Amazon Prime comes with a handful of wonderful perks, but few people know that unlimited photo storage is one of them. In an effort to bring more attention to the feature, Prime subscribers can share that benefit with another friend or family member.
There are countless photo storage solutions already on the market, but one cool feature Amazon offers is the ability to upload photos at full resolution without it counting against their storage limit. You won’t find that in Google Photos.
Amazon’s cloud storage is pretty straightforward, and not all that different from competing services, which means if you’re comfortable where you are, there’s really no big reason to switch. However, if you’re looking for an alternative to Google Photos, OneDrive, Flickr, and others, Amazon’s solution isn’t a bad option—and being able to share it with one other person is a nice touch. Of course, Amazon’s motivation for doing this is likely just to raise awareness that it does in fact offer cloud storage, so if you didn’t know this was a perk for Prime, now you do.
The only major downside is that if you decide for some reason that you no longer want a Prime subscription, your pictures will be deleted unless you pay for an Amazon Cloud Drive plan; an “Unlimited Everything” plan costs $59.99 per year. I’m personally sticking with Google Photos because of how incredibly easy and fun it is to use, but if you’ve been on the hunt for something different, Amazon’s solution might be the way to go.