Play Digital Signage Features

Play Digital Signage

User-friendly cloud-based digital signage software

4.79/5 (78 reviews)

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20 reviews

Play Digital Signage Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Play Digital Signage's features:

Daniel M.

After trying many others singage "solutions" I finally found this PERFECT software service.

2018-04-24

I completely solved the management of the screens in my highschool.

Pros

Easy management and edition.

Cons

Really I don't know what to say. I only had a problem with one screen that didn't update contents but I reinstalled it and the problem was solved (I guess there was a wifi connection issue, nothing to do with the software).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Play.


Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the review - This is exactly the experience we want our customers to have when signing up for Play.

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Scott S.

Interesting interface and easy to use

2018-12-27

In addition to advertising other local charities, having dynamic content, like "this day in history", "famous quotes" and news makes the screen more engaging and interesting.

Pros

The ability to create screen content directly along with imported assets is great.

Cons

On that note, the ability to use MRSS is great, but for our use-case, the cost to emulate competitors addon-based dynamic content with a 3rd-party feed service makes it cancel out the "1st screen free" benefit.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Play Digital Signage, Inc.


HI Scott, Thanks for the review! We do appreciate any feedback we can get - both for usability, plugins and stuff to make our software easier to navigate in. So any feedback you have please send it to me at lars@playsignage.com.

You have rated us 0 stars for Customer Support - Why is this? Have you emailen us, used the online chat or called ?? What happend ??

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Robert B.

Extremely well built software!

2020-10-14

We use it daily for our adversiting display and information for customers in our lobby.

Pros

The admin screens are so easy to use, you don't need training.

Cons

API for connecting to 3rd party hardware or systems for example; emergency fire or shooter alerts and evuacations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Play Digital Signage, Inc.


Hi Robert,

Thanks for the review :) We do have an API to control the content on the screens in case you're interested in integrating it with external systems: https://api.playsignage.com/docs

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Jake T.

A wonderful low-budget option with cheap startup costs!

2021-08-12

Our company is now able to provide important updates (departments working this weekend, upcoming events, important announcements, etc.) at the snap of a finger to all of our employees. We have over 4 screens and will continue to add more in the future. Managers and HR can update the screens with their own account from their own computers and our employees LOVE the modern entertainment and announcements we have on our screens. It really was a game changer for our company. The VP said these screens make us look like a fortune 500 company, which is so true!

Pros

I also LOVE how you can manage all of the content from any computer and update the screens automatically.

Cons

It would be nice to have better templates to start with.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Play Digital Signage, Inc.


Hi Jake, thank you for the very generous review. We are working on a solution that will give you the ability to edit the content on a mobile device, but it's a tough one as the editor requires a lot of space.

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Yeshuwanth L.

Pretty much everything we needed

2018-04-11

Pros

I love how sophisticated the software is, at the same time its so easy to use.

Cons

Allowing websites to be displayed is awesome, but adding some functionality to it (e.g displaying stuff behind login wall) would make it more useful (like displaying analytics)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Play.


Hi Yeshuwanth, thanks for the great review - We love happy customers :)

Regarding your mention on the "stuff behind login wall". When adding a website you can add a Javascript (Might need someone to do it for you). This way you should be able to display content that requires a login.

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Mihkel S.

Pretty much everything we needed to manage my displays

2017-11-06

Saves us quite a bit of money and time.

Pros

Our company has a lot of screens across the city and we can run bigger and smaller campaigns depending on the client's needs.

Cons

Was surprised to find it supporting so many languages, including Estonian (which is only spoken by 1 million people), but the UI is still partially English in a few places.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ben R.

Excellent package and service

2019-05-08

Very stable, does what it says on the box, the online chat assistance too is very good also and support is crucial with this type of software.

Pros

I need this for non-media people to use and it takes a very short amount of time to train them on it

Cons

Haven't found any yet so I'll have to pad this bit out to the min number of characters

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Hans Hendrik S.

Their software is top notch!

2017-10-30

Pros

Very intuitive to use software, and what I liked the most is that the customer support at PlaySignage was very fast to respond to my technical questions.

Cons

I wish there were more social network integrations, such as Linkedin and Instagram, hopefully some day.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Eric A.

My favorite digital sign software

2018-11-09

Great idea, great software, flawless integration I am loving it

Pros

Great tile editing features. First screen free

Cons

No cons, easy to use with lots of great features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Janika M.

Excellent for small business thinking of testing out digital signage.

2017-05-17

Pros

It allows me to just concentrate on getting the campaign up and running.

Cons

Second - allowing websites to be displayed is awesome, but adding some functionality to it (e.g displaying stuff behind login wall) would make it more useful (like displaying analytics)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Henri P.

Easy way of turning any TV into a digital signage solution.

2017-10-04

Less time spent on changing content on screens.

Pros

The editor is really nice to use. Unlike other digital signage solutions I've tried, the editor enables combining multiple text/video/image elements on a single slide.

Cons

I found creating touch interfaces too difficult - while it's possible, there is a learning curve to it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Chelsea P.

Play Signage- Digital Signage made easy.

2019-07-31

Cutting back on creating flyers (paper waste) and having a better timeline for releasing real-time announcements.

Pros

The ease of learning/navigating the software. After just several minutes of using the home page, it was clear it would be a simple platform to learn and turn around and educate your team.

