Setting up a Yodeck Web Player

Introduction

The Yodeck Web Player offers a useful option for clients who want a solution that requires almost no setup. Think of the Web Player as one more way of getting Yodeck digital signage on your screens. Specifically, if a device, such as a tablet or PC, has a Chrome-based web browser, including Chrome, Chromium, and Edge, then the Web Player can turn it into a Yodeck-powered digital signage screen. The Yodeck Web Player offers a useful option for clients who want a solution that requires almost no setup. Since there’s no hardware or cables involved, all they have to do is copy the registration number that appears on the screen and paste it into the Yodeck Portal. 


Setting up a Yodeck Web player

The first thing you have to do is access the below URL link from your Smart TV, PC, or browser to download the Chrome extension. 


Registering a Yodeck Web Player on your Account

Launch the Yodeck Chrome extension and you will see the below screen to your TV/browser.

Yodeck web player

After you see the registration code on your browser/TV screen, you will need to register the player to your Yodeck Account.

  1. Login to your Yodeck Account
  2. Go to “Monitors“.
  3. If you haven’t created a Monitor entry on your account yet, click the “+Add Monitor” button.
  4. A new window will pop up. Choose the Web Player option.
  5. In the “Registration Code” field, type in the 9-digit registration code you see on your browser/TV screen and click the “Save” button.
  6. After a minute or so, your player should register with your Yodeck Account, and it should start showing content on the screen.

Quick Video on how to register a web player


Limitations

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

  • Currently, we fully support only the below browsers. Of course, soon, we will support all browsers out there.
  • Chrome
  • Edge
  • Chromium
  • Incognito Mode is not fully supported and may have some issues. Please do not use an incognito mode to access the Web player.
  • Web Integrations such as Power Bi, Chartmogul, Grafana etc., cannot be displayed by the web player. In other words, any web integration that needs a username and a password to display the data on the TV screen is not currently available for use.
  • Autoplay with sound is not allowed, so every video (stock, YouTube, Vimeo, or stream) will be played muted.
    • To overcome this, you need to install the PWA. This allows the user to have a desktop shortcut for our web player, plus it will enable autoplay with sound. Please check this article here for more details and on how to install the PWA.
  • Screenshots are not available within the Yodeck platform.
    • To overcome this, you need to install Chrome Extension. This allows the user to have screenshots and also display all web pages out there. Please check this article here for more details and on how to install the Chrome extension.

Quick troubleshooting steps

  • I cannot see the registration code on the browser/TV screen
    • Please ensure that your browser or your smart TV is connected to the internet. If you can surf the internet and you still cannot see the registration code, please contact our support for further assistance.
  • I cannot see a live screenshot inside the Monitor details
    • Please ensure that you have downloaded and installed our Chrome extension. You can find more details here.
  • Some web pages are not being displayed on my browser/TV screen
    • Please ensure that you have downloaded and installed our Chrome extension. You can find more details here.
  • I cannot hear any sound from my speakers
    • Please ensure that you have downloaded and installed the PWA. You can find more details here.

Need Help?

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