Installation of GoBright Android App on Philips displays

Follow the steps below when installing GoBright on the Philips displays:

  • Startup the display
  • If you are presented with the initial installation wizard: skip all the steps but the network step
  • If you already changed settings on the device you might want to reset to factory defaults first
 
  • Go to 'admin mode' by pressing the following button combination:
    • Press the 'menu' button and keep it pressed
    • Then press the 'volume down' button
    • The display will go into 'admin mode' and will ask for an admin password (default: 1234)
    • Now you are in the admin-mainmenu with the options: 'settings', 'apps', 'network' and 'help'.
  • Make sure the display is connected to the internet*.
    If necessary, you can change the network settings, by choosing the option ‘network’ in the admin-mainmenu. Next you will be able to configure the WiFi or Ethernet settings to your preferences.
  • Set the Android on-screen virtual keyboard as default
    • Go to 'admin mode' (see above) 
    • Go to 'settings' > 'system' > 'Language & input' > 'Virtual keyboard' 
    • Select 'Android Keyboard (AOSP)' and disable all other keyboards
  • Install the GoBright Device app:
    • Download the app:
      • Choose 'apps' in the admin-mainmenu
      • Start the app 'Chromium'
      • Browse to https://install.gobright.cloud
      • The browser might ask for a confirmation if you really want to download the APK, please confirm by clicking ‘OK’
      • Please wait for a moment, unfortunately the browser does not give you feedback on when it’s downloaded

    • Install the app:
      • Go back to the admin-mainmenu and choose ‘apps’.
      • Start the app ‘File Manager’
      • Open the folder ‘sdcard’ -> ‘Download’
      • There you will find the ‘GoBrightDevice_vX.X.apk’ app, please open this app by clicking it and choosing ‘Open’
      • An installation popup will appear, please choose ‘Install’ and wait for the installation to finish
      • After installation, choose ‘Open’ to open the GoBright Device app
        The app will configure itself, this will take a few seconds
      • The app will ask to check the date, time and timezone

    • Set the app as boot on source:
      • Go back to the admin-mainmenu and choose ‘settings’.
      • Choose menu ‘Signage Display’ -> ‘Boot on source’ -> ‘Input’ -> ‘Custom app’
      • Then, choose menu ‘Signage Display’ -> ‘Custom app’ -> ‘Select App’ -> ‘GoBright Device’ -> ‘Save’
    • Reboot the device
    • After reboot, the display will connect to GoBright, and show an activationcode
    • With the activationcode you're able to go to the next step and activate the display in the GoBright portal

 

Notes

*) Regarding the internet connection, we strongly advise to use wired (PoE) connections for highest reliability. 

If you have to use Wi-Fi, please make sure you have disabled the ‘Avoid poor network connections’ and ‘Notify whenever a public network is available’ in the Wi-Fi settings menu within Android. This will increase the reliability, for example when maintenance is done on the Wi-Fi network.

You can find this in the Android settings menu -> Wi-Fi -> Advanced. Read this article about how to close the GoBright Android App to enter Wi-Fi settings of the device: Close the GoBright app on a display

Please note: not all Android versions have these options, so these options might not be applicable for your device.

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