For Church leaders that want one process to manage campus TVs
Managing TVs with tech at your church is painful. When your church uses more than three TV screens in a building, there is a breakpoint. Different leaders manage different hardware, and all these processes create information bottlenecks, hours of prep, and many meetings. This pain is even more apparent after COVID with team members working from home and fewer volunteers.
Why Playlister? Because it's one process for your whole church, one hardware solution for all your TVs, and one way to save countless headaches. One process to unite, inform and inspire your church.
Do Sundays go perfectly?
Chief Technology Officer and Founder Kevin Smith invented Playlister while working at his church in Indiana. Kevin is part of the production team at Northview Church and is often asked to solve the complex problems. One exciting challenge came when opening a new campus. Kevin’s church had five classrooms at their new campus and installed complicated AV equipment and ProPresenter on all the TVs. Kevin saw firsthand the pain of the setup and the equipment cost and thought there had to be a better way.
How Playlister was born
Kevin built a simple Apple TV app that replaced all the complicated tech in each room with a small Apple TV. With the Apple TV app, Kevin’s church had a better solution in each room, and it cost way less to implement on all the TVs. The bonus was that the Apple TV solution took 30 seconds to train staff and volunteers on how to use it. Kevin then showed his idea to his creative partner, Grant Glas.
Made for the classroom
Grant is the CEO of Playlister and a former substitute teacher. As a building sub at a local Indiana public school, Grant went into a new grade level daily. He understood what it was like to teach a room full of 25 elementary-age kids. It’s stressful, and the curriculum and technology must work well for the day to be fun! Grant instantly saw the value teachers, volunteers, and pastors would gain from a powerful yet simple solution like Playlister. He decided to call the church down the street, and a week later, they installed Playlister. Since then, Playlister has gone to almost 6,000 chuches in three years.
Invented in a church
All of our success is because Playlister was invented at a church for the church. A solution that aims to help all church leaders. With your continued help, we know that Playlister will be used in every church worldwide by 2030.
Made for every screen in the Church
You can put it in Classrooms
Use Playlister to teach kids ministry, small groups, and other content during class time. Afterwards, switch the displays to a signage loop. Stream the service to your small group spaces and then jump right into your videos without switching apps or channels.
You can put it in Overflow / Cry rooms
Stream your service to the extra rooms in your church so that attendees don’t miss a thing. Make sure they get important messages with signage by scheduling when the stream flips into a looping signage playlist when it’s over.
You can put it in Hallway Displays
Keep a signage loop going throughout the week and switch to your service streams on a specified schedule. No human interaction is needed and no SDI cabling is required :-)
Work from home
For church leaders who are tired of driving to all your campuses, and spending big money to hack together a system for displaying media in their church. Playlister lets you quickly set up a digital signage screen network, create or connect important information to your screens, and easily amplify what matters to your church. Setup all from your home computer. Playlister makes it easy for remote team members and IT managers to create content relevant to your church with robust account controls. Ensure content stays fresh without making or managing every last change.
Frequently asked questions about Playlister
Yes, you need an Apple TV. Just search for “Playlister Screen” in the TVOS App Store. Your Apple TV needs to have the App Store to be compatible with Playlister. Choosing a screen with an Apple TV to power your digital signage has key advantages: an Apple TV has a more advanced operating system that supports features in critical areas like deployment, remote device management, and security. These characteristics are vital when managing your network of digital signage screens. With Playlister, our Pro Kits come with an Apple TV.
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