TelemetryTV supports Windows 10 and Windows 11 for deployments of digital signage and our Progressive Web Application based media player running on kiosk mode with Microsoft Edge.

Note that you may want to consider using TelemetryOS instead of Windows, there's a ton of optimization and features that make TelemetryOS the ideal platform for digital signage.

Requirements

  • Windows 10 latest patched build & Microsoft Edge

  • Windows 11 latest patched build & Microsoft Edge

Note that Windows Home is not supported.

Media Player AppInstaller

To get started please download the latest version of our Windows Media Player here:

Note that this is an Appinstaller file that will check for updates each time the app is run. It will install the app if there's an update found.

To use this and get updates you must ensure that your installation of Windows can use appinstaller files. We do not support Windows versions that have been restricted or blocked from using appinstallers. If your organization has done this then you may use our Progressive Web Application running in Windows Kiosk mode or better you can deploy on TelemetryOS and avoid these issues altogether.


You would then setup windows to automatically log in to an account and setup the TelemetryTV Player app as a startup app under Windows Settings -> Apps -> Startup. Note that this isn't as secure as the above microsoft edge kiosk method so if the device is to be exposed to the public with a keyboard and mouse then we suggest using an alternative method.

Advanced Windows Configuration Options, MDMs, etc

There are many ways to configure applications on Windows. More advanced users can following the guide from Microsoft on setting up a single app kiosk. We cannot provide support for this method.

Note that you will be responsible for updating the app as it changes. If you do not update the app it may break in the future.

Alternative Install: Kiosk Setup with Microsoft Edge

The simplest way to install TelemetryTV on your Windows 10/11 device is to use our Progressive Web Application (PWA) running under Microsoft Edge in Kiosk mode. This will provided for a secure environment that will take little time to configure and get going with no downloads required.

Please note that we only support deployment on the latest version of Windows 11 with the latest version of Microsoft Edge. We will also support only the latest Windows 10 with the latest version of Microsoft Edge until October 2025. While we strongly suggest using Windows 11 for the longer support window we also provide legacy instructions for Windows 10. You must keep Windows patched and up to date for support.

Note that Microsoft has provided a kiosk mode for digital signage that has some serious limitations:

  1. Devices running kiosk mode websites have all of their storage wiped after they reboot. If you do not make use of our unique-asset-id feature then you will have new devices provisioned every time they reboot. Note that devices will be forced to redownload all their content each time they reboot as a result, impacting your bandwidth. If this isn't acceptable to you then you should use the App installer method above.

  2. You must enter an autoplay exemption in the Windows registry for devices to autoplay videos. Otherwise you'll see a play icon whenever it goes to videos. This is a restriction imposed by Microsoft.

Open Settings > Accounts > Family & Other Users

Open the Settings > Accounts tab on the device. Select "Other users" or "Family & Other users".

Set up a kiosk

Select "Get started" under Set up a kiosk.

Give the kiosk account a name

Add a name for the new kiosk account.

Chose Microsoft Edge as the Kiosk App

Select Microsoft Edge.

Use as Digital Signage

Select as a digital sign.

Enter the Media Player URL

Get a Provisioning URL from inside of TelemetryTV's Provisioning Tokens Page. You can do this by Adding a provisioning token, then you click on the URL icon to copy the URL to your clipboard. This URL will automatically provision this device the first time it starts up. You can use the same URL for every device.

Unique Asset ID

Add unique-asset-id arguments to the end of the provisioning URL to ensure that devices do not re-provision when the device restarts. The unique asset ID must be unique for every device. In order to do this add:

?unique-asset-id=YOUR_UNIQUE_ASSET_ID

At the end of the URL and change YOUR_UNIQUE_ASSET_ID to be something unique for that device that no other device has.

Configuring the URL

Paste the URL with the unique-asset-id inside the URL field inside the Windows Enter your website's URL field. Set Restart Microsoft Edge to Never.

You're now complete. If everything is configured correctly you should be able to restart the computer and have it

You can consult Microsoft's help documentation for further detailed discussion on kiosks and digital signage.

Enable Video AutoPlay

In order to enable autoplaying of videos you must edit the Windows Registry for the

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

key and set AutoPlayAllowed to be a REG_DWORD value of 1.

Advanced Windows 10/11 Information

Video Walls

In order to deploy a video wall on Windows 10/11 with TelemetryTV you'll need to ensure that you have hardware and drivers that support combining all the displays in to a single display. We have tested TelemetryTV with AMD's Eyefinity and Intel's Collage drivers and suggest them as the best solutions for deploying a video wall. 

More on video walls here.

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