How to display my Dropbox content on my TV screen

How to display my Dropbox content on my TV screen


With our latest feature, you will be able to display your Dropbox content (images, videos, and documents) directly to your TV screen using the Yodeck player. The only thing you have to do is to upload the content of your choice to a specific folder on your Dropbox account, and the Yodeck player will automatically display this content. There is no need to log in to your Yodeck account, no need to make any other changes; the player will automatically handle new content.

Unique Dropbox account
  1. Each Dropbox account can be paired only with one Yodeck account. You cannot use the same Dropbox account for multiple Yodeck accounts or vice-versa.
  2. To use more than one Dropbox accounts within the same Yodeck account, you need to be on the Enterprise plan.
Check the support media formats for the Dropbox Playlist here.

Adding a Dropbox Playlist

To add a Dropbox playlist, you click on the "+ Add Playlist” button found at the bottom of the Playlists list.
Note that the files you add to a Dropbox playlist will be played back in alphabetical order.

Add Dropbox Playlist

As a next step, you are requested to authenticate and give access to your Yodeck account to use a specific folder on your Dropbox account.

Click the Allow button, as shown below, and a unique code will generate. 

Allow Dropbox  

Access Code Generated

Copy this code and paste it into your Dropbox playlist. By clicking the Validate code button, your Dropbox playlist is ready for use.

 Validate Dropbox

How to add content to your Dropbox playlist

A new folder will be created under your Dropbox account and, more specifically, in the Apps section. This folder is called Yodeck Digital Signage, and it is the default folder where your players will "pull" the images from it.

Feel free to add as many images, documents, or videos as you like.

Dropbox folder

Dropbox Playlist settings

Dropbox Playlist settings

  • The Name of the Playlist.
  • An optional Description for it.
  • Choose to enable the "Add black gap between videos" option.

Gapless Videos

The transition between two videos right now is gapless. The last video frame will be displayed on the screen to have gapless transitions between videos playing back-to-back. If you like to have a 0.5s black gap between the videos, enable the above option on your playlist.
  • Choose to enable Random Playback.
  • Choose the default Duration for Images & Documents.

Further Info

Linked Dropbox Account: The Dropbox account with which your Yodeck account is paired with.

Selected Folder: The folder where the player will pull the images, documents, or videos and display them on the TV screen.

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