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by Amazon.com
Rated: All Ages
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,116 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.6.1.200
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004GJDQT8
  • Release Date: March 21, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8,116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • US customers can now use a single app to discover and shop for hundreds of millions of items including movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps, games, and audiobooks
  • Prime members in the US can stream unlimited Prime Instant Video from inside the Amazon app using the Prime Instant Video player, including HBO shows The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under, and The Wire
  • Customers can shop any of Amazon's sites around the world from a single app
  • Quickly search, get product details, and read reviews on millions of products sold by Amazon and other merchants
  • Take advantage of 1-Click ordering, order tracking, delivery information, customer support, Wish Lists, and Push Notifications
  • Compare prices and check availability instantly by scanning a barcode, using Flow, or typing your search
  • US Customers with Android Wear watches can now use their voice to search for products, buy with 1-Click, or add products to their Wish List
  • Buy with confidence, knowing that all transactions are securely processed

Product Description

Shop the millions of digital and physical products in Amazon’s catalog and manage your orders from anywhere. The Amazon App for Android phone combines the fast and easy mobile shopping experience customers have come to know and love with access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes from Prime Instant Video. After installing this version of the Amazon App for Android, customers wishing to stream Prime Instant Video movies and TV episodes can install the Prime Instant Video player, which is delivered exclusively via the Amazon Appstore. To start streaming movies and TV episodes, just search for your favorite video and tap play; the Amazon app will guide you through the setup process.

The Amazon App allows Android users to browse and “Shop by Department”, quickly search, compare prices, read reviews, share products with friends, access Gold Box Deals (US only), and make purchases. To make on-the-go shopping and price comparison even easier, the Amazon App includes helpful shopping features that allow users to scan a barcode, snap a photo, or type a search, to quickly compare prices and check availability. US customers can sign up to receive a daily notification for Lightning Deals and also stay up to date on status of their orders with delivery alerts.
Shoppers are able to access any of Amazon's sites around the world from a single app by simply selecting their desired Amazon country store. Amazon customers have full access to their existing cart, wish lists, payment and Amazon Prime member shipping options, order history, 1-Click settings and can also take advantage of Amazon.com's Subscribe & Save (US only). All purchases made on the Amazon App are routed through Amazon's secure servers just as they are on the web.

** Requires Android OS 2.2 & up and rear facing camera.

Important note regarding permissions. The Amazon App requires access to the following services to operate properly:

Send SMS: This permission is used to simplify phone number verification during setup of Mobile Carrier Billing for Apps and Games. Mobile Carrier Billing is currently only available for customers in Germany that have an O2 SIM Card.
Read Contacts: This permission is used to so that you can access your phone contacts from the Amazon app for the purposes of sending Amazon gift cards.
Receive SMS and Uninstall Shortcuts: These permissions will be used to simplify the process of phone number verification for several exciting upcoming Amazon app features.
Location: due to the fact that this is now a world wide app, location permissions are required to support a delivery service feature offered by Amazon in France and Japan. Only in those stores is the location data required or used. In those locations you are able to request delivery to a convenience store closest to your current location. That service is not available in other Amazon countries.

Phone calls: within the app you are able to place a call to Amazon Customer Service. Tap Menu -> More -> Help -> Call Customer Service, and we will place the proper number in the phone app and dial it.

Take pictures: bar code scanning and image search require access to the camera function if you choose to start the bar code scanner from the app.

Account Permissions: This permission is used by the Amazon app suite on the HTC Droid DNA.

