What is Artkick?


Artkick transforms Internet-connected TVs into large interactive picture frames you control with your smartphone or tablet. You can display stunning works of art from the world’s top museums, along with magnificent photographs…even your own! And now, Artkick’s excited to offer Entertainment, Sports and News subscriptions to best-in-class photography featuring Getty Images, the premiere provider of imagery to the world’s most influential websites, newspapers, magazines, films and television shows.

How much does Artkick cost?

Artkick’s basic service is free and includes access to over a half million images. Artkick also offers an optional subscription to receive all of Getty Images ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, and NEWS images for only $4.99/month. These give you instant access to photos of celebrity events, sporting events and breaking news.

How to subscribe to Artkick’s premium service featuring Getty Images

Get the ENTERTAINMENT BACKSTAGE PASS, the SPORTS PASS, and the NEWS PRESS PASS all for only $4.99 per month. Begin your 7-Day FREE Trial today to enjoy and evaluate this spectacular premium imagery. GET STARTED HERE

What happens after the 7 day Free Trial?

After 7 days, your Premium Artkick service will automatically begin. If you choose to cancel prior to the end of the 7 day trial, your PayPal account will not be charged.

What is the relationship between Getty Images and Artkick?

The two companies have come to an agreement. Artkick now offers subscriptions featuring Getty Images which provide unique high-definition, in-home access to their world class photography and imagery.

How do I get started?

It’s easy to get started right now. Simply download our app from the App Store or Google Play™. Artkick is available as both iOS and Android apps. Just click the appropriate button at the bottom of the page.

What if I don’t have a Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or an Internet connected Smart TV?

Artkick has a full screen view for images. This means you can try Artkick even if you don’t yet have one of our supported TV devices. You can install Artkick on your IOS or Android device and enjoy our growing collection of images. If you have a tablet, the experience is even better. You can also use a browser on any PC or MAC to act like an Internet connected TV.  We also plan to support additional TVs. Stay tuned! Of course, nothing compares to seeing these images up on a large TV screen.

How do you choose the art? Can users offer suggestions?

Our Chief Content Officer along with a team of advisors reviews the images and creates “curated” ViewLists. Some of us are artists, art collectors and gallery owners, while others have background in interior design and new media.

The paintings and photographs come from collections all over the world—some will be familiar to you, but we also hope to introduce you to art and images that you have never seen before. You can check out our Top Ten Most Important Artworks on the app itself.

And with Artkick, you can create and share your own top ten lists. We encourage suggestions—you can tell us what kinds of images you would like to see on your television screens by clicking here.

How can I use Artkick at home?

You can view the photographs and art for a few hours, a few days, or a year. Users control how long they want to see an image and what they want to see.

If you are entertaining at home and want to create a certain mood or theme, you could choose a ViewList and have the images change as often as every 30 seconds. Recently, one of our users hosted a dinner party in which she projected colorful photographs of food and wine from a Lifestyles ViewList. Another user hosted a fundraiser for an environmental group and showed his guests dramatic black and white Ansel Adams photographs of America’s national parks.

Some users, who may be thinking about buying a painting or photograph, use Artkick to test out colors, designs, and themes. They may want to buy a reproduction of the image displayed or they may be considering a similar style. Artkick lets you experiment digitally rather than moving heavy pieces of art around your house.

Last but not least, there’s Artkick—the game. You can project images on your TV screen and ask players to identify the images. You may have seen this done on the popular American game show Jeopardy, and many of us remember the board game Trivial Pursuit. Now you can control the images and the competition. This works great with kids, too.

Are you using Arkick at home in a different way? You can share your ideas, here.

How can I use Artkick at work?

Artkick can help you to design or enhance a space or to create a mood, whether you are at work or at home. Realtors and home owners who want to “stage” a home for sale, can use Artkick to project art and images in any room of the home to appeal to different potential buyers.Hospitals and medical offices can use images to create a calming effect.

Restaurants and party planners can use images to enhance the ambience. And Artkick can be used in a wide range of educational settings. Artkick’s base service images can be displayed on any TV as they are public domain. However, images that are part of the Artkick Premium Getty service cannot be displayed in public spaces. Tell us how you using Artkick at work. We’d love to know.

How can I share Artkick images with others?

Just tap the “Share” button below the image you wish to share. You can share your favorite images via Facebook, Twitter, Messaging, and by email.

Can I post my own photos on Artkick?

Artkick supports importing images from Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, SmugMug and Dropbox. We plan to add other online photo sites over time.

I have an Apple TV. Can I use it to display Artkick images?

Yes, Artkick supports Airplay mirroring to an Apple TV.  Check out how here.

As Artkick grows and evolves, what other features can we expect to see?

We are working on better ways for you to share and review your photographs and art with others. We hope to work with new and emerging artists to help them show and sell their work via Artkick. And we are adding videos prepared by art historians and experts that show and tell you more about what you are seeing. A recent focus group has started experimenting with Artkick—the Game. We’d love to hear your ideas.

What is the additional TV power consumption if I display art on my TV all the time?

Modern flat panel TVs use a relatively small amount of electricity; they are much more energy efficient that previous TVs.

TV manufacturers have done a good job of managing TV power so that the operating costs have drastically been reduced. Since 2011, TV manufacturers have been required to have an Energy Guide label estimating how much it costs to run per year.

The costs can be anywhere from $6 per year for a 32-inch LED TV to $38 per year for a 65-inch plasma. So the range is about 50 cents per month to $3.18 per month, depending on the size of the TV and the cost of electricity in your area.