Deploying Screens

You are reading the AEM 6.2 version of Deploying Screens.
This documentation is also available for the following versions:  AEM 6.1 

This page shows how to install and configure the Screens players on your devices.

Note

For information about concepts and terminology of Screens, see Screens Concepts.

For information about Screens authoring capabilities, see Authoring Screens.

There are three different players for iOS, OS X and Android.

AEM Screens Player for iOS

To install the Screens player on your iPad:

  1. Download iOS Player from AEM Screens Player Downloads.

  2. Install the AEMScreensPlayer ipa with iTunes.

  3. Open Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management.

  4. Under Enterprise App, you should see "Adobe Systems Inc.", open it.

  5. Tap Trust "Adobe Systems Inc".

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To configure the player:

  1. Open the Settings for AEMScreensPlayer.

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  2. Change the URL field to contain the IP of your machine.

    Note

    The Device Id, User and Password will be filled by the registration process.

The resolution field allows you to set the resolution you would like to simulate on the iPad.

Note

If you leave the Resolution field empty, it will use the native resolution of the device.

AEM Screens Player for OS X

To install and configure the Screens player on your mac:

  1. Download OS X player from AEM Screens Player Downloads.

  2. Double-click on the DMG file and move AEMScreensPlayer to the Application folder.

  3. Start the application.

  4. Press Ctrl+Cmd+F to exit fullscreen mode.

  5. Click on AEMScreensPlayer and then Preferences.

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  6. Enter the URL of your AEM server.

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    Note

    The Device Id, User and Password will be filled by the registration process.

  7. Restart the player for the new preferences to be applied.

AEM Screens Player for Android

To install and configure the Screens player on your Android device:

  1. Download Android Player from AEM Screens Player Downloads.

  2. Install the application and tap DONE.

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  3. Find the AEM Settings widget and drag and drop it to the home screen.

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  4. Open the settings widget from the home screen and configure it accordingly.

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    Note

    The device id, User and Password will be filled by the registration process.

Device Registration

The devices registration process is done on 2 separate machines:

  • The actual device to be registered, for example your Signage Display
  • The AEM server that is used to register your device
  1. On your device, start the AEM Screens Player. The registration UI is shown.

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  2. In AEM, navigate to the Devices folder of your project.

  3. Tap/click the Device Manager button in the action bar.

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  4. Tap/click the Device Registration button on the top right.

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  5. Select the required device (same as step 1) and tap/click Register Device.

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  6. In AEM, wait for the device to send its registration code.

  7. In your device, check the Registration Code.

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  8. If the Registration Code is the same on both machines, tap/click Validate button in AEM.

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  9. Set the desired name for the device, and select Register button.

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    Note

    If you don't set a name, it will use its unique identifier as name.

  10. Tap/click Finish to complete the registration process .

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    Note

    The Go Back button would allow you to register a new device.

    The Assign Display button would let you directly add the device to a display.

In your device, the registration UI should be updated to show the device identifier.

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In AEM, the device should be added to the list and remain unassigned. To learn how to assign it, see Device Assignment.

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