Adding G Suite (Google) Slides to TrilbyTV
Adding a Google Slides file is easy, using the Add Web Content feature in TrilbyTV.
Setting up your presentation
Head over to slides.google.com and sign in with your Google Account
Create or edit your presentation as you would do normally.
When you are ready to publish - from the File menu choose "Publish to the web"
TIP: To make your slides fit nicely on your TVs choose Page Setup from the File menu and make sure the slide is Widescreen 16:9
Choose the Embed option.
If you have more than one slide, select how quickly you would like your slides to advance. You should check both the Start and Restart options
Click Publish and then click OK
You will now see a code starting <iframe copy all of this code and head over to TrilbyTV
Adding to TrilbyTV
From the + icon top right choose Web Content
Paste in the link you just copied and click Save
TrilbyTV will automatically recognise the Google slideshow and may turn on some options for you. You can change how long each slide is displayed for, if the slideshow should loop and how long the whole thing will display for.
Turning on Create Apple TV slides with automatically generate a slideshow version of the Slides doc for display on Apple TV, this will automatically update from the Google Slides document at the time interval you set.
You can optionally set contet start and end times after which the slideshow will be removed from your TrilbyTV system.
Remember if you are using a slideshow with multiple slides the time to show on the player should be set to the total length of the slideshow so 3 slides at 5 seconds should be shown for 15 seconds. If you choose to turn off Loop presentation, then once the slides have all played TrilbyTV will show the next piece of content.
TIP: If you have a single slide to display for a long period, just set the Show on Player to a high number 30 minutes would be 1800 seconds.
Your web content is added to your feed like any other content, you will need to pop it in a category and approve it before it will show on your screens.
Audio in Google Slides
Google Slides now lets you add audio to presentations, meaning you can play audio on a single slide, or through the entire presentation. To do this, first upload an MP3 or WAV file to your Google Drive. Once uploaded, right click the file, then choose Share. In the window that opens, click Advanced then where it says "Private - Only you can access this" click change, the set this to "On - anyone with the link".
Then in your Slides document, go to Insert > Audio. Select the file from your Drive in the window shown. You'll see a speaker icon appear on your document. Click the image, then click Formatting Options in the Slides toolbar. A sidebar will open with some options. Under Audio Playback, tick Start Playing Automatically, drag the slider to set the volume level, optionally hide the icon when presenting, and select Loop audio if you want this to happen.
You can also untick Stop on slide change if you'd like the audio to play in the background behind your entire presentation. This is a neat way to have a backing track to the whole slideshow.
Once you've done this, just follow the steps above to add your slides to TrilbyTV if you haven't already.