Live Display is a great way to boost engagement and inform attendees about what's happening at your event in real-time. Live Display works with devices that have web browsing capabilities and a stable internet connection. This article outlines device and network requirements and gives instructions for connecting Live Display to your venue's screens. 📺

Screenshot of Live Display on a television screen.

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Device requirements

  • 2GB or more of RAM.

  • AC plug in power

  • We highly recommend showing Live Display on Chrome. However, Safari and Firefox also work well with Live Display.

  • Make sure the device isn't running other unnecessary software/programs.

  • Deactivate the screen saver, energy saver, and automatic sleep settings on the device to make sure it doesn't automatically turn off or go to sleep.

Internet connection

We recommend running a hardwired or LAN connection directly into the computer/device connected to the display device. This ensures a stable and uninterrupted connection. The Wi-Fi connection at the venue may be enough, though we recommend having a mobile hotspot as a backup option if any computers lose connection.

Configure Live Display

You need to activate, enable, and configure Live Display before showing it around your event. If you haven't configured your Live Display yet, follow the instructions in our Getting Started with Live Display article to set it up.

Show Live Display on a device

Now that you've configured Live Display and know all about device requirements and internet connection, it's time to get it up and running on your devices!

Copy the Shareable Link

First, get the Shareable Link for your Live Display. On the Manage page in your Live Display event, click the Get Shareable Link button. In the modal that appears, click the Copy button.

Screenshot of the Get Shareable Link modal.

If you can't click the 'Get Shareable Link' button, this means you have unsaved edits. Simply click Publish Changes to access the shareable link.

Screenshot of the Publish Changes button.

Launch Live Display

  1. When you're ready to start showing Live Display on a screen, connect each device to the screens you'll use for Live Display.

  2. Open a web browser on each device, paste the Live Display link into the address bar, and tap 'Enter' or 'Return' on your keyboard.

  3. Set each device to project on the connected screen(s) and put the Live Display browser window in full screen mode.

Your attendees will now see Live Display projected throughout your venue! You can make any needed changes to Live Display content at any time. After you're done, simply click Publish Changes to instantly reflect these updates on all screens.

Now that you know how to show Live Display at your venue, decide what features to include in your Live Display rotation!

Questions? Chat Us or Email support@socio.events

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