Last updated on June 30, 2016

1.3 Release Notes

This release note describes the new major build for Appspace App v1.3.


  • Support for BrightSign devices.
  • Support for SmartHub ASE.
  • Includes various bug fixes.

Supported Hardware

Device Models Minimum Firmware / OS Version

Dell Chromebox 3010

AOPEN Chromebox

Asus Chromebox

Chrome OS 46



v 6.1.76

Features and Enhancements


  • Support for custom sync cycle.
  • Support for scheduled sync.
  • Support for SmartHub ASE.
  • Added Download Complete events to the log.
  • Default log levels persist through reboots.
  • Support for portrait orientation at 90º and 270º for BrightSign devices.


  • Support for auto-registration process on Chrome OS via CDM policy.
  • Support for auto-registration process on BrightSign via policy.json within the registration folder.


  • Support for layering on videos for BrightSign devices.
  • Added widget functions for:
    • Media Container Asset Type
    • Media Container Item Title support


  • Support for theme customization.
  • Support for Roku remote control on BrightSign devices.

Device Tasks

  • Added Device Task for RS232 screen ON/OFF in AOPEN Chromebox devices.
  • Added Device Task for software updates in BrightSign devices.
  • Added Device Task for firmware updates in BrightSign devices.

Patch Updates


  • APC-1996 - Fixed: Using player properties in events and widget properties does not work (BrightSign).
  • APC-2001 - Fixed: Video does not play on BrightSign.
  • APC-2011 - Fixed: “TypeError: Cannot read property ‘toLowerCase’ of null” error returned when launching app.


  • APC-1996 - Fixed: Using player properties in events and widget properties does not work (Chrome).
  • APC-2000 - Fixed: Performance degradation on Chromebit devices.



  • Standardized hotkeys to prevent single keyboard events from interfering with content playback.
  • Device Info feature added to Device Menu, to display information such as firmware version, sync status, and network status.
  • Support for Asus remote control.
  • Layout transitions disabled for optimization.
  • Support for closed captions/subtitles in videos.

Bug Fixes

  • APC-2062 - Fixed: When a scheduled media zone is empty, it loads indefinitely on Chromebox devices.
  • APC-2048 - Fixed: The ‘updatetextfromquery’ action script does not work in Chrome OS.
  • APC-2050 - Fixed: Action scripts do not work on BrightSign devices.
  • APC-2012 - Fixed: In Play, with the light theme enabled, when you click “Restart”, “Resync..”, or “Reset Content”, the text is not very visible.
  • APC-1678 - Fixed: In Play, the Channel name overlaps the program description if the channel name is too long.

Known Issues


  • Live channels stop playing after 12 hours or more.
  • Videos in a playlist with mixed content do not play properly when streaming, in Play.
  • Play may stop responding when navigating through a large playlist.
  • Unable to play MP4 videos in Play (intermittent).
  • Scale flicker is seen between videos when using uniform scale modes.