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Ditto vs. TrilbyTV

Which is Better for Digital Signage?

Ditto vs. TrilbyTV

This comprehensive guide compares Ditto and TrilbyTV. Quickly assess each digital signage solution, including each product’s features, pricing and technical specifications. Use this guide to make an informed decision for your organization. Download the fast facts sheet for even more critical info, like five-year cost of ownership, real testing experiences and more.

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Key Points

  • Ditto is an all-in-one digital signage and screen mirroring solution. TrilbyTV is a digital signage solution.
  • Ditto costs $150 and TrilbyTV starts at $300-$1388. Both offer education pricing.
  • Both Ditto and TrilbyTV run on Apple TVs and Windows devices. See all hardware options below.

Compatible Media Player Hardware

Ditto and TrilbyTV offer digital signage on monitors, TVs and other devices.

Ditto:
 
TrilbyTV:
Windows devices   Certain Android-enabled Smart TVs, tablets and media players
Apple TV HD   Certain Chrome OS devices
Apple TV 4K   iPhones
Android TV devices, including Amazon Fire TV (coming soon)   iPads 
    Apple TV HD
    Apple TV 4K
    macOS devices
    Windows devices
    Airtame 2
    Certain Philips D-Line displays
    Certain LG webOS digital signage displays

Ditto runs on devices many organizations already own and have connected to displays, like Apple TVs, which cuts startup costs and deployment time. TrilbyTV also runs on numerous common devices, but certain features, administration capabilities and types of content are limited to specific devices.

Get the fast facts sheet to see all supported device and content types, tech specs and more for Ditto and TrilbyTV.

Features Breakdown

Both Ditto and TrilbyTV contain pre-designed templates and other options for displaying and managing digital signage content. This helps cut down on signage design and creation time.

 
Ditto:
TrilbyTV:

Designed, customizable templates

COVID-19 signage

Image uploads

Video uploads

Animated GIF uploads

Automatic and CAP emergency alerts

Manual alerts

RSS feeds

✔**

Calendar integration

✔*

Documents, such as word processor files and slideshows

Video URL streaming

✔**

Blank customizable template

Signage scheduling

Set content duration

Playlist organization

User collaboration

Cross-platform screen mirroring — see below

*Coming 2021
**Not available on all devices

TrilbyTV allows admins to embed certain types of content in web pages or learning management systems. Additionally, certain types of content created on the web, such as Google Slides, must be made publicly accessible in order to display on any TrilbyTV device.

We tested TrilbyTV to see how videos, images and GIFs displayed. Not everything worked — get the whole story here.

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Screen Mirroring — Ditto only

In addition to digital signage, Ditto offers wireless screen mirroring. Ditto users can screen mirror iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook and Windows devices to the same displays used for digital signage. Ditto transitions from signage to screen mirroring and back again as needed for a seamless experience.

Ditto screen mirroring transitions to digital signage

With Ditto:
  • Instantly switch from digital signage to screen mirroring and vice versa.
  • Mirror multiple devices to the same display at once.
  • Mirror to multiple displays at once.
  • Minimize contact with shared hardware to share screens and collaborate in safe, socially distanced settings in the age of COVID-19.

Ditto wireless screen mirroring is included with a Ditto subscription at no extra cost. Screen mirroring and collaboration tools are not available with TrilbyTV.

Learn about Ditto screen mirroring here.

Administration and Scalability

The Ditto account portal allows you to remotely manage digital signage, screen mirroring and administration. It's a web-based application accessible from anywhere. Administrators can scale Ditto throughout an organization using Jamf Pro, Jamf School, Cisco Meraki or other preferred MDMs. This includes the ability to zero-touch deploy and configure Ditto from one central place.

Average Ditto setup time with hardware already deployed: 2-5 minutes per media player.

TrilbyTV admins can create and manage signage inside their TrilbyTV account. Admins can upload content from the web or an iPad app and manage TrilbyTV using MDMs such as Jamf Pro, Cisco Meraki and others.

See what real IT administrators are saying in our fast facts sheet.

Cost

Both Ditto and TrilbyTV offer standard business pricing and special pricing to schools in the UK.

Business:

  • Ditto: $150 per year per receiver (media player) — the complete price of Ditto screen mirroring and digital signage software.
  • TrilbyTV: $300 per year per receiver (media player) — the complete price of a TrilbyTV business subscription.

Education:

Some education pricing may be available for both Ditto and TrilbyTV. Contact a representative to discuss your options with Ditto.

Price breakdown

It's likely that you already have a compatible Ditto media player and can begin using Ditto without purchasing any additional technology or equipment. Ditto includes a free, 30-day trial that is full-featured and allows users and admins to use signage, screen mirroring and administration features. If you do require a media player, a device such as an Apple TV HD (priced at $150) will make the total cost of Ditto with standard business pricing $300 for one display.

TrilbyTV media players are sold through third party vendors. Pricing for these hardware devices varies and can range from tens to several thousands of dollars. A media device such as an Apple TV HD (priced at $150) will make the total cost of TrilbyTV with a standard business subscription $450 for one display.

Get the complete cost of ownership chart here — it includes media players, TVs, subscription pricing and more.

Final Thoughts

Ditto and TrilbyTV both offer digital signage management and content creation services. TrilbyTV focuses on content creation, while Ditto maximizes the use of every display an organization owns.

TrilbyTV prioritizes content creation and management with a large library of templates and compatibility with numerous file formats. If you need numerous pre-designed signage options and have the time to design and customize various content types, go with TrilbyTV.

Ditto focuses on maximizing the value of an organization’s devices with both digital signage and screen mirroring. Ditto allows for wireless collaboration and screen sharing in addition to robust digital signage templates, design and administration tools. Any display in an organization can become a digital sign, a collaboration hub with screen mirroring, or both. Ditto prioritizes scalability and administration with its account portal and support for multiple MDM platforms.

If you’re looking for a digital signage solution that makes the most of your spaces, go with Ditto.

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