Broadcast a Message
Broadcast an immediate message on all screens or a group of screens.
Although it sounds interesting, this feature needs refinement.
In the new version to be released this week, we do have a text Widget. You could add this text Widget to all Shows on top of all other content. You would set it to transparent background and do not type anything. Then, when ever you wanted to sent a message, you would edit the Widget, type the message, and push to all devices. But would this suffice as an “emergency broadcast”?
If you are interested in this feature, please leave more comments and discuss further.
Ken Wiesner commented
What would be cool is if there was some sort of HTTP API that you could remotely trigger a show to temporarily override the currently playing show. For example, at our bar customers, we have sound effects boards configured so that when there is a hockey game score, they press a button and it triggers a sound effect (horn and 20sec of music) and while that sound is playing we turn a red dome light on via a WeMo switch. When the song is done playing it sends an off command to the WeMo switch. What would be cool is to have a predefined show with a video in it that had some sort of animation that said "GOAL!!!" or something like that and have it triggered at the same time during song play then return to scheduled show when the "off" command is sent. This would probably be best to have an HTTP API running on the media player itself with a static assigned IP that could be called locally.