Before you Begin
KMS GO is not accessible to native apps by default. Your KMS administrator must enable the KMS GO app and set it up before you can start using it.
Be certain that KMS GO has been enabled by your Kaltura MediaSpace administrator.
Download KMS GO
- Download the Kaltura MediaSpace GO app from the Google Play Store.
- Open the app on your Android device.
Be certain to download the KMS GO app and not the legacy KMS App.
Login to KMS GO
- Enter your site’s address. Note that “https://“ is required to be entered before the site address.
- Select whether to use the app as a Guest, OR Login for a richer experience:
- Log In – GO to “My Page” by tapping the person icon on the top left on the Home Page.
- Tap LOGIN.
- Enter your credentials.
Figure 1 - Enter Your Site Address
Logging into the Kaltura Demo Site
You might also want to check out the Kaltura demo site.
- Go to the following URL:
Figure 2 - LOGIN to “My Page”
The KMS GO homepage is initially displayed with the following:
- The “My Page” icon – Links to your personal area and app settings.
- App’s main gallery displayed
- Additional galleries
- App Bottom Navigation Bar:
- Home – returns you to the homepage.
- Inspire me - Fun way to get inspired and discover media based on a time frame.
- Search & Browse – Opens the KMS GO powerful search tool and browsing options. For more information, see Searching and Browsing Through Media.
Fig 3 – KMS GO Homepage
The homepage display depends on your KMS administrator’s configuration settings and may be reconfigured.
If you have KMS admin privileges, please see the Kaltura MediaSpace GO (KMS GO) Mobile Application Admin Guide where, you can find customization details and instructions on how to set up KMS GO and reconfigure your homepage.
Your homepage may look different from the Kaltura KMS GO demo page.
Media Discovery and Interaction
Media discovery starts on your KMS GO home page. You can browse the gallery by swiping horizontally or tapping on a gallery name for vertical scrolling.
The following shows an example of the vertical display of selected media item on your gallery.
Figure 4 - Vertical Display of a Gallery
While on the vertical view, media Quick Actions are available by swiping horizontally, either to the left or the right.
The Quick Actions that are available here are:
Downloading media (when allowed by your administrator), can be accessed and performed from a vertical view of a gallery or via a media page.
The downloaded media is displayed on your device as well as under the “My Downloads” section on your homepage.
On the vertical gallery view, you can use the following Quick Actions:
- Swipe the selected media to the left.
- Click on the Download (cloud) icon.
- Abort downloading by tapping on the cloud icon (note that the icon has an “x” in it).
- Media that was downloaded can be deleted from your device by tapping on the Download icon by using Quick Action swipe or on the Media Page.
Figure 5 - Media Download Process
You can also download media directly from the Media Page by tapping on the cloud icon on the top right corner.
Watch Later Playlist
When configured by your administrator, the Watch Later playlist is a quick and easy way to set aside a video for later viewing. Adding media to Watch Later, can be accessed and performed from a vertical view of a gallery or via a media page. The Watch Later playlist can be viewed under the “My Downloads” section on your homepage.
On the vertical gallery view, you can use the following Quick Actions:
- Swipe the selected media to the left.
- Click on the Watch Later (clock) icon.
- Media that was added to Watch Later may be removed from the playlist by tapping on the Watch Later icon by using the Quick Action swipe or on the Media Page.
The video is now added to the end of the Watch Later playlist. You can easily find it in My Page in the Watch Later section.
Viewing My History and Resume Playback (Continue Watching) Media
When configured by your administrator, My History is accessed from My Page and displays videos that you have viewed while signed in This includes videos that you have watched while signed in to the KMS app or browser on a mobile device. Changes you make to your account history will appear on all devices you sign in to using your account. Scroll down to My History and tap More to open up the videos that were viewed.
When configured by your administrator, Continue Watching is accessed from the Home Page and displays videos that you have partially viewed while signed in This includes videos that you have watched while signed in to the KMS app or browser on a mobile device. Scroll down to Continue Watching and tap More to open up the videos that were partially viewed.
The video progress bar makes it easy to see where you left off the last time you watched a video. When you stop viewing a video before finishing the entire video, a progress bar under the video thumbnail shows you where you left off. When you play the video again, the video restarts from where you left off.
When you play a partially watched video, playback resumes from where you left off. There are cases where the video will restart if your administrator set the video’s ending to a different time to be considered “Finished”.
Figure 6.2 Continue Watching
On the gallery vertical view, use Quick Actions and swipe the selected media to the right.
- Tap on the heart icon to Like.
