Amazon, world's largest online retailer, now offers free cloud storage to UK users. The service has been available to US users for quite some time now, but British users were left out until now. The company hasn't made any official announcement yet, but there's a new Cloud Drive page online on Amazon.co.uk. The lack of an announcement could mean that's there is something bigger to come at Amazon's scheduled press event on September 6th, besides the already rumored 'Kindle Fire 2'.
Just like in the Unites States, you'll get the first 5GB of online storage free. Pricing starts at £6 a year for 20GB up to £320 for 1000GB a year. Users in other European countries can use the service as well, but are restricted to the free storage since there are no paid plans outside the UK. To access your online space you can use the Cloud Drive desktop app which is available for both Windows and Mac.
Amazon Cloud Drive is more geared towards music than anything else, although you can upload every kind of file type. With dedicated apps for Android and iOS, you can stream your music stored on Cloud Drive to your mobile devices with Amazon Cloud Player. You can also use the web based interface on your desktop.
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