If you own one of the best Amazon Kindle e-readers, but want to buy books using your Android smartphone instead of navigating the device’s built-in store (and given its slow speed) , We don’t blame you), there was bad news.
As discovered by Ars Technica, You can no longer purchase Kindle eBooks from the Amazon app on your Android phone. This is already true for the iPhone, and now everyone else is suffering.
Amazon isn’t crazy about the reason behind this. When I try to buy an eBook from a shopping app, it says, “This change keeps the app in compliance with Google’s updated Play Store policy.” Are we Amazon?
This is related to Google’s requirement that all in-app payments go through Google Play from June 1st. This means that search engine giants will cut profits. Instead of giving some of that money to Google, Amazon clearly wants a mutually guaranteed mess.
How to keep buying Amazon Kindle books
There is a workaround for this issue, but strangely, it has nothing to do with the actual Kindle app.
No, you can still send your purchased books to your Kindle even if you visit the Amazon website with a web browser. This takes a bit longer than using the Amazon app, but it still works.
Of course, you could use the store on your Kindle or computer instead, but personally, it’s the easiest option to browse your smartphone and send it to your e-reader.
Oddly enough, Amazon’s own Kindle app (which you can use to read ebooks on your smartphone or tablet) can’t send things to your Kindle e-reader-perhaps Amazon is someone who has a Kindle. I don’t think anyone will read in the app, and vice versa.
Unless the push for Google’s Play Store payment option is canceled, the Amazon app doesn’t seem to be the way to buy ebooks for the foreseeable future.