Testing with Xibo

Xibo Signage offer a free 14 day trial of the Professional Plan which includes CMS Cloud Hosting, up to 2 Displays for your chosen Players, 1G storage and 4G bandwidth so that features and functionality can be fully tested for the suitability of an organisation or particular use case before committing to a full purchase.

Start Free Trial

Click on a Free Trial button from the website and create a Xibo Account:

Already have an account? click the button and login!

Follow the process and complete all the form fields as these are required to create your CMS Cloud Instance and click the Start Trial button.

To start the provisioning service you first need to activate your account by clicking the the link in your ‘Welcome’ email, sent to the email address provided on registration.

Once activated, go to My Account to view the details of your Trial Plan.
Check the status of your CMS at any time from the In Progress button from My Account!

Once your CMS is up and running you will receive an email with your login information to access your cloud hosted CMS.

Install your chosen Players…

Whilst we get your CMS ready, it’s time to start thinking about your Player options!

Player software runs on a compatible device connected to your physical hardware, with each Player having its own Installation Package and Installation Guide,

Download the Player you would like to trial and use the installation documentation to guide you through the correct process.

Follow each step of the Player Installation Guide, ensuring that you follow the details of each stage:

  • Preparing your device
  • Downloading the Player Software
  • Installing the Player Software
  • Connecting to your CMS
  • Authorising your Display

If you experience any issues, then please do Open a Ticket from the Tickets section of My Account to contact our support team!

Activating a Trial Licence (Commercial Players)

When installing Xibo for Android, Xibo for webOS or Xibo for Tizen, you will be taken to a page asking you to provide a Licence Pool email address or code. Leave this field blank and click Skip to continue to the free 14 day trial.

Commercial Players, Xibo for Android and optionally Xibo for webOS and Xibo for Tizen, are included in plans and have no separate licensing requirement.

If you are looking to take the Independent Pricing route, Xibo for Android, Xibo for webOS and Xibo for Tizen require a Xibo Software Licence for each device to be deployed. Take a look at the section on Perpetual Licensing on the Player Licensing page for further details.

Purchase a Plan

If you would like to convert the trial to a paid Plan then you can do so via My Account.

You can purchase a Plan at any point during the trial period.

If after the 14 day trial you do not wish to convert to a paid plan, you do not need to do anything as the account will be automatically deleted from our system after 30 days.

All our Plans come with free helpdesk support which starts the moment you begin your trial!

Training Materials and Guidance

To assist you with your journey we have a variety of online training course available here: https://training.xibosignage.com

The Xibo CMS Admin Essentials is recommended for all new Administrators and includes a solution overview as well as instruction as to how to connect and set up Players and Licensing. The v3.1 Introduction to the Xibo CMS is recommended for all users and gives a complete overview of the CMS Menu and Navigation as well as a detailed look at the Layout Designer. Both these courses are free to all users of the Xibo Software.

Plans include training licences which unlock free access to the New User Training Bundle!

We also have a User Manual as well as Administration Documentation for further guidance.

Testing beyond the 14 day trial period…

For the majority of users this time frame gives ample time to test for suitability but we do understand that this may not be the case for all users. If you do still have concerns regarding the suitability of Xibo for your organisation or a particular use case, beyond the 14 day trial period, then please contact our Sales team who will be happy to assist you further.