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Amazon Cloud Drive Now Includes Unlimited Cloud Storage Plans

Amazon on Thursday announced two new unlimited cloud storage plans for Amazon Cloud Drive, enabling users to store an endless amount of photos, videos, movies, music, and files. Amazon users can choose either the Unlimited Photos Plan for $11.99 per year or the Unlimited Everything Plan for $59.99 per year, with a free three-month trial available for each plan for customers that want to try the service.

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The lower-tier Unlimited Photos Plan allows for an unlimited number of photos to be stored on Amazon Cloud Drive, alongside up to 5GB of additional storage for videos, documents and other files. The more expensive Unlimited Everything Plan allows for unlimited storage of photos, videos, files, documents, movies and music with no restrictions. Amazon Prime members are already provided with an Unlimited Photos Plan at no additional cost.
“Most people have a lifetime of birthdays, vacations, holidays, and everyday moments stored across numerous devices. And, they don’t know how many gigabytes of storage they need to back all of them up,” said Josh Petersen, Director of Amazon Cloud Drive. “With the two new plans we are introducing today, customers don’t need to worry about storage space—they now have an affordable, secure solution to store unlimited amounts of photos, videos, movies, music, and files in one convenient place.”
The addition of unlimited cloud storage makes Amazon Cloud Drive a more competitive alternative to other cloud storage services such as iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox. Apple does not offer unlimited iCloud storage, providing customers with tiered storage options of 20GB, 200GB, 500GB or 1TB for between $0.99 and $19.99 per month. Google and Microsoft also have capped storage plans, while Dropbox offers unlimited storage to business customers only.



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54 months ago
I know Amazon and Apple have different business models but Apple should get their storage tiers to 2015 standards: 10GB of free storage for iCloud and no 16GB flagship devices.

The 5GB of storage we got was back in 2011 and we didn't have Retina iPads/Macs or 240fps slow-motion video. Times & devices have changed but not Apple's cloud storage.
Rating: 42 Votes
54 months ago
and here we are getting 5GB of free storage to backup a phone that cost us like 800+ bucks.

I've been using amazon Flickr and dropbox to back up my photos. works like a charm. iCloud Photo is too confusing and expensive
Rating: 22 Votes
54 months ago
I seriously wish Apple would use their billions of nanodollars and just offer free unlimited online storage already. The longer they hold out the more chance people will migrate away from their photo ecosystem.
Rating: 20 Votes
54 months ago
Unlimited?

'Unlimited' storage? Challenge accepted.

Hope this isn't like my 'Unlimited' bandwidth at my hosting provider or 'Unlimited' data my ISP promises.

Nothing is really 'Unlimited'...
Rating: 13 Votes
54 months ago

and here we are getting 5GB of free storage to backup a phone that cost us like 800+ bucks.

I've been using amazon Flickr and dropbox to back up my photos. works like a charm. iCloud Photo is too confusing and expensive


yeah, given you pay more for each storage size of the phone, you should get enough space to back up the phone's drive with each purchase.
Rating: 12 Votes
54 months ago
Nice. Another move by Amazon that is not intended to create actual current profit. But they will continue to corner the market in giving stuff away at large scale.
Rating: 8 Votes
54 months ago
suddenly prime has a value for me...apple...any response?
Rating: 7 Votes
54 months ago
This is a new move for Amazon.

Why not just include it in Prime and increase the price of Prime? That's been your mojo prior to this.
Rating: 6 Votes
54 months ago
The biggest thing stopping me switching from dropbox is app integration. Lots of stuff works with dropbox out-of-the-box. Hardly anything has Amazon drive support.
Rating: 6 Votes
54 months ago
My complaint with this service is that it's NOT like Copy or DropBox, or even iCloud with synced folders that automatically upload anything in it to the cloud and sync to all your devices. It appears that you have to manually upload files via the desktop app.

I don't know this for certain, because they tell you absolutely nothing about the app or the way it works on the site, and I'm not signing up for a service just to see how it works.

So essentially, this (again I say) appears to be nothing more than an FTP site. I already have unlimited storage with my website, so I can fire up Transmit and back up all my files manually if I wanted to do that. For that matter, since it doesn't appear to be automatic, it's just much faster and cheaper to buy a large external storage drive and backup to that. I can store that drive off site if I wish, and I don't have privacy issues or the ridiculous slow upload/download times for massive amounts of files.
Rating: 6 Votes

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