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cloud storage recommendation for photos/videos

8,144 1,487 June 15, 2020 at 06:51 AM
Hello,

I am using amazon photos for my online photo/video storage. I like it specifically because every tv has a fire device so I can watch videos/photos of my family on any tv. It also uses photos as a screen saver. That being said, I am finding google drive to be much more useful, efficient, and better working than amazon drive.

Is there a way to seamlessly connect my google drive photos/videos to amazon fire devices similarly to how amazon photos functions?

Basically, I want to be able to access my photos/videos of my family from my fire devices in the most seamless way while using my PC to store/upload the photos. Also, if you recommend Google Drive, any discounts? I see $100/year for 2 tb... I have just over 1 tb to store online...

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Hello,

I am using amazon photos for my online photo/video storage. I like it specifically because every tv has a fire device so I can watch videos/photos of my family on any tv. It also uses photos as a screen saver. That being said, I am finding google drive to be much more useful, efficient, and better working than amazon drive.

Is there a way to seamlessly connect my google drive photos/videos to amazon fire devices similarly to how amazon photos functions?

Basically, I want to be able to access my photos/videos of my family from my fire devices in the most seamless way while using my PC to store/upload the photos. Also, if you recommend Google Drive, any discounts? I see $100/year for 2 tb... I have just over 1 tb to store online...

Thank you. Peace
$100 a year? Buy 2 portable hard drives of whatever size is required. A 2tb drive is around 60 dollars (one time cost). Copy all your data onto each one. Stick one in a safe deposit box as a backup\for fire protection. Attach the other to your PC and allow media sharing\setup a share and you have home network access to all your media on your home devices. If you create a lot of photos, then you will need to backup the added ones to a flash drive (same as uploading them to the cloud) and depending on how much media and how often you add to it, you would need to go pull the copy from the safe deposit box and refresh it every now and then (or get a third drive and rotate them). A lot cheaper than spending 100s over the years for some backup service imo that has a bunch of $10 a day bozos in Asia in control of all your important data but to each his own.

Also, if you want external access from outside your home, you can install something like plex, though most people do not need to have external access to their photos\videos in my experience.
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you'd have to transfer the files from one cloud to the other. i'd don;t think there was an easy solution to sync the two.

there is an amazon photos app for PC, it used to be buggy, but you can have it sync a folder/subfolders to amazon photos. that's how i backup the photos from my dslr camera to amazon photos. i have a photos folder and create subfolders based on the day/trip, copy the files there and it syncs to amazon photos.
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https://www.amazon.com/pFolio-Goo...B004L0NGEC

It looks like this app may do some of what you want but nothing is going to bring complete integration. Personally I use Amazon Photos for older stuff since it's completely free and allows you store raw files and keep newer stuff that I may access in Google photos.
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