Take that serial number and head over to the Nixplay website.Click on Activate Frame in the upper right corner and follow the activation instructions.Each Nixplay unit comes with a free standard Nixplay account that allows you to upload photos, import photos from Facebook, Instagram, and Picasa Web albums, as well as accept photos via email (each Nixplay account has a custom email address).The free standard account is good for one frame, up to 5,000 photos, and 10 unique slideshows (essentially the Nixplay equivalent of categories/albums).
When you’re logged into your Nixplay account, all you have to do is click on Frames and then the specific frame you want to manage and you’ll see this panel: That’s every single adjustable option sans the Wi-Fi settings and the screen brightness.
At this point, you can return to the main Nixplay page and log into your account for the first time. On the left hand side of the screen you’ll have shortcuts to albums, slideshows, individual frames (these are the physical frames you’ve activated with the service), and general settings and subscriptions. On the right side of the screen you’ll have a list of all your slideshows.
Don’t be confused here by the fact that they named the sample photo album “Demo” and the sample slideshow “Demo”, albums and slideshows are separate things.
It’s perfectly reasonable to have a small fee when the bandwidth and storage demands go up. Let’s take a look at the setup required, how to send photos to the frame, and then get down to the good, the bad, and the verdict.
Setup is very straight forward and should take less than ten minutes (most of that time will be spent letting the device boot and update its software).
The Nixplay is the first Wi-Fi enabled digital picture frame from the Nix company (although their first networked offering, they’ve been in the digital picture frame business for quite awhile).