How many of us actually click on the checkbox that is located right next to the “I understand and agree to the stipulated Terms & Conditions” of a window whenever we are about to install a brand new software, without taking the time and trouble to actually go through all of those? A whole lot, I would say. Well, one particular terms of service in existing app stores would be the fact that one is frowned upon from publishing an app which has a conflict of interest with the content sales of the platform. Hence, it does not come across as a surprise at all to see how Amazon is no longer offering its app on Google Play – Appstore included.
Earlier this September, Amazon did introduce a major update to its central Android app in the Google Play Store, where some of the alterations included the ability for users to access their Prime Videos and other digital content that have been purchased prior from Amazon, such as apps and games, from the Amazon Appstore. All of that was legal (sort of) back then, but not at the moment after Google made alterations to their terms to include the following stipulation:
You may not use the Store to distribute or make available any Product which has a purpose that facilitates the distribution of software applications and games for use on Android devices outside of the Store.