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

A woman folding clothes in a retail store with Chrome Digital Signage on a screen behind her

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.

Hardware

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.

Software

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 salessupport@promevo.com 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. 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 Chrome Sign Builder.

Chrome and Promevo

As a Google Premier Partner, Promevo takes a holistic approach to your Google life. From Chrome device solutions to Google Workspace management solutions—Promevo partners with you to ensure your success in your Google journey.

You can shop Chrome devices on our online store or get in contact with one of our sales reps if you have more questions! If you need additional support or training, we are here for you. All Promevo customers get free support from our Google certified specialists. You can search our Knowledge Base, talk to our support team, or even schedule free training.