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Google Slides
for digital signage

If you’re looking for an easy way to turn your TV into an info screen, Google Slides and Airtame is an easy digital signage solution you might not have thought of. Let’s walk through some of the interesting things you can do with Google Slides.

Google Slides digital signage

If you’ve ever needed to display information to a public screen, you know that most solutions out there are most likely expensive and hard to set up.

We found a way to turn your TV into an info screen. Whether you need to display the lunch menu, the agenda from Monday’s product meeting, or you want to share pictures from the Christmas party, we’ve got you covered.

All you need is Google Slides, Airtame, and a little imagination.

How Google Slides works with Airtame

The great thing about Slides is that it’s collaborative and shareable on the web. Easy to use, easy to share.

To use Google Slides on an Airtame, you need to create a nice presentation with the info you want to share. Then, you need to create a public URL. To do that, just click File, Publish to the web, Publish.

How to publish Google Slides

Make sure to tick these boxes:

  • Set slides to auto-advance 10 seconds minimum
  • Start slideshow as soon as player loads
  • Restart slideshow after the last slide ends

Once you have the URL, all you have to do is copy the link and paste it into the Airtame app in device settings. Hit save and your Google Slides show will load onto the TV in a matter of minutes.

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To give you some inspiration, here are 3 use cases that Google Slides and Airtame can help you with:

The Onboarding Presentation

Introduce your team to your latest hire by making a short presentation with fun facts about your new team member. It’s a nice way to break the ice and make your new employee feel welcomed.

Make the presentation in Google Slides, then share it on a public TV screen to let everyone know who the new guy in Sales is.

Try out Google Slides and Airtame for onboarding using this sample URL.

Digital signage on new employee

Cafeteria Menu

What’s for lunch? Put the cafeteria menu into a Google Slides presentation and Airtame will display it on a big screen. Everyone can see at a glance what’s on the menu.

Try out this weekly cafeteria menu to see how it looks on the big screen.

Digital signage with cafeteria menu

And don’t worry if your cafeteria staff forgot to include the desserts section in the menu. You or your coworkers can update the presentation with the missing section and the screen will automatically update in a matter of seconds. Easy, peasy.

Team building events

Team bonding is important. What better way to create good vibes around the office than by sharing fun team photos.

Upload some pictures into a Google Slides and you’ve got a quick and easy way to share memories from the last company event. Not to mention, it’s a great conversation starter when guests stop by.

Copy/paste this URL from our last Workathon to see Airtame and Google Slides in action.

Digital signage on team building

Other great use cases

  • Welcome your clients by putting their logo on your office TVs. Make a template and switch out the logo for each client, to save yourself some time.
  • Share a company calendar or a meeting room calendar.
  • Transparency is the new thing. Share sales and other metrics for all to see.
  • Show some school spirit with pictures from last night’s varsity football game.

Tips

Get started with Google Slides and Airtame for digital signage with some quick tips:

  • Set timing for min. 10 seconds to give Airtame time to load content.
  • Avoid excessive animations and transitions, which will take longer to load.
  • Share the Google Slides document with your team members, and anyone can edit or update the slides.
  • Use Google Slides to present charts and other visual data (that is, if you don’t mind updating the information manually.
  • Create a presentation in PowerPoint if you need more tools, then import into Google Slides.
  • Edit your Google Slide in offline mode and your slideshow will update the moment you’re connected to the internet again.
  • Edit your Slides on the go with the Google Slides app for tablets and smartphones.

Google Slides and Airtame are two versatile tools that work well with each other. These were just a few of the uses we could think of, but we're sure you can think of more. Let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter!

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