Google Play is not only the single repository of apps. Although along with most android devices, Google Play is being shipped, but there are alternatives of that too. Yes, Google’s own Play store is having the largest number of apps in its kitty and millions of people are beneficiated due to this. But, apart from Play Store, there is another android app repository and that is from Amazon.
The Amazon App store is the place that kindle users uses in their kindle devices instead of Google Play. The interface is something different and people might find some difficulties in accessing the Amazon all store. But this app store too is equipped with multiple types of applications and gradually people are loving it for many reasons.
There are some devices where amazon app store comes as a pre-installed one. But there are a large number of devices outside that do not use amazon app store whereas this is truly a powerful option compared to Google’s Play Store. But in most of the cases, it has to be downloaded from the Internet. Once installed, the security settings need to set it as trusted one.
The Amazon App Store
Like Google Play store, amazon app store is also divided into various categories. The number of apps in amazon app store is not like the play store and they are trying to come up with some more necessary applications to rule the market. One notable absence is YouTube, the leading video streaming giant who is not present in Amazon App Store.
With the introduction of material design, play store now looks fabulous. Amazon Appstore is not up to that level of visual delight as they prefer a dark color based design. Some people like the light shades, some the dark ones. The layout is designed in such a neat way that any app can be found without much hassle. The user interface, as well as the apps category, has been designed meticulously and entertainment, music and games have been put as the top three featured categories. Overall a clean design, but still lots of scopes are there for improvement.
The biggest advantage of amazon App store is its unique offer of the free app of the day. Over the years, amazon is offering hundreds of paid apps in such schemes to attract users. Even while buying an app from amazon App store, one can use either cash / credit or by using amazon coins. In America, on coin equals to one cent and this can be used to purchase the paid apps.
Amazon App store offers to build a collection of apps. Once collected, the apps can be managed from Your Apps with three menu options like cloud, device and update. From this place, one can choose either to install or update a desired app. As amazon apps are not connected to the google account, so it works individually.
Overall, there are multiple benefits of having an Amazon Appstore from where one can have free apps. Also, the app library is independent of the google account of the user. Initially, it might look cluttered especially to those who are quite habituated in Google’s Play store, but once used for some time, this Appstore is a good one for several reasons as discussed above.