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Advertise to your guests on TV for FREE!

Here’s a great little trick that we came up with to advertise directly to your guests on TV for free when they are staying in your house.

14th December 2020

Here’s a great little trick that we came up with to advertise directly to your guests on TV for free when they are staying in your house.

This is straightforward and effective way to grab your guest’s attention is an ideal way to advertise to your guests to book direct, share information of additional services that you offer or to share information on local businesses and attractions that you are partnered with.

We do this through the Amazon Fire TV sticks that we plug into all of our TV’s at the properties as it is an effective way of providing your guests with smart TV features, without the cost of buying an expensive smart TV.

How to set it up:

Follow this step-by-step guide to advertise for FREE on the TVs in your accommodation.

  1. Create the advert images that you want to be displayed through your TV. We use Canva for this step. Make sure that the dimensions of advert images are the same dimensions as your TV screen, and sizeable gap between your readable content and the edges.
  2. Create an Amazon Photo account: https://www.amazon.co.uk/photos
  3. Select “Add” and then “Upload photos”.
  4. Choose your photos.
  5. Select “Add” again and then this time select “Create Album”.
  6. Name your album “FireTV Screensaver”.
  7. Add your images to this album.
  8. Set up your amazon fire tv stick if you have not already done so, ensuring that you are logged in using the same amazon account as you google photos.
  9. Navigate across the top bar to “Settings”.
  10. Select “Display & Sound”.
  11. Select “Screensaver”.
  12. Select “Current Screensaver” and choose “FireTV Screensaver”
  13. The other options on this screensaver settings are optional, however for the best effect, we recommend the following settings as well:
    1. Slide Style = Dissolve
    2. Slide Speed = Medium
    3. Start Time = 5 minutes
    4. Smart Captions = Off
    5. Alexa Hints = Off
    6. Shuffle = Off

And there you go 🎉 When someone is using the TV to watch Netflix or Prime and the TV is idle for 5 minutes, your adverts will show on the TV. We hope that this helps you to increase the revenue from the guests staying in your houses. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch 😊

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