Amazon Will No Longer offer in-App Kindle Purchases on Android


Tech giant Amazon has informed its customers that they can no longer buy books on the Kindle app for Android.

As CNET reports, Kindle users cannot use the e-reader’s Android app to rent or buy books or pay for Kindle Unlimited subscriptions, according to an email sent to customers.

Instead, people have to pay for content on a web browser and then access the books through their app’s digital library.

The Tech Giant Has Confirmed the Customer Notification For Publication

The company said in an email that the change is necessary “to remain in compliance with updated Google Play Store policies.”

Google clarified in 2020 that apps must use the Google Play billing system to charge for ‘in-app features and services’, which include digital content in addition to subscription services, enhanced versions of a free app and Cloud services such as data storage are included.

The billing system is not used in the App for the sale of physical items such as groceries and clothing or for peer-to-peer payments or purchases made in the gambling app.

Google cuts transactions on its Play Store billing system by 15 percent. The report said that in January, fees were cut by 30 per cent.

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