GoPro adds mobile cloud backup to its Plus subscription service

Whether the action cam business can alone sustain the GoPro business (in light of the recent Karma drone program shutdown) is going to at least rely on them continuing to dominate it and find new revenue streams within it. Part of this strategy will be continuing to refine the company’s $4.99 per month subscription service, GoPro Plus. Today, the company is announcing a new change to the service which should reduce the friction of freeing up space on your camera and getting your footage into the cloud.

One of the Plus’s biggest selling points, its no questions asked return policy for getting newer GoPro models replaced, obviously has strong appeals for the more extreme users who are pushing the limits of the hardware. In addition to discounts on accessories and better phone support, the big appeal for more mainstream consumers has largely centered on the automatic storage space the company allows, which gives users unlimited photo storage and space for about 35 hours of video footage.

In the past this has only been possible through connecting the GoPro to your computer and uploading that way, next month the company will let users do all of this wirelessly through the GoPro app. The company’s top-of-the-line GoPro Hero6 Black brought 5ghz Wi-Fi support which sped up the still incredibly lengthy upload times, this 3x improvement brings a lot more utility to this feature even though you’ll still have to be patient.

The feature arrives for Plus subscribers on iOS on February 20 and comes to Android in the spring.

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