Starting this month, Amazon.com has launched the Amazon Android Appstore as an alternative to the standard Android Market. The Amazon Android Appstore can be accessed at Amazon.com/apps. To install the Amazon Android Appstore on your Android device, simply navigate to the Appstore on your phone or other Android device and sign up for an Amazon account if you don’t already have one, then enter your email address or cell phone number in the space provided and Amazon will send you the Appstore app. Once done, you’ll be prompted to download the Amazon Android Appstore app and install it.
One of the main draws to the Amazon Android Appstore is their prices. While the typical prices for most apps are similar if not the same as the Android Market, every day Amazon gives away one paid app for free. If you have the Amazon Android Appstore installed on your Android device, be sure to check it every day to see what the free app of the day is. This is easily seen once the app loads on the home screen of the Appstore.
The Amazon Android Appstore offers many benefits when compared to the standard Android Market place. First and foremost, many already have an Amazon account, allowing them to easily begin to purchase apps for their Android device without giving their credit card information to Google, which some still have reservations about doing. Additionally, the Amazon Android Appstore has the “Test Drive” feature. “Test Drive” allows you to try out many of their Android apps on your computer before purchasing them for your phone. This is done by going to the Amazon Android Appstore “Test Drive” page by clicking HERE and selecting the app you’d like to check out.
Amazon also provides access to their free apps from the Amazon Android Appstore. Included is the Amazon Kindle software, which allows you to use your Android device as an ebook reader and Audible, which is an audiobook store and player. Amazon Mobile, which allows you to shop for and purchase Amazon products in an app streamlined for use on Android devices. The Amazon MP3/Cloud Player gives access to many MP3s as well as the ability to stream your MP3 collection directly to your Android device. Finally, the IMDb Movies & TV app allow you to easily search for information on movies, such as show times, release dates, trailers, and more.
Check out the Amazon Android Appstore today to see if it is a better solution for you when compared to the standard Android Marketplace.