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Frameo Digital Frame – 7 Things to Know Before Buying!


How to send photos to the Frameo digital frame?

The Frameo digital frame is a 16:9, 10-inch frame that uses the Frameo mobile app – a 3rd party that enables phone-to-frame photo sharing mobile app. The only two ways to send photos to a Frameo digital frame are through the Frameo mobile app and via USB or SD card.

Frameo’s mobile app lets you share up to 10 photos at a time with your Frameo digital frame. These photos save to the frame’s 16GB of internal storage. Note that Frameo digital frames don’t offer any cloud storage feature.

When sharing photos by USB or SD card, make sure it is formatted correctly (NTFS). Once you’ve loaded photos to the USB or SD card, insert them into the Frameo digital frame. Now you can transfer the photos to the frame’s internal storage and play them in slideshows.

Does Frameo sell a large digital frame?

The Frameo digital frame is a 10-inch frame and is not considered a large digital frame. Most large digital frames range between 12-inches to 17-inches when measuring the display diagonally. Note that while 10-inch digital frames are currently the most popular frame size on the market, 15-inch frames are quickly rising in popularity too, with Pix-Star’s 15-inch frame being arguably the best value-for-money choice on today’s market.

We recommend getting a large 15-inch digital frame for big rooms like the living room or a master bedroom. They are versatile, offer a broad viewing angle, and tend to be more immersive. Since we are used to having bigger displays on our phones, computers, and TVs, getting a large digital picture frame is a very popular choice.

Additionally, large digital frames like Pix-Star’s 15-inch frame can mount on the wall as they support a standard VESA mount and come with hanging holes built into the frame’s rear. It’s great for filling up an empty wall and breathing life into a room and home.

Do Frameo digital frames offer cloud storage?

Frameo digital frames do not offer cloud storage or any cloud functionality. Frameo’s frames work through a combination of internal storage space, USB and SD card support, and photo-sharing via the Frameo mobile app. All incoming photos are saved locally to the digital frame’s internal storage.

For comparison, most popular digital frames offer some form of cloud storage. For example, Pix-Star’s large digital frames offer free-for-life cloud storage without charging any extra or hidden fees. By contrast, top frames like Nixplay and Skylight both charge a recurring subscription to unlock and expand cloud storage.

While we don’t recommend getting a digital frame that locks cloud storage behind a subscription paywall, it’s arguably still better than a digital frame with no cloud functionality. We discuss cloud-based digital frames in more depth and show you what features are the most important.

Can I remotely update my Frameo digital frame?

Frameo does not have a remote configuration feature that can compete with a top frame like the Pix-Star. Remote configuration allows you to manage and control your frames from anywhere in the world, through a supported mobile app and/or web dashboard.

For example, Pix-Star’s frames let you remotely adjust their settings, start slideshows, update firmware, manage cloud storage, set auto-on/off schedules, and more. You can use the Pix-Star web dashboard to remotely control up to 25 Pix-Star frames from a single user account. Pix-Star’s remote configuration feature is coming to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app soon too – so you get the best of both worlds.

Can I load photos to the Frameo digital frame direct from social media?

Often referred to as “web albums”, this feature allows you to import photos and/or albums from your social media to any of your frames. It’s not a very common feature and is only found among a handful of the top digital frames on the market. Frameo digital frames do not offer a web album feature that can compete with top frames’ web album feature.

For example, Pix-Star’s digital frames let you import photos from a dozen external sources including social media sites, photo-sharing sites, and cloud storage platforms, and even wirelessly from your computer. Supported platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Photos, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.

Once an album is linked and has synced to all connected frames, you can remotely start slideshows using Pix-Star’s remote configuration feature. You can manage web albums remotely, make changes to them, delete albums, and set them to automatically sync whenever you add new photos to a linked web album. It’s a great way to automate photo sharing in bulk for the whole family!

Do Frameo digital frames support video and audio?

Frameo digital frames can play videos with sound – but with a host of limitations. Firstly, the Frameo app only lets you send 15-second video clips to any of your frames. Once received on the frame, the videos are saved to a different directory than photos.

Secondly, you can play videos and photos in the same slideshow. You have to choose between showing photos or videos in slideshows, but not both. Additionally, videos are often cut off early depending on the transition speed setting for that particular slideshow.

Top digital frames like the Pix-Star offer 2-minute video clips, let you include them in slideshows alongside photos, and let you connect to external speakers for higher quality and more immersive audio. Pix-Star’s frames let you play music over slideshows from a connected USB or SD card and let you set the video to play muted by default when they’re included in slideshows.

Does the Frameo digital frame have a touchscreen?

The Frameo digital frame uses a touch display to control the frame, navigate slideshows, adjust settings, and so on. We don’t generally recommend buying a touch screen digital frame as they often lack the durability to compete with non-touch displays on a digital frame.

One of the biggest issues you’ll face is having to wipe the fingerprints off the display after each interaction. This is often worse on matte displays as the dirt and grime build up over time and is hard to clean thoroughly.

Touch display panels are more expensive for digital frames larger than 10-inches. This higher price often leads to some features and functions being sacrificed to keep the frame competitively priced with other frames with similar features. The result is a frame that offers limited photo-sharing methods, a limited mobile app, no free cloud storage, and more.

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