Technical Details

  • Size: 28.2MB
  • Version: 5.6.1.200
  • Developed By: Amazon.com (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Add to the list of blocked apps
    • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
    • Access device credentials
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Get notifications of permission changes
    • Act as an AccountAuthenticator for the AccountManager
    • Read only access to device state
    • Receive installation state changes
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Call the single sign-on provider
    • Read permission settings
    • Manage the list of accounts in the AccountManager
    • Access the Amazon video SDK
    • Install an app
    • Access the flashlight
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Receive updates when Amazon app settings have changed
    • com.amazon.mShop.android.getui.permission.GetuiService
    • Install packages
    • Allows installation of home screen shortcuts
    • Request authtokens from the AccountManager
    • Read account changes
    • Generic permissions access
    • Access platform metrics
    • Send SMS messages
    • Change account property
    • Access to the authentication SDK
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Allows an application to uninstall home screen shortcuts
    • Open network sockets
    • Access customer attributes
    • Allows an application to read device settings
    • Read from external storage
    • Delete packages
    • Write to external storage
    • Receive broadcast intents from in-app purchasing
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Update configuration values
    • Send broadcast messages
    • Read Amazon app content provider
    • com.amazon.mShop.android.permission.MAPS_RECEIVE
    • Get access to Appstore’s settings
    • Write to Amazon app content provider
    • Install an app update
    • Read from universal content provider
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Manage regional settings
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Initiate the foreground installation of an app
    • Communicate to Google Cloud Messenger (GCM)
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 3.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 4 minutes

Customer Reviews

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172 of 190 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars intrusive beyond acceptable levels May 21, 2015
I refuse to allow the latest update to take place. There's absolutely no legitimate reason your app needs to know who's on my contacts list or how frequently I contact those people. This is outrageous! What possible justification would there be for this level of intrusion into my private life? Uninstalling the previous version of the app. Not worth divulging this level of private information.
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4,295 of 4,976 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Way too active in the background July 31, 2011
By JJ
I've shopping on Amazon for over 10+ years, it offers awesome prices and services. This review is regarding to Amazon's Android Appstore app, which you need it to run Amazon Mobile. You may not know is that some of Amazon's daily free paid apps are also require Appstore app. If Appstore is uninstalled, you will be bombarded with warning message about how the apps can't run without Appstore every time the apps try to run in the background. It becomes nightmare when these apps try to run every hour, you'll end up getting these message every hour.

The reason that I uninstall Appstore is because it's constantly running in the background doing something. Not only it's a privacy concern, it also slows down the phone and drains its battery.

To Amazon App department, please follow Amazon Retail business model; which is offer excellent services and prices with no string attached. If you offer 3rd party paid apps for free, offer them as they are. Don't link them to Appstore app for data collecting purpose.
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1,055 of 1,235 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Amazon Cell Phone App July 17, 2014
By Joey
I had this app on my cell phone for several years and spent thousands of dollars here. In the heart of summer of 2014 my phone requested I update the Amazon app,so I did and when the traditional second page appeared and asked for permission to view all my media and photos I decline, lowered my five star to one star rating and said they did not need such access. Amazon sucked the app and any sign of it off my phone. I can't even find the review. So much for those impulse purchases. I had hoped to keep the old app/
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm removing the app because it is too nosy. May 19, 2015
I'm joining the list of users who are frequent users of Amazon, but I'm removing the app from my phone. It's just asking for way too many permissions. My contacts? My photos? SMS messages? My location? I'm buying stuff from you, Amazon, not sharing my most intimate details.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Permissions hell March 15, 2015
By Shooter
Why do you need access to my flash light and microphone? How about you start making calls from my phone too. Not interested, will just use the Amazon website.
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212 of 251 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wanted to like September 24, 2014
Verified Purchase
Why require that one app take control of everything without giving the user any control? I have prime, have used it from my phone and wanted only to add the way to long overdue Instant Video feature. What I got was an Overlord that controlled all app downloads, shopping, and instant video buried inside. It made the entire handset lag, froze the home screen, that has never happened with any app before or since I have uninstalled it. This app is a data hog permissions nightmare that screams since you didn't by the Fire phone, here is Amazons way of peeking into your life and hacking it. Really Amazon, I do love your shipping but, Netflix had this right along time ago. Uninstalled!
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88 of 102 people found the following review helpful
Let me start by saying, I freaking love Amazon. I've been a prime member since 2012 and literally buy something a few times a week (check my order history amazon), but I HATE the mew update. Where the heck did my filtering and sort options go? I can't even filter results to prime products only. This sucks. Give me my old version back.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazon makes it so easy to spend money June 1, 2013
By REB352
Verified Purchase
That's right, ol' Jeff knows the meaning of customer service, and ease of shopping, so anywhere on earth that you have a data connection, be it, work, home, beach, cruise, or Tuscany - you are only a click, swipe, or touch away from buying that "need it" item. Amazon does not disappoint.
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