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Widgets - How to use the YouTube widget


The Signagelive YouTube widget allows you to show YouTube videos within your Signagelive Playlist. This allows you to show any YouTube video, live stream or playlist of videos on your digital signage displays.

Important note:

We at Signagelive recommend that you never use content that is not your own, however, you can read more about the facts and myths of content sharing here to make sure that any YouTube content you use is not breaking any of the rules set by YouTube or its content owners.

Here’s an overview video of using the YouTube widget within your Playlist:

What will I need?

You will need the ‘Embed URL’ of any YouTube video, stream or playlist, which can be obtained by going to the ‘Share’ properties within the video page on YouTube and copying the URL from the embed code, as shown below:


The YouTube widget is available within the Signagelive Marketplace for you to add to your Network now.

The steps to add the widget are as follows:

  • Login to your Signagelive Network
  • Navigate to Content - Playlist - Create/ Edit
  • Select the Upload button
  • Select ‘From the Marketplace’
  • Find the Youtube widget
  • Select ‘Add to Network’
  • Exit the Marketplace and go to your ‘Recently Added’ folder

How can I use the widget?

You can simply add one widget or even multiple versions of it to your playlist like you would any other asset, or you can use the widget icon within the layout creator to add a single, static widget to your Layout directly.

Important note:

If you are using your widget within a Playlist, you should be sure to amend the 10-second default duration to match at least the length of the video or playlist being published. If you are using the YouTube widget as a static widget within a layout, it will refresh once every 24 hours as default and continue to loop (unless you change the looping properties within the widget).


What properties can I change within the YouTube widget?

You can configure the widget properties to show either a single video, live stream or a playlist by pasting the Embed URL, found on the YouTube video itself into the editable properties of the widget.

You can also change other properties, allowing you to amend the following:

  • Autoplay - This parameter specifies whether the initial video will automatically start to play when the player loads. Autoplay is applied by default
  • Controls - This parameter indicates whether the video player controls are displayed
  • Loop - This parameter indicates whether a single video or entire playlist will play again from the start, once it reaches the end of the last video. Loop is applied by default
  • Modest Branding - This parameter lets you use a YouTube player that does not show a YouTube logo
  • Related Videos - This parameter indicates whether the player should show related videos when playback of the initial video ends
  • Show Info - This parameter indicates whether the video should display information like the video title or uploader before playing the video


Please note: 

YouTube content is not downloaded, so unlike most other Signagelive widgets, offline playback of YouTube videos is not an option, you will need to have a permanent network connection for continuous playback of your YouTube content.

If you have any questions regarding the use of YouTube content within Signagelive, please speak with our support team.

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