GoPro Subscription explained: what do you get, and is it worth it?

GoPro Subscription - using a GoPro underwater whilst snorkelling
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Should you get a GoPro Subscription? Previously known as GoPro Plus, this service has been around for a few years. The makers of the best action cameras have been pushing it hard and by November 2022 there were over two million members. But at the moment, at least, you can no longer get GoPro Hero11 and Hero10 Black cameras for a lower price if you also take out GoPro Subscription – as was recently the case. 

However, the GoPro Premium Subscription is still worth considering if you are buying, or already own, a GoPro. The membership scheme gives a number of very useful benefits - including a replacement service if your camera gets damaged, and a cloud-based back-up service for all our footage. And a carrot to attract new subscribers is that the first year's subscription is half-price.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.