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Is the 15-Inch Digital Picture Frame Still Worth Buying?


What is the 15-inch digital picture frame best used for?

The 15-inch digital picture frame is a versatile and capable digital frame that can be used for a wide range of real-world situations. Their large display is well suited to displaying art and photography – especially in home studios to share and showcase your favorite or personal work.

Large digital picture frames are also fantastic for families and big rooms thanks to a broad viewing angle, immersive & attention-grabbing display, wall-mounting, and large viewing distance. For example, Pix-Star’s digital frames offer manually adjustable brightness and color settings, along with a 4:3 aspect ratio, letting you enhance immersion and get the perfect image every time.

Large digital frames are considered to be any digital frame with a 12-inch – or larger – display size. The best large digital frames offer features like cloud storage, Wi-Fi and cloud capabilities, and the ability to be remotely controlled & managed from anywhere in the world.

What are the best 15-inch digital picture frames for the money?

Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital picture frames are arguably the best value for money options on today’s market. Key unique features like free-for-life cloud storage, access to both a mobile app & web dashboard, remote control functionality, web album support, 8GB of internal storage, extensive offline functionality, and a 4:3 aspect ratio make this one of the easiest and most capable frames at this price point.

Pix-Star’s frames are cheaper than most other premium digital frames that are too great discounts and have no extra hidden or recurring annual fees. For example, both Nixplay and Skylight picture frames charge additional optional subscription fees to unlock and extend features like cloud storage space, video & audio playback, multi-frame control groups, and access to the mobile app or web interface.

Pix-Star’s frames offer versatile slideshow control to give you a high level of customizability and personalization over slideshows. You can remotely start & manage slideshows from anywhere in the world via the web interface. You have fine control over the play order, frequency, and style of slideshows, and can easily manage all the frames in the family.

How to set up 15-inch digital picture frames?

The best way to set up 15-inch digital picture frames depends on your home, needs, and other practicalities. Large digital picture frames are unique in that they offer a very immersive and attention-grabbing display. This lends well to wall-mounting as they can aesthetically fill large empty spaces on living room and dining room walls.

If your 15-inch digital picture frame can connect to Wi-Fi and the cloud, make sure that these are the first features to set up. You should also register the frame on the web interface (if applicable) and add its unique email address to the mobile app (this only needs to be done once with Pix-Star’s frames).

Mounting a digital picture frame on the wall is easy with most premium digital frames. For example, Pix-Star’s frames support using a standard VESA mount and dedicated hanging holes built into the frame’s rear. When wall-mounted, these digital picture frames still give you access to the USB/SD card ports and the power inlet cable.

When setting up Pix-Star’s large digital picture frames, make sure to link a couple of web albums first. These are photo albums that are linked to the frame via the web interface from social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms. Almost a dozen different platforms are supported and these web albums are saved to the frame’s internal storage for offline access. Once linked, web albums can be automatically updated and remotely played in slideshows – no matter where you are in the world.

Can 15-inch digital picture frames play movies?

15-inch digital picture frames – and all digital frames of any size – are not designed to play movies. This would put them in direct competition with TVs, laptops, and large monitors. Digital frames are made to connect you more effortlessly with your loved ones via immersive and user-friendly photo-sharing and slideshows. Features like video and audio support are simply bonus features that go above and beyond what most digital picture frames are capable of.

For example, Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital picture frames can play video clips with a maximum length of 2-minutes (which is more than almost every other digital frame on the market). These video clips can be loaded to the frame by USB/SD card or through the Pix-Star Snap mobile app.

Pix-Star is unique in that you can include video clips in slideshows. These video clips can be set to play muted or with their original sound. Pix-Star’s frames can also play audio files over slideshows, and you can listen to songs and other audio files via a connected USB/SD card.

Digital picture frames cannot play full-length movies or very long audio files like Podcasts. That being said, some video and audio support can be very helpful. It can also make connecting with your loved ones a little more special and intimate – communicating in a way that pictures cannot.

Can a 15-inch digital picture frame be controlled remotely?

Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital picture frames can be remotely controlled and managed from anywhere in the world. All you need is access to the web interface via an internet browser and an online & registered frame.

Pix-Star’s remote-control feature is managed via the Pix-Star web dashboard. You get access to your frame’s web dashboard upon registration (using just the frame’s serial number) or upon creating a multi-frame control group if you purchased or control several Pix-Star frames.

With Pix-Star’s remote-control feature, you can remotely adjust the frame’s settings, start slideshows from specific sources, manage slideshow settings, update your frames’ firmware, manage cloud and local storage, and much more.

Pix-Star’s remote-control feature is very versatile and the perfect feature for families, modern homes, and for getting elderly users more involved. That being said, remote-control functionality is not a universally offered feature. It’s only found with a handful of the best digital picture frames on the market.

Pix-Star’s frames are arguably the best for remote-controlling as you can connect & manage up to 25 Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world from a single user account. For comparison, Nixplay only lets you connect & manage up to 10 Nixplay frames – but that requires you to pay for the annual Nixplay Plus premium subscription package (something we rarely recommend doing!).

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