Cons

The design part of the software is pretty limited, we had to upload quite a few pieces.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Rob v.

Amazingly easy to deploy with many automatic advanced features

2021-01-04

Pros

The WebCam pages are very erratic in their design approaches, but I was able to get them sorted out, PLUS YouTube and Facebook integration - AMAZING.

Cons

So far it has not been a real issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Wim v.

EUROLITE content players

2020-07-18

Stable easy to use nice editor design

Pros

Easy to use - modern design - to explain other users will cost less time

Cons

Easy to install - diversen resolutions an positions in the screen are possible

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anthony C.

After searching, finally found the signage software we need!

2019-09-23

For us that means better exposure, more engagement, and higher levels of entertainment for our guests.

Pros

The editing capabilities and plugins make it easy for us to display various forms of content on our screens.

Cons

The asset directory can get crowded and clunky if we don't keep on top of organizing the files. It'd be helpful to have an expiration date like there is for slides.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Erica H.

User friendly signage software

2017-02-09

I like how you get just dive into making content and publishing it to your screens - kinda expected it to be harder.

Pros

Definitely the editor - haven't found altenative software that has that.

Cons

I'm missing some advanced enterprise features but I got in contact with them and they said that they have them planned.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Play.


Thank you, Erica!

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Aaron W.

Very clean, easy to use product with a fantastic customer support team.

2018-03-26

Able to show logos and metrics on our internal screens across the business, ability to finetune playlist schedule (ie.

Pros

Very easy to use, super intuitive, regular updates with new features - I find myself renewed with excitement for this company and product when something new gets added.

Cons

What I have found in my time using playsignage is that the team are usually willing and able to bend over backwards to fulfil the demand in a decent amount of time - features that were missing are now implemented because they listen.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Richard J.

Great bit of software - didn't expect it to be this good!

2019-09-09

This has generated interest in other activities at the club and also shows we are trying to make our promotions look professional.

Pros

The software is really easy to use - I taught the club pro to use in in less than 5 minutes (no exaggeration!).

Cons

The lack of a recycle bin has caught me out a couple of times, would be a nice feature to have,

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Play Digital Signage, Inc.


Hi Richard, great idea! I'll add it to our roadmap - Think it's a small job to implement it. And thanks for the great review.

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Gen V.

Best user experience ever

2019-09-23

We used to create content with canvas.com, create clips there and then transfer clips over to signage software.

Pros

The user interface. It is so easy as it feels almost embarrassing.

Cons

maybe the fact that I​ cannot fine-tune and set boxes sizes in pixels.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sadegh T.

Good value for Money and easy to use

2018-07-10

Pros

They don't put too many extra things inside your dashboard, so you get what you need.

Cons

Right now it is a bit confusing to create a complete layout without spending time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Play.


Hi Sadegh,

Thanks for the great review!

Regarding your last comments - If you have 5 min. i would really like to get more information on what you think could be better and/or easier. You can e-mail me at lars@playsignage.com.

Thanks in advance.

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Anthony H.

Great Product - Shocking Support

2021-09-18

Sadly the support does not prop up the high level and quality of the software. Due to a misunderstanding it was believed we had intentionally created duplicate accounts and their support (a single individual on all different occasions) accused us of being fraudulent thieves, and 'did we see how this looked'. After resolving this we found the account to be blocked again a few months later - we had added team users which we were told was okay, but that we had added 5 screens which again, was fraud and because of the unacceptable behaviour on our account (but only two users had ever logged in?) they were not prepared to continue providing us with a free screen. We have moved to a different paid product now as we realise the benefit of a digital display to our residents, and we would recommend Play, but do not use the FREE single screen license unless you are prepared to experience judgemental, accusatory and pretty offensive support that considers you to be fraudulent criminals.

Pros

The online control panel is very easy with a drag-and-drop approach to creating slides and zones, the scheduling feature is great for delivering timed content.

Cons

There's not much I didn't like about the software - as a charity organisation it was a great free offering that allowed us to showcase important information such as support lines, centre information but the plugin options were somewhat limited in comparison to competitors.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Scott D.

Cost-Effective and Smooth

2019-10-17

Great. First time. Learned about it last week, and have signage up in less than a week.

Pros

Cost-Effective Ease of Use Media Aesthetics

Cons

Need sound on Youtube videos Everything else was a breeze

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Danielle O.

Easily the most robust solution at this price-point.

2020-02-13

As a designer who works remotely, being able to efficiently manage content from the cloud rather than manually juggling flash drives with PowerPoint presentations has been fantastic.

Pros

Play has completely streamlined the way we push content to the displays in our office.

Cons

I haven't run into any negatives with the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Oak N.

Easy to use, priced right

2019-08-14

Pros

It was very complex and a real pain for our receptionists to edit and change when clients came in.

Cons

When I put a "Welcome to" ticker on the bottom of a template, if I play at normal or fast speeds, it stutters when the slides above it change.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Michael G.

School Use

2018-10-16

Pros

It is web-based and allows me to make changes at any point and anywhere.

Cons

I wish I could imbed a third part site like google images to play continuously.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Play Digital Signage, Inc.


Hi Michael, Thanks for the great review! Regarding the embedding of other pages (Webpages) you should be able to include anything that is viewable in your browser - You are welcome to mail me the content you want displayed, so that I can guide you in the right direction.

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