webOS Installation Guide


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Xibo for webOS is easy to install and configure and can be up and running in just a few minutes.

Please note: Xibo for webOS requires a Xibo for webOS software licence for each webOS Display you intend to run which is linked to a “Licence Pool email address”

Requirements

CMS version

  • Xibo for webOS requires Xibo CMS version 1.8.3 or later.

Supported monitor models

To ensure that you are using the recommended Firmware Version for your Series and Model, please refer to our webOS Firmware Matrix.

This guide will take you through each step in detail to:

  • Prepare your monitor and install Xibo for webOS
  • Connect to your CMS

Prepare your monitor and install Xibo for webOS

It is vital that the correct date, time and timezone are set on your TV prior to installation.

Use the Settings button (cogwheel icon) on the remote control to access the General Menu:

click on Time & Date

Use the drop down to select the correct Time and Date or alternatively ‘Set Automatically’

Next, click on Time Zone

Use the drop down to select the Continent, Country/Territory and City.

Access Server Settings webOS 3.0

  • On the remote control, press and hold the Settings button until a toast message appears in the upper right corner to notify that your input has been received.
  • Enter 8080, and press the OK button to open the Settings Menu.

Access Server Settings webOS 3.2 and later

  • On the remote control, press the Settings button to open the Settings Menu.

2 - Installation

From here, there are two ways in which the Player can be installed; Using the Remote Server or by using a USB flash drive. Both options are explained in detail below:

Option 1 - Remote URL installation

On the Settings menu, set the following fields (as marked in the above images) to the values provided.

  • A) Application Launch Mode - Local
  • B) Fully Qualified Domain Name - On
    Enter the URL to your app package - https://xibo.org.uk/api/downloads/4/latest
  • C) Application Type - IPK
  • D) Local Application Upgrade - REMOTE
    This action initiates webOS Signage to download the app from the given URL.

2.2 Auto-Setting with USB-flash drive.

If you would rather configure these settings in a text file instead, then you can do so and install those on the monitor via USB flash drive with the following JSON file content:

{ 
   "serverIp":"0.0.0.0",  
   "serverPort":80,  
   "secureConnection":false,  
   "appLaunchMode":"local", 
   "fqdnMode":true, 
   "fqdnAddr":"https://xibo.org.uk/api/downloads/4/latest", 
   "appType":"ipk" 
} 
  • Save the file as scap_installation.json
  • Copy the JSON file into the root directory of a USB flash drive
  • Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port of the signage device
  • Turn on your signage device. The Server Settings defined in the scap_installation.json file will have been loaded onto the device automatically.

Option 2 - USB Installation

  1. Rename the downloaded ipk, for example, Xibo_for_webOS_v1.8_R7.ipk to com.lg.app.signage.ipk and put in a USB flash drive in the path specified below. If such path does not exist in your USB flash drive, create one. [USB_root]/application/com.lg.app.signage.ipk
  2. Insert the USB flash drive to the USB port of your signage device.
  3. On your signage device, enter the Server Settings menu:

- webOS 3.0

  • On the remote control, press and hold the Settings button until a toast message appears in the upper right corner to notify that your input has been received.
  • Enter 8080, and press the OK button to open the Settings Menu .

- webOS 3.2 and later

  • On the remote control, press the Settings button to open the Settings Menu .

  1. On the Settings menu, set the following fields with the values provided. The required fields are marked with corresponding letters as per the above images for further guidance:
  • A: Application Launch Mode - Local
  • B: Application Type - IPK
  • C: Local Application Upgrade - USB
    This action initiates webOS Signage to copy the app from the USB flash drive to the signage device’s local storage.

Once completed, reboot the signage device.

Connect to the CMS

After completing the installation, you need to configure the CMS Address and CMS Key , the Settings screen will open on the first Player start and is also accessible using the top navigation menu.

Once you have entered your CMS details, you will see the following message ‘Display waiting licensing approval by an administrator’.

If you already have a Xibo for webOS Licence Pool, enter your Licence Pool email address in that form, otherwise the Player will run on the trial licence, which lasts for 14 days.

For further information on Licensing please see the following: Licencing your Xibo for webOS Display

Log in to the CMS and navigate to the Displays page. Use the row menu and Edit your webOS Display as shown below:

Using the Edit Display form, change the Authorise display? field to Yes

Further adjustments can be made to the Display Profile assigned to your webOS Player as explained on the webOS Display Profile Settings page.


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