Earlier this year, Amazon informed owners of its Cloud Cam security camera that the device would no longer be supported after December 2, 2022, leaving all Cloud Cams inoperable. To make up for the lost functionality, Amazon said it would be giving all Cloud Cam owners free Blink Mini cameras. Amazon has now sent out emails with instructions to redeem the free Blink Mini cameras, as well as a free 1-year subscription to its Blink Subscription Plus Plan.
When the discontinuation of the Cloud Cam was first announced, it was unclear if owners of multiple Cloud Cams would receive a free Blink Mini camera for each of their Cloud Cams or if each customer would only receive one free Blink camera. Thankfully, the former is correct and each active Cloud Cam in use qualifies for a separate free Blink Mini camera.
The emails sent out today by Amazon include a unique code for each active Cloud Cam owned. The codes can be used at checkout of a Blink Mini camera on Amazon.com to make the camera free. Those who qualify for multiple free Blink Mini cameras must make multiple individual purchases, since each order is limited to one checkout code.
As for the free 1-year Blink Subscription Plus Plan, Amazon says each account with an active Cloud Cam will automatically be able to purchase the plan for free without the need of a code. Just sign up for the plan with the same Amazon account used by the Cloud Cam and the 1-year subscription will show as free at checkout. Each subscription plan is good for an unlimited number of Blink Mini cameras.
Cloud Cam owners have until January 26, 2023 to redeem their free Blink Mini camera(s). Any Cloud Cam videos stored on Amazon’s servers can be downloaded until December 2, 2022, the same day all Cloud Cams stop working.