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How to Display your Waitlist on a TV monitor
How to Display your Waitlist on a TV monitor

Guide how to set up your TV monitor to display your waitlist to your guests.

Lindsey Gagnon avatar
Written by Lindsey Gagnon
Updated over a week ago

Setting this up with Waitwhile is easy and is great for any scenario when you want to display your current waitlist for guests that may be lingering around.

What is a "smart" TV?

A Smart TV is a television that can connect to the internet and open a web browser. Because Waitwhile is a web-based application, your display device will need to be able to open a web browser in order to display the information to your guests.

How to Display Your Waitlist on a Smart TV

To display your active Waitlist on a TV, start by connecting your device to the internet and opening an internet browser.

When you have the browser open, navigate to the area where you would type in the web address - this is where you will type in the correct URL for the TV to have the list displayed.

To find the the Display Waitlist link, go to Settings > Display Waitlist > TV Monitor. The list you see there is the link you will need to type into your TV monitor's web browser.

PRO TIP: This is also where you can adjust what options you want to show on that URL, allowing you to truly customize the page for your unique business experience.

Play a sound when guest is Alerted

If you want to call attention to when a guest is Alerted/Summoned, you can have your Display Waitlist play a sound.

To turn this on, go to Settings > Display Waitlist > Customization > Sounds and enable the toggle "Public waitlist guest alerted"

Enable sounds in your browser

In some browsers like Chrome and Firefox, you need to explicitly allow Waitwhile to play a sounds. You can do this by opening the Site Settings for > Sounds and change this to "Always Allow".


Hope this inspires you to set up your Waitlist TV Monitor and improve your customer experience!

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