Amazon has been battling the Apple TV to find market for its own set top box, the Fire TV. However, that hasn’t kept Amazon from bringing its services to Apple TV users, as they just updated their Cloud Drive Photos app for iOS with AirPlay support.
Cloud Drive is pretty much what it sounds like – a cloud storage service by Amazon. The app lets you enjoy the stored pics and videos on your iPhone and iPad.
Cloud Drive Photos features a great interface with a timeline view and provision for albums. It also has an auto-save option for iOS which automatically backs up your camera roll to the cloud.
Today’s update brings AirPlay mirroring to the app. And that means you’ll now be able to directly broadcast the pictures, videos or movies stored on Amazon Cloud Drive, to your television via Apple TV.
The update also brings a bunch of other features:
- Photo and video metadata: View date taken, resolution, image type, and file name
- Album rename: Change an album name by long pressing the album you want to change (iPhone only)
- Album cover swipe: Change your album cover photo by swiping left or right on the album (iPhone only)
- Manage cache: Customize your application cache settings
If you don’t have it already, you can get the Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app on the App Store for free and it comes with a complementary 5GB storage!