Nixplay and Roo

Unlocking my camera feed with the NIXPLAY Iris WiFi Smart Digital Photo Frame

March 13, 2019

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As a mum and as a blogger I take 100s of photos. It’s something I like doing and a way to help document our family life. However, once I’ve taken these photos, looked through them and plucked out a couple that I choose to share on social media. The rest of them are simply moved to a file within my Google Drive. Where they might get a quick search through when I am looking for a particular photo or a snapshot from a place that we visited.

It does make me question why I do this. All those wonderful memories, adventures and fun times hidden away in the ‘cloud’, rather than being on display.

Now I could choose at least one photo from the day trip, holiday or month to display in a traditional photo frame around the house. However, I never remember to print photographs off as it means changing the paper in my printer – which always feels like so much hassle. Then of course, if I did do this through the year and have at least 12 photos (one for each month), I’d soon run out of space to display them – plus don’t get me started on having to dust them all.

This is where the NIXPLAY Iris WiFi Smart Digital Photo Frame comes into play. Helping me display the photos I take by simply uploading them via my smartphone or computer.

NIXPLAY Iris WiFi Smart Digital Photo Frame

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Always connected so you never miss a moment

Nixplay Iris is the simple way to get in touch with your photos. Friends and family can share their photos to your frame or, pair up to 5 frames on the same account and enjoy your family memories together, anywhere in the world. Photos can be shared via the Nixplay Mobile App for iPhone & Android, or emailed to a dedicated, secure Nixplay email address.

Bring the whole family together to share special memories – even when you’re miles apart.

What’s Included?

  • 8 inch WiFi Cloud Frame
  • Remote Control
  • Power Supply
  • Multi-adapter (US, EU, UK)
  • Power Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
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Key Features

  • Nixplay Mobile & Web App: Allows you view and manage the photos on your frame wherever you are; Capture moments and display them instantly using the Mobile App, or email them directly to your electronic photo frame
  • Nixplay Iris Light Sensor: Designed to fit any home environment intelligently, the Nixplay Iris will dim and brighten its panel to best display photos according to your ambient light level.
  • Sound Sensing: The Nixplay Iris Activity Sensor turns the frame on when it detects sound in the room to show your most recent photos and switches itself off when it’s quiet.
  • Innovative Cable Stand:
  • Stunning design lies at the heart of Nixplay. With 3 premium silk metal finishes and a unique cable stand, the Nixplay Iris is a stylish addition to any home.
  • 10GB Free secure cloud: Storage for thousands of photos displayed on this digital photo frame; Use the free remote control or the App to shuffle images and choose photo transitions
  • Connect your social media photos: Access all your favourite photos on Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr & Google Photos, or upload new ones to create dedicated playlists on the safe & secure free Nixplay App. Turn it On/Off using Alexa
  • Private photo & video sharing: This digital picture frame is the unique gift guaranteed to bring a smile to loved ones; Share memories instantly and allow friends and family to share photos to your Frame from anywhere in the world
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How to set up the NIXPLAY Iris WiFi Smart Digital Photo Frame

Unboxing the NIXPLAY Iris I was surprised to see so few pieces and instructions. The idea being that it is a plug in, connect to WiFi and off you go. I did have some issues getting my frame to pair with the app on my smartphone. Although the Nixplay customer service team were really helpful and it sorted for me straightaway.

  1. Plug in the NIXPLAY Iris WiFi Smart Digital Photo Frame and switch on using the remote control
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to connect to your Wifi
  3. Download the Nixplay App onto your smartphone or tablet
  4. Enter the frame serial number that will appear once connected to your WiFi into the Nixplay App to pair the devices
  5. Once paired you are able to make ‘playlists’ (photo albums) using photos from your phone, Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr & Google Photos
  6. You can then select which ‘playlists’ you wish to show on the frame
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Unlocking my camera feed

Given the amount of photos I take on the average day out (at least 100 on a slow day) I only tend to upload the highlights of our adventures to social media so that friends and family can see what we’ve been up to. Whilst I still love the rest of the photos, I struggle with showcasing them. The kids will scroll through them every now and again on my phone but generally they never really get appreciated as they should do.

