What are the best digital frames with Wi-Fi for families?
The Pix-Star digital frames with Wi-Fi offer one of the most versatile feature sets on the market. You can send pictures from anywhere in the world via mobile app, their web interface, email, your social media, and more.
Pix-Star’s frames also support remote configuration, letting you manage and control up to 25 frames remotely with the Pix-Star web dashboard. Remote configuration is coming to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app soon.
Pix-Star’s 4:3 display is immersive and slideshows are highly customizable. Multi-frame control groups are ideal for families and you don’t need to pay any monthly fees to use advanced features. Pix-Star also supports video & audio playback, and USB/SD cards, and offers free-for-life cloud storage. They’re available with either a 10-inch or a 15-inch display.
Can grandparents use digital frames with Wi-Fi?
A digital frame with Wi-Fi is a popular and meaningful gift idea for grandparents. Top Wi-Fi digital frames like the Pix-Star are designed with both elderly users and families in mind, making them easier to use, more automated, and great for on-the-go bulk photo sharing.
Remote configuration is a must-have feature for any grandma-friendly digital frame with Wi-Fi. Make sure you can adjust the frame’s settings, start slideshows, manage storage, etc., from anywhere in the world.
Additionally, ensure the digital frame can work without Wi-Fi. This usually requires some internal storage space (4GB+) and USB/SD card support. For reference, Skylight and Aura digital frames offer Wi-Fi, but don’t have internal storage and USB/SD card support. As such, they’re not ideal for elderly users that want the simplicity of bulk photo-sharing with a plug & play USB.
What are digital frames with Wi-Fi?
A digital Wi-Fi frame is a frame with a digital display that plays a slideshow – like swapping the photo out of a traditional photo frame every minute. Wi-Fi digital frames let you send photos to the frame remotely, usually through a supported mobile app, email, or social media. These frames have internal storage space to save your photos, along with USB and SD card support.
Some of the top digital frames with Wi-Fi also offer cloud storage and the ability to remotely manage/control your frames from anywhere in the world. With these top frames, you get a host of features like slideshow customizations, letting you manage the play order, frequency, and stylistic elements of slideshows (transition type and speed, overlays, weather slides, playing short video clips, etc.).
How to send photos to a digital frame with Wi-Fi?
Top digital frames often offer several methods for sharing photos with your frame(s). While there isn’t a universally offered set of methods, many of the top frames let you send photos via mobile app, email, from your computer, via USB/SD cards, and – in some cases – share photo albums from your social media and photo-sharing sites.
Our favorite method is using a supported mobile app. Here you can share photos, video clips, and audio recordings from anywhere in the world – and to several receiving frames at the same time. For example, the Pix-Star Snap mobile app lets you send up to 250 photos to several Pix-Star frames at the same time.
Can a digital frame with Wi-Fi play videos?
Pix-Star Wi-Fi digital frames can play short 2-minute video clips and audio messages. While this may not seem like much, it’s more than most competing top digital frames offer. For instance, Aura frames don’t support video playback, Skylight and Nixplay charge a subscription fee to unlock video & audio, and Dragon Touch frames only let you play 30-second clips.
Pix-Star’s frames let you send these video clips to the frame via either the Pix-Star Snap mobile app or through a connected USB/SD card. Additionally, you can include video clips in slideshows alongside photos, something that very few Wi-Fi digital frames offer.
How big is a digital frame with Wi-Fi?
The most popular Wi-Fi digital frame size is 10-inches. This measurement refers to the size of the frame’s display measured diagonally. In a more recent trend, 15-inch frames seem to be becoming more popular, with Pix-Star’s 15-inch frames being one of the preferred picks.
15-inch digital frames with Wi-Fi tend to be around 25% more expensive than 10-inch digital frames. For this price difference, you get a larger display with more brightness, a broader viewing angle, and a frame better suited to use in a big room or large family.
Can digital frames with Wi-Fi connect with my social media?
Some of the best digital frames with Wi-Fi offer a web album feature, letting you import photos from social media, photo-sharing sites, and cloud storage platforms. This isn’t a widely offered feature, with Pix-Star’s frames offering arguably the best and most versatile web album feature.
With Pix-Star, you can sync photo albums from a dozen external sources including Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos & Drive, Flickr, Dropbox, and more. Once linked, set your web albums to automatically stay up to date each time you add new photos. You can link web albums to any of your Pix-Star frames to automate much of the photo-sharing process.
Can I watch Netflix on a digital frame with Wi-Fi?
Digital frames with Wi-Fi are designed to be a versatile substitute for having dozens of framed pictures, letting you browse through your favorite pictures in slideshows, send photos no matter where you are in the world, etc. Wi-Fi digital frames are not designed to replace your TV, smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They serve a completely different function.
While some digital frames can play videos (e.g., Pix-Star’s frames let you play 2-minute video clips), you can’t stream movies or TV shows, and there are no applications like Netflix, YouTube, etc.
Do Wi-Fi digital frames offer cloud storage?
Pix-Star’s digital frames with Wi-Fi offer free-for-life cloud storage for each Pix-Star frame you purchase. All incoming photos are backed up to the cloud automatically (except for photos from a connected USB/SD card). Pix-Star lets you manage cloud storage remotely via the web dashboard for your frame or multi-frame control group.
Note that some of the top digital frames with Wi-Fi charge monthly/annual subscription fees to unlock and expand features like cloud storage. Examples of these frames include Nixplay and Skylight, both of whom lock much of their cloud storage behind their “Plus” subscription paywall.