Xibo for Android v2 R208 Available

Xibo for Android v2 R208 Available

Xibo Signage are pleased to announce Xibo for Android v2 R208. This release works with Xibo CMS version 2.x and has legacy mode for versions 1.4, 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8.

Update 19th November 2020 - CMS access over HTTP
If you connect to your CMS over http rather than https, and your Android device runs Android 9 or later, please do not upgrade to R208. This release will not connect to a CMS over unencrypted connections. We are working on a resolution to this currently.

Please note: this release contains significant changes to the way content is played. We strongly advise testing this release on a small subset of devices prior to rolling this out to your entire network. If you experience issues with this release please rollback to v2 R206 and contact us.

We have addressed 6 issues in this release:

  • Widgets remaining on screen after a Layout Change
  • Layout Change Actions which have a longer duration than the Layout, freeze on screen.
  • Unable to turn off SurfaceView
  • Download and Update window times not working when the end is before the start (i.e. 22:00 to 02:00)
  • Add GeoLocation information to the /info call if available
  • Automatically allow sites using the new LetsEncrypt root certificate on devices running Android 7 or later.

Gapless Playback

Xibo has always done its best to switch between Layouts and Widgets as seamlessly as possible. In the past, device side limitations have prevented a truely seemless switch and often a "black flash" of one or two frames was visible between content.

This release builds on v2 R207 and takes further steps to solve this issue to bring around a truely seamless switch between content.

As a result we are also able to connect together some types of transition - for example two images with "fly in" and "fly out" East will both be on the screen at the same time as one moves in and the other out.

Note: some content, such as embedded web pages, are likely to still show some background as they load. We will continue to improve this in future versions.

Gapless playback with videos requires the device to have multiple video decoders. CMS 2.3.6 has a setting in the Display Profile to turn on/off the use of multiple video decoders.


Download Xibo for Android v2 R208.

Download Xibo for Android v2 R208 for DSDevices J18 and J19.

Install / Upgrade

Installation instructions can be found here.

Instructions for upgrading from an earlier release can be found here.

If you have a white label build of the application, the upgrade is available in your account.