New perk for Amazon Prime members: Unlimited cloud photo storage

Amazon Prime members are in for another nice perk in addition to free two-day shipping and instant video/music streaming: unlimited photo storage.

The company announced a free service called Prime Photos on Tuesday, through which users can upload and store photos and access them at any time in Amazon Cloud Drive. It’s unclear whether users will be able to store videos via Prime Photos as well, but the company said it is compatible across multiple devices and platforms, including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Macs, PCs and Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick.

While some may already be storing their photos in the cloud with other services, it never hurts to have more options, especially free ones. This is also a larger effort from Amazon to build up its ecosystem and get people hooked on its various product offerings (and renew their Amazon Prime accounts year after year).

However, for now, the service is only available for U.S. Prime members, who pay $99 (that price was bumped up from $79). Previously, only Fire Phone users had access to unlimited photo storage with Amazon.

Atop free two-day shipping on 20 million items, Prime subscribers get access to instant streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes via Prime Instant Video, more than a million songs through Prime Music and access to over 600,000 books through Kindle Owners’ Lending Library to borrow.

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