Since Google parted ways with unlimited free storage in Google Photos a while back, many saw Amazon Photos as the great alternative for backing up all your pictures and videos. And it is that the company offers its users Prime unlimited photo storagesomething very attractive for those who have hundreds of gigabytes accumulated in images.
However, the Amazon app still lacked many of the features that Google Photos offered, such as its features focused on artificial intelligence through personalized memories and other options that completed its use. Until a few months ago, the only advantage of Amazon Photos was to use it as a warehouse, but today your application has improvements that give us clues as to how much Amazon is interested in entering this game.
Unlimited photo storage for Prime users
If you are already an Amazon Prime customer and you use any of the services that the company offers, it will not be difficult for you to enter Amazon Photos. And it is that for all users who pay Prime, photo storage on this service is free and unlimited.
It was the same with Google Photos, until a while ago the company decided to merge Photos storage to Drive, so users only have up to 15GB of free storage.
Users can store unlimited photos in Amazon Photos, and also in original quality. This is not the same for videos, having up to 5GB of free video storage for Prime users. However, the company offers plans from 100 GB to 30 TB by additionally paying a monthly or annual fee.
The Amazon Prime subscription is priced at 49.90 euros per year in Spain (24.95 euros with Prime Student). For this price, Amazon offers unlimited photo storage in original quality, in addition to other services included in Prime. If we compare that price with the Google One plans, we have that for 29.99 euros a year we can enjoy up to 200 GB of storage, while for 99.99 euros a year we have up to 2 TB.
It should be noted that Amazon Drive will stop operating in December 2023, so all the storage that Amazon offers in its plans it will be exclusively for the storage of videosUnlike Google One, which is shared with Drive, Gmail, and more.
In this way, Amazon offers a great advantage, both economically and in additional services included in the Prime subscription. Although you have to be careful, because not everything is foreverand at any time Amazon can change its policies just like Google did with its Photos app.
Great facelift in your applications
Many who left Google Photos disappointed by the removal of unlimited storage found refuge in the alternative offered by Amazon. However, the app initially left a lot to be desired. The experience has always been noticeably inferior to Google’s proposal, although for a while now has a great face liftbeing much more attractive and with more functions for the user.
In addition to its new design, the application also allows you to search for content through its facial and object recognition. In this way, if you want to search for photos of people or various items, just type the name in its search box.
The Amazon Photos app is available for both mobile devices and computers. In addition, we can also access the service from your website.
Functions that balance the scale
Although users of Google Photos already had a useful and reliable service, over time the company added improvements so that users could even consider this application as a social network that they could enter on a daily basis. And it is that in Google Photos we can find multiple photos and videos edited automatically by Google’s AI. In addition, we also find stories in the purest Instagram style, being able to recall great moments.
This type of functions they did not exist in Amazon Photos until later. However, now all users can have personalized editions of Amazon Photos in their application. In addition, you can also enjoy memories by date, and random slideshows to collect your most outstanding photos.
Google Photos features in this regard are still superior, apart from its better album management, although the fact that Amazon Photos has improved its service so much in such a short time suggests that wants to go all out in terms of offering storage for its users, and it is very possible that in the future we will see many more news in its Amazon Photos app.