How to buy Kindle or Audible Books on Android in 2022

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Do you read kindle books a lot on your Android devices? If so, you’re in for some bad news. Amazon has disabled the ability to buy ebooks in the kindle app for android.

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Part 1. Amazon no longer sells kindle and audible book in its Android app

Why Amazon makes so huge change?

Google will require all Play store apps to use Google Play billing for digital purchase or face removal from the marketplace from June 1, 2022. If Amazon still uses the in-app purchase, they will need to pay Google the 30% commission on each title sold. It is unable to remove Amazon kindle app from Google Play Store, but stopping the in-app purchase seems to be the only answer for this dilemma.

Now the Kindle App has basically been transformed to a pure reading app and not as a gateway to make purchases any more.

What will you see when you try to buy Kindle books on Kindle App for Android?

When attempting to purchase ebooks on the Kindle app on Android, you will be redirected to a new screen explaining why the purchasing option is gone.

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Note: However, the option to buy kindle books via kindle for Android is still available for Android user in India. Google has extended the deadline to October 2020 in India.

Part 2. How to buy Kindle/Audible books On Android?

Although users may be lose the ability to make an easy purchase via kindle for Android app, it doesn’t mean there is no other way to do this. Instead you can still purchase kindle books by visiting Amazon via browser.

Purchase kindle ebooks via web browser on Android

Step 1 Visit the Amazon official site first and log in your Amazon at first.

Step 2 Find the kindle books you want to purchase and tap "Buy Now for $" button.

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Step 3 Choose the device you want to receive your purchase and tap "Continue". The default device is your kindle cloud reader.

You will be redirected to the "Thank you" page. And now you can go to your Kindle for Android app to read this book.

Purchase audible on Android

If you are audible users, then you will find you can also continue purchasing through the web browser on Android phone like buying Kindle books. But if you have in-app credits, you can still continue to make purchase in Audible for Android app.

Step 1 Open the Audible app.

Step 2 Tap Discover, and browse on this page for a title.

Step 3 Tap on the title you would like, and tap "Buy with 1 credit".

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  • Tip1--you will be able to purchase the titles in Audible for Google Play Android app (version3.23 and newer) using an Audible credit.
  • Tip2--Purchasing titles with a debit or credit card in the app is no longer supported.
  • Tip3--If you are running out of your Audible credit, you can purchase an extra credit in the Audible Android app.

If you want to buy kindle or audible books, just try it now.


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05/31/2022 20:42:18
Or alternatively install Kindle for Android via another app store such as Amazon's own app store or Samsung app store where this functionality will remain.
06/6/2022 14:32:22
Thank you for sharing your experience. I am sure this can benefit many users.
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