Amazon Android Appstore now live in Europe

Amazon has finally pushed its US-only Appstore for Android out to (at least some of) the rest of the world, with UK users and those in a handful of other countries now able to download apps via the official Amazon Appstore app.

The Amazon Appstore web site still carries the disclaimer that it’s only available to customers in the US, but we’ve just tried using the Amazon Appstore app on Android in the UK…

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…and look, it’s actually working. Prices are still showing in dollars, but still. Free App of the Day is now GO without any region hacking. Ace. You’ll need to manually install the Amazon Appstore app direct from Amazon to make it work. Let us know if you also have access.

It looks like the fun has ended after 24 hours – access is now denied to everyone again. We can only wonder if this was a “test” or a momentary “balls up”.

Link via PocketGamer.

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  2. Link 404’s for me :-(

  3. shani

     /  September 19, 2011

    Works for me… just downloaded their free app of the day, and works a charm.


  4. salimi

     /  September 19, 2011

    Works in Denmark, just downloaded the free app

  5. Germany: works. just downloaded free app of the day

  6. mintvilla

     /  September 19, 2011

    Brilliant, works for me in the uk, didnt even want box it but i’l take it…. knowing that street fighter is coming out too has made this a another great android day.

  7. TheBlackCat

     /  September 19, 2011

    Works in Germany for me.

  8. Oletros

     /  September 19, 2011

    Spain: it works :)

  9. Brian

     /  September 19, 2011


    Indeed works here in the UK.
    The freebie app is a great little puzzle game too!

  10. stueyuk

     /  September 19, 2011

    Worked for me in Notts, UK

  11. Works for me!! :)

  12. Works for me in France

  13. Works for me here in Netherlands :)

  14. dekiello

     /  September 19, 2011

    works in ireland :)

  15. mrnicelupe

     /  September 20, 2011

    Doesn’t work for me in Norwich, UK ):
    Says still not available in my region.

  16. They killed it in the UK, worked yesterday, now saying not available in your region.

  17. Ehm nothing to do to me. From Italy with my REAL account: … not yet available in your region… :-(

  18. Worked yesterday (19th) in the UK and I download Box It 2 with no problem, now on the 20th its saying ‘not available in your region’. :-(

  19. Just tried it this morning, not working for me when I tried to buy PvZ.

  20. Update the article. It no longer works in the UK.

  21. hadareud

     /  September 20, 2011

    It was working for me for about a week until you posted the news here. Now it’s not working anymore.

    Quite clearly it is your mistake for bringing it to their attention.

  22. MetalMickey

     /  September 20, 2011

    Don’t worry, the free app of the day has gone rubbish lately, I’ve been using the American one for a few months now and in that time I have only downloaded about 3 of the Apps they gave away.
    Many users are complaining that more recently the featured App is a rubbish game, newly released by an unknown developer with no feedback. Some have even suggested Amazon have had Apps made for them just to put out “free”
    I did read a very damning article from a disgruntled developer a few weeks back regarding giving Apps away with no benefit to the developer. Either that or a lot are going to Getjar instead!
    Although one thing Amazon does have going for it is the customer reviews are a lot more reliable than the Android Market spam.

  23. Brian

     /  September 20, 2011

    Worked yesterday but this morning reports as us only again :(

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