- Tap on the share icon to Share.
- Select either Email or Copy (to copy the media link as seen on Figure 7).
You can also like and share media from the media page. See Media Pagefor more information.
You can comment, reply and participate in a discussion about a media from the Media Page.
To comment on a media item
- Access the Media Page by tapping on the media thumbnail.
Figure 8 - Media Page
- Tap on Comments and enter a comment.
Figure 9 - Comments
- Tap Post.
- To reply to an existing comment, tap “Reply”.
All media discovery and actions are subject to entitlements defined by your KMS admin. Your administrator may or may not have enabled commenting.
KMS GO offers a powerful unified keyword search.
The search can be performed on the following:
Search Results Screen
The search results are presented in a magazine-style display. The “Matches” section contains media that are best fitted to your search criteria.
If there are channels that satisfy your search criteria, they are displayed as well.
Figure 11 - Search Results
Sorting and Filtering through Search Matches
You can sort and filter your search results by clicking on the filter icon in the top right corner of the search results page.
Figure 12 - Filtering Search Results
The search results can be sorted by:
- Most recent
You can select what types of media should be included in your search by choosing from
- All Media
You can specify whether to extend the search to the content of the media itself. The search can be extended to
To show how the rendered media is related to your query
If you would like to know why a certain media was returned in the search results:
- On the search results screen, tap on one of the rendered thumbnails.
- You will see your keyword highlighted in all the relevant data related to your media (according to your selected filters).
Figure 13 - Why this Media Appeared in your Search
Saving a Search
Your search can be saved by clicking on the star near your keywords in the search window.
You can use the saved search later or un-save it by clicking on the blue star on the saved searches screen when it is no longer needed.
To access your saved KMS GO searches
- Tap on the magnifying glass in the main bottom navigation bar and then tap on the search field to access the saved searches screen. See Figure 14.
Searching and browsing can be accessed by tapping on the magnifying glass icon on the bottom part of your main navigation bar. You can also use the search screen to browse through your channels (for logged-in users) and categories.
The Browsing menu that includes channels and categories is displayed below the search area.
See Figure 10.
Only logged in users can browse channels.
For additional information about channels vs categories, please refer to the article on the Knowledge Center Understanding Categories and Channels in Kaltura MediaSpace.
Every channel in KMS GO has a dedicated channel page, where you can see:
- All the media in the channel
- Number of the channel’s members
- Number of the channel’s subscribers
To access a channel page
- Tap on “Channels” from your browsing screen,
- tap on a specific channel from your search results.
To see more detailed information about the channel
- Tap on the Information icon on the top right of the channel page.
You can see the:
- Channel description
- List of categories this channel appears in
- List of channel managers
Fig 17 – Channel Info Page
Every media has its dedicated page.
In addition to the media itself, this Media Page contains the following information:
- Media owner
- Publish date
- Number of views
- Custom metadata
- Number of comments
- Number of likes
You can perform the following actions from this page:
- Tap to play the video
- Rotate the device to enter the full screen view
- Download the media (for videos)
- Add to Watch Later
Fig 18– Media Page
The availability of some of these items is subject to entitlements defined by your KMS admin.
The Upload icon is located on the bottom right of the KMS GO Home page.
Fig 19– Home Page
Use the Upload icon to add media from your existing photos, or to create media using your Android device camera to upload to KMS GO.
To create/upload content
- Start from the Home page.
- Tap the Upload icon to begin the upload process. Depending on your configuration you may be required to login.
You can choose to Upload existing media from the device's Photos gallery, or to create media using your device's Camera.
Figure 20– Select where to upload videos from
- Select where you want to upload media from.
- Tap on the video you want to upload.
The video is displayed in a new screen with the trim tool.
Figure 21– Trim Tools
- (Optional) You can select to trim the Media from either end or opt to continue uploading the video as is.
- Drag the anchor left or right, or on both ends, to trim. A preview of the trimmed video is displayed.
- Select Back if you decide to cancel the trimming process and return to the original video.
NOTE: After a video is trimmed, it is automatically saved. The old video isn’t altered in any way, but instead a new video file is created.
- Tap Next to continue with the upload process.
- Enter a title for the media. Figure 22 - Enter a Title
You can always change the title later. Figure 23 -Video with Title
- Tap "Enter" on the keyboard to dismiss the screen.
The Upload information page is displayed.
Figure 24 -Upload Infrormation Page
- You may choose to upload the video later by selecting I will upload later. A copy of your media will remain in your device gallery.
Figure 25 -Copy to device
or continue with the upload process .
