Building upon their existing ecosystem, Amazon has this morning rolled out the Amazon Appstore to the European market, including here in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Those in the US have had access to this app for some time, but now its our time to get a slice.
Users will not have access to Amazon’s selection of quality Android apps with their Android phones and tablets. Android users wishing to get the Amazon Appstore need to head over to here.
“Amazon has spent years developing innovative features that help customers find and discover the products that are right for them and have applied that know-how to the Amazon Appstore. We’re delighted to extend that experience to our European customers.”
The Amazon Appstore allows users to download apps including Jamies Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals and Skyscanner, as well as popular apps including Fruit Ninja and Cut the Rope.
Content within the Amazon Appstore is localised and specific for each country. Users will have access to Amazon exclusive features such as Free App of the Day which does exactly what it says on the tin – gives users a free app every day. Todays free app is the ad-free version of Angry Birds – definitely not something to shake a stick at.
If you have more than one Android device do not fret, any apps and games you download from the Amazon app store can be installed on all of your Android devices.
The Amazon Appstore includes other Amazon popular features like personalised recommendations, customer reviews and of course 1-click payments making it all very easy to download those apps you have your eye on. The Amazon Appstore is also backed by their world-class customer support.
“Customers in the U.S. have purchased millions of apps, games, in-app items and subscriptions since the store launched last year, and we’ve received great feedback about discovery features like Free App of the Day. We evaluate and test games and apps before making them available in the Appstore so we ensure customers have a great experience with the games and apps they purchase,” said Jim Adkins, Vice President of Amazon Appstore.
With an Amazon event scheduled for September 6th, and the suspect timing release of the Amazon Appstore for Android we wonder if we may finally see the elusive Kindle Fire Tablet released in the UK during that event.
In Germany, France and Italy, customers will find “App-Shop” available today; in Spain, customers will find “Tienda Apps;” and U.K. customers will find the “Amazon Appstore for Android.
Are you going to download the Amazon Appstore for Android? Let us know in the comments below!
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