Intro to Chrome Digital Signage

This quick intro to Chrome digital signage will help you understand what you can use digital signage for and how you can get started in your organization! Chrome digital signage is a great way to promote your brand and get information quickly to customers. With Chrome OS, you can efficiently manage and update your signs. It doesn’t take much to get started and we hope this quick intro to Chrome digital signage will help you out.

What can I use Chrome digital signage for?

Common use cases for education

  • School announcements
  • Cafeteria menus
  • School entrance signs
  • Event calendars

Common use cases for businesses

  • Store menus
  • Advertising
  • Live internal dashboards
  • YouTube videos or playlists
  • Google presentations

How do I deploy Chrome digital signage?

Chrome digital signage is easy to deploy, but you will need a few pieces of hardware and software. Here’s what you need to get started.


For hardware, you need a display for playing the digital signage and a Chrome device to store everything.

  • A display: This is the screen you want your videos, slides, and images to show up on. This is usually a television or computer screen. You can make both touchscreen and non-touchscreen displays into digital signs. The screen display should have a 1080p output over HDMI and DisplayPort access. Check out our Chromebases that are perfect for digital signage.
  • A Chrome device: This is the device that all your digital signage files will be stored on. For Chrome digital signage, we recommend using a Chromebox. A Chromebox is a small form-factor PC that runs the same OS a Chromebook does. You can purchase Chromeboxes from our online store here.Drawing of a Chromebox


For software, you need a Chrome license and a Chrome kiosk app:

  • Chrome Enterprise Upgrade (one per Chrome device): A Chrome Management license is used to configure settings and enforce policies across your fleet of Chrome devices. One of the biggest benefits of a Chrome license is that it allows you to manage all your devices remotely without having to physically touch them. You can purchase Chrome Enterprise Upgrades on our online store here or you can contact us by email or call (888) 380-1061.
  • Chrome kiosk app: You can use a Chrome kiosk app you create or a Chrome kiosk app from the Chrome Web Store. A popular kiosk app for digital signage is Chrome Sign Builder and we will walk you through how to use this app in the next article. To download Chrome Sign Builder click here.

Once you have all your hardware and software, you’ll be able to enroll your device into your domain and then start using the Chrome Signage Builder.

Now that you’ve completed the intro to Chrome digital signage, check out how to use Chrome sign builder for digital signage.


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