Local remote control

This feature allows the user to directly interact with the playlist. It can also be used to display a message with the direct display feature.


To enable the remote, remote activation has to be checkedm then to start the remote, the Linutop Launcher must be running.


Accessible from smartphone, tablette or PC

Once started, the remote is a web page accesssible from any devices, such as smartphone, tablet, PC's web browser connected on the same network.

The remote web address can be seen in blue below the remote activation checkbox. Just copy the URL web dress in any browser to display it.

Note: The remote is available only when the linutop-kiosk software is running

It can also be directly displayed on the same screen as the player by clicking on the right mouse button.

Using Linutop remote control

Channels management

Playlist management

You can directly select a channel in order to display it, the player may need some time to upload all the data before displaying it depending of your network speed.

The playlist view allows to select directly one playlist item.

Direct display


Direct display allows to send a text message on the screen, it also returns a copy of the screen.

You can also directly display an item usig the drag and drop menu below

The direct display template can be customized using the button change direct template in the Linutop kiosk settings menu.

Direct template

By default, the template will be displayed.

The "Direct template" allows you to have an editable graphic template with insertion of a live text. text.html

You also have the possibility to change templates. By clicking on the "change template" button, you can select your template, then you must validate your selection.

This template can display a graphic logo, the time, the date of the day and a direct message for a lobby.

The template can be downloaded by clicking on the link and then by right-clicking download the item: template_horloge.html

Template: for a bus station, a pier and a small airfield. It can display a message via a web browser from a phone or tablet on the local network.

Note: The background image of these templates is available by clicking on the icons. It is composed of an image of 1920x1080 able to accomodate any images and include the modifiable text.

You can also create your own template to suit your preferences. This is a simple HTML file, it is very easy to edit.

For this, you just need to edit this template by keeping this lines, to be able to display the direct text.

<span id="text" style="font-size:5.7em"></span></span>