Looks like that price increase for Amazon Prime a while back is paying off ten-fold. Amazon has added yet another perk for those who decide to pay the annual membership for benefits like free two-day shipping, instant videos and music, and more. Prime members will now get unlimited photo storage for their Cloud Drive accounts.
Amazon stresses that any photo you uploaded — regardless of file or physical size — will not count toward your Cloud Drive storage limits if you’re a Prime member. In addition, any photos previously uploaded to your Cloud Drive account no longer count toward that limit.
You’re still limited to 5GB on the free Cloud Drive subscription for other types of files, but this added benefit for Prime members (the option for unlimited photo storage is not even available for non-Prime members) should be a welcome addition should you need a reliable place to store all your memories.
The service will have apps for Android, iOS, Windows and Amazon Fire devices to start, with support for Mac being added down the line. The mobile apps in particular will offer automatic image backups and uploads, and you’ll be able to view all your images on any of the devices it’s supported, including the Fire Phone, Fire TV and Kindle Fire HDX, your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, or even a games console. Not a bad alternative to Dropbox or Google Drive if all you care about are photos.