How to run Google Slides on multiple screens with MAWi digital signage system

How to run multiple Google Slides presentations on multiple screens

Google Slides offers a good alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint for digital signage implementations.

It’s easy to build presentations online, Publish your slides online then copy the URL and configure it in Monitors AnyWhere.

On this article, we will guide you on how to run different Google Slides presentations on different monitors from one computer, in full-screen mode, in any resolution and orientation settings. You can run the same presentation on all screens or a different presentation on each screen.

Requirements

  1. In order to use Google Slides, you will need a Google account. In case you already have a Google account, skip to step 2.

To create a Google account, go to this link:
https://accounts.google.com

And click on “Create account”

After creating the new account, log in to with your credentials.

2. Once logged in, open Drive > Click  + New > Select ‘Google Slides’

Here you have 3 Options:

 

a. Start a new presentation.

 

b. Use a Template from the gallery.

 

c. Upload a presentation from your PC (you can upload a PPT/PPTX/PPS files).

In this guide, we will show how to load a presentation which was created with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Go to File > Open > Upload

Drag and drop the file to this window and it will start uploading the PPT file.

How to publish your presentation

 

Once the file is loaded, you can start playing it on your screens.

Go to File > Publish to the web

 

– select the time between slides.

– Tick the ‘Start slideshow as soon as the player loads’ option.

– Tick the ‘Restart the slideshow after the last slide’ option.

 

Click Publish and copy the Link it created.

Start running Google Slides presentations on your TV screens

1. Create a Google Slide presentation

2. Publish it (File > Publish to the web)

– select the time between slides.

– Tick the ‘Start slideshow as soon as the player loads’ option.

– Tick the ‘Restart the slideshow after the last slide’ option.

3. Copy the published presentation’s link.

4. Create a new playlist and give it a name

5. Add a new item to the playlist

6. Select the URL tab > Paste the link > Set to open in full screen and Save.

7. Press on the Finish button

8. Select the screens, drag and drop the playlist on their thumbnails

9. Press Play

* In the same way, you can have each screen showing a different presentation.

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