Update Content and Schedule
When a playlist is created or the schedule is changed, these changes will not be automatically sent to the devices. This to allow changes without influencing what is currently playing. In order to update one or more devices we have to manually press the Update Content button, in the top right corner on the Scheduling tab. After clicking this button the Update Menu will open.
When a change is made within the Devices tab the updated configuration will not be sent automatically to the devices. In order to update one or more devices we have to manually press the Update Configuration button, in the top right corner on the Devices tab. After clicking this button the Update Menu will open.
The update menu contains a list showing all devices that can be updated, with checkboxes in front of them.
By unticking a device, it will not be updated. This can be useful when one or more devices should not be updated yet.
Clicking the Update button in the bottom right sends the updates to the devices.
Note that Content and Configuration updates are two separate updates.
Pending updates displays updates which are not yet received by the devices. This will be the case when a device is offline, for example. As soon as a device is online it will check for updates. Pending updates will keep pending until the device receives it.
A configuration update takes only a short time. The GoBright View app will restart once, which is visible on the display.
A content update can take longer as the device will first download all assets (images, videos, text) before it starts displaying them. A content update will run in the background. If something is already playing, that content will stay visible.
The first time content is sent to a device, the display will stay dark until all content is downloaded.
This is not about updating the GoBright View app or firmware of a device. For that, please read this article.