Chrome OS player setup guide

Setup procedure

1.- Basic setup

  • Connect the Chrome OS device to an input HDMI port on your TV through the HDMI cable.
  • If you are using a physical Ethernet network connection, connect the device to the network through the Ethernet cable.
  • Connect a keyboard and a mouse using the USB ports on the device.
  • Plug the power cable into the device and a power source.
  • Press the ON button. The device should power up.
  • On your TV, select the HDMI video input related to the device. The main screen should be shown.
  • Select yout language, keyboard layout and network connection
  • Accept legal terms to continue
Warning: If you are going to use Kiosk Mode please stop now and jump to the Kiosk Mode step

  • Enter your Google account data in order to use the Chrome device.

2.- Showcases Player Installation

Available in the Chrome Web Store

  • Select “Chrome Web Store” in order to start Showcases Player installation.
  • Enter “Showcases Player” in the search box or type the URL
  • Click on “Add to Chrome” button to install the player application.

3.- Showcase Deployment

  • After Showcases Application startup you will see the login form. Enter your Movilok Showcases user name and password. Optionally you can also enter the code of your showcase.
  • If you did not enter the code at the previous step, select it now from the showcases list.
  • All done! your showcase will start to be shown on the screen.
  • The next time the application runs, your showcase will automatically start. If you like, you can cancel the automatic start in order to select a different showcase.

Kiosk Mode setup (advanced)

  • Use the keyboard direct access Ctrl+Alt+K in the sstart session screen to open the kiosk mode activation window
  • Select “Enable” from the dialog popup in order to allow your device to run kiosk mode compatible applications

Warning: If a Chrome OS device doesn’t activate the kiosk mode, please follow these steps to wipe the device. Also, if a Chrome OS device has been logged in to (regular login), it needs to be wiped in order for it to work with Kiosk mode.

  • Open a new tab in Chrome and write chrome://extensions in the address bar. Press “Enter”.
  • Check the box next to “Developer mode”.
  • Click on “Add kiosk application”.

Warning: If a Chrome OS device doesn’t show the Add kiosk application button, please follow these steps to wipe the device. Also, if a Chrome OS device has been logged in to (regular login), it needs to be wiped in order for it to work with Kiosk mode.

  • Enter the Showcases application ID. This ID is: lpolnjfgkmhdhlmiopfeimlcmbmegjcf
  • Press “Enter”.
  • Click on the “Set to auto-launch” button to allow the application to start automatically. If you do not click on this button, the kiosk application can be launched from the bookcase.
  • On the next reboot, you will be asked to enable kiosk mode. Select “Enable”.
  • You will see an option for launching the installed kiosk application on the device startup. Select “Confirm”.
  • All done! now the showcases application will automatically start at the Chromebox startup, allowing you to deploy your interactive showcase.

Now you can continue with Showcase Deployment

Beacon Advertising setup (advanced)

  • Your Chrome OS device can act as a Bluetooth Beacon while being used in Kiosk Mode.
  • Bluetooth must be enabled before enabling the Beacon.
  • In order to enable Bluetooth you must access your Chrome OS account.
  • The bluetooth setting must be set in the status area of the taskbar.
  • Once you have enabled Bluetooth, restart your Chrome OS device to use Kiosk Mode again
  • Cancel automatic startup.
  • Select “Settings”.
  • At Settings screen select “Beacons” category.
  • Select the box option “Enable Beacon”.
  • Close Settings screen.
  • All done! now the showcases application will automatically start to send Beacon Advertising messages to your customer´s devices.
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