November 5, 2014
Amazon is now offering Prime users unlimited cloud photo storage as the eCommerce giant looks to bolster its membership numbers.
Dubbed Prime Photos, the new feature enable Prime members to securely store existing photo collections and automatically upload new photos. They will be able to access them anytime from nearly any device at no cost.
“This time of year in particular, families are capturing thousands of photos of holiday parties, family gatherings and opening presents,” Amazon Prime vice-president Greg Greeley. “With free unlimited photo storage, we’re providing one more reason for members to use Prime every day. Prime has always allowed members to conveniently save time and save money, and now with Prime Photos they can save memories too.”
Prime Photos will now enable Prime members to upload photos from virtually any type of device: iOS or Android, Fire tablets and Fire phone, and Mac and Windows computers.
Photo collections can also be accessed using Amazon Fire TV, the Fire TV Stick, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and select LG and Samsung smart TVs.
Prime Photos also allows users to add images to Cloud Drive in their original version to avoid losing their full resolution.
Amazon Prime, a shipping and video-streaming service, was launched in the U.S. in 2005 to offer free two-day shipping on millions of items to its members. It also offers unlimited instant streaming of more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video and a selection of more than 500,000 books that can be borrowed for free from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
Prime Photos is available only to U.S. Prime members. To get the new feature, visit www.amazon.com/primephotos.
Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.