Amazon Appstore goes lives globally — Now available in Europe, Australia, India, and more

It looks like Amazon has opened up their Amazon Appstore to the many parts of the world. The service, which was a U.S. exclusive since its launch back in March, has now been opened to users in many country. Many people from all over the world are reporting that they can now download both paid and free apps from the Amazon Appstore, something that was impossible to do in the past without tricking the system into thinking you were in the United States.

So far, the Amazon Appstore has been reported to work in the following countries:

  • UK
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Australia
  • India
  • Netherlands

This is great news for everyone. Ever since it opened up for business, many have felt left out since the service was only available to Amazon account holders in the United States. One of the great features of the Amazon Appstore is its free premium app of the day. Every day, Amazon chooses one or two premium apps and offers them free of charge to anyone. Since its launch, hundreds of free apps have been offered and have probably been downloaded millions of times.

This is also a good move by Amazon. With their rumored tablet about to launch, opening the Amazon Appstore to the rest of the world makes perfect sense. The Amazon Tablet is going to be a 7-inch tablet running an modified version of Android. Instead of Google apps, the Amazon Tablet will feature Amazon specific apps, such as its Appstore, MP3 player and cloud drive, and on-demand movie streaming service. The Amazon Tablet is expected to sell for hundreds less than the Apple iPad.

Let us know in the comments below if the Amazon Appstore is now working in your country.

Via EuroDroid, PocketGamer, The Digital Reader

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