Amazon has never been afraid to hand out free apps for Android devices, and now that initiative is getting a huge boost as the company launches “Amazon Underground.”
With this new digital storefront, Amazon is hosting upwards of $10,000 in apps, games, and in-app items as “Actually Free” downloads. What that means, according to Amazon, is that the entire app experience is free, including the app itself and any in-app content. So playing games like Jetpack Joyride no longer means paying a bit more money to unlock something you want.
Amazon Underground includes apps like the aforementioned popular game as well as Cut the Rope 2, Goat Simulator, and OfficeSuite Professional 8, plus many, many more. The company says that Underground is going to be a long-term initiative and that new promotions will be added at a regular pace down the road. Unfortunately, just what might be added next isn’t known.
For Android users, you’ll need to head into Settings and turn on app installs from unknown sources. Once that’s done, you’ll need to head to Amazon.com/Underground and install the app from there. If you already have the standard Amazon app installed on your device, the Underground app will replace it, but you’ll still be able to shop Amazon’s main site just fine through the Underground app.
What do you think of Amazon Underground?