The Kindle app no longer allows customers to rent or buy books or pay for Kindle Unlimited subscriptions. To get access to digital content, users must first pay for it on a web browser and then use their app’s digital library to access the books.
“To remain in compliance with updated Google Play Store policies,” the email from Amazon stated, the change was required.
This app will no longer allow users to purchase or rent Kindle books or subscribe to Kindle Unlimited in order to comply with Google’s updated Play Store policies.
Why can’t I buy from the app? This message appears on Android when you click on a link that reads, “Why can’t I buy from the app?”
Google had set a deadline of one day before the notification was sent to remind people of the policy. To charge for “in-app features and services,” which include digital content as well as subscription services, upgraded versions of a free app, and cloud services like data storage, the Android maker stated in 2020 that apps must use the Google Play billing system. Afterward, the company extended the deadline to June 1, 2022.
The Play Store billing system includes a 15 percent Google cut. In January, the fee was reduced from 30% to 20%. Physical goods like groceries and clothing, peer-to-peer payments, or app-based gambling do not use the billing system.
On Wednesday, non-compliant apps will be removed from the Google Play Store. Version 8.58 of the Amazon Kindle app for Android includes the fix. In-app purchases and rentals are not available in this app.
In addition to removing digital purchasing options from its Shopping and Prime Video apps, the company has reportedly disabled in-app purchases on its Audible and Music apps.
Users of the Kindle app on the iPhone are already familiar with this arrangement. E-reader makers had to remove links in their iOS apps in 2011, even if the links redirected users to a website, to comply with Apple’s guidelines.
Kindle Book Purchases Have Been Made More Difficult by Amazon.
For Google Play Store policies, you will no longer be able to purchase new content from the app. When you try to buy a Kindle book on Amazon, a message pops up saying, “You can build a reading list on the app and buy on [the] Amazon website from your browser.”
Digital book purchases were no longer supported on iOS devices after Amazon cut ties with the operating system in 2011.
In a statement, Google said that it will take action against apps that do not adhere to its billing policies. Google had previously stated that if developers did not follow the company’s guidelines, it would begin removing their apps from Play Store on June 1, 2022.
Because of this, on April 1, 2022, the company will no longer allow Android users to purchase audible audiobooks. The Kindle app on Android no longer allows customers to make purchases of Kindle books. Amazon’s Kindle books can only be purchased through a web browser on a computer or laptop.
What Are the Best Ways to Purchase Kindle Books on Amazon?
However, despite the fact that all Android users are prohibited from purchasing Kindle eBooks, you can still add the books to your library. Fans of the Kindle can purchase e-books from amazon.com on their computer or laptop’s browser.
Go to the “Kindle E-Readers and eBooks” option and search through millions of Kindle Ebooks that are available.
As long as Google extends the deadline for the implementation of the Play Store billing system in India to October 2022, Indian users can still purchase Kindle e-books from the Android app.