What you need to know

  • Nixplay Seed Wave digital photo frame can now stream Spotify music.
  • The digital picture frame has surprisingly good speakers.
  • Spotify works through Spotify Connect and Wi-Fi rather than relying on Bluetooth audio.

The Nixplay Seed Wave digital picture frame can now stream music using Spotify Connect. The digital picture frame already supported streaming audio using a Bluetooth connection, but now users can stream music directly through the speakers on the frame using its Wi-Fi connection.

The digital picture frame has a dual-speaker setup on the back of the frame. The speakers are 5W and are surprisingly loud. In our review of the Nixplay Seed Wave we found the speakers to be impressive, delivering full audio. Although the speakers are on the back of the frame, the audio was not distorted or muffled.

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Spotify Connect works with the Nixplay Seed Wave similarly to any other device that supports the feature. Once the frame connects to a Wi-Fi network, you can select it as a device to play music using any other device connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Photo frame with great speakers

Nixplay Seed Wave

Colorful display and impressive speakers

Nixplay's Seed Wave adds dual 5W speakers to the back of a digital picture frame. The speakers can fill a room and now work with Spotify Connect.

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