GoPro App

Control. View. Share.

Camera software update required to use new GoPro App features. Learn more and download update here.

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Control. View. Share.

The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera, and lets you do more with your GoPro content than ever before. Get full remote control of all camera functions—take a photo, start/stop recording and adjust settings. See what your camera sees with live preview for easy shot-framing. View photos and play back videos, then share your favorites via email, text, Instagram, Facebook® and more.1 Plus, use it to wirelessly update your HERO3+ camera software on the go for the latest features and best performance.2

Key Features

  • newUse the GoPro App to wirelessly update your HERO3+ camera software2
  • newUse the GoPro App to wirelessly update your camera Wi-Fi network name and password
  • newPreview video in near real-time with up to 4x faster3 live video preview for HERO3+ cameras
  • Full remote control of all camera functions
  • View photos and play back videos1
  • Copy photos and videos1 to your device, then share via email, text, Instagram, Facebook® or other app
  • Browse and delete files on the camera’s microSD card1

Control your camera remotely.

Use your smartphone or tablet as an ultra-convenient remote control for your GoPro. Quickly adjust camera settings, start/stop recording, switch modes, check your battery level and more. It's great for gear-mounted shooting where the camera is out of reach. Plus, live preview lets you see what your GoPro sees so you can frame your shots with confidence.

Control your camera remotely

View photos, play back videos

View photos, play back videos.

Don't wait until you're back home to see your content. Use the GoPro App to view photos and play back select videos captured with your camera. Check out your last run—on the chairlift. See your best wave once you're back on the beach. Plus, you can browse and delete content on your camera's memory card, freeing up space for more great footage.


Share your GoPro content.

Want to send that awesome shot you just captured to your buddies back home? Now you can copy photos and select videos from your GoPro to your smartphone or tablet, then share them via email, text, Instagram, Facebook and more. It's a great way to share the moment with friends near and far.

View photos, play back videos

View photos, play back videos

Keep your camera up to date.

Conveniently update your HERO3+ camera software on the go using your smartphone or tablet2 and the GoPro App—no computer, and no cables needed. It’s the quickest, easiest way to keep your GoPro up to date with the latest software for new features and optimal performance.


Footnotes:

  • 1Compatible with videos captured in select modes only. Content playback, sharing and access to the camera's memory card is not available on Windows Phone.
  • 2Available for iPhone®/iPad®/iPod touch® and Android™ devices only.
  • 3Optimized for iPhone® 5, Samsung Galaxy S® 4 and similar Android 4.2 devices. Actual results may vary.

Compatible GoPro Cameras

For iPhone®/iPad®/iPod touch®/Android:

  • HERO3+
  • HERO3 (requires camera software update, download here.)

  • HD HERO2 with Wi-Fi BacPac™(requires camera software update, download here.)

For Windows Phone®:

  • HERO3+ (remote camera control supported in select modes only)
  • HERO3 (requires camera software update, download here.)

  • HD HERO2 with Wi-Fi BacPac™(requires camera software update, download here.)

Compatible Mobile Devices

The GoPro App is compatible1 with the following smartphones and tablets:

iPhone/iPad/iPod touch/:
  • iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 (iOS 6)
  • iPod touch 4 (iOS 6)
  • iPad 2, 3, & mini (iOS 6)
Android:
  • HTC Thunderbolt and similar Android 2.3 & 4.x devices
  • Motorola Droid X2 and similar 4.x devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G and similar 4.x devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tablet and similar 4.x devices
  • Google Nexus 7 and similar 4.x devices
  • HTC One X and similar 4.x devices
Windows Phone 81:
  • Nokia Lumia 920, 920T and similar devices

What capture modes are compatible?

You can view your GoPro photos on virtually any smartphone or tablet. However, GoPro cameras can capture pro-level video resolutions and frame rates that most mobile devices aren't powerful enough to support. Because of this, only videos shot in select modes can be copied and played back in full resolution on most smartphones and tablets. See the chart below to learn what modes are compatible with your mobile device.

Shoot to share.

If you want to capture video specifically to play back and share instantly on your smartphone or tablet, shoot in a lower resolution/lower frame rate video mode such as 720p60 fps. These video modes are supported by a wide range of smart devices, and their smaller file size means they're easy to share via text or email, and upload to sites like Facebook and YouTube. Plus, they look great played back on your smartphone or tablet.

Shoot in pro-level modes, share in LRV.

If you want to shoot in a pro-level video mode not supported by your smart device, you can still copy, play back and share some of those videos in the LRV (Low Resolution Video) format. When shooting in certain pro-level modes, your GoPro records an additional LRV file along with the original high-resolution file. Because LRV files are smaller in size, they're perfect for viewing on your smartphone or tablet, and easy to share via email, text or social media sites. And since your camera captures the high-resolution file too, you'll have it for editing and creating professional quality videos.

Device + Capture Mode Compatibility

Capture Mode2 iPhone 5s iPhone 5c/5/4s & iPad 3/4/mini iPhone 4 & iPad 2 Android 4.1.23
Copy/Share/Playback Copy/Share/Playback Copy/Share/Playback Copy/Share Playback
Photos YES YES YES YES YES
1440p48 fps NO NO NO YES NO
1440p30 fps LRV Only LRV Only LRV Only YES NO
1440p24 fps LRV Only LRV Only LRV Only YES NO
1080p60 fps YES LRV Only LRV Only YES NO
1080p48 fps YES LRV Only LRV Only YES YES
1080p30 fps YES YES LRV Only YES YES
1080p24 fps YES YES LRV Only YES YES
1080p24 fps SuperView YES YES LRV only YES YES
1080p30 fps SuperView YES YES LRV only YES YES
1080p48 fps SuperView YES NO NO YES NO
720p48 fps SuperView YES YES LRV only YES YES
720p60 fps SuperView YES LRV only LRV only YES YES
720p100 fps SuperView YES NO NO YES NO
960p100 fps YES NO NO YES NO
960p48 fps YES YES LRV Only YES YES
960p30 fps YES YES LRV Only YES YES
720p120 fps YES NO NO YES NO
720p60 fps YES YES YES YES YES
720p30 fps YES YES YES YES YES
WVGAp240 fps YES NO NO YES NO
Key

YES: Your device supports copy, playback and sharing of these video files in their original, high-resolution format or the LRV (Low Resolution Video) format. Photos are available in two formats: original full resolution and low resolution.

NO: Your device does not support copy, playback and sharing of files captured in these modes.

LRV Only: Your device supports copy, playback and sharing of these files in the LRV (Low Resolution Video) format only.

Footnotes:

  • 1Compatibility varies by device. Content playback, sharing and access to the camera's memory card is not available on Windows Phone
  • 24K, 2.7K and Protune video files are not supported.
  • 3Compatibility for Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.1.2. Compatibility varies by device and operating system version. Compatibility not guaranteed for all devices.

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