What is the best digital picture that can be updated remotely?
The Pix-Star frame is arguably the best digital picture frame that can be updated remotely thanks to Pix-Star’s near-unbeatable remote configuration feature, great mobile app, and versatile web interface. With Pix-Star, you can manage up to 25 frames at the same time, adjust their settings, start and change slideshows, manage cloud and local storage, update firmware, manage the motion sensor, and much more.
Using the Pix-Star web dashboard for your Pix-Star frame (or your multi-frame control group), you can access, manage, and control all of the important aspects of your frame’s day-to-day operations. Here you can easily start slideshows from linked web albums, adjust them, change slideshow settings, etc.
Pix-Star’s web albums can also be updated remotely. Web albums are photo albums imported from external sources including social media, photo-sharing sites, online cloud storage platforms, and even directly from your computer (wirelessly).
Pix-Star is also adding remote configuration support to their popular Pix-Star Snap mobile app. You’ll be able to update your frame remotely without having to rely on using the web dashboard. This makes Pix-Star one of the only premium digital picture frames that support remote configuration to this extent from both the mobile app and their web interface!
How to update a digital picture frame remotely?
Usually, updating a digital picture frame remotely is done through a supported web interface or mobile app. Most digital picture frames that support this feature have an in-house web interface or mobile app. It’s worth noting that some frames (namely the newer Chinese brands) use 3rd party mobile apps such as the Frameo App to send photos, remotely update, etc.
Only a handful of digital picture frames can be updated remotely. These frames are typically found in the upper end of the market. Popular digital frames that support remote management, updates, and control such as the Pix-Star frame offer robust and versatile options.
For example, with Pix-Star’s remote configuration feature, you can manage and control up to 25 Pix-Star frames from a single user account. It’s perfect for families and elderly users that aren’t very tech-savvy. With Pix-Star, you can remotely adjust each frame’s settings, start slideshows, manage storage (local and cloud), update firmware, import web albums, and much more.
Currently, Pix-Star supports remote configuration via your frame’s web dashboard (access granted during the setup process). Pix-Star is adding this remote configuration feature to their mobile app (Pix-Star Snap) at the time of this writing.
Do Skylight and Nixplay digital picture frames update remotely?
Both Skylight and Nixplay digital picture frames are subscription-based frames, with many/most of their features locked behind a paywall. Remote configuration and updates are one of the features that Skylight and Nixplay restrict access to only their “Plus” subscribers.
Skylight doesn’t offer any way to remotely update the digital picture frame. All changes to settings, slideshows, storage, etc., need to be done directly on the frame’s interface.
Nixplay does support basic remote configuration, management, and updates via both the mobile app and web interface – though it’s very limited. You can only adjust which playlists to start slideshows from, change those playlists, and adjust a couple of very basic slideshow functions.
To access Nixplay’s remote configuration feature, you need to subscribe to Nixplay Plus. Should you choose not to pay extra for Nixplay Plus, your access to the Nixplay mobile app will be limited to just sharing a couple of photos at a time. You won’t have any access to the web interface or any of its more advanced features.
For reference, Pix-Star’s remote configuration feature is far more versatile and robust. You can control almost every aspect of the frame’s functionality from anywhere in the world – using the web interface and mobile app (remote configuration using the Pix-Star Snap mobile app is currently under development). Unlike Nixplay and Skylight, Pix-Star doesn’t charge any extra fees to unlock remote updates/configuration support.
Can the Pix-Star Snap mobile app update the digital frame remotely?
Pix-Star is currently adding a remote configuration feature to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app. At the time of this writing, you can only remotely update your Pix-Star digital picture frame using the Pix-Star web interface.
Other digital frames let you remotely update the frame via their mobile app, with very few of them offering a web interface that supports remote configuration. By offering remote control from both the mobile app and web interface, Pix-Star will be arguably the best digital picture frame for families, modern homes, and elderly users.
Pix-Star’s remote configuration features let you manage up to 25 Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world. You can adjust their settings, start slideshows, manage cloud and local storage, control the motion sensor, import web albums, and much more. These features will be available via the Pix-Star Snap mobile app soon.
Can I remotely update more than one digital picture frame at the same time?
Pix-Star lets you remotely manage, control, and configure up to 25 Pix-Star digital picture frames in multi-frame control groups – all from the same user account.
Remotely updating multiple digital picture frames is a great way to save time for big families and for those with loads of elderly users (that aren’t very tech-savvy) that want to get more involved in sharing and viewing photos.
Pix-Star’s remote configuration feature is arguably the most capable and robust on the market, easily outshining competing digital frames like Nixplay, Aura, and Skylight.
Pix-Star doesn’t charge any recurring monthly or annual fees and is currently adding remote configuration to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app (it’s already available on your Pix-Star frame’s web dashboard).