The best large digital frame for families might seem like a very easy-to-find pick. With so many digital frames on the market, finding the one that offers the features and functionality that your home & family need is harder than ever. We show you what features matter the most, what to be on the lookout for, common mistakes to avoid, and more – all to help you find the best value-for-money digital frame for your family!
What is the best large digital frame for families?
Pix-Star’s 15-inch frame is arguably the best large digital frame for families at the moment. They’re packed full of Wi-Fi, cloud, and offline features that make sharing photos, video, and audio messages quick, simple, and accessible to all family members – even seniors.
With Pix-Star’s frames, you can share pictures using the supported Pix-Star Snap mobile app, import photo albums as web albums using the Pix-Star web dashboard, view photos in slideshows from a connected USB or SD card, send photos by email, and much more.
A useful remote configuration makes Pix-Star one of the best value choices for families. You can remotely manage up to 25 Pix-Star frames from a single user account from anywhere in the world. Here you can manage each of your frame’s settings, start and manage slideshows, manage cloud storage, link and update web albums, and much more.
Families can easily ensure that each of their frames shows the right photos at the right time. Pix-Star’s frames have a motion sensor that wakes the frame up when someone walks into the room – and turns it off when nobody is around. An auto-on/off schedule lets you set when each frame will wake and sleep according to preset schedules.
You can mount your Pix-Star frame on the wall as it supports a standard VESA mount and has built-in hanging holes. Mount Pix-Star’s frames in either orientation and manage photos directly inside slideshows – without having to exit the slideshow first.
Pix-Star 15-inch frame is one of the only large digital frames for families that use a 4:3 aspect ratio and offers manually adjustable brightness and color settings. You can easily get the perfect picture every time. Pix-Star also lets you include 2-minute video clips in slideshows, set them to play muted by default, play audio files from a connected USB or SD card, and more. It’s one of the most versatile family digital frames at this price point!
Does the best large digital frame for families charge a subscription fee?
The Pix-Star large digital frame for families does not charge any extra subscription fees or hidden costs. Each of Pix-Star’s useful features is freely available once you’ve connected your Pix-Star frame to Wi-Fi, registered it at the Pix-Star web dashboard, and added the frame’s unique email address to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app.
Some premium large digital frames are subscription-based, including Nixplay and Skylight frames. These frames have an optional “Plus” subscription that locks away several key features including access to the mobile app, expanding cloud storage, sending photos via the web interface, remote configuration, multi-frame control groups, video and audio supports, and more.
Pix-Star’s frames offer all of these features – and more – without charging any extra subscription fees. Despite this, Pix-Star’s upfront price is still the same – and often lower – than these subscription-based frames, making their 15-inch frame one of the best value-for-money options for a feature-rich, family, and senior-friendly digital frame in today’s market.
Does the best large digital frame for families need Wi-Fi?
Pix-Star’s best large digital frame for families uses Wi-Fi to send and receive photos, update linked web albums, remotely configure the frame, send video clips, email photos, start slideshows, and much more. Pix-Star’s benefit here is that they also support using a USB or SD card and have 8GB of internal storage space.
With Pix-Star’s frames, you get extensive offline functionality and can adjust most of the frame’s general and slideshow settings, access to all files and folders saved to the frame’s internal storage (accessed via the media library, and a plug & play USB/SD card feature.
Insert a USB or SD card of any maximum capacity, filled with photos, videos, and audio clips, and view them in slideshows directly from the USB/SD card. You don’t need to copy the content to the frame’s internal storage first and you can choose which files and folders to include in any slideshows.
Can I mount the best large digital frame for families on the wall?
You can mount Pix-Star’s digital frame for families on the wall as they support using a robust standard VESA mount and can be mounted in either orientation. Pix-Star’s frames have built-in hanging holes on the frame’s rear if you don’t want to use a standard VESA mount.
A remote configuration feature lets you easily manage any of your wall-mounted Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world. You can adjust their settings, start slideshows, change how the motion sensor works, and much more. These frames are perfect for wall mounting and offer an easy-to-use, inclusive user experience to make sure that nobody in the family misses another important moment!
What’s the best way to send pictures from Facebook to a large digital frame for families?
Pix-Star’s web album feature lets you import photo albums from a dozen external sources to all of the Pix-Star digital frames in your home & family. Supported external sources include Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive & Google Photos, Dropbox, Flickr, and more. You can link and sync these web albums to any of your Pix-Star frames using the Pix-Star web dashboard.
Once synced to a Pix-Star frame, web albums are saved to the frame’s internal storage and backed up to the cloud. You can manage linked web albums remotely via your frame’s web dashboard. There’s also an option to remotely start slideshow on any Pix-Star frame that the album is synced to, letting you make sure that everyone in the family can see all of the latest photos effortlessly.
It’s worth noting that web albums can be set to update automatically. This means that when you add photos to any linked web album, all frames that currently sync the album will automatically download the latest added photos – making sure everybody in the family is up to date. It’s a great feature for seniors as they don’t need to manage this process manually – it can all be done remotely via the Pix-Star web dashboard.