Login to your Yodeck Account and Go to the “Monitors” section.
  2. Create a new Monitor entry by clicking the “+Add Monitor” button.
  3. A new window will pop up. Choose the Webplayer Player option.
  4. In the “Registration Code” field, type in the 9-digit registration code you see on your TV screen and click the “Save” button.
  5. After a minute or so, your player should register with your Yodeck Account, and it should start showing the assigned content on the screen.

Limitations

Since the newest feature is in the Alpha state, there are currently some limitations.

  • Widgets with Script code
    • Calendars
      • Google Calendar
    • General
      • Google Traffic
      • Google Slides
      • PosterMyWall
    • Social
      • Twitter
    • Business
      • ALL “Business” widgets will not be supported
  • Running custom script code on Web pages
  • Turning On and Off TV screens using the CEC client

Temporary Limitations

  • Amazon Firestick
  • Device Reboot/Schedule Reboot
  • Timezone change
  • Custom Boot logo

Need Help?

The Yodeck Support Team can help you out! Reach out!