Amazon just announced two new unlimited cloud storage plans for Amazon Cloud Drive, which let users store an endless amount of photos, videos, movies, music, and other files. Amazon users will be able to choose from either the Unlimited Photos Plan for $11.99 per year or the Unlimited Everything Plan for a reasonable $59.99 per year, with a free three-month trial period available for each plan if you just want to try it out.
Unlimited files in Amazon Cloud Drive
The smaller tier is called the Unlimited Photos Plan, and as the name suggests allows unlimited photos to be stored on Amazon Cloud Drive, with up to 5 GB of extra space for videos, documents and any other file. The more expensive Unlimited Everything Plan provides unlimited storage with no restrictions, so you can store absolutely anything you want there.
Amazon Prime Members are already given the Unlimited Photos Plan for free.
“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, the 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 new unlimited cloud storage plans make Amazon Cloud Drive very attractive compared to other services such as iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox. Apple does not currently provide an unlimited iCloud storage plan, instead giving customers options of 20 GB, 200 GB, 500 GB or 1 TB between $0.99 and $19.99 per month.
Google and Microsoft also have limits on the amount of storage you get, though Dropbox offers unlimited storage to business customers. The move may prompt these other companies to rethink their cloud storage strategy, so we may well see unlimited plans being offered from them in the not-so-distant future.