We show you how a digital photo frame with music works, which frames offer it best, and what they can do for you, your family, and your home. Music adds a special way to experience photos in slideshows – and also offers versatility to the frame’s overall performance. Imagine a lazy Sunday morning listening to the web radio & music over breakfast. Let’s get started!
Which is the best digital photo frame with music at the moment?
While the primary goal of digital photo frames is not music playback and support, some frames do a much better job than others. There are several features worth paying attention to such as internal speakers, the ability to connect speakers/headphones, including music in slideshows, listening to the radio, and more.
Pix-Star’s digital photo frame with music is one of the most robust and complete options on the market at the moment. Not only can you listen to music and audio notes through the frame’s inbuilt speakers, but you can send them from anywhere in the world to any connected Pix-Star frame via the intuitive mobile app.
Pix-Star’s frames cater to everybody in the family from elderly users, to big families, without losing any functionality for the tech-savvy individual user. You get access to the Pix-Star mobile app (not account or sign up required), free-for-life & unlimited cloud storage, and a web interface that lets you remotely control up to 25 connected frames from a single user account.
Pix-Star’s inbuilt speakers aren’t overly loud or tinny, so your viewing experience or immersion won’t be broken. Videos can be played in slideshows with or without their audio. You can even listen to dedicated audio notes, web radio & music through the inbuilt speakers. Alternatively, you can connect speakers or headphones that use either a USB connection or a 3.5mm audio jack.
Slideshows of photos can be played over an audio track or song from the frame’s internal storage or a specific radio channel/station. These audio files can be sent by USB/SD card or via the mobile app. It adds a unique way to view your favorite photos and reminisce over precious memories.
When you consider the broad feature set and smooth performance, Pix-Star’s digital photo frames stand out as one of the best on the market. From music and video playback, to remotely starting slideshows and managing storage, Pix-Star’s frames are well priced with no recurring fees or hidden costs. It’s a reliable and robust premium digital photo frame.
What to look for in a digital photo frame with music?
Perhaps the most important feature of a digital photo frame with music is inbuilt speakers. This lets you listen to music on the go while viewing slideshows without needing to connect to external speakers or headphones. Admittedly, this is better suited to quiet environments and rooms as these speakers aren’t very loud and don’t have the greatest dynamic range.
If you know the room the frame will be in is going to be relatively loud or bust, look for a digital photo frame that can connect to USB speakers/headphones or with a 3.5mm audio jack. These connections let you connect earphones, headphones, and/or speakers directly to your frame to boost the audio quality and distance.
It’s worth noting that audio support and playback isn’t a widely offered feature and is limited to just a handful of the best digital frames on the market. If you don’t know where to look or want a great suggestion, Pix-Star’s digital photo frame with music features inbuilt speakers and can connect to external speakers or headphones via a USB/3.5mm jack. You can listen to the web radio & music, send and listen to audio notes, and even play songs from the frame’s storage over slideshows.
Can I listen to the radio & music on a digital photo frame?
Pix-Star’s digital photo frame has a web radio & music that lets you listen to the radio through the inbuilt speakers or via connected speakers/headphones. You can browse through radio stations by genre or by country. This gives you access to a massive and diverse range of music types and radio stations. You can find something for any taste and mood.
Bear in mind that each digital frame brand has a different setup. Most of them don’t offer audio playback as a supported feature. In other cases, you can load audio files by USB/SD card, but don’t have access to radio and web music.
Pix-star’s digital photo frame with music offers all of these features at an excellent price point. The frame is premium and offers features that rival even the highest-end frames on the market. It’s a great choice for families and for anyone that’s not so tech-savvy.
Can I listen to music on a digital photo frame through earphones or speakers?
This depends on the digital photo frame you have. Check the sides of the frame’s body for USB ports or a 3.5mm audio jack. If either of those is visible or available (especially the 3.5mm jack), it means the frame likely supports connecting external speakers. If it’s a low-end digital frame with a USB port, there’s a good chance it can only be used to import pictures from a USB drive.
Premium digital photo frames with music like the Pix-Star let you connect both external speakers by USB and headphones/earphones via the 3.5mm audio jack. It’s one of the few premium frames with this feature.
How to load music to the Pix-Star digital photo frame?
You can load audio notes and files onto the Pix-Star frame by USB or SD card. Note that the audio files need to be either .mp3 or .wav format to be accepted by the frame. You can choose to play these audio files from the USB/SD card, or copy them across to folders (you can create the destination folder too) in your Pix-Star frame’s internal storage.
Another way to send audio notes to your Pix-Star frame is with the Pix-Star mobile app. Here you can click on the “Audio” tile in the Pix-Star Snap mobile app and record an audio note. The maximum length for audio notes is 2-minutes and the minimum is 5-seconds. You can then send this note to multiple frames at the same time (as long as you have their unique email address).