Displaying dashboard on a TV screen

TV mode is a special mode of UI that is optimised for viewing content in an big screen such as in an office TV. You can activate it by selecting Switch to TV mode from the setup menu.

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Notice that the TV-mode link is not available when you’re running dashboard inside the Trello or Jira UI. To switch to TV-mode, login to the web app first.

In this mode, excess UI elements are removed and the screen title and the board name are shown in a more visible font. That way, the UI will be more readable from a distance. Auto-rotation is turned on so that a screen will automatically switch to another on a set interval (once per minute by default). You can change the interval at the account settings.

Dashboard in TV mode

Dashboard in TV mode

For maximum contrast, it is advisable to use either Black or Dark blue colour theme in TV mode. You can change a colour theme, rotation effect, and the rotation interval under the Account Settings tab.

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After activating the TV mode, make sure to switch your browser to fullscreen or presentation mode so that the browser address bar gets hidden too. 

Clicking any part of the UI exits the TV mode. 


Common questions

Can I rotate multiple projects or dashboards in a single TV screen?

Yes, you just have to first consolidate all of them into one dashboard that you can then put on rotation on a single dashboard.

Can I include my own content to the rotation?

You can rotate your own content along with Screenful dashboard by using a digital signage software such as ScreenCloud or truDigital.

What hardware would you recommend when using Screenful in big monitor / office TV?

You can use any hardware that runs a modern web browser such as these small yet powerful devices available for AndroidChromeOS and WindowsAirtame is a great option when you're looking for an ease of use as it allows you to control your dashboards remotely via your laptop. 

Notice that some built-in browsers in TVs may not render content properly.

Is there a way to specify the frequency of rotation in TV mode?

Yes, you can do so under the Account ► Settings tab.

Alternatively, you can use an URL parameter interval to set the frequency. The value is milliseconds. For example parameters

?mode=tv&interval=10000

rotates screens every 10 seconds. 

Can I create a direct link so that I can skip the login screen? 

You can skip the login screen by constructing a shareable link to your dashboard.

You can launch Screenful directly to TV mode by adding the parameter mode=tv in the end of the URL

What is the recommended colour theme when using TV mode?

We recommend using either Black or Dark Blue. You can select colour theme in Account ► Settings.