Setting Up VMcast on Amazon Fire TV Stick
We recommend the Fire TV’s VMcast app as the best way to stream your VMcast Loops. The app gives you a low-bandwidth streaming option and automatically displays your loop changes. This guide will help you install, set up, and use the Amazon Fire TV Stick's VMcast app.
1) Set up your Amazon Fire TV Stick
Follow the steps given to you by Amazon to connect your Amazon Fire TV Stick to your TV and wireless internet connection. For additional information and support for the hardware, please view their help section regarding setup.
2) Search for the VMcast App
From the ‘Home’ screen, navigate to ‘Search’ in the menu on the left using your remote's navigation buttons and hit the ‘Select’ button on your remote.
From the search page, use your remote to input ‘vmcast’ in the search box.
Important: You will need to type the whole word. Predictive search will not automatically pull our app’s name.
Once typed in, hit down on the navigation button on your remote to highlight ‘VMcast’. Hit the remote’s ’Select’ button to choose the app.
3) Install the App
Hit the remote’s ’Select’ button again to open the VMcast app overview page.
Select ‘Download’ and wait for the app to download and install. This may take a few minutes depending on your wireless network speed.
4) Setup the App
Before you begin, be sure you have the following to ensure a smooth setup.
These were emailed to you when you signed up for VMcast. If you do not have this information, you can login to your ViewMedica.com account and go to the VMcast “Manage Streams” link from the Dashboard to get this information.
After you have installed the app, Select ‘Open’ to launch the app. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete your setup.
Enter your Client ID number and select ‘Next’.
Enter your Stream Code. On the fourth digit, the app automatically loads your account information and goes to the VMcast app start screen. From here you can press up to go to the “Setting & More” menu. Or, you can run one of your available Loops (see the next step).
5) Run a VMcast Loop
On the VMcast start screen, you can select the default “All Videos” Loop or one of the Loops you created in your ViewMedica.com account.
Press left and right on the remote pad to choose the Loop you want to broadcast. Then hit the remote’s ‘Select’ button. You will now see a list of options for this Loop. You can toggle the desired features by scrolling up/down and pressing the ‘Select’ button.
Ready to start your Loop? Highlight the ‘Play’ option and then press the remote’s ‘Select’ button. Your custom ad-free waiting room broadcast should now play and loop throughout the day!
During playback, press the ‘Select’ or ‘Play/Pause’ button to pause and play your Loop. You can also press the ‘Back’ button to return to the menu interface. The ‘Left/Right’ buttons will jump backward or forward to videos in your Loop. We recommend stopping the Loop at night by hitting the ‘Back’ button and starting it again in the morning.
6) Run an On-Demand Presentation
On the VMcast start screen, you can press down to see the Presentations you created in your ViewMedica.com account.
Just like with your VMcast Loops, press left and right on the remote pad to choose the Presentation you want to broadcast. Playing a Presentation is the same as playing a Loop.