All the Android devices come with the Google Play Store pre-installed on them, and since almost everything you require is available there, people rarely look for alternative app stores.
Amazon app store — also known as Amazon Underground — is one of the most popular app stores worldwide with over 600,000 apps in its catalogue.
Amazon’s app collection is dwarfed by Google’s 2.8 million apps for Android — most of which are useless — but still has a lot to offer.Also Read: How Google Knows You Just Visited Amazon.
The Amazon app store used to offer a paid app for free every day under the ‘app of the day’ offer, which has now been changed to offering its users apps, games and in-app items worth more than $20,000 for free.
Some of the apps that are paid on Google Play store are available for free on the Amazon app store, and some other apps’ in-app purchases have been made free.
Apps such as DuckTales, Office Suite Pro 8, Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions and many more are offered for free while in-app purchases in free apps like Jetpack Joyride or Angry Birds has been made free.
You are probably here because you couldn’t find Amazon’s app store on Google’s Play Store. No worries, we’ve got you covered.
How to Download the Amazon App Store?
Amazon app store for Android can be downloaded by smartphone users here and tablet users here.
Click here if you’re accessing via your desktop, and enter your email address in order to receive the app download link via email.
A link will be sent to your email. Log into your email account using your smartphone and click on the emailed link.
An APK file will be downloaded to your device, but before you can move further with installing it, an Android security setting will need to be changed on your device.
Go to your device’s security settings and toggle on ‘Unknown sources ‘ to ‘allow installation of apps from unknown sources’.
Then find the downloaded APK file via File Manager and tap on it to install.
Once the installation is complete, log into the app with your Amazon ID, and you’ll be able to access Amazon’s Underground app store.
If you land up on the Amazon Store, don’t worry. Access menu — found on the top left panel depicted by three horizontal bars.
Search for and tap on ‘Amazon Appstore’ then select ‘Underground apps’ in the new menu. You’ll be redirected to Amazon’s Underground app store for Android.
The Amazon app store on Android works on devices running Android version 4.1 or greater.Also Read: Amazon Launches Fire TV: Price and 4 Key Features.
Although the app store requires a little extra effort to install on your smartphone, it sure is worth the trouble.
Although Amazon Underground app doesn’t include all the apps available on Play Store, it does include the important ones — barring those from Google — and gives loads of freebies to its users too.
Last updated on 03 February, 2022
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