Here we look at the digital slideshow frame and show you how they can create unique scenes and moods in your home. A digital slideshow frame can pull your family together and make connecting with your loved ones easier than ever before. We dive into the features and functions these frames offer, showing you what to look for – and which frames offer essential features the best. Let’s get started!
Which is the best digital slideshow frame for my grandparents?
Pix-Star’s digital slideshow frame is one of the few premium frames that specifically cater to elderly and non-tech-savvy users. They do this through smooth interfaces and intuitive menus. Pix-Star frames don’t use touchscreens (which are more expensive and less durable) so that elderly users don’t get lost.
Perhaps one of the best features of the Pix-Star frame is the remote-control functionality. This lets you control the connected Pix-Star frame (through your multi-frame account) to change settings, start slideshows, manage both cloud and local storage, and much more. It’s an excellent feature for grandparents as it doesn’t require their input. You can make sure they have all the latest photos and videos without them needing to lift a finger.
Pix-Star’s frames are also great when it comes to sending and receiving photos. You can send pictures by email directly to the frame, and use both the mobile app and web interface to load photos to your Pix-Star from anywhere in the world. These photos can be set to automatically show and display in slideshows on your grandparents’ frames. It’s perfect for big families that struggle to keep their elderly users “in the loop”.
Pix-Star’s user interface is simple enough for grandparents to use without sacrificing functionality and versatility for the rest of the family. It’s one of the most versatile and capable frames on the market with features like free-for-life & unlimited cloud storage, multimedia support & playback, 8GB of internal memory, and the Pix-Star mobile app & web interface. You’ll find it quickly earns its place in your home and family life.
How does a digital slideshow frame work?
A digital slideshow frame is essential a picture frame that digitally enables you to browse through pictures sent to the frame wirelessly or through a combination of USB/SD card support and internal storage space. These frames save money in the long run as you don’t have to buy countless picture frames (plus photo printing costs) and save a ton of space along the way.
Digital picture slideshow frames come in a multitude of sizes, with the most common size range being 8-15 inches (diagonal screen size). You can find cheap slideshow frames that only work through a combination of USB/SD cards and limited internal storage.
At the other end, premium digital photo frames like the Pix-Star feature extensive Wi-Fi and cloud capabilities and come with handy utilities like mobile apps and a web interface. These premium frames are more expensive but offer tons of features and functions that improve ease of use and how you connect with your loved ones. On top of that, the displays and viewing experience on premium frames like the Pix-Star are far superior to cheaper frames.
With most digital slideshow photo frames, you can control the transition type, speed, and style. With more premium frames, you can control the play order and frequency of photos. Frames like the Pix-Star let you add videos (with an option to mute them) into your slideshows. You can even play a song or radio station over the slideshow as it plays.
How to remotely control a Pix-Star digital slideshow frame?
Pix-Star’s digital photo frames have a unique feature that lets you control the frame remotely from anywhere in the world. You need access to your web interface dashboard through a web browser on your computer – and your Pix-Star frame needs to be connected to Wi-Fi.
In your Pix-Star dashboard, click on “My Frame Configuration” in the panel on the left side of the screen. Here you can adjust display settings, an email reception, slide show configurations, and system settings. You can activate or disable the motion sensor, restart the frame, adjust the frame’s brightness, slideshow transition speed & style, and much more.
Once you’ve changes the settings you want to, simply click on “Apply changes and update your frame’s configuration” at the bottom of the section. This might take a little while to update the settings and reflect them on your frame. If you have an account that controls multiple frames, you simply have to choose the frame you want to configure and repeat this process for each connected frame.
If you click on “Switch Slide Show” in the left-hand panel, you can start and manage slideshows on any connected Pix-Star frame. Here you can choose the source to play the slideshow from, including web albums, photo-mail, and various inbox folders. It can be done from anywhere in the world and only takes a few moments to display on your frame.
How to send photos to a digital slideshow frame?
Pix-Star’s digital photo frame lets you receive photos from multiple sources. The most common method is by email. Simply add the photos your want to view on your frame as attachments to the email. Send the email to your frame’s dedicated and unique email address. You can send multiple photos to multiple frames at the same time using this photo-mail method.
The quickest and simplest way to send photos to your frame is with the Pix-Star Snap mobile app. Here you can send photos, videos, and audio files directly to multiple frames at the same time. You can also send photos from your phone’s (or tablet’s) gallery – with the option to send entire collections and folders.
The Pix-Star web interface lets you import photos from external sources like social media accounts, photo-sharing profiles, and cloud-storage platforms. Alternatively, you can import photos from your PC using this tool.
Another great way is to send photos by USB/SD card. Load the photos, videos, and audio files you want to view on the frame to a supported USB/SD card and insert it into the frame’s ports. You can choose to view the photos directly from the USB/SD card in a slideshow or copy them to internal storage first.
Can digital slideshow frames play videos and songs?
Pix-Star’s digital photo frames can play both videos (up to 2-minutes) and audio files (through the frame’s inbuilt speakers). Videos and audio can be sent to the frame through either the mobile app or by USB/SD card. Videos can be included in slideshows, and audio files can be played over slideshows.
Note that not all digital photo frames include videos and audio support. It’s usually limited to premium frames like the Pix-Star. Even among the top digital frames, video and audio support is often locked behind a subscription paywall – as is the case with top frames like Skylight and Nixplay. These features are offered fully unlocked and for free on the Pix-Star digital photo frame.