Amazon doesn't believe in limits, not anymore—not when it comes to storage space. The company has stripped Cloud Drive of its storage limitations. Now you can use the service to store as many files as you want for $59.99 a year.
To put this into perspective, Dropbox Pro charges $9.99 a month (or $99.99 a year) for 1TB of storage. To go unlimited, you need a business account. Google Drive is willing to go up to 30TB for general consumers, but it will cost you $299.99 a month. Microsoft hands out unlimited storage space, but only as part of an Office 365 subscription.
Amazon will continue to offer Prime members unlimited storage space for their photos, but now non-members can pay $11.99 a year to do the same. This lets them avoid paying the $99 annual fee it costs to get Amazon Prime. Unlimited Photos comes with 5GB of extra space to use for other content.
Prime members will continue to get unlimited photos, but they will have to pay separately if they want to save unlimited files of any type. The service works on standard Android devices, Amazon's Fire products, iOS, and PCs. Anyone can sign up for a 3-month free trial to test things out.
Amazon Cloud Drive Launches Unlimited Cloud Storage
Customers can choose between two convenient and affordable storage plans—Unlimited Everything or Unlimited Photos—and rest easy knowing their content is safe and accessible
Free 3-month trial available for customers to experience unlimited cloud storage of photos, videos, movies, music, and files
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2015-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced unlimited cloud storage with Amazon Cloud Drive—two new storage plans for customers to securely store their existing content collections and automatically upload endless amounts of new content, including photos, videos, movies, music, and files. With the unlimited plans, customers no longer need to worry about how much storage is needed to keep their content safe and secure—they 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:
- 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.”
Beginning today, customers can start experiencing unlimited cloud storage for free with a 3-month trial on either plan. Prime members and Fire device owners who already enjoy unlimited photo storage can choose to sign up for the Unlimited Everything Plan to store videos and files in addition to photos. Existing Cloud Drive customers can change their plans now by simply logging into their Cloud Drive accounts.
To learn more about Amazon Cloud Drive and the Unlimited Cloud Storage plans, please visit http://amazon.com/clouddrive.