Garlic-Player for Digital Signage

Free software and diversity are close to our hearts.

Although there are a number of SMIL-compatible media players available for purchase, you may want to use your own hardware.

For this reason, we support a free solution. Stable, high -performance and universally applicable: Whether with Windows, Android, Linux or macOS!

Garlic Player - The free Digital Signage SMIL-Player

In addition to our CMS, we support the development of the freely available Garlic-Player.

This media player was designed with the focus to enable platform-independent SMIL-based Digital Signage on as many operating systems as possible.

The software player is currently available for Windows, Linux and Android. Garlic Player raises the selection of usable SMIL players.

This will enable you to use not only the commercially available all-in-one products, but also other hardware that meets your needs best.

The player can be downloaded at The source code can be found on Github.

Garlic has been released under the GNU Affero GPL3 license to ensure maximum transparency, investment security and freedom.

And there is even more!

In combination with the also free garlic-launcher, you can create a fully fledged Digital Signage Player from any current tablet, smartphone or Android TV within minutes.

This is possible with a simple QR code only!

The self-brewed Digital Signage Player will have all the features of a standard network player. Including remote maintenance and security functions.

The Android does not even need to be rooted!

This YouTube-Tutorial explains you how.

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SmilControl GmbH
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D-30419 Hanover


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