What is the best cloud storage service for videos?

Whether it’s backing up videos, sharing video files or freeing up local storage space, cloud storage for videos has many functions and benefits. Online video storage should offer a large, expandable storage space, strong data encryption, and convenient mobile device features.

What are the most important features of cloud storage for videos?

Videos require a lot of storage space. Since smartphones, laptops and PCs only come with a limited amount of storage, you’ll need external storage to host large video files. A cloud is probably one of the best and most popular options for online backups and storing video files. However, when choosing a cloud service, you should not only focus on how big the storage space is, but also on how robust the security of the cloud is. You’ll also want to consider cross-device flexibility and value for money. Since videos are often made with mobile devices these days, the plan you choose should also support mobile devices.


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What are the top 5 best cloud storage providers for videos?

Below is our comparison of the 5 best cloud storages for videos:

Cloud provider Storage space Safety Flexibility Pros/Cons
pCloud 500 GB: $49.99/year
2TB: $99/year
Lifetime subscription: Pay once and get either 500 GB, 2TB or 10TB for $199, $399 or $1190 respectively
✔ SSL/TLS encrypted channel on transfer and storage
✔ Swiss GDPR- compliant data security
✔ Zero-knowledge architecture
✔ Automatic synchronization and access to photos from multiple devices
✔ Backups from multiple sources such as Facebook, Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive
✔ Apps for iOS and Androids
✔ A large amount of storage space for photos
✔ Inexpensive offer for lifelong storage
✘ Monthly plans only for business account holders
✘ 5 device limit
✘ Limited collaboration tools
IONOS HiDrive 100 GB: $1/month
1 TB: $5/month
2 TB: $20/month
✔ Tier 3 and 4 data centers in the U.S.
✔ ISO-certified and GPDR-compliant data centers in Germany
✔ End-to-end encryption
✔ Two-factor authentication
✔ Automated, live synchronization on multiple devices
✔ Access to all saved files on all connected devices
✔ Free HiDrive App for iOS and Android
✔ Great value-for-money
✔ Easy to grant access to files and share them
Sync.com 1 TB: $6/month
2 TB: $8/month
Unlimited plan: $15/month (year plan) or $18/month (monthly plan)
✔ Zero-knowledge architecture
✔ End-to-end encryption
✔ File versioning
✔ Data falls under the Canadian data protection laws (PIPEDA)
✔ Link file sharing
✔ iOS and Android apps
✔ Great syncing options
✔ No file size limit
✔ Great value-for-money
✔ Instant video streaming on the app
✘ Limited collaboration options
✘ Slow sync speed
✘ Less-than-optimal user interface
✘ Rather expensive team plans
Icedrive 150GB: $1.67/year
1 TB: $4.99/month or $49.99/year
5TB: $13.86/month
Lifetime subscription: Pay once and get 150 GB, 3 TB or 10 TB for $99, $499 or $999 respectively
✔ TSL and encrypted partitions
✔ Zero-knowledge architecture
✔ Two-factor authentication
✔ Virtual drive on desktop
✔ Portable website and mobile apps available for Windows, Android, Mac, iOS or Linux systems
✔ No file size limit
✔ Competitive prices
✔ Intuitive user interface
✘ Limited support
✘ Limited online file editing and collaboration options
✘ Virtual drive is Windows-only
Google One et Google Drive 100 GB: $1.99/month or $19.99/year
2TB: $9.99/month or $99.99/year
✔ End-to-end encryption (AES256 Bit)
✔ Two-factor authentication
✔ Optimal for backups on all connected devices
✔ Automated sync on all devices
✔ App for all Google’s services
✔ Contains all Google services (Drive, Docs, Excel, Photos)
✔ Allows the sharing of Drive files
✔ Easy to collaborate on the video files
✘ Data security is not optimal

(Data as of December 2022)


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Summary: The best cloud storage for videos

When you are looking for a cloud storage plan for your videos, there are quite a few factors to consider. Global players like Google offer a lot of storage space for a relatively low price with Google One and Google Drive plans. Smaller players such as Icedrive are also keeping up with the tech giant. If data protection is a priority for you, you should consider European companies such as the German cloud provider IONOS HiDrive or the Swiss pCloud. The Canadian Sync.com also impresses with its robust data security. Both pCloud and Icedrive set themselves apart by offering lifetime storage. If you don’t mind a little bit more clicking around when moving your files, Sync.com might be a storage option to consider.


Want to broaden your knowledge about videos? Take a look at our article about video editing programs as well as our tutorials on how to save storage space by compressing videos and about video formats in general.

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