How to set up your brand new Nix­play Seed WiFi Cloud Frame with your PC/Laptop

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So you just received your Nix­play Seed pic­ture frame and are now look­ing for a quick and easy tuto­r­i­al to set it up?

You have come to the right place.

In this arti­cle, I will explain how to set up your Nix­play Seed using your com­put­er.

If you pre­fer to use the mobile app on your smart­phone instead, please have a look here.

Watch the video

Feel­ing lazy? Then watch my video of this arti­cle. It's not even five min­utes long and con­tains all you need to know (for Eng­lish sub­ti­tles click on "CC").

Still there? Here are all the steps in writ­ing.

Con­nect­ing to Wi-Fi and updat­ing

Con­nect your pic­ture frame to the pow­er sup­ply. It'll turn on and show this image.

Click the mid­dle but­ton of your remote con­trol, and your frame will start look­ing for avail­able wifi net­works. Pick yours using the arrow keys on the remote and con­firm with the mid­dle but­ton.

In these days, we are used to every­thing being a touch screen, but your Nix­play Seed frame is not one. Every­thing is done via remote con­trol.

Enter your pass­word with the arrow keys, and once you are done with it, hit con­nect.

The frame will now con­nect to your local wifi, and start a series of soft­ware updates includ­ing one or more reboots. Just let it run its course. You may even be asked to choose your local wifi again, but the pass­word will still be stored.

A short pro­mo­tion­al video will then greet you and final­ly, you will see the most impor­tant screen with a QR code and a ser­i­al num­ber for­mat­ted across four tabs.

Either take a pho­to of this screen or write it down. For the pair­ing of the frame with a com­put­er, you need the ser­i­al num­ber. The QR code is only need­ed should you do the pair­ing with a mobile phone.

Pair­ing the frame

Now go to nixplay.com and cre­ate an account. I already cre­at­ed one, so I am going to log in straight away.

This is the dash­board of your frame. You can see in the right area, how many pho­tos you have uploaded, playlists you have, and how many frames you have con­nect­ed.

Now the first thing we are going to do is go to "Frames" and pair your frame. Just enter the code in the four tabs that you have seen on your pic­ture frame.

The frame is now con­nect­ing, and you will also see it on the frame itself.

Last, give your frame a name, and a loca­tion if you like and check the time zone set­tings.

You can also acti­vate the motion sen­sor and the sleep sched­ule now, but I am going to show you this in the over­all set­tings win­dow.

The frame is now paired and online.

Upload­ing images and cre­at­ing a playlist

The Nix­play Seed frame does not store any images local­ly on an SD card but down­loads all images from the Cloud.

Let's click on the frame and upload some pho­tos to our Nix­play account.

You can see an emp­ty playlist that has been cre­at­ed by default. Now you can "add pho­tos"; choose "add pho­tos from my com­put­er".

In the playlist, you can man­u­al­ly sort your images by drag­ging the pho­tos to their loca­tion. If you use ran­dom play­back, the sort­ing order won't mat­ter to you. Here, you can also delete pic­tures.

And now, we have your first playlist.

Click on your frame and look at the set­tings. I am going to walk you through the main set­tings.

Frame and playlist set­tings

In the left half, you have all the frame set­tings, on the right, the playlist, and play­back set­tings.

In Play­back mode you can choose to play all pho­tos or just the lat­est ones, here you can define a time for the frame to wake up and go to sleep. If you want to use the motion sen­sor, you can set the time the frame should stay on after detect­ing move­ment. You can spec­i­fy what to do when the frame wakes up and acti­vate the clock when the screen is turned off.

On the right you have the playlist set­tings, Shuf­fle mode is acti­vat­ing the ran­dom mode. That's what I always use. You can show the clock on the frame in the low­er right cor­ner, and you can show cap­tions that you have added to images.

Then you have a whole lot of tran­si­tion types that you can choose from. You may want to set it to ran­dom to get start­ed and then lat­er be more spe­cif­ic. You can set the change fre­quen­cy between 5 sec­onds and one hour and dis­play the con­nec­tiv­i­ty sta­tus.

Save the set­tings before leav­ing.

You can change these set­tings direct­ly on your frame by click­ing on the cog wheel, the low­er right but­ton, of your remote con­trol.

You can allow friends to send you images via email and spec­i­fy if they are added to your playlists right away or if you want to review and add them man­u­al­ly lat­er.

And that's all there is. Enjoy your Nix­play Seed frame.