The Google Slides App is a great way to incorporate your Google Slides presentations into your digital signage. The steps below provide guidance for preparing your slideshow, and adding it to the Google Slides App.
The Google Slides App is available in the Signagelive Marketplace. If you are unsure how to find and use this, please see this article.
How do I prepare my slideshow?
First things first, you will need to ensure that your document and any of its contents are set to play, auto play and transition correctly so that your slideshow will progress without interaction when being viewed. You can configure all of these things within Google Slides before saving your slideshow.
Now, you’ll need to Publish your slideshow to the web. You can do this by following these steps:
- Select File
- Select Publish to Web
- Select Link tab
- Select a duration for slides to ‘auto-advance’
- This will be the duration each slide is shown for before progressing to the next slide
- Select ‘Start slideshow as soon as the player loads’
- Select Restart the slideshow after the last slide’
- Select Publish
Top Tip: Once you have the URL for your Slides presentation, you can just copy and paste that into the App and then configure the settings there.
How do I upload my slideshow to the App?
Once you have added the Google Slides App to your network you can select it in the library, or move it to a playlist. From there you can;
- Enter Properties
- Add the URL from your presentation to the App
- Select whether you would like to start the slides immediately
- Select whether you would like to restart the Slideshow (after the last slide)
And that’s it! Simply save your playlist to automatically update, or go through the publisher to get your content on screen.
How can I update my slideshow?
Now that your slideshow is published to the web, you can simply update the Google Slides document with any changes, and this will then automatically update on your Signagelive Player the next time the asset loads in a playlist.
How can I find out more?
You can speak directly to the Signagelive Support team via Live Chat or by emailing. You can find out more about contacting the team, here.