Make Live Changes to a Loop Playing on the VMcast App

Sometimes you may need to update a slide or change content while your VMcast loop is still running on your waiting room TV. After making the loop changes, active VMcast loops automatically update the next time it starts over. But you may want to force the change to appear sooner. Here’s how.

After you make your VMcast loop changes in the VMcast administration area of the website, you don’t have to leave your computer to force an immediate refresh to a loop running on your TV.

Manage the Stream from Your Computer

  1. While still logged into your account, go to the orange menu bar and select “Manage Streams” from the VMcast menu.

  2. Find the stream you want to refresh. Then select its “Loop” icon.

A loop can be set to autoplay by choosing a loop as the default loop.
  1. The loop screen will show you the status of this particular stream. If the stream is “Playing” your loop, you can hit the “Restart Loop” link to have the TV immediately start playing your loop with all the new changes.
A loop can be restarted or change from the loop panel on the streams page.

If the stream status is “Idle”, you may have to set your default loop on this screen, or hit “Play Loop” if it is already set. If the stream status is “Not Connected” you will need to have someone launch and log into the VMcast app from the TV.