How well does the digital picture frame with Wi-Fi work?
The digital picture frame with Wi-Fi has awesome potential, but not every digital frame is equal. We rarely recommend buying a cheap or even mid-range digital frame. They don’t usually offer Wi-Fi or cloud connectivity. You can only load photos by USB/SD card. There’s no way to view photos from external sources like social media and online storage platforms.
On the other hand, a handful of top digital frames like the Pix-Star offer excellent real-world functionality. You can control all your frames in multi-frame control groups (from anywhere in the world). You can send photos to any of your frames via mobile app, web interface, and email. Many of these received photos can be set to display in the current slideshow.
Pix-Star’s frames offer a robust remote configuration feature. You can adjust their settings, start slideshows, manage local & cloud storage, update their firmware, link web albums, etc. You don’t need to be in the same room and this can be done from anywhere.
Top frames like the Pix-Star are easy to set up and manage. They’re great for families and get elderly users involved in photo sharing. Slideshows are versatile and work as intended. You can adjust the play order & frequency of photos, create collages, include videos, play music and radio over them, and much more.
We suggest avoiding Wi-Fi digital picture frames with monthly fees (e.g., Skylight and Nixplay frames) as their long-term cost is hard to justify. Pix-Star’s frames offer all the same features – and better – without charging anything extra. These frames have great value for money and can make connecting and sharing with your loved ones effortless and inclusive!
How to send pictures to a digital picture frame with Wi-Fi?
There are three ways to send pictures to the Pix-Star digital picture frame with Wi-Fi. The first and most popular of these is through the Pix-Star Snap mobile app. Send up to 250 photos to any of your Pix-Star frames (via their unique email address) at the same time. These photos are backed up to the cloud and can be set to display the moment they’re received. You can also send videos & audio messages to your Pix-Star frames from your phone’s gallery or voice recorder.
The next best method is by importing photos from external sources. Pix-Star supports a dozen different external sources including your computer, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Drive & Photos, Dropbox, and more. We call these imported photo albums “web albums”. It’s a feature that’s only offered by a handful of the top digital frames like the Pix-Star.
Finally, Pix-Star supports sending photos to any of your frames by email. Pix-Star created and pioneered the idea of a digital picture frame with email. This photo mail can be set to display in the current slideshow on arrival. They can be sent from anywhere in the world and will be backed up to the cloud as they’re sent.
What is the best digital picture frame with Wi-Fi for families?
The best digital picture frame with Wi-Fi is the Pix-Star frame for families. Pix-Star’s frames can be interconnected, controlled in multi-frame groups, and managed from anywhere in the world. With Pix-Star’s frames, you can involve everyone in the family – even your grandparents and distant relatives.
Pix-Star offers tons of key family-focused features like web album support (photos from social media), a great mobile app, and access to each frame’s web dashboard. You can send photos, videos, and audio messages no matter where you are. Pix-Star’s frames are great for quick photo sharing on the go. Set your Pix-Star frames to display photos in slideshows the moment they’re received.
With Pix-Star, you get free-for-life cloud storage and automatic cloud backups. Manage all your frames’ cloud storage from anywhere via the web interface. You can delete photos from your frame’s local storage via the web interface.
Another key factor to consider is Pix-Star’s offline capabilities. Internal storage and extensive USB/SD card support let you store and view all of your photos offline. Pix-Star doesn’t restrict the maximum capacity of supported USB/SD cards, giving you unlimited storage space. When you add this to Pix-Star’s 8GB of internal storage, you have more storage space than you’ll ever need.
Pix-Star’s frames are ideal for large and busy families. You don’t need to micro-manage grandma’s frame and you won’t waste a lot of time on frustrating photo-sharing. Their display is brilliant and slideshows are highly customizable. Pix-Star’s frames are one of the most affordable premium frames and don’t charge any extra monthly fees (yes, we’re looking at you Skylight & Nixplay)!
Should I buy a small or large Wi-Fi digital picture frame?
Small digital picture frames have a display size (diagonal measurement) of less than 8-inches. On the other hand, large Wi-Fi digital picture frame has a display size of 12-inches and above. We rarely recommend choosing a small digital picture frame as they are often cheap and poorly made. Screens are low resolution, aspect ratios are awkward, and feature sets are extremely limiting.
Almost all of the best digital picture frames with Wi-Fi are between 10-inches to 15-inches. The most popular digital frame size on the market at the moment is the 10-inch digital frame. These frames find a great balance between price and performance.
They offer robust feature sets, broad viewing angles, and are suitable for most modern homes & families. We suggest buying a digital picture frame with a display size of between 10 to 15-inches for the best possible value for money!
Can I view photos from social media on a digital picture frame with Wi-Fi?
Pix-Star’s Wi-Fi digital picture frames have an advanced web album feature for importing photos from external sources. This feature supports almost a dozen social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive & Photos, etc.).
Pix-Star’s frames save web albums to internal storage, making them available offline and backing them up to the cloud. Web albums are managed via the web interface from anywhere. Start slideshows from selected web albums (e.g., photos from selected Facebook albums) from anywhere in the world.
It’s quick, easy to use, and even easier to manage. Pix-Star’s web albums are automatically updated – automating much of the photo-sharing process for families – saving you a lot of time and effort!