Add Premium Content Licenses for Devices

This article illustrates the features available in Device Licensing, which is part of the Devices module, and provides the instructions to add content licenses to an Appspace registered device, necessary for displaying Appspace premium content, which require additional paid subscriptions, such as the Industry Feeds, Industry Content Collection, and the News cards.

The Device Licensing dashboard also displays the percentage and number of standard device licenses and content licenses, as follows:

  • BASE LICENSES – Base licenses are automatically assigned to a device when registered with the Appspace App, and are categorized into the following:
    • Standard – All industry-standard devices on operating systems and device platforms registered with the Appspace App.
    • Lite  – Devices automatically registered and listed in Cisco Webex Hub, using Appspace built-in.
  • CONTENT LICENSES – Content licenses must be added to any registered device, to enable the device to playback premium content, and required a premium user license.
    • Industry Feeds – Lists devices that are able to display premium content feeds such as the Industry Feed and Industry Content Collection cards in a playlist.
    • Infotainment Feeds – Lists devices that are able to display premium infotainment content such as the News card in a playlist.
    • No Content Licenses – Lists devices that are have not been licensed.

Device Licensing Dashboard

Access Device Licensing by clicking the ☰ Appspace menu and selecting Devices > Device Licensing. In the Device Licensing dashboard, you may view all Appspace registered devices in All Devices.

While clicking Overview, allows you to view device licensing analytics via the following widgets:

  • Standard Device Licenses – Displays the percentage and number of standard device licenses used.
  • Industry Feeds – Displays the percentage and number of Industry Feed licenses used.
  • Infotainment Feeds – Displays the percentage and number of Infotainment Feed licenses used.

You may also utilize the filters to sort your devices based on Location, Device Groups, or the following license types:

  • BASE LICENSES
    • Standard
    • Lite
  • CONTENT LICENSES
    • Industry Feeds
    • Infotainment Feeds
    • No Content Licenses 

Prerequisites

Assign Content Licences to Device

Follow the instructions below to assign content licenses to a registered Appspace App device(s), so that it is capable of displaying Appspace premium content, which requires an additional subscription:

  1. In Device Licensing, select and click the ellipsis of the desired device that you wish to license, and select Manage Content Licenses.
    If multiple devices are selected, click the Manage Content Licenses icon in the menu bar below.
  2. In the Manage Content Licenses window, check the checkbox of the license(s) you wish to assign to the device:
    You may assign more than one type of license to the device(s).

    Note
    If a license is inherited via a device group, an indeterminate “-” checkbox will be displayed.
  3. Once done, click SAVE.

Assign Content Licences to Device Group

Content licenses can also be applied to a device group, with the following rules:

  • When a new device is added to a device group that has a license assigned to it, the device will inherit the same license type.
  • When a license is assigned to a device group, all devices within the group will automatically inherit the same license type.
  • When a license is removed from a device group, the license will be removed from all devices within the group.
  • If the content license has reached its limit, the devices in the group will be allocated licenses based on a first come first serve basis. Users can still set the license type for the device group, but the license assignment for the devices will be granted automatically based on the limit.

Follow the instructions below to assign content licenses to a device group:

  1. In Device Licensing, select and click the ellipsis of the desired device group that you wish to license, and select Manage Content Licenses.
  2. In the Manage Content Licenses window, check the checkbox of the license(s) you wish to assign to the device group:
    You may assign more than one type of license to the device group.

    Note
    If a license is inherited via a device group, an indeterminate “” checkbox will be displayed.
    • Industry Feeds – Licenses the device to display premium content feeds such as the Industry Feed and Industry Content Collection cards.
    • Infotainment Feeds – Licenses the device to be able to display premium infotainment content such as the News card.
  3. Once done, click SAVE.
Important
In the event you have utilized all your content licenses, you may still be able to assign licenses to a device group. However, these devices within the group will only be pre-assigned with the content license, until more content licenses are added to your subscription.

Appspace cloud services account owners may check their organization’s license quota in the Account Management Portal.

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