When Amazon redesigned the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick interface, one aspect that got completely ignored was the photo viewing capability. Other than packaging the photo section of the old Fire TV interface into a standalone app called Prime Photos, Amazon made no changes or improvements to the photo viewing experience. They have now corrected that oversight with a new fully revamped Prime Photos app that now has deep integrations with Alexa and new voice capabilities. Read more ›
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The Prime Photos app on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick has been updated with a new option that allows customers to disable the app altogether. As you would expect, disabling the app prevents it from being launched. More importantly though, and likely the main reason for adding this new option, disabling the app also prevents it from storing photos and videos from your Amazon Drive onto the Fire TV or Fire TV Sticks internal storage. This allows customers who don’t use the Photos app to reclaim the precious internal storage space that the app normally uses. Read more ›
Amazon has announced a new feature of Prime Photos called Family Vault that allows Prime members the option to share their unlimited cloud photo storage with 5 family members or freinds. Each person invited will be able to upload as many photos as they want through the web or via the Amazon Photos app on iOS and Android. Everyone with access to upload, including the main Prime member, is able to select which photos can be seen by the group and which ones remain private. Family vault participants can also store videos and other files, but non-photo files are capped at 5GB total across everyone. To start sharing your unlimited photo storage, simply log into Amazon Photos and click the invite button in the menu on the left.
Amazon Prime members have enjoyed unlimited photo storage at full resolution for over a year. Now the benefit can be shared with one other person. This addition has been added to the list of benefits that can already be shared using Amazon’s Household arangement.
UK residents are far too used to Amazon Prime benefits coming to US Prime members first. So, it was no surprise, when Amazon announced unlimited photo storage for Prime members that it was only available for US customers. Well, UK Prime members need wait no more as Amazon has opened up the free unlimited photo storage service to the UK. Amazon Prime Photos allows you to upload your entire photo library via the web, using its iOS or Android apps, or using its dedicated PC app. The photos will then be viewable on your Fire TV, among other places.
Amazon has announced that, effective immediately, Prime subscribers will receive unlimited cloud storage for photos. The new offering is, appropriately enough, called Prime Photos. Before today, photo uploads counted toward your available Amazon Cloud Drive storage space, of which everyone gets 5GB free. This is great news for Fire TV owners since uploading photos to your Amazon Cloud Drive is the only way to make your photos appear in the Photos section on the Fire TV.