Most Android users who install apps from Amazon do so with the company's Fire tablets, which runs a modified version of Android. Alternatively, other Android users can access Amazon's Appstore by downloading and installing the Amazon Appstore application. This is not available through Google Play, but you can download and install the APK directly from Amazon.
- [Voiceover] As I mentioned previously, you can install apps from the Amazon Appstore even on the devices that aren't part of the Amazon Echo system by downloading and installing the Amazon Appstore application. You won't find that app in the Google Play store, so to install it on a non-Fire device, you can download the app APK. To install the app on a non-Fire device, go to the URL amazon.com/appstore_android_app. When prompted to download the APK file, touch "OK." It'll then take a few moments for the app to download.
Once it's been downloaded, touch "Open," and then you'll need to check your security settings. Touch "Settings," then go to the "Unknown sources" option and turn it on. And now, you should be able to install applications from sources other than the Play Store. The next step is to go find your APK again. I'll drag down my "Notifications" area and see the Download Manager is showing, and I'll select it, and I'll come back to the Appstore again.
Then I'll touch "Install," and after a few moments the application will have been installed on my device. I'll touch "Open," and now I have the Amazon Appstore on my device. To use the Appstore, you'll need to log in with your Amazon credentials. But once you've done that, you'll be able to purchase or download free apps from the Amazon Appstore.
- Packaging apps in APK files
- Building a signed APK file
- Distributing through Google Play
- Adding app graphics
- Setting pricing
- Publishing the app
- Submitting an app to Amazon
- Tracking app use in Google Play and Amazon