To play your Playr channel automatically on a ChromeOS device, you want the device to start automatically in full screen mode when you turn it on. The only way to accomplish this is to install a ChromeOS kiosk app, like the Playr app for ChromeOS. Even though our app is entirely free, Google requires you to buy a Chrome kiosk license to install a kiosk app. This is unfortunately new policy by Google as of ChromeOS version 70. A license costs €38/year per device. The upside is that it also enables you to remotely manage the device from your Google Chrome dashboard.
You can buy your own license from Google. Unfortunately not direct: you need to find a Google partner that will sell you a license. Once you have that you need to setup your Google Chrome environment as described in the ChromeOS Via Chrome Device Management.
The previous process can be quite tedious and complicated. That is why we also offer the option to buy a license through us. With this you get your own login to manage your devices within the Playr Chrome environment. There is no surcharge, it's just the €45/year ($53/year in USD) per device that Google charges.
This is the process:
If the device has been logged onto even once, you will need to wipe (reset) it first before proceeding. The installation procedure below will not work otherwise.
We recommend using a wired network connection, whenever possible.
Since nearly all settings of a specific ChromeOS device can be set from the Device Management dashboard it is very unlikely that settings need to be changed on the device itself. Should that be necessary it is still possible to do that, do the following: