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Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro for this fabulous giveaway! Read on about Artkick and enter to win the giveaway for $100 Amazon Gift Card and a Roku Streaming Stick!

Art is expensive and, in many cases, it can be difficult to find space in your home for it. After a while, you may become tired of looking at the same piece of art. You’ve already spent a fair amount of money on the piece so you don’t want to get rid of it either. Luckily, because of modern technology, there is a new, free choice available to you.

Artkick is a free iOS and Android app that lets you utilize your TV to stream a variety of art or photos rather than just sitting there blank. Users can choose from over ¼ million images, separated by category for ease of browsing and selection. From van Gogh’s Starry Night, to NASA’s Hubble images of deep space, to Ansel Adams landscapes and modern contemporary photography – Artkick has a selection that appeals to every taste! Maybe you’d prefer to see your favorite family pictures scrolling across the television; Artkiick can do that too! The app can easily pull all of your favorite photos from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug and Dropbox.

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So what do you need to do? To use Artkick follow these steps:

  • Download the Artkick mobile app from either app store. As I mentioned before, it’s free! You can download the mobile app from the iOS App store or the Android Google Play store. Think of this as your intelligent remote control. Now, you need to link it to your TV.
  • Connect your TV to the internet in one of two ways:
    • (1) directly if you own one of the supported brands of SmartTVs (specifically Sharp, Sony, LG, and Samsung TVs). If you have a smart TV from one of the previously mentioned brands, you can download the Artkick TV app from your TV’s app store directly.
    • (2) indirectly if your TV is not among the currently supported SmartTV brands using a small external device that can easily connect your TV to your wireless network. Google’s Chromecast ($35) or Roku’s Streaming Stick ($50) are great options.
  • When you start the Artkick app on your tablet or phone for the first time, you must set up a user account to stream images to your TV. A valid email address is all that is required.
  • Once you’ve set up a user account, the app will walk you through the process of linking the TV to your phone or tablet. Again, think of your phone or tablet as your remote control.

It’s as simple as that. Your otherwise blank TV is now the conversational piece at your next dinner party!

Find out more about Artkick by visiting their website. Then, make sure you “like” them on Facebook, then follow them on Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest as well.

ArtKick is sponsoring an amazing giveaway! They would like to give one lucky reader a brand new Roku Streaming Stick & a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

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This giveaway is open to residents of the US only who are 18 years of age or older, unless prohibited by law. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm EDT on August 18th, 2014 and a winner will be drawn randomly from all eligible entries received. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!

Disclosures: The participating bloggers have not been compensated for sharing this giveaway. Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Viva Veltoro and the participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of ArtKick. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest. For questions about this giveaway, please email thriftyniftymommy {at} yahoo.com.

Comments

  1. md kennedy says:

    I’d love to be able to see art from museums around the world! So much better than the fireplace or aquarium channels!

  2. isisthe12th says:

    I learned that Artkick brings endless art streaming free to anyone with an internet connected TV. The images you love appear on your wall easily and instantly. Information and content on the art you view is visible on your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to learn more about art every day.

  3. I love how images your love appear on the wall so easily and instantly. Also you can get information and content on the art to learn more about art. How great for teaching your children.

  4. While this seems like a beautiful idea…I think it is going the wrong direction for art sales as well as the electricity I would be wasting on something so trivial. I would rather buy some art from a local artist who could use the money than use this service.

  5. steve weber says:

    I learned how easy it is to obtain information for any piece of art.

  6. marywithrow says:

    It could be a very nice teaching tool for my children. I could use the art for learning trivia by using the museum app

  7. I was suprised at how much art you could access and what a learning oppertunity it would be for me with my granddaughter.

  8. I really love the idea of having art on my tv instead of seeing a black screen when it is off. Unfortunately, I have an old Plasma that gets really hot when left on, so until I get a new TV, this would not be a good idea in my home.

  9. Isabella T. says:

    I would love to have this in our home. Both my dear friend and my mother-in-law are great artists but there isn’t much room to put their pieces in our small apartment. This would be perfect.

  10. I like that you can create and share viewlists

  11. I mainly entered because of the card. I don’t have a smart phone.

  12. I like that you can get information, content, and learn about art.

  13. This seems like an easy, fun way to expose my children to art!

  14. I’d love to have Artkick to have on when we have parties or guests over, it’s a conversation piece and something is “on” without the distraction of TV.

  15. Seems interesting but don’t have a Roku TV so I’m not sure I could use it. I think it would be fun to see and learn about art and see all the pieces.

  16. Betsy Barnes says:

    I learned that you can control Artkick from your SmartDevice to allow beautiful artwork to be displayed on your TV. This would be really cool around the holidays to add to my decorations 🙂

  17. I learned that youcan display artwork on your ty.

  18. I learned that it is free and has over 1000 pieces of artwork to explore 🙂

  19. Our family would make good use out of this, because we are a homeschool family, but even if we weren’t, it would be amazing to have!

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