The Stage Display app for iOS and Android function similarly. There are a few differences to conform to the design standards of the mobile operating systems, but they are identical for the most part.
To connect the app to ProPresenter you will first need to enable the network settings in ProPresenter. Open Preferences and go to the Network tab. Check the box to enable your network, then check the box to enable the Stage Display App. You will need to set your own password. You likely do not need to enter a Port number. If you do, this will need to be given to your by your network administrator.
Once you have enabled the settings in ProPresenter, you can open the Stage Display app. Your mobile device will need to be on the same wifi network as your computer in order to connect. We'll take a look at the standard connection first and then look at the more advanced, manual connection option at the end of this article.
When you open the StageDisplay app, you will see this login screen. If more than one Mac is able to connect to the app, you will see each computer listed. Select the one you want to connect to and then enter the password you created in ProPresenter. Tap Connect to connect to ProPresenter.
If your connection is successful you will see one of your Stage Display layouts on screen. Some features that are supported by the stage display connected to your Mac or PC are not supported in the mobile version, most noteably the Live Slide view.
You can select from any of the layouts that are available in ProPresenter by tapping the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen. If you're on an Android device, tap the three dots in the upper right corner. This next screen is different for iOS and Android. The one shown below is from the iOS app. The functionality is similar, however. This screen allows you to change between layouts and to disconnect the app from the current computer. You can also opt to remember (or stop remembering) a connection for automatic log-in of the app.
If the standard connection method doesn't work for you, you can manually connect to the computer via the computer's IP address the port number from ProPresenter. It's rare that the normal connection won't work, but if you have a large network or your system administrator has put some restrictions in place, then the ports used by Bonjour to find devices, which is what we use for the connection, may fail.
Swipe left on the login screen to access the Manual Connection screen. Follow the instructions below to locate your computer's IP address. Try to use the default assigned Port number in ProPresenter first, but if that doesn't work, enter the specific port provided to you by your network adminstrator. Enter the password and then click Connect.
Find you IP address on a Mac:
- Open System Preferences, select Network.
- Select the active connection (wireless or wired).
- Your IP address is displayed to the right on that screen.
- You can also Option + click on the wireless status icon in the toolbar to get your IP address.
Find your IP address on a PC: (Instructions are for Windows 10)
- Open the Control Panel.
- Click on Network and Internet.
- Click on Network and Sharing Center.
- Click the active connection to open the Status properties window.
- Click on the Details button to find your IP address.