GoPro releases macOS desktop version of Quik app, launches $99 Premium service

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GoPro today announced the initial release of a macOS desktop version of its popular mobile app, Quik. 

GoPro announced the initial release of a macOS desktop version of its popular mobile app, Quik. GoPro also announced a new Premium+ $99.99 GoPro subscription tier offering additional features and benefits beyond the original $49.99 GoPro subscription tier, now known as “Premium.”

The Quik desktop app, available at no additional charge to GoPro subscribers, syncs with the Quik mobile app. Quik’s auto highlight editing feature ensures beginners can achieve pro-like results without any prior editing experience. GoPro subscribers also benefit from auto camera-to-cloud upload of their latest GoPro footage, unlimited cloud storage of their GoPro footage at original quality, auto highlight videos sent to their phones, intuitive cloud editing and media management tools, and more

The new $99.99 a year Premium+ subscription tier includes all of the above plus a “HyperSmooth Pro” video stabilization tool for advanced users and an additional 500GB of cloud storage for footage.

“Our new Quik desktop app syncs with our mobile app and cloud, making GoPro the ultimate content creation solution for beginners and advanced creators, alike,” says GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman. “Quik’s auto-editing experience represents a convenient starting point for new creators, and our more advanced editing tools and ongoing developments in AI and computer vision ensure pro-minded users will enjoy enhanced capability as we continue to update our apps.”

The initial release of Quik is available for macOS today and coming to Windows later this year.

GoPro subscribers and Quik app users can now pick between three subscription offerings.

1. GoPro Premium is the new name for what was previously known as the GoPro Subscription. It is available for $24.99 for first-time subscribers and $49.99/year upon renewal. It includes:

  • Unlimited cloud storage of GoPro footage
  • 25GB of footage captured with any camera
  • Synced mobile and desktop editing tools with Quik
  • Guaranteed camera replacement3
  • Up to 50% off accessories at
  • $100 USD off the next GoPro $399 MSRP or higher, upon annual subscription renewal
  • Auto upload to the cloud + app sync for on-the-go editing across devices
  • Auto highlight videos sent to your phone
  • Enhanced media management tools
  • Live streaming to and select social platforms
  • Access to private virtual Subscriber Sessions hosted by GoPro pro athletes and content creators
  • Earn double the GoPro Awards payouts —$500 reward for a selected photo and $1,000 for a video

2. GoPro Premium+ is a new subscription tier geared toward advanced creators. It is available as a $49.99 upgrade for existing GoPro subscribers and $99.99/year for first-timer subscribers and upon renewal. It includes all Premium benefits plus:

  • HyperSmooth Pro video stabilization
  • Up to 500GB of cloud storage for footage captured with any camera

3. A $9.99/year Quik subscription is available for non-GoPro users looking to use Quik mobile app as a premium video editing solution for their phone content. This tier includes:

  • Unlimited access to powerful, yet simple mobile editing tools
  • Auto edits
  • 47 photo and video filters
  • 15 Edit themes, including Urban, Memory, Travel, and Glitch themes
  • 300+ original music tracks
  • 150+ premium, royalty-free tracks

The Quik apps macOS, iOS and Android are free to download and use on a trial basis. A Windows version will be available later this year.