Adding the NIXPLAY Iris WiFi Smart Digital Photo Frame has unlocked my camera feed. Allowing me to quickly and easily share all the photos I’ve snapped whilst we were away at the weekend enjoying Merlin Passholder Days at Chessington World of Adventures and Legoland Windsor. Not only does this allow us to appreciate the photos as the frame changes from one to the next. But enables Mr Boo who wasn’t able to come with us at the weekend catch up with the fun we had.

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One of the features I haven’t utilised but really love the sound of is the ability to send photos to other frames. So any family members with Nixplay digital frames would be able to receive and play new photos that I sent over to them (subject them being connected to a WiFi connection). I love this feature as like many families nowadays we don’t live close by to our families so this is a great way to share our family life and adventures with them.

Where to buy the NIXPLAY Iris WiFi Smart Digital Photo Frame

The NIXPLAY Iris WiFi Smart Digital Photo Frame is available in a choice of three frame colours – Silver, Burnished Bronze and Peach Copper. Available to buy from Amazon.

  • iain maciver March 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    family times

  • Susie Wilkinson March 13, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I’d have a mixture of pet, family and friends

  • John Prendergast March 13, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    pictures of my family and pets

  • Sarah Roberts March 14, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Mixture of family pictures, kids growing up and Grandaughters it would be lovely to see them all together

  • Tracy Nixon March 14, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Family and pet photos x

  • Helen Best March 14, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Family pictures

  • S Edwards March 14, 2019 at 6:29 am

    My family and our dog xxx

  • Jo m welsh March 14, 2019 at 6:46 am

    It would be family pictures because it’s lovely to be able to see them rather than stuck on a camera or phone

  • Emma Walters March 14, 2019 at 6:55 am

    lots of pic of the kiddies x

  • Donna Loxton March 14, 2019 at 8:16 am

    I would display photos of my family and friends.

  • Kelly Knowles March 14, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Has to be last summertime photos with my four little ones, remind them what fun we had and going do again this summer!

  • Laura Banks March 14, 2019 at 10:14 am

    family holidays

  • Ursula Hunt March 14, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I would have family pictures, I love the idea of a changing view so I get enjoyment from seeing them all

  • charlotte isobelle March 14, 2019 at 10:40 am

    it would be lovely to put family photos on there!

  • Catherine Bullas March 14, 2019 at 11:14 am

    I’d have photos of my 5 kids and also holiday photos.

  • Nigel Soper March 14, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Wedding Photos

  • Troy Easton March 14, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    I would have pictures of my family on it.

  • Georgina Prince March 14, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    I have so many photos of my little boys i would defo use them if i won x

  • Annabel Greaves March 14, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I would love to add my favourite family photos x

  • Karen Langridge March 14, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    I would love to have a selection of our Florida holiday last year! Would be lovely to see the pictures keep changing! x

  • Helen Tovell March 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I would let my daughter use it for all her loved up photos with her first boyfriend

  • Marycarol March 14, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Family and friends and our holidays x

  • Erica Dittman March 14, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    I would put pictures of my family friends holidays and special occasions

  • Mellissa Williams March 14, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    My mum would love that photo frame. It looks like a cool piece of kit. A Mother’s Day gift perhaps

  • S. Otoole March 14, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    My beautiful 8 week old granddaughter, could look at her all day

  • Steven Carroll March 14, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Pictures of my family

  • Angela treadway March 14, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Private photo & video sharing sounds superb x

  • Lisacomp March 14, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I would have picture of my lovely family, there are always too many lovely pictures to pick from 🙂

  • Solange March 14, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Family and pet photos.

