How to install the Pickcel digital signange software on Chromebit

How to install the Pickcel software on Chromebit

Part 1 
Set up G Suite and purchase Chrome licenses

There are 3 parts to this guide. If you already have G Suite set up and have Chrome licenses you need you can skip forward to  Part 2


1.1. Set up Google G Suite with at least 1 user account for administrator purposes
As noted above, to set up Google G Suite you will need your domain that you will connect with your G Suite account. Then, while setting up G Suite you will also be required to set up at least 1 user account to be an administrator account.

To learn more about setting up Google G Suite, visit this page.

1.2. Purchase Chrome licenses the manual way from Google Admin console (you will need to have a basic understanding of how Google's G Suite works) 
  1. You can choose to start the subscription from a trial
                                         OR
  1. Purchase Chrome Kiosk or Chrome Enterprise without trial
To learn more about how to get Chrome licenses manually, read the 'purchase upgrades using the admin console' section of this help article from Google.

Part 2 
Set up Pickcel app in CDM

Once you have set up G Suite, have access to Google Admin, and have purchased Chrome licenses, you need to go to the Chrome device Management (CDM) section of Google Admin and add Pickcel as the kiosk app for the devices you want to enroll. By doing so, the Pickcel player app will be automatically installed on the devices you enroll and set to automatically launch & run in kiosk mode when the devices are turned on.

2.1. First, log in to your Google Admin console

2.2. Select Devices > Chrome > Settings  and then Device



2.3. On the next page, scroll down to Kiosk Settings and click on the apps & extensions page.
 

2.4. Hover over the yellow circle on the bottom right corner and click the Add from Chrome Web Store icon.
 


2.5. Search for Pickcel and then select Pickcel Digital Signage.
 

2.6.  Click on Select to add the app to your Chrome device.
 

2.7. Finally, ensure that the Auto-launch app is set to Pickcel Digital Signage. This means that the app will always start up as soon as the device is powered on.

Part 3 
Enrolling & setting up Chrome devices

Now that the Pickcel Digital Signage Player app has been added as the kiosk app for the devices in your account, you can start enrolling and setting up your Chrome devices. 

3.1. If your Chrome device has been used prior to this setup, you will need to wipe your device. If this is a new device you can go to Step 3.2.

You can view the steps to take to wipe a Chrome device (https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/1360642?hl=en#zippy=%2Cwipe-a-chromebit and then return to this page to follow the enrollment steps below. If you have another Chrome device, refer to the Google document here about how to wipe your specific Chrome device.

3.2. Enroll the device:
  • Turn on the Chrome device and follow the on-screen instructions until you see the sign-in screen. Don't sign in yet.
  • Before signing in to the Chrome device, press Ctrl+Alt+E to go to the enrollment screen.
  • Enter the username and password from your Google admin welcome letter, or the username and password for an existing G Suite user on your account that has eligibility to enroll.
  • Click on Enroll device. You'll receive a confirmation message that the device has been successfully enrolled.
After the process, your Chrome device may reboot and Pickcel Digital Signage will start as a kiosk app. 

3.3. Once the app is launched, It will take a couple of minutes to connect to the internet. After the internet is connected, it will show a 6 digit unique Screen Registration Code. Enter this code on your Pickcel console (https://console.pickcel.com/) to complete the pairing of your screen.



To learn how to pair your device with the Pickcel console, click here.