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Amazon no longer offers in-app Kindle book purchases on Android

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

According to an email sent to customers, Kindle users cannot use the eReader’s Android app to rent or buy books or pay for Kindle Unlimited subscriptions, CNET reports.

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

The tech giant confirmed the customer notification to the publication.

The company said in the email that the change is necessary “to stay compliant 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, upgraded versions of a free app and cloud services such as data storage.

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

Google is taking a 15% transaction cut on its Play Store billing system. Fees were reduced by 30% in January, according to the report.



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