GoPro no longer supporting Windows phones

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Up till recently action camera maker GoPro provided pretty good support for Windows Phone, with their app updated regularly and supporting their latest cameras also.

The company even promised to update their app to support Windows 10 Mobile, saying on their support forums:

We already offer a GoPro App for Windows phones, and will want to do the same for the upcoming Lumia 950/950XL.

It may not be compatible on release of the new phones, but if it is not it will be one of the top priorities for the App team.

The was however in December last year, and with the last update in September last year it seems with the times GoPro’s priorities have also changed.

More recently, at the end of January 2016, a GoPro support member wrote:

Re: App on Windows 10 phones

Definitely sorry for the confusion. Please keep in mind that the previous post stating that we support Windows phones was back in the beginning of December of last year, and as is the nature of technology things change fast.

That being said, we definitely do offer legacy support for Windows phones. This means we will do all we can to help out in getting your phone and camera connected, but we will no longer adding updates and new features to the Windows platform.

You will also notice on our main webpage for the GoPro App, the Windows store is not longer an option to download the GoPro App:

http://shop.gopro.com/softwareandapp/gopro-app/GoPro-App.html#/start=1

I hope this clears up any confusion!

Cheers,

Blake

As can be seen above the company does indeed no longer advertise support for Windows Phones, even though their app remains available in the Windows Store.

GoPro has not been doing too well as a company in recent months, having missed earning expectations due to strong competition from other companies. It seems like GoPro’s other customers, Windows Phone users will soon also have to look elsewhere for their action camera needs, though it seems unfortunately there are precious few options available.

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