Intro to Digital Signage

Digital Signage is a great way to promote your brand and get information quickly to customers or employees. With ChromeOS, you can efficiently manage and update your signs. It doesn't take much to get started, and you can use this quick guide to understand the basics of Chrome Sign Builder. 

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What is Digital Signage?

Digital signage is typically controlled by a content management system (CMS) that allows users to create, schedule, and distribute content across multiple screens from a single location. This enables businesses and organizations to deliver targeted messages to specific audiences at the right time and in the right place.

To do this you just need a ChromeOS Device/Management licenses and to identify if you will be displaying your content via Chrome Sign Builder, Google Slide, or by utilizing a CMS provider.

What information can I display using digital signage?

Common use cases for Education Clients 

  • School announcements 
  • Cafeteria menus
  • School entrance signs
  • Event calendars 
  • Urgent Announcements 

Common use cases for Enterprise Clients

  • Store menus
  • Advertising
  • Live internal dashboards
  • YouTube videos or playlists
  • Google presentations


How do I deploy digital signage?

Deploying digital signage is easy, but you will need some hardware and software. Here’s what you need to get started.


For hardware, you need a display for playing the digital signage and a Chrome device for storage.

  • A display: The display is the screen you want your videos, slides, and images to show up on. This is usually a television or computer screen, and you can make both touchscreen and non-touchscreen displays into digital signs. The screen display should have a 1080p output over HDMI and DisplayPort access. 
  • A Chrome device: This is the device where your digital signage files will be stored on. For digital signage, we recommend using a Chromebox. A Chromebox is a small form-factor PC that runs the same OS as a Chromebook. You can purchase Chromeboxes from our online store here.


For software, you need a Chrome license and a Chrome kiosk app.

  • Chrome Enterprise Upgrade (one per Chrome device): A Chrome Management license is used to configure settings and enforce policies across your Chrome devices. One of the biggest benefits of a Chrome license is that it allows you to manage all your devices remotely. You can purchase Chrome Enterprise Upgrades on our online store here, or you can contact Promevo.
  • Chrome kiosk app: You can use a Chrome kiosk app you create or a Chrome kiosk app from the Chrome Web Store. A popular kiosk app for digital signage is Chrome Sign Builder. To download Chrome Sign Builder click here.

Once you have all your hardware and software, you can enroll your device into your domain and start using Chrome Sign Builder.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Google Chrome digital signage?

Google Chrome Sign Builder is a digital signage tool that lets you schedule and display content across your managed ChromeOS devices.

    What are the basics of digital signage?

    Chrome’s digital signage tool requires hardware for displaying the signage and hardware for storing digital signage files. It also requires a Chrome Enterprise Upgrade license and a Chrome kiosk application, which you create or download from the Chrome Web Store.

    Is Chrome Sign Builder free?

    Chrome Sign Builder is free to download, though it requires a Chrome Enterprise Upgrade to configure settings and enforce policies across your Chrome devices.

    How do I use Chromebit for digital signage?

    To use Chromebit for digital signage, plug your Chromebit into an HDMI port for a screen. Then, enroll the device by logging in and downloading your kiosk application to show content.

    What is digital signage and how it works?

    Chrome digital signage is a tool that allows you to schedule and display content across your fleet of ChromeOS devices. First, you must configure Chrome Sign Builder and create schedules for the content you want to post by specifying URLs. Later, you can change the content at those URLs without reconfiguring your settings.

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