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ScreenCloud Live News App Guide

Easily share a live news feed straight to your digital signage screens.

May 2020

ScreenCloud Live News App Guide

Please note, if you are using the older version of ScreenCloud (signage.screencloud.com) you can download the alternative Live News guide here.

The ScreenCloud Live News app makes it easy to stream live news feeds directly to your digital signage screens. Share feeds from news sources such as Sky News, Al Jazeera, and more, in real-time to your TV monitors. This makes it easy to keep your office, lobby, store, or coffee shop customers on top of the latest headlines and world events. 

With the ScreenCloud Lives News app you can:

  • Choose between 8 live news channels
  • Stream the latest headlines in real-time directly to your screens 
  • Keep your employees or customers up to date with the latest world events

Here’s how it works:

1. Select and install ScreenCloud’s Live News app

1.1. Get started by logging into your ScreenCloud account here and choosing the ScreenCloud App Store from the left-hand menu.

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1.2. By searching “Live News” you can find the Live News app and choose the “Install app” button to add a new instance.

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2. Choose your live news source

Once you have selected ‘add app’ you’ll see a dropdown that offers you a series of live news feeds including: 

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  • Sky News (UK/International)
  • Al Jazeera (Middle East - English)
  • France 24 (French)
  • KBS World (Korean)
  • Euronews (viewable in EU only)
  • NBC2 Live Stream
  • ABC News (Australia)
  • NASA (Space)

You also have the option to mute your videos.

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Please note, depending on your geographic location and internet service provider (ISP) restrictions, some of the live feeds may not work based on this. If you have any questions in regards to this, please email support@screencloud.com with both your location and the name of the channel that isn't working for you.

3. Preview your Live News app

Once you’ve added your Live News app you have the opportunity to preview it before it gets added to your screens.

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Click ‘Preview’ and a popup will display your Live News app.

4. Add the Live News app to a Channel or Playlist

Once you have configured your Live News app it can be easily added to a Channel or Playlist to be played on screen. 

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Simply select “Add Content” to open the Media Picker and under Apps, you will see all of your app instances, ready to be installed. You can also view ways you can set content on your digital screens using ScreenCloud by clicking here.

Frequently asked questions:

Will Live News continue to work if I go offline?

No, Live News is a live stream of video news from the internet so it needs a reliable internet connection at all times.

How long is the cache of Live News - is this played in real-time?

The Live Newsfeed is not cached as it plays in real-time. 

Can I use Live Newsfeed as part of a zoned digital signage display?

Yes, when setting up a zoned display you will see the option to ‘Add App’. Any news feeds you have created will be found on this list. However please note, you will not be able to play a live news feed alongside another source of moving content such as a YouTube video. 

How long will the Live News feed play for?

This is determined by the duration you have set within the playlist. 

For further questions please contact support@screencloud.com with details.   

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