Apple TV as Digital Signage

mlizbeth
Contributor II

To those of already using Apple TV for digital signage, what product are you using? How do you like it?

I was looking at Carousel and Kitcast since they both integrate with Jamf.
If you have used, or are using either of these products, what do you like about it? What do you dislike?

Thanks!

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ematos
New Contributor II

I am looking for the same exact response from anyone, I am also looking at Carousel. Please let us know the advantages and disadvantages πŸ™‚

mainelysteve
Valued Contributor

I've not used either however we do have some schools still using a much older version of Carousel. For it's age it's doing well but I'm replacing it very soon so I'm in the same boat.

I looked at pricing for both and used their websites to guesstimate a total and Carousel is incredibly expensive especially if I wanted it on all of our 4th gen ATV's. Kitcast faired better but it's still outside my price range. I may just end up going with Rise Vision and use Raspberry Pi's in the areas I need signage.

nelsoni
Contributor II

I have been testing MDM Image Viewer (Now called Exhibit) a little and havent had it fully up and running yet, but Jamf does list it on there marketplace.

https://github.com/NU-ITS/exhibit

mlizbeth
Contributor II

@mainelysteve

We are actually currently using Raspberry Pi for our signage. I would not recommend going with Rise Vision as they are changing their subscription model and free displays will only be able to display URLs. So someone would need to design a website that acts as kiosk content. I would suggest checking out Yodeck, it's a little more involved to get your displays setup correctly, but the stability on the software is much better, and their pricing is better.

mainelysteve
Valued Contributor

@mlizbeth Yep. I was informed of that awhile back since we were using the free tier at our HS. I was going toward a paid plan with them since I can get away with around a dozen players/displays and only be out around 800-900 per year versus the 8000 I was loosely quoted for Carousel and 2000 for Kitcast.

I'll give Yodeck a look, thanks for the suggestion.