Is a digital Wi-Fi picture frame worth the money?
If you’re on the market for a digital frame and you’re not sure if a digital Wi-Fi picture frame is worth the higher price tag – here’s what you need to know. First of all, Wi-Fi gives digital picture frames far more functionality and features than you’d ever get with a non-Wi-Fi frame. If you think this isn’t a big deal, there’s a good chance you’re wrong. Wi-Fi lets you remotely control your frame, send photos from anywhere in the world, link your frame to and view photos from social media and photo-sharing sites, and more.
Wi-Fi connectivity lets you view weather reports, listen to web radio & music, send photos through the mobile app, and more. With premium digital frames like the Pix-Star, the mobile app (Pix-Star Snap) plays a big role in the frame user-friendliness and suitability for large families. You can send up to 250 photos to multiple frames at the same time and it only takes a couple of seconds.
Features like the remote-control functionality add massive versatility to your frame. You can change settings from anywhere in the world. With frames like the Pix-Star, you only need access to the web interface and an online frame. You can change settings, start and edit slideshows, create new folders & albums, and more. It makes setting up all the frames in the family effortless and quick – perfect for elderly users and big families.
It’s almost always saving up a little longer and getting a digital Wi-Fi picture frame. You’ll be happy with all the extra features and how it helps you connect and share moments with your loved ones more effortlessly. If you don’t know where to look, Pix-Star’s 10 & 15-inch digital frames are excellent high-value for-money frames. There are no recurring fees and it has all the features and performance you’d expect from a premium digital photo frame.
How to send photos to the Pix-Star digital Wi-Fi picture frame?
Pix-Star’s digital photo frames are very versatile in how they can send and receive photos and other media. The most common and simplest way to send a photo is via the Pix-Star Snap mobile app. It lets you add the address of multiple Pix-Star frames and send photos to them simultaneously. The interface is simple and compatible with both iOS and Android. You don’t need to create an account and anyone can use the app to send to your frame.
The next most common way to send photos to the Pix-Star frame is by email. Pix-Star pioneered the idea of a digital photo frame with an email address. Simply add the photos as attachments and mail them to your frame’s unique email address. This can be done from anywhere in the world and at any time.
A great offline way to send photos to your Pix-Star digital photo frame is by USB/SD card. Load all the videos, photos, and audio files onto a supported USB/SD card. Insert the USB/SD card into the Pix-Star frame’s port and let it register and read the USB/SD card. Here you can either view its contents in a slideshow directly from the USB/SD card, or you can copy it across to internal storage.
Other ways to link photos to your Pix-Star digital photo frame are as web albums. You can link your frame to and display photos from social media (Facebook, Instagram), photo-sharing (Google Photos, Flickr), and cloud storage platforms (Google Drive, Dropbox). These albums can be set to automatically update when you add new photos – making sure that nobody missed another moment.
What important features to look for in a digital Wi-Fi picture frame?
Cloud storage is an extremely important feature of a digital photo frame – especially if you have a big family or want to remotely manage your photos. Cloud storage and functionality ensure your pictures are kept safe and can be exported and easily managed from a computer (or a phone in some cases).
Cloud support enables features like web albums and the ability to automatically backup and protect your favorite memories. A common issue is that most digital photo frames don’t offer cloud storage or functionality – it’s limited to only premium digital frames. There is usually a subscription fee required to unlock or expand cloud storage – so make sure to read the fine print.
If you don’t want to deal with recurring or hidden fees, Pix-Star’s premium digital photo frame offers free-for-life unlimited cloud storage. You get full access from the get-go and all of Pix-Star’s versatility and functionality. It’s a great deal considering the competitive base price and no recurring or hidden fees.
Can I remote control a digital Wi-Fi picture frame?
Controlling a digital photo frame remotely is something you’ll only find with a handful of the top frames. Even then, the extent of this feature varies quite heavily between brands and models. Pix-Star’s digital photo frames arguably offer the most versatile and refined remote control feature.
Through your Pix-Star dashboard found when logged into your frame at pix-star.com, you can control almost every setting of your Pix-Star frame. From starting and managing slideshows to changing brightness & color, Pix-Star’s remote-control feature is robust and capable.
You can change all settings to do with slideshows, including their speed, style, play order & frequency, and more! It’s an excellent feature for taking control of your grandparents’ frames to show them all the latest photos, link albums from social media, change settings, and even update the frame’s firmware.
Can digital Wi-Fi picture frames play video?
While video playback and support isn’t a universally offered feature, it can make a big difference. With frames like the Pix-Star, you don’t have such strict limits as other frames (Nixplay 15-second limit, for example) and can send videos through either the mobile app or by USB/SD card.
Pix-Star’s frames let you play up to 2-minute-long video clips (more than more premium digital photo frames) and don’t charge any additional recurring annual/monthly subscriptions or hidden fees. Pix-Star’s frame is one of the few top-level digital frames that don’t have any extra fees – but still offer more features and performance than “subscription model” digital photo frames like Skylight and Nixplay.