Welcome to the Ditto Setup guide!
Before you begin effortlessly screen mirroring and displaying digital signage with Ditto, there are a few things you need to know. Follow the steps in this guide to learn how to set up Ditto.
Steps 1-4 are required to use Ditto screen mirroring and/or digital signage.
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Step 1: Make sure you have a Ditto receiver
Ditto receivers act as the destination for screen mirroring and the means to display digital signage. These receivers are connected to your TVs, projectors, interactive whiteboards, or other display devices. The Ditto receiver software runs on these devices. It is essential to have a compatible Ditto receiver in order to utilize Ditto's features.
You can use the following devices as a Ditto receiver:
- Apple TV 4K (recommended)
- Apple TV HD (recommended)
- Windows device (recommended)
- Apple TV 3, Apple TV 2
The recommended receivers run the Ditto Receiver application. The others are legacy receivers that do not support the Ditto Receiver application and lack features. View the receiver feature comparison chart on this page.
Make sure your receiver is plugged in and connected to your network. Move on to step 2 once you have one of these devices.
Step 2: Set up your Ditto receiver in the Ditto Account Portal
You need to set up your Ditto receiver in the Ditto Account Portal. That’s how Ditto knows the receiver exists. Follow the directions below to set up your Ditto receivers.
Option 1: Manually deploy
Follow these directions:
Option 2: Zero-touch deploy
You can zero-touch deploy Ditto receivers in bulk across your organization using an MDM system. Follow the directions in the Deployment section of the Ditto Account Portal. You should only choose this option if you are comfortable using an MDM system. Otherwise, choose to manually deploy a receiver to get started.
You can skip ahead to step 5 of this guide if you choose to “auto-link receivers to rooms” during the zero-touch deployment process.
Follow these directions:
Move on to step 3 once you’ve added a receiver to your Ditto account.
Step 3: Create a room in your Ditto Account Portal
Now that you set up a Ditto receiver, you need to link that receiver to a Ditto room in the Ditto Account Portal. Ditto rooms are simply the spaces your receivers are located, such as conference rooms, classrooms, common areas, and more. A Ditto receiver is not active until it is linked to a room. Follow these directions to set up a room:
Step 4: Link your room and receiver
Once you’ve set up a room, simply link a receiver to that room. Remember, this is what makes your receiver active. To link a room and receiver:
- Go to the Ditto Account Portal
- Go to the Rooms section
- Click the "Add Receiver" button on a room
- Select the receiver you would like to assign to that room
- Click the "Confirm" button
If your Ditto trial has expired, or if you have purchased Ditto but have no available receiver subscriptions to use, you will not be able to link rooms and receivers.
You now have a fully deployed, active Ditto receiver that’s ready for screen mirroring and digital signage.
Step 5 (screen mirroring only): Deploy the Ditto Connect app to your users
This step is only required for screen mirroring.
Now that you have a deployed receiver, you need a way for people to wirelessly share their screens with that receiver. Use Ditto Connect to share wirelessly. There are Ditto Connect applications for your devices as well as Ditto Connect for Web (accessed via the Chrome web browser).
Use the Ditto Connect app on:
Use Ditto Connect for Web on:
- Chromebook (Chrome OS)
Users can visit connect.goditto.com and enter a Ditto room code to access the Ditto Connect app. When accessing connect.goditto.com from the Chrome web browser on Mac, Windows, and Chromebook, it's also possible to initiate screen mirroring directly from the browser without an app. Alternatively, users may download and install the Ditto Connect app from the Ditto download page, or IT personnel may choose to distribute the app to users via their preferred deployment method.
Ditto receivers display connection instructions by default (pictured below). Users must simply enter the room code into Ditto Connect to begin wirelessly sharing.
Ditto does not require network modifications for most organizations. However, if you are having trouble connecting to your receivers, a minor modification to your organization’s network may be required. Click here for details and other network setup tips to ensure Ditto works on your network.
Step 6 (digital signage only): Create a List
You're almost ready to display digital signage! To use Ditto digital signage, begin by creating a signage list in the Ditto Account Portal. Learn about signage lists and how to create them here.
Once you create a list, you can add signage items to that list and choose where to display it.
View our other step-by-step guides to get the most out of Ditto digital signage.
Your setup is complete!
Our job here is done. Your initial setup is complete. You can now mirror your device screens and display digital signage with Ditto.
If you have questions, or if you experience trouble during setup, contact the Ditto support team for assistance. We’re happy to help.
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