We love using Chromebits to display dashboards on TVs. Having your metrics up on a screen will make a huge difference in the insights you get out of your data. Here is how to install a Chromebit and get your dashboards displaying on the wall.
First, plug the Chromebit device into the the TV HDMI port (remember which port it is), then plug the other end into an outlet.
From inside the mini keyboard, remove the USB from the side and plug it in to the USB port on the Chromebit.
Power up the keyboard by pressing one of the two "click" buttons. Then turn on the TV and select the input port which the Chromebit is plugged into.
You'll then want to sign in to the Chromebit with your Google Credentials.
Go ahead and open Google Chrome. Google "Grow Companion Extension" and click the link for the Chrome Web Store. Link is also here.
In the Chrome Web Store, click the "Add to Chrome" button to add it to your Chromebit.
NOTE: The purpose of this extension is to make sure your Chromebit doesn't sleep when it's inactive. That way, your data will display on the TV or wall display the whole day.
After you've done all that, go to https://app.gogrow.com/login and sign in to your account.
For a single dashboard configuration:
Go to dashboard you want to display on the TV, then click the fullscreen icon in the upper right-hand corner.
Click the Chrome prompt 'Allow full screen'. You can then toggle between the white background or night mode.
For a rotating-dashboard configuration:
This setting will allow you to rotate through your favorite dashboards. In order to do this, go to the dashboard manager on the left and star your favorite dashboards. Only the ones you have starred will show in the rotation.
Follow all the same steps for the single dashboard. above
Once in full screen, click the "Play" icon and specify the time between transitions.
Pro tip: Use the zoom button (shift/command and +/-) to adjust the tiles on your dashboards to fit your screen size.
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