Screen Takeovers - FAQ + limitations
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Written by Ian Maison
Updated over a week ago


This feature is yet to be released, this article will be updated and relevant communications will be sent out when this feature is released. If you have any further questions please Contact Us.

Can I display different content on each screen when using a Screen Takeover?

Yes, you can! There are a few requirements to bear in mind: the content being displayed on each screen will need to be of the same duration, encoding, resolution and content type (image, or video, for example). So for example, a video displayed on each screen with a duration of 10 seconds and a resolution of 1920x1080.

In terms of how this is achieved, we have created a dedicated article for this process - which you can read here.

What asset types can be published as a Takeover?

At present, you have the option of publishing the following asset types in a Playlist as a Takeover: images, video, web pages, Widgets that contain video and Widgets that contain image content. Should we add more supported asset types, our documentation will be updated accordingly.

What content can be published as a Takeover?

At present, you can only publish full-screen Playlists as a Takeover event.

What is the difference between Sync Groups and Takeover Groups?

Players in a Sync Group will play all of their content in sync all of the time. This differs from Screen Takeovers in that Players in a Takeover Group will only perform in sync when their respective Takeover event kicks in.

Can I have my Players in a Sync Group and a Takeover Group at the same time?

No, this is not possible. Players can only exist in one or the other.

What Players can be added to Takeover Groups?

Screen Takeovers is currently supported for Samsung Tizen and LG webOS. Support for ChromeOS, and BrightSign Players is coming soon. Be sure to check our feature comparison documentation for more details on supported assets that can be used in sync for your respective Player type.

Only Players of the same type can appear in a single Takeover Group (for example, a group made up of LG Players, or Samsung Tizen Players). The model of Players you are attempting to sync/publish your Screen Takeovers to must also match.

What content can be published as a Takeover?

At present, images, videos and web pages are supported assets that can be used as Takeover content. As and when more supported content types are added, we’ll update our documentation accordingly.

Can I publish a Layout as a Takeover event?

At present, Takeover content is restricted to Playlists only.

Can I add my Player to multiple Takeover Groups?

No, Players can only be added to one Takeover Group at a time.

How can I find out more?

Please see our all related documentation in the Screen Takeovers section on our Help Centre if you'd like to learn more about using Screen Takeovers. You can also speak with the Signagelive Support Team anytime should you have any further questions, so please feel free to contact us.

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