New GoPro App Gives You Total Control of Your Camera from Your Smartphone


GoPro just released a new version of its app that has users everywhere excited at the possibilities. Everything from a live feed, to total control over settings, to social sharing capabilities have been built right in to really enhance the GoPro Hero experience.

Here’s a quick ad GoPro put together for the new app with help from surfers Alana Blanchard, Lakey Peterson and Camille Brady:

The ad doesn’t give much away, but don’t let that fool you. The app basically turns your smartphone into an incredibly capable GoPro remote and live view. All of your settings are adjustable from within the app (and we mean all); you can now browse through, sort and even delete all the photos and videos you’ve taken; and if you’ve got the GoPro mounted somewhere crazy, you can pull a live feed so you see exactly the angle you’re getting.

When it comes time to share your creations, you simply download the desired clip/photo to your phone and upload it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter — a much quicker and more convenient process than before.

Check out this short tutorial for a bit more detail on what all you can do:

The app is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, and can be downloaded for free from those respective app stores. To learn more about what the app can do, be sure to watch the embedded videos and pay a visit to the dedicated GoPro App webpage.

Or, if you’re more of a “jump in head first” sort of person, go ahead and update your GoPro Hero’s firmware, download the free app from the appropriate app store and get to shooting.

(via PopPhoto)

  • David Degnan

    I was very happy when my phone auto-updated the app, making me want to read the changelog and see these awesome additions. Before I thought I would have to update my GoPro, I tried the app and it forced closed several times. I updated the camera firmware and still had issue. I wrote a bad review in Google Play asking the devs to fix it, but then thought I should uninstall and re-install the GoPro app. I did and now everything works great! I updated my app review detailing this and I hope other users who had issue try this and find success. Yay GoPro! Even though in some ways they’e playing catch-up with the competition who already had these features. But GoPro implemented it well and I love it.

  • Jonathan

    Is there an exposure lock yet? Or manual control in the app? I’m sick of it over/under exposing all my shots based on how the sky looks!

  • Coyote

    Yeah, you got that right! Camera would be that much better if it did..