How to install the Amazon Appstore on any Android device and get free premium apps every day

How to install the Amazon Appstore on any Android device and get free premium apps every day
Most of you will know that Android, being open source and all, is free for anybody to make use of and build upon. What some don't know, however, is that the defining layer of services and apps, including Google's Play Store, comes at a price and with a long list of requirements that manufacturers need to adhere to. That's why, apart from Amazon, few other makers care to even dream of leaving the Google mother ship and venture out on their own.

Why is Amazon different? Simple – it's perhaps the only third-party, legit app store owner, and developer interest in its platform is more than healthy enough. This results in devs often planning releases for Amazon's platform as well as Google's and Apple's. Of course, since the Amazon Appstore is a direct competitor to the Play Store, it is not allowed on the latter's pages. But that doesn't mean you can't get it on your device manually, and it's real easy!

But having the Play Store already loaded on your device, you might wonder what good installing Amazon's Appstore would do you. The answer is, again, simple – in order to keep users involved, Amazon has daily deals on apps, some of which include premium ones that would typically cost you a small fortune to get on the Play Store. When part of the daily deal batch, however, those usually see their price tags halved or pushed down to zero dollars, so long as you get them through Amazon's Appstore.

Here's how to install it:

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6 Comments

1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

nice nice

2. Sp1tfire

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Too bad apps from Amazon Appstore almost never get updated. Most of the apps are a dozen versions behind the apps from Google Play

3. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Out-of-date apps. Manual install method. Total turn-offs.

4. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I wonder if Amazon apps is as secure as the one in PlayStore? I mean, Google scan for malicious code, how about Amazon?

5. Sp1tfire

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Think so, approval process is manual in Amazon Appstore and I guess they scan them as well. Problem is they add DRM and you won't be able to use those apps if you uninstall Amazon Appstore.

6. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Good luck finding any app that you actually want. I have also found the appstore app didn't find the free apps, I get a better result by going to the appstore using a "desktop" browser. I'd read elsewhere (or here a long time afo) about the great free apps, so persevered. After about a month I saved something like £1.60 from one app. The new day also starts at 11pm GMT.

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