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Screen control for LG webOS via Web Triggers
Screen control for LG webOS via Web Triggers
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Written by Ian Maison
Updated over a week ago

Requirements before you begin:

  • Web Triggers access will need to be enabled on your Signagelive Network

  • Your LG Player must be running the 1.995 client of Signagelive

As of Signagelive client version 1.995 for LG webOS Players, we have implemented the ability to control the screen-on and screen-off status via commands sent directly from our Web Triggers API. This article will detail how this functionality works and how to use this feature.

The model of LG you are using will determine which methods you can use to control the screen status

  • LG webOS 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.2, 4.0 - screen on/off states can be controlled with Screen Control and Web Triggers

  • LG webOS 4.1 and 6.0 - screen on/off states can be controlled with Screen Control, Web Triggers or the IR remote control

Using screen control commands via Web Triggers

When accessing Bubble.IO you should now be able to see that two new commands are available [Screen off and Screen on (Resume)], these commands can be sent to your Players individually or in groups and will mimic generic screen control functionality.

If you do not see these commands available in your Bubble.IO instance, please get in touch with our Support Team and we can ensure this is enabled for you.

  • ScreenOn turns on the media player and content should start playing on-screen

  • SceenOff stops the media player and should show a blank screen (however your Player will remain checking in whilst the screen is off)

To send a screen control command to a Player or a group of Players in Bubble.IO please do the following:

  1. Once logged into your Bubble.IO instance, select the Players or Groups you wish to send your trigger/screen control command to

  2. Select the desired command from the drop-down menu

  3. Press Send

Upon sending your chosen trigger/command, you should now notice the screen adhere to the screen control function you chose.

Please note:

Upon triggering the screen off state and then triggering the screen on state, content will always resume from the start position (for example in a Playlist of 10 assets, if the screen was turned off at asset 5, when turned back on the Player will fall back to asset 1).

Controlling screen on/off states with IR remote control

You can also control the screen on/off states of your LG device using an IR remote (LG webOS 4.1 and LG webOS 6.0 only) you’ll need to ensure the PM Mode is set to Screen Off Always - there are two ways to achieve this.

Signagelive Settings Menu

  1. With Signagelive running on your LG webOS device, press the Blue button

  2. Ensure Use PM Mode is ticked

  3. Press Save

Upon following the steps above, this will alter the PM Mode in the native LG webOS Settings so that they adhere to Screen Off Always.

Manually via the LG webOS Settings Menu

  1. With your LG webOS device powered on, press the Settings button on your remote control

  2. Head to General > Power

  3. Under PM Mode, change this to Screen Off Always

Once Screen Off Always has been enabled on your device, you’ll be able to use the Power Off button on your remote control to carry out the screen control functionality as per the commands listed in the previous section.

Screen control priorities

Screen Control schedules published from within the Signagelive CMS will always take priority over screen control commands sent via Web Triggers. For example, if you were to set your screen to the OFF state via Web Triggers at 10 AM, then a Screen Control schedule kicks in to turn the screen to the ON state at 10:30 AM, this will override the command that had been sent via Web Triggers. For more example scenarios, please see this article

Utilizing screen control commands from alternate applications

For an overview of the screen control commands within applications such as Postman, please see this article.

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