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What’s Important in a Digital Picture Frame with Music?


What to look for in a digital picture frame with music?

A digital picture frame with music can add a nice touch to how to use your frame, making it a little more versatile. That being said, you shouldn’t be hunting for a digital picture frame just to listen to music.

The first feature to look for is inbuilt speakers. This helps you to view slideshows with music over without needing to connect to speakers. It also makes it a little more convenient when listening to voice notes. Bear in mind that many frames with inbuilt speakers might not be able to connect to external speakers.

On that note, another key feature is the ability to connect to external speakers. This can be by way of USB cables that let you connect to USB speakers, or via an AUX cable. External speakers will vastly improve the audio quality, as the inbuilt speakers usually aren’t very good. You should also be able to connect headphones or earphones to the same ports if you’d like to sit next to your frame and listen to music while browsing through a slideshow.

Check that the frame has at least 8GB of internal storage, as most frames that can play music can also play videos. The extra storage space means you have more than enough room for videos, all your photos, and audio messages (send via the Pix-Star Snap mobile app).

A web interface or mobile app will make sending audio files to your frame much simpler and quicker. You should be able to record voice notes through the app and send them directly to your frame. Bonus points if you’re able to select music files from your phone’s storage – though this isn’t a commonly offered feature.

Alternatively, you should be able to load music and audio files to the frame via USB/SD card. Pix-Star’s frames’ plug-and-play feature lets you play audio files directly from the connected USB/SD card without needing to copy them to local storage first.

Web radio & music is something only offered on a handful of top digital picture frames like the Pix-Star. You can sort through music stations by country or genre to find the ones you enjoy the most. This is then played through the frame’s internal speakers. While it’s not a commonly offered feature, it’s a handy one to have – especially if your frame doesn’t let you send songs and music to the frame via the web interface or mobile app.

Is the Pix-Star digital picture frame with music any good?

Pix-Star’s digital picture frame with music is very capable. While the main focus of their frame isn’t on music, there are a couple of very handy features that add quite a bit to the frame’s versatility and functionality.

Web radio & music support lets you listen to radio and music stations. You can browse through available channels and sort them by either county or genre. This makes it easier to find the music you enjoy listening to.

You can load music to the frame via USB/SD card and play them directly on your frame without needing to copy them to internal storage first. The audio that comes with videos can also be played directly through the Pix-Star frame’s inbuilt speakers.

You can connect to external USB speakers for a boost in quality and volume. There is also an AUX cable port that lets you connect external speakers, headphones, and earphones. This lets you sit with the frame and listen to music while browsing through your favorite slideshows and videos.

The Pix-Star Snap mobile app lets you send audio notes directly from your phone to multiple frames at the same time. Even though they’re limited to a maximum of 2-minutes, it’s more than enough to send personal messages or updates to your loved ones, along with all the videos and photos you send.

When you consider all these features and functions, along with the fact that the Pix-Star frame is one of the most versatile and capable digital picture frames with music on the market – it’s a difficult offer to ignore.

How to listen to music on a digital picture frame?

The best way to listen to music on a digital picture frame is via the radio. Your frame needs to support web radio & music and let you browse through available channels. These databases are usually downloaded the first time you connect the frame to Wi-Fi, so don’t get worried if you can’t see it right away.

Another great way to listen to music on a digital picture frame is by playing audio and music files on the frame directly from an inserted USB/SD card – with having to copy the files to the frame’s local storage first. Make sure your frame supports the format of the music, and that you know the name of the folder the files have been copied to.

Can a digital picture frame with music play songs over slideshows?

This is one of the main features of digital picture frames with music. They let you load music files and play them on the frame from an inserted USB/SD card. In most cases, the music file needs to be manually selected and started. You can then return to the slideshow.

For example, in Pix-Star’s case, you have to choose and start the song playing. This is done by pressing the options button on the remote control while viewing the slideshow. Once you’ve selected and started the music, you’ll be returned to the slideshow without interruption.

Can a digital picture frame with music connect to external speakers?

To find out if a digital picture frame with music can connect to external speakers or headphones, check if there is a USB port or a 3.5mm audio jack. If you have either of these, there’s a good chance that you can connect external USB speakers and headphones, or earphones/headphones and speakers with a 3.5mm connector. There might be some compatibility issues when connecting external USB speakers, so try the 3.5mm audio jack first.

It’s worth checking if your frame supports Bluetooth connectivity. This isn’t a common way to connect to external speakers and can be quite a tricky feature to navigate. That being said, it’s a decent wireless method for connecting a digital picture frame with music to external speakers. It’s not the most useful feature though, as you could just play the music from your phone as they have a far more intuitive Bluetooth management and connectivity interface.

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