GoPro launches live-streaming service for GoPro Plus subscribers

GoPro HERO8 Black firmware update enables the GoPro to work as an HD Webcam with the macOS desktop utility, and as of today, with a Windows beta desktop utility, too.

GoPro, Inc. launched a high-quality live-streaming service, making it simple for GoPro Plus subscribers to live stream from their GoPro camera to The company also released new firmware for HERO8 Black adding HyperSmooth 2.0 High and Boost to more video settings and includes official webcam support for macOS. Windows support for GoPro Webcam is now in beta and available for download at

“We are really excited to offer high quality, simplified live streaming to GoPro Plus subscribers,” said Nicholas Woodman, founder and CEO, GoPro. “GoPro Plus subscribers can now live stream from their GoPro camera to their account at, text the live stream link to their family and friends, and boom … they’re live. We’re committed to delivering outsized value to the more than 400,000 GoPro Plus subscribers, with more exciting benefits coming later this year.”

Live streaming to is available for HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black, and MAX cameras, and adds to the list of valuable GoPro Plus subscription benefits, including unlimited cloud storage of GoPro footage at its original quality, no-questions-asked camera replacement, and up to 50% off GoPro’s mounts, accessories and all-new line of backpacks and travel bags. Subscriptions to GoPro Plus are available from at $4.99 a month or $49.99 annually.

GoPro also announced it has released new HERO8 Black firmware that adds HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilization to more video settings. The new HERO8 Black firmware also enables official GoPro Webcam support for macOS, elevating this mode from its previous beta status. For Windows users, the GoPro Webcam experience is now available with a beta version of GoPro Webcam desktop utility.