  • Ellen Stafford March 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    My family photos

  • Christopher Michael March 14, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Most of them would be of my daughter

  • Tracy Clark March 14, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    My young son sitting next to spring flowers

  • Jo Richards March 14, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I have loads of my children that I would love to display but dont have enough room or frames so this would be perfect.

  • Sheena Batey March 14, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    All of my Instagram photos. It would be lovely to see them displayed on a bigger screen

  • Dawn Samples March 14, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Pictures of my children x

  • KEV C March 14, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I’d put pics of my favourite singers and bands on mine 🙂

  • Adrian Price March 14, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    my daft,but very loveable dog sandy

  • Jenny March 14, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    What a lovely idea, I definitely need to do this with my photos

  • Margaret GALLAGHER March 14, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Our family

  • Christine Lockley March 14, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Pictures of our holidays over the years – some great memories made

  • Charlie Fellows March 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    photos of the family.

  • andrea tinkler March 14, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    My grand children and pets and i might put one in of my hubby x

  • Teresa Lee March 14, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Family pics

  • Corinne Henson March 14, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Holiday snaps

  • Kevin Honey March 14, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Mostly my granddaughters

  • Kevin000 March 14, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    My granddaughters

  • Nikki Stewart March 14, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I’d have pictures from our Caribbean Cruise last year x

  • Hannah Wilding March 15, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Mostly holiday photos so we can reminisce

  • Doreen Brady March 15, 2019 at 8:25 am

    I’d display my family and friends and all the good times we have had.

  • Caroline Tinsley March 15, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    I like birdwatching and nature in general, so I’d use it to display those photos. Definitely not all the photos of my dinner that are on my camera roll!

  • Natalie Burgess March 15, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    My baby boy, little girl and four cats xx

  • Julia Kerr March 15, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Photos of family and friends who don’t live close enough for me to see as often as I’d like

  • Christopher Read March 15, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I’d display photos of family holidays and landscapes of places I’ve visited

  • Margaret Clarkson March 15, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Family holidays.

  • janine atkin March 16, 2019 at 8:06 am

    id features pictures of my son and my dogs

  • Rich Tyler March 16, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Photos of my 2 boys

  • Geri Gregg March 16, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    I’d play a slideshow of my my favourite photos of my baby boy 🙂

  • twirlywhirly March 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    My grandchildren ❤️ The main stars ✨

  • ADEINNE TONNER March 16, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    I think it would have to be photos of my family

  • Mark Barlow March 16, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    A mixture of our cheeky chappie two year old son and his adoring sister. Family moments

  • Fiona jk42 March 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I would love to have a mixture of pictures of our son, daughter and granddaughter, as well as vacation snaps.

  • Elizabeth Smith March 16, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    summer holidays, in the hopes I feel a little sunnier

  • Rachael Mccadden March 17, 2019 at 11:36 am

    photo of the family

  • Christina Palmer March 17, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Family photos. My Children, Grandchildren and our dog as well as extended family and friends

  • Ruth Harwood March 18, 2019 at 8:19 am

    I’d take a load of pictures on our weekend trips, and of course some of family and our two mischievous kitties!

  • Gemma Hendry March 18, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    pictures of my three year old daughter and family would feature on the frame

  • Kelly Wheelhouse March 18, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    I would love to display photos from family holidays and pictures of my little boy

  • Diane Carey March 18, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I lost my husband at the end of august. So I would feature a lot of photos of him for my one yr old granddaughter to remember him by. I have some wonderful photos of both of them. She hasn’t forgotten him

  • Michelle Carlin March 19, 2019 at 8:01 am

    I’d use pictures of family & friends and give it to my Mum.

  • Helen Adams March 19, 2019 at 11:37 am

    I’d use my favourite family photos x

  • Amanda tanner March 19, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    All m friends from around the world I don’t see anymore

  • Rennene Hartland March 20, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    my family and friends and my cat lol

  • katrina walsh March 20, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Id use my sons recent graduation ceremony

  • Lisa Wilkinson March 22, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Family holiday photos

  • David Weiner March 23, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Family and friends

  • Caroline March 23, 2019 at 8:26 am

    I’d show all the pictures of my children growing up

  • Helen Belton March 23, 2019 at 8:29 am

    My pets 🙂

  • Rachel Butterworth March 24, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Photos of my dog (and my nephews and nieces, if there is room).

