Earlier today, Google announced Google One — a simple plan for expanding the storage of your existing Google account with some more perks and benefits thrown in. The company will be upgrading its paid Google Drive storage customers to Google One over the coming months. However, this change will not be applicable for G Suite business customers.
With Google One, Google has not only simplified its storage plans but also made them cheaper. It now also offers a wide range of storage plans ranging from 100GB to 30TB.
Another benefit of Google One is that it will provide you with “one-tap” access to experts from Google for help with its products and services. Additionally, Google will also be providing Google One customers with credits on Google Play and deals on selected hotels and more such benefits over time.
Google One is also introducing support for storage plans to be shareable within a family. This means you can buy a storage plan from Google for your account and share the space with five other family members.
As for pricing, the cheapest Google One plan starts at 100GB and is priced at $1.99 per month. There is a new 200GB storage tier which is priced at $2.99. This is followed by a 2TB storage option for $9.99 per month. The same amount of money used to previously get one 1TB of storage space on Google’s cloud servers.
In comparison, Apple offers 50GB of storage space for $1 monthly, while the 200GB storage option is priced at $3/monthly. It also has a 2TB plan for $10 monthly. Thus, Google’s One storage plans are almost similar to that of Apple, with the latter even offering family sharing for quite some time now. The only benefit Google One has over iCloud storage plans is that it offers additional perks, though only time will tell how good (or bad) it is.
Google will be rolling out Google One to paid Google Drive users in the United States in the coming months with a wider availability set to follow after that.
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