Amazon launched its Appstore in Australia last week, but it wasn’t made clear how we could take advantage of this new source of freebies and discounted apps. While Amazon’s Appstore is essentially an Android app in itself, you can’t get it from Google Play. Here’s how to get started.
If you know how to download apps from Google Play, you won’t have any trouble with Amazon’s Appstore. But you need to get it set up first.
1. If you don’t have an Amazon account yet, go and get one. Have your Amazon account details ready (email address and password).
2. On your Android device, go to Settings > Security. Make sure the checkbox for “Unknown sources” is ticked. (If you don’t see this option, check under Settings > Applications instead.) [clear]
You’ll find the Amazon Appstore in your app drawer as “Appstore”. Don’t forget to go back into Settings and uncheck the “Unknown sources” box if that’s how you want it.