Amazon Brings War with Apple to the Cloud

Amazon Brings War with Apple to the CloudWhat’s that up in the “cloud”? It’s Amazon waging war with Apple.

In case you missed Amazon’s big announcement yesterday, the online retail behemoth rolled out Prime Photos, which is billed as the newest benefit for Prime members.

The service in question provides free unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive.

“This time of year in particular, families are capturing thousands of photos of holiday parties, family gatherings and opening presents,” says Greg Greeley, Vice President Amazon Prime. “With free unlimited photo storage, we’re providing one more reason for members to use Prime every day. Prime has always allowed members to conveniently save time and save money, and now with Prime Photos they can save memories too.”

In short, Prime Photos is extended to all U.S. Prime members.

Members, we’re told, can access their photos on the following devices: Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, PlayStation 3 and 4, and select LG and Samsung smart TVs.

“For a limited time,” Amazon said Tuesday, “Fire phone includes a full year of Prime. Those customers will enjoy unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos in addition to all of the benefits of Amazon Prime.”

To learn more about Amazon’s newest offering, click here.