Storage on Earth and in the Cloud for Your Fire Tablet - dummies

Storage on Earth and in the Cloud for Your Fire Tablet

By Nancy C. Muir

Fire tablet offers 8GB of storage in its 6- and 7-inch models, and 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB in the 8.9-inch models. Any storage amount will probably work just fine for you because when you own a Fire tablet, you get free, unlimited Amazon Cloud Drive storage for all digital content purchased from Amazon (but not content that you copy onto your Fire tablet from your computer by connecting a micro USB cable).

This means that books, movies, music, and apps are held online for you to stream or download at any time you have access to Wi-Fi, instead of being stored on your Fire tablet.

This Amazon Cloud Drive storage means that you don’t use up your Fire tablet memory. With the latest Fire tablets, you get unlimited Amazon Cloud storage for photos you take with the tablets and content you buy from Amazon.

As long as you have a Wi-Fi connection, you can stream content from Amazon Cloud at any time. If you’ll be away from a connection, download an item (such as an episode of your favorite TV show), watch it, and then remove it from your device the next time you’re within range of a Wi-Fi network. The content is still available in the Cloud: You can download that content again or stream it anytime you like.

If you want to go whole hog into your Fire tablet, you can opt for the highest memory device, the 64GB 8.9-inch Fire tablet 4G LTE Wireless version of the device. Just be aware that 4G devices come with the added cost of an AT&T or Verizon data plan.