Stock photo giant Getty Images has launched a new mobile application called Stream, free for iPhones and iPads updated to iOS 8. Getty Images Stream is introduced as their first consumer app in which allows users to access the company’s vast library of news, sport, and entertainment images. Users will be able to curate photos within the app, and share photos non-commercially on social media and blogs using Getty’s earlier implemented embed feature.
Aimed to be used by the everyday person, Stream is a simple app with straightforward functionality. You can search for content, save favorites to your profile, share photos through connected apps such as Twitter or Facebook, and copy embed code for use on a blog or webpage. The app also works with any AirPlay enabled devices such as the Apple TV to play slideshows of curations or searches.
It’s been interesting to watch Getty Images develop as a company, from watermarks and strictly paid usage, to essentially free shareable content. What’s your take on Getty’s latest move with this app? Are they being fluid in changing times or are they setting a bad example for the industry?
Getty Images Stream is free and available now in the App Store for devices running iOS 8.
[Via The Next Web]