Amazon has announced new unlimited storage plans for their Amazon Cloud Drive service. Users can choose either the Unlimited Photos Plan or Unlimited Everything Plan and only pay one flat fee per year. A free 3-month trial is available for customers to try either plan.
The two new plans are:
- Unlimited Photos Plan (free 3-month trial, then $11.99 per year—equivalent of less than $1 per month): Store an infinite number of photos in Cloud Drive without worrying about taking up space on phones, cameras, or other devices. Customers can upload existing collections and store all future photos taken. This plan also includes 5 GB of additional storage for videos or other documents and files.
- Unlimited Everything Plan (free 3-month trial, then $59.99 per year—equivalent of less than $5 per month): Store an infinite number of new and existing photos, videos, files, documents, movies, and music in Cloud Drive.
“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.”
Amazon Prime members and Amazon Fire device owners who already have unlimited photo storage as part of their memberships can also sign up for the new Unlimited Everything Plan, which will allow unlimited storage of files and videos in addition to photos. Existing Cloud Drive customers can change their plans now by logging into their accounts.
With the new offerings, Amazon Cloud Drive becomes a much more attractive alternative to other cloud storage services such as iCloud Drive, Dropbox, and Google Drive.