  • Lorna Ledger March 24, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Gorgeous, love that you can control from your smartphone

  • Alison March 24, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Pictures of my family and dog, love it can be controlled from your phone

  • JULIE WARD March 24, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Most probably my grandchildren

  • Susan Smith March 25, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Family members

  • Tess D March 26, 2019 at 10:48 am

    holiday photos of the family x

  • Peter Nickson March 26, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Pictures of my children

  • Jessica Powell March 26, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I’d have loads of pictures of my daughter 🙂

  • Ann Skamarauskas March 27, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Road trips with my daughter and holidays with my mum

  • James Travis March 27, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    My holiday pictures

  • Ian Campbell March 27, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Family photos of loved ones – so that memories which are timeless, would remain timeless! 🙂

  • Jemma Dwyer March 27, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    my family 😀

  • Ema J Lowe March 27, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    pictures of my 6 children

  • HELEN DEGIOVANNI March 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    holiday photos! love them – so many memories

  • Rebecca Whatmore March 29, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Some of our wedding, honeymoon and pets

  • Sylvia Paul March 29, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Holiday photo’s, family and pet photo’s

  • Susan Willshee March 29, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I have a rare form of epilepsy where every time I have a seizure another slice of my memory is wiped.

    Everywhere we go we take lots of photos so that I can keep reminding myself of things we have done. So I’d watch the photos from a month ago because that’s about the limit to me remembering things without prompting

  • carol boffey March 30, 2019 at 11:18 am

    my son

  • Phil Lymer March 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    My British Superbike shots

  • Sheri Darby March 30, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    All the photos we take on holidays and days out

  • Lynn Neal March 30, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    I would have photos of my five lovely grandchildren!

  • Stephen Little March 30, 2019 at 3:59 pm


  • Selena Longworth March 30, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Photos of my little 3 and lots of rainbows 🙂

  • Sophie Roberts March 30, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Our recent holiday pictures

  • Jasmine Pope March 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    My daughters pictures from her recent university unit

  • Niki Wardle March 30, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I would share all the latest family photos with my nana, she doesn’t do Facebook so she offen misses out seeing pictures

  • paula cheadle March 31, 2019 at 12:20 am

    photo’s of my family and pets

  • Natalie Gillham March 31, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Photos of my daughters xx

  • Geoff Hibbert March 31, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Pictures of our pet dog

  • Helen Arlow March 31, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Old family photos, its lovely to look back at memories x

  • Nicola Marshall March 31, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Photos of our family holidays.

  • Tracy B March 31, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Family and pets

  • Edward Guerreiro March 31, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Right now, it would be photos of my new baby niece, who was born on the 25th.

  • Pauline Black March 31, 2019 at 11:57 am

    I would use pictures of my two grandsons!

  • John Mcgovern March 31, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    I would put pictures of special moments with my daughteres.

  • laura stewart March 31, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    pictures of my daughter x

  • MichelleD March 31, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Our holiday snaps from last year would be the first thing to go on!

  • Kate Davies March 31, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Photos of my son, family and our cats.

  • Kim Neville March 31, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    photos of my kids and our holidays

  • Sarah Morris March 31, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Photos of my family and friends

  • Mandy Doherty March 31, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Photos of my ten grandchildren

  • Sian Buckingham March 31, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    If I had one of these I’d put pictures of my children on it!

  • Tee Simpson March 31, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Pictures of my kids at christmas I think

  • Catherine Gregory March 31, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Pictures of my 17 month old and how he’s grown

  • Kerry H March 31, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    I’d show photos of my toddler and our outings.

  • Karen T March 31, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    My animals and my kids!

  • Michelle Ptak June 18, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Family memories x

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