Great news for fans of photos! There’s now a place to store all of your photos for free, so long as you’re an Amazon Prime member. Yesterday Amazon announced Prime Photos, free unlimited photo storage as a brand new benefit for its Prime members. With unlimited storage, you can store all of your full resolution photo files without having to worry about running out of space.
How to Use Prime Photo Storage
Prime Photos is available to Amazon Prime members to share unlimited photos in Amazon’s Cloud Drive service.
Storing Your Photos
You can send your photos to Prime Photos storage from your computer or mobile device. Go to the Prime Photos website to get started.
From that site you can sign into your Amazon account on the Web, send the app to your phone, and/or download the Windows application to your PC (Mac users can use Prime Photos on the Web).
The Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app is available for:
- iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
- Android devices
- Fire Phone and tablets
The app will automatically upload all of your photos from your mobile device into Prime Photo after you sign into your Amazon account.
Viewing Your Photos
Prime Photos not only lets you store photos, the service also give you access to your photos so you can view them on:
- Your Computer
- iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
- Android phones and tablets
- Amazon Fire TV
- Fire TV stick
- Fire Phone
- PlayStation 3 and 4
- Select LG and Samsung smart TVs
That’s right, all of these devices can now become a digital photo frame for you!
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You can sort through the photos by date and create albums. You can also share your photos with others from Prime Photos.
While Prime Photo storage is unlimited, Amazon does have some restrictions:
- Each photo must be smaller than 2 GB
Your photos can only be stored using Prime Photo in the following formats:
Other Prime Benefits
- Unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million eligible items
- Prime Instant Video — instant streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes
- Prime Music — streaming of one million songs and hundreds of playlists
- Kindle Owners’ Lending Library — access to borrowing over 600,000 books
- Early access to select Lightning Deals
Prime Photos is available to members of Amazon Prime US. You can become a member of Amazon Prime for $99/year at Amazon’s website. One year of Amazon Prime comes free with the purchase of the Fire Phone.
Amazon Cloud Drive
Prime Photos are stored in Amazon Cloud Drive, a service similar to Dropbox where you can store files in the Cloud. Amazon offers 5 GB of storage free for anyone (Prime and non-Prime), but charges for more storage:
If you’re using Cloud Drive to store your photos and need more than 50 GB of space (about 10,000 photos), you can save money by signing up for Prime membership and getting unlimited photo storage for free!
Note that other file storage, such as video, document and music files, aren’t (yet) included in this Prime benefit.
Are you excited about having unlimited photo storage with Amazon Prime Photos? Would this benefit be an incentive for you to join Amazon Prime? Do you like the idea of all of your photos being available to view on many different devices? Where do you store your digital photos? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below!
Congratulations to Rob Has a Podcast!
One of my favorite podcasters, Rob Cesternino, a former Survivor contestant, recorded his 1000th podcast this week. His podcast, Rob Has a Podcast, covers reality TV shows such as Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother and more. He also has two other Podcasts:
- Reality TV RHAP Ups — about other reality shows
- Post Show Recaps — about scripted TV shows such as Game of Thrones, House of Cards and Walking Dead
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Rob is celebrating his major milestone with a gift to his listeners:
The Rob Has a Podcast (RHAP) app. This app for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch is an easy way to access his podcasts and get breaking news about shows he covers. You can also listen to and download sound bytes from the shows. Download the RHAP app from iTunes.
Links to Rob’s podcasts can be found on the Rob Has a Website website. If you’re a reality TV fan, be sure to sample one of Rob’s podcasts for entertaining, intelligent and humorous conversations!
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