Android Apps

Qik details premium services…and they’re actually worth $4.99 a month

June 4, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



Qik has just released new details about the premium features of its live video streaming app that comes pre-installed on the Sprint HTC EVO 4G. Though a leaked Sprint memo raised a stink when people thought they’d have to pay $5 to use the video chat service, Qik has clarified that the charge is only for premium services. What are those premium charges?

Essentially, you’re paying Qik $4.99 for the privilege of getting unlimited video archiving, give group access to videos, leave unlimited video mail, and upload/share videos recorded with the EVO’s native (and superior) cameras. Take a look at this chart comparing standard features to premium. (click to expand)

Automatic downloads to your computer, unlimited live sharing to IM’s, and snapping photos while recording videos are also in the pipeline. These are actually things that I think people will deem worth buying.

Qik-to-Qik video chat will remain free, and premium features will be available until July 15.