Videos in Photostream

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by downingp, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. downingp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    One of the many features I was looking forward to with iOS7 was the ability for videos to show up in the Photostream album. For some reason though, when I took a video it didn't show up in my Photostream like my photos normally do. Did I not understand the keynote presentation when they announced iOS7 that you could now have videos in Photostream?
    Is there a setting or something I need to do to enable video sharing?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. duck33 macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2008
    I believe you have to share your photostream for videos to show up.
  3. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    I like the idea of how my photos from my iphone are automatically loaded into Aperture or iPhoto without doing anything. Is it possible for videos to do the same thing?
  4. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    it is called photostream not videostream so no, I would love this too but it does not do it
  5. Maverickster macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    That's accurate, except for the fact that they said it would in iOS7 and it doesn't. Much like the OP, I was looking forward to this as it would've meant I would never have to manually move videos to my server (which is where Photostream currently dumps). Guess not.
  6. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Videos only appear in shared photo streams
  7. portishead macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2007
    los angeles
    I think this would be cool, but that's a lot of data to be moving around. That could really affect battery life and I'm not sure the trade off is worth it. I just plug in and back my stuff up, takes 2 minutes a week. Maybe if we had the option to only select which videos were shared I'd like that.
  8. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2006
    I created a shared photostream hoping that would trigger the video to show up in iPhoto/Aperture without success. Oh well I suppose
  9. MonstaMash macrumors regular


    Dec 24, 2011
    Seems like Photo Stream is just for pictures. No way to make videos automatically appear. Maybe once Wi-Fi AC and LTE become mainstream everywhere, Apple will allow this. Personally, I'd rather just choose the videos I want to share manually, as it would be pretty battery intensive to always upload every video I took.

    Videos can be shared by creating an iCloud Stream (seems like they are phasing away from the 'Shared Photo Streams' terminology?). Videos appear to be limited to 5 minutes (maybe to save bandwidth?) but can be stored indefinitely and don't use up your iCloud storage limit.


    This will be probably be available in OS X Mavericks. Can anyone confirm? I noticed that when you try to share a video on iPhoto, it says it can only share photos.

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