Amazon Cloud Drive

While Amazon Cloud Drive has been on quite the world tour as of late, Canadians have had to watch as seemingly everyone else gets the storage service first. Thankfully, Canucks can now do more than just twiddle their thumbs now that Cloud Drive has gone live in their country. Pricing is virtually on par with what Americans know, with a 5GB free tier and multiple paid tiers that start at $10 per year for 20GB. All the Cloud Drive-focused desktop and mobile apps are now available as well. Cloud Player isn't an option when Amazon MP3 is still missing, but the expansion should otherwise give Canadians at least a small taste of what they've been missing in Amazon's online world.

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Amazon.ca Introduces Amazon Cloud Drive For Canada

Customers can keep all their files safe in the Cloud and access them anytime, anywhere with Amazon Cloud Drive

All customers get 5 GB of free storage

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amazon.ca today announced the launch of Amazon Cloud Drive on Amazon.ca. Customers in Canada can now easily upload and securely store all of their digital files in the Amazon Cloud, and access them using Cloud Drive for Windows and Mac, or from any web browser. Customers can also use Cloud Drive Photos for Android or iOS devices to store, share and access photos from their Android phones or tablets and iPhones or iPod touch devices. All customers get 5 GB of free storage. Additional storage plans start at CAD $10 a year.

"Millions of customers around the globe have already discovered the benefits of Amazon Cloud Drive to safely store and manage precious files like photos, videos and documents," said Russell Dicker, Director of Amazon Cloud Drive. "We are proud to bring Amazon Cloud Drive to our customers in Canada. With Amazon Cloud Drive, you can manage and access files across multiple physical devices and you don't have to worry about hard drive crashes. All of your content is stored safely on Amazon's servers and is accessible from anywhere using a PC, Mac or web browser."

Cloud Drive for Windows and Mac includes File Sync, which automatically synchronizes files and helps customers easily store and manage their digital content in the Amazon Cloud from a folder on their computer. The app makes it simple for users to put files in Amazon Cloud Drive and access them from any of their computers, ensuring they always have access to the latest version of their files.

The Cloud Drive Photos for Android or iOS devices makes it easy to store, share and enjoy photos from Android phones and tablets, as well as iPhones and iPod touch devices. The app automatically saves a phone's photos to Amazon Cloud Drive, so customers never have to worry about losing their pictures, even if their phone is misplaced. In addition, any photos in Amazon Cloud Drive are available through the Cloud Drive Photos app, so photos can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos app is available through iTunes for the iPhone and iPod touch and available through the Amazon Appstore for Android and Google Play for Android phones and tablets.

Amazon.ca Cloud Drive Overview:

Cloud Drive
Cost -5 GB: Free

-Additional storage plans starting at CAD $10 a year for 20 GB

Storage -Photos

-Videos

-Documents

Format -Pictures: Any type of file

-Videos: Any type of file

-Documents: Any type of file

Compatible Devices -Macs

-PCs

-Android phones and tablets

-iPhone and iPod Touch

Basic Features -Upload

-Download

-Move

-Copy

-Delete

-Rename
-Share

For more information visit www.amazon.ca/clouddrive.

Engadget HD Podcast 350 - 05.21.13