Amazon: Purchases via Android app possible again
Since the beginning of May 2022, disputes between Amazon and Google have meant that customers have not been able to buy or rent all the content they want via the Android version of the mobile shopping app. Now the two groups have apparently reached an agreement. Audio plays and Kindle e-books and other in-app content can now be purchased as usual via the Android smartphone.
The change also affects the Android-App Amazon Prime Video. Films and series can be bought on a smartphone or television as usual, as can e-books and radio plays (source: Caschys Blog).
Amazon previously stated that changed policies of the Google Play Store would ensure that a sale of digital content was no longer possible. However, customers still had the option of using the browser and the mobile website from Amazon to stock up on new Kindle e-books or radio plays.
Customers before the lock already a Subscription to Kindle Unlimited were allowed to continue shopping via Android. This was also possible in the shopping app itself, the detour via the browser was not necessary.
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Amazon and Google: Dispute over fees
Even if Amazon has not given a specific reason for the temporary purchase ban, different opinions are likely to arise In-App Purchase Fees stand behind.
Like Apple, Google requires all purchases made through an app to Fees for your own payment system. The use of other systems is not permitted, which repeatedly leads to new court cases. In South Korea, Apple and Google now have to allow other payment systems.