- The upload progress bar is displayed.
Figure 26 -Upload Progress Bar
- You can cancel the upload by clicking on the "X" in the upper right corner of the media. A confirmation prompt is displayed.
Figure 27 -Stop Upload
- Tap OK to cancel the upload or tap Cancel (the stop upload) to continue with the upload. The video should complete uploading.
Figure 28 - Upload Progress
A message is displayed when the upload is complete.
Figure 29 - Successful Upload Message
The uploaded video is now available for viewing depending on your publishing settings. You can easily find it in My Page in My Media.
You can add metadata or edit metadata for your media.
NOTE: You can change the publish settings from the Edit Entry screen.
To add or edit metadata
- Tap on the video you want to edit. Editing requires the appropriate privileges.
- Tap on the Edit (Pencil) icon on the top of your screen.
- Tap the pencil icon(s) near each field to open the relevant field to modify. Scroll to the bottom to display all available fields to modify.
- Tap OK for each field you modify.
- Tap Enter.
- Tap UPDATE to update the information on the server.
You can edit the following:
- Publishing Settings –tap on the screen to edit the settings. See Publishing Settings.
- Delete Media
- Tap on the Pencil (Edit) icon on the top of your screen.
Figure 31 - Pencil Icon
- Scroll to the bottom to display all available fields to modify.
- Tap the Pencil icon near each field to open the relevant field to modify.
- Tap Enter.
Enter a Description, tap OK ,and then tap Enter.
Figure 35 - Enter a Description
Start typing, and enter 3 letters for the autocomplete to suggest tags. Select a tag and tap OK or enter a new tag and tap OK.
Figure 36 - Enter Tags
To Publish Media
Start from the Home page and then go to My Page.
Depending on your configuration, you may be required to login.
Figure 37 - Home Page
Figure 38 - My Page
Select the video you want to publish from your media.
Figure 31 - Media I Own
Note that the publishing settings are set to Private.
- Select the
Unlisted - copies the URL to a clipboad.
Figure 39 - Edit Page Scroll
- The following screen is displayed.
Figure 40 - Confirm Unlisted status
- Click OK.
- Click Update.
Figure 41 - Unlisted status updated
Public - visible on selected channels/categories.
The Public setting allows you to publish to channels or categories that you are permitted to publish to.
After setting or modifying your publishing options and updating them The Publish Settings screen is displayed.
There are two tabs in the Publishing Settings page: Publish in Channels and Publish in Categories. There's a blue underline to indicate which tab is active.
- Tap the Publish in Channels tab and select the channels you want to publish to.
Figure 42 - Publish in Channels
or, tap the Publish in Categories tab and select the categories you want to publish to.
Figure 43 - Publish in Categories
You can also use the Find in channels/categories fields to search for a channel or category.
Figure 44 - Find in Channels
Figure 45 - Find in Categories
Check the checkbox to select the channels/categories to publish to.
Figure 35 - Select Channel(s)
Figure 46 - Select Categories
You can publish media to multiple channels and categories.
The counter indicates how many categories or channels are selected to publish to.
The counter is located in parenthesis next to the Publish option on your screen.
- Tap Publish. Note the counter represents each publish selection (whether it be channel or category).
Figure 47 - Publish Counter and Confirm
- On your media page the status is changed to Public.
Figure 48 - Publish status updated to Public
KMS GO “Get Inspired” is a fun way to discover media based on your available time.
You can access the Get Inspired section by clicking on the light bulb icon on the bottom navigation bar.
To discover videos
- Swipe to select the available time.
- Click Let’s Go.
Figure 49 - Inspire Me Main Page
- Swipe to dismiss suggested media or tap on it to view.
Figure 50 - Inspire Me Suggestions
Your unique profile page on KMS GO is referred to as My Page.
On your page, you can access all of your media and downloads and control your application settings.
If you haven’t logged in, you can do it here as well.
To access My Page
- Tap on the profile icon on the top navigation bar from KMS GO Homepage.
To view your KMS profile settings (from My Page)
- Tap on the Settings icon in the upper right corner of My Page to access your Settings Page.
Figure 51 - My Page
The Settings Page
The Settings Page includes the following;
- Application version
- Link to the open source documentation
- Play Media on Wifi Only - select your desired
- Download media on Wifi Only – select your desired setting.
Change Site Address
You may also have the option to change the site address, based on configuration created by your admin.
You may logout, and continue to browse in Guest mode.
Figure 52 - Settings
In the App Setting section on your Android device you can specify whether KMS GO should use cellular data.