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 offers many benefits. When choosing between online video storage options, it’s important to make sure that the provider offers large, expandable storage, optimum encryption and practical functions for mobile devices.

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

When choosing a cloud for online backups and storing video files, it’s important to 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 smartphones these days, the plan you choose should also support mobile devices.

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A comparison of the 5 best cloud storage providers for videos

Below are the 5 best cloud storage services for videos:

Cloud provider Storage space Security Flexibility Pros/Cons
pCloud 500 GB: €49.99 (approx. $55) per year
2 TB: €99.99 (approx. $109) per year
Lifetime storage: One-time payment for 500 GB ($199.00) or 2 TB ($399.00)
✓ Swiss data protection standard
✓ Optional encryption via pCloud Encryption
✓ Zero-knowledge architecture
✓ Automatic synchronization and cross-device access
✓ pCloud app for Android and iOS
✓ Large cloud storage for videos
✓ Affordable lifetime offer for lifelong storage
✓ Share videos via download link<✓ Share videos via download link
IONOS HiDrive 100 GB: $1.50/month
1 TB: $7.00 month
2 TB: $20.00 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 in real-time
✓ Access to all saved files on all connected devices
✓ Free HiDrive App for iOS and Android
✓ Great value for money
Sync 1 TB: $6/month
2 TB: $8/month
Unlimited plan: $15/month
✓ 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/month or $19.99/year
1 TB: $4.17/month or $49.99/year 5TB: $15/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 for Windows only
Google One/Google Drive 100 GB: $1.99/month or $19.99/year
2 TB: $9.99/month or $99.99/year
✓ End-to-end encryption (AES 256-Bit)
✓ Two-factor authentication
✓ Optimal for backups on all connected devices
✓ Automated sync on all devices
✓ Mobile Google apps
✓ 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

(Updated : February 2024)

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Summary of 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. 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 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 is a good storage option to consider as well.

HiDrive Cloud Storage with IONOS!

Based in Europe, HiDrive secures your data in the cloud so you can easily access it from any device!

Highly secure
Shared access
Available anywhere
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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. You can also learn about video formats in general in our Digital Guide.

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