Amazon App Store for Android has finally gone live from covering a mere 7 markets up to 195. Around a month ago, the company revealed its plan to launch the store in nearly 200 countries and finally it has happened. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) now supports App Store in countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, South Korea, and even Papua New Guinea and Vatican City.
Here is the changelog found in the Amazon App store app.
International support for customers in Canada
Support for nearly 200 countries, including Australia, Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa to shop on the US store
Support for additional EU countries, including Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, and Belgium to shop on existing EU stores
Other bug fixes and stability enhancements
Based on this changelog, it seems that the app availability will be based on the U.S. store for all countries, except those in the EU which are governed by their own stores. Now users can purchase Android apps legally, without resorting to any hacks, VPNs, or any other issues.
Amazon’s App Store Features
Amazon’s App store brings features like 1-click purchase, one free paid app/game everyday, among others. Users can now purchase the app from the computer and then send it to the phone or tablet, when connected. Users can also test apps on a simulated Android phone using a feature called Test Drive.
To get started with the latest version, make sure that you have enabled ‘installation of apps from unknown sources” in Settings. Now, go to amazon.com/appstorelanding link in the mobile browser of your Android phone to download and install the App store. Launch the app and then login with your Amazon account and then start downloading apps.
Amazon’s Android app store is surely one of the best alternatives to Google Play. The best part is that you can download a paid app or game for free everyday, or at a discounted price. Do try it out and let us know your opinion on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s offering.