Getting a digital picture frame with video adds a whole new way for you and your loved ones to stay connected. With the best digital frames supporting video playback, you can send photos from your phone to any of your frames – no matter where you are in the world. Save your videos to the cloud, manage them remotely, include videos in slideshows, set them to play muted by default, and much more. Learn how to find the perfect digital picture frame with video here!
What is the best digital picture frame with video?
Pix-Star’s digital picture frame with video is one of the best value-for-money frames available today. You get full Wi-Fi and cloud connectivity, remote configuration, wireless photo and video sharing from anywhere in the world, free-for-life cloud storage, a great mobile app, and web dashboard, and much more.
Unlike some of the other top digital frames with video, Pix-Star doesn’t charge any extra subscription fees or lock any features behind a paywall. We don’t generally recommend subscription-based digital frames with video as they struggle to offer competitive features at the same overall cost as frames like the Pix-Star.
Pix-Star lets you share 2-minute video clips and audio recordings from the Pix-Star Snap mobile app to any of your Pix-Star frames. You only need a couple of seconds to send clips and they’ll save to both the Pix-Star frame’s internal storage and the cloud. You can manage this cloud storage remotely using the Pix-Star web dashboard.
Pix-Star is unique in that you can include videos in slideshows alongside photos. Many of the popular digital picture frames with video don’t let you include videos in photo slideshows. Pix-Star even lets you set the frame to play the videos muted by default (or not to be included in slideshows at all).
While 2-minute video clips might not seem like much, it’s more than almost all competing frames offer. For instance, Nixplay and Skylight frames lock most of their video playback feature behind their subscription paywall. Even if you buy the “Plus” premium plan, you still only be able to play 1-minute video clips. Aura’s frames don’t support video or audio playback, and most mid-range frames have very strict video playback length limits.
Does a digital picture frame with video need Wi-Fi?
Pix-Star’s digital picture frame with video offers extensive offline functionality and features, despite being a Wi-Fi & cloud-connected frame. You still need Wi-Fi for sharing photos, updating synced web albums, receiving photos from the mobile app, web dashboard, and email, using the remote configuration feature, managing cloud storage, and more.
Pix-Star’s frames let you play slideshows while the frame is offline. Since all incoming photos are saved to each frame’s internal storage, you don’t need Wi-Fi for slideshows (unlike Skylight and Aura frames as they don’t have internal storage space). You can adjust most of Pix-Star’s general and slideshow settings while the frame is offline.
Pix-Star also includes USB and SD card support. Here you can insert a USB/SD card (of any size) full of photos and play slideshows directly – without having to copy the USB/SD card content to the frame’s internal storage first. You can even play music over slideshows from a connected USB/SD card without connecting to Wi-Fi.
You can use Pix-Star’s Wi-Fi and cloud connectivity to share photos from anywhere in the world. Cloud storage can be managed remotely via the Pix-Star web dashboard. There’s also a remote configuration feature that lets you manage up to 25 Pix-Star frames from one account. Here you can adjust each frame’s settings, start slideshows, manage cloud storage, sync social media photo albums, and much more.
Does a digital picture frame with video support a USB and SD card?
Pix-Star’s digital picture frame with video supports using a USB or SD card to share photos and other media. Pix-Star doesn’t restrict the maximum size of supported USB/SD cards. You can insert the USB or SD card into any of your Pix-Star frames and play slideshows directly from it without having to copy anything to the frame’s internal storage first – giving you virtually unlimited storage space for photos and other media.
Several competing frames such as Skylight and Aura frames do not support USB or SD cards. There is no internal storage and no plug & play feature. With these types of frames, you cannot send or view photos via USB or SD card. It’s an important feature for families that share photos in bulk and those with elderly users that aren’t very tech-savvy.
USB/SD card support should ideally be combined with extensive Wi-Fi and cloud features to offer the most robust and versatile online and offline performance that can cater to the needs of the modern home and family.
How to send videos to a digital picture frame?
The best way to send videos to a digital picture frame is via the supported mobile app. With Pix-Star Snap, you can send video clips right from your phone’s gallery to any of your Pix-Star frames – no matter where you are in the world. Set incoming videos and photos to automatically display in the currently playing slideshow. Pix-Star saves incoming video and photo files to both the frame’s internal storage and the cloud.
How long are digital picture frame videos?
Pix-Star’s digital picture frames support video clips that are up to 2 minutes in length. While this may not seem like much, it’s more than almost all other mid-range and premium digital frames available at this Pix-Star’s price point. For instance, the popular Skylight and Aura frame ranges don’t support video or audio playback. With Skylight Plus and Nixplay Plus subscriptions, video playback support is only extended to 60-second clips, half of what Pix-Star offers (without charging extra subscription fees).
Does the digital picture frame with video require a subscription?
Pix-Star’s digital picture frame with video does not charge any extra subscription fees or hidden costs. When you buy a Pix-Star frame, all of its features and functionalities are accessible. You simply need to connect the frame to Wi-Fi during the initial setup, register your frame via the Pix-Star web dashboard, and add its unique email address to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app. You can then access all of its features and advanced functions without paying extra subscription fees.
This isn’t the case for some competing frames like Nixplay and Skylight. These are subscription-based frames that lock a significant portion of the features and functionality behind their subscription paywall. We don’t often recommend these subscription-based frames as they charge the same upfront price but lock many features behind their premium “Plus” subscription; whereas Pix-Star offers many of the same features – and often more – without charging extra.