Amazon Prime members: FREE Unlimited Photo Storage [updated]

UPDATE (11/8/14): One of our readers pointed out in the comments that one of the Cloud Drive pages makes it sound like you only get unlimited photos only for photos taken with a Fire Phone or Fire Tablet. However, that looks like they messed up the wording – it looks like a failed attempt to market the Fire devices. Judging by multiple responses to Twitter questions by the official Cloud Drive Twitter account, it suggests that the offer is unlimited regardless of devices. For example, in the tweet below, one person asked them if 1.8TB (terabytes) was okay and they said yes as long as they are a Prime member…

One thing to note is that the offer is only for photos, not videos.

Another thing of note, if you are using uncommon file formats, their system may not recognize them as pictures and instead count them against the cloud quota. If so, contact their customer service and they should be able to fix it since they don’t have a restriction against RAW files philosophically.

If you are an Amazon Prime member, or if you are on the bubble as to whether to sign up or renew the membership, Amazon just revealed another Prime member benefit. Unlimited photo storage with Amazon Cloud Drive Photos.

They are multiple ways you can load up your Cloud Drive with photos: it has a Google Play Android app (Android 2.3.3 or later), an iTunes iOS app (iOS 7 or later), and Amazon Android-ish app store and Desktop PC apps (the pages for those try to automatically start a download so I’m not putting them here because that’s rude).

I haven’t read the full terms and conditions, so I don’t know how “unlimited” unlimited is. There are physical limits, although I guess there are also physical limits on how much and how fast one can upload as well 🙂


  1. Ron Nolland says

    It is only unlimited and for free for photos taken on your Fire device only with a prime membership. It is free 5 gigs for prime members, but starts going up after that. 1000 gigs if $500 per year. Even 50 gigs is $25 per year. Costs range for plans in between.

    • thanks for the comment! good catch on that Cloud Drive page – I just noticed after you mentioned it!

      it looks like that part of the page that mentions Fire Phone and Fire tablet only is a failed attempt to add some marketing to that page but they changed the meaning. According to responses by their official Twitter account, it’s as it says, unlimited regardless of devices. One person asked if 1.8TB (terabytes) was okay, and they said fine, with a file maximum up to 2GB. Some RAW file formats may not be seen as photos though, but I’m guessing they’ll fix it over time. Videos counts against the quota though.