"Actually free" games from Amazon, including in app purchases.
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"Actually free" games from Amazon, including in app purchases.

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Found 14th Jan
A lot of games free on Amazon, with no charge for in app purchases, as far as I understand. Lots of well reviewed games, puzzles, kids games etc.
Couldn't see this already posted, sorry if so. Hey ho, got to try!
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Put the app on other half's phone and she said every "free" game she tried eventually you needed to buy/buy coins so she deleted it, she might just be wrong (don't tell her I said that!) but I'm just telling you what she said
col112 m ago

Put the app on other half's phone and she said every "free" game she tried …Put the app on other half's phone and she said every "free" game she tried eventually you needed to buy/buy coins so she deleted it, she might just be wrong (don't tell her I said that!) but I'm just telling you what she said



Oh, that's interesting. Sorry, it reads as if all free.
Shame Amazon don't do similar with iPhone apps
This seemed to disappear for a while. Got loads of stuff from them when I had an Android. (a Sony Z2)
PhilK8 m ago

Shame Amazon don't do similar with iPhone appsThis seemed to disappear for …Shame Amazon don't do similar with iPhone appsThis seemed to disappear for a while. Got loads of stuff from them when I had an Android. (a Sony Z2)


I would imagine that is more due to Apple than Amazon
This was around ages ago, but I was under the impression that Amazon had cancelled the Underground app service... Thanks for posting, otherwise I would never had had another look!

It's worth noting, however, that (last time they did this, at least) you had to have a special version of the Amazon App installed for any of these Actually Free apps to work, and the list of permissions required was mind blowing...
NeoDoug122 m ago

This was around ages ago, but I was under the impression that Amazon had …This was around ages ago, but I was under the impression that Amazon had cancelled the Underground app service... Thanks for posting, otherwise I would never had had another look!It's worth noting, however, that (last time they did this, at least) you had to have a special version of the Amazon App installed for any of these Actually Free apps to work, and the list of permissions required was mind blowing...


Yes they did: techcrunch.com/201…ps/
NeoDoug122 m ago

This was around ages ago, but I was under the impression that Amazon had …This was around ages ago, but I was under the impression that Amazon had cancelled the Underground app service... Thanks for posting, otherwise I would never had had another look!It's worth noting, however, that (last time they did this, at least) you had to have a special version of the Amazon App installed for any of these Actually Free apps to work, and the list of permissions required was mind blowing...

Amazon underground needs to be ibstalled and have access to the internet for the app to work. Also the apps themselves were special free Amazon versions that often didn't have all the functionailty of the paid for version on the play store.
When I try to download from the amazon app store it tells me I can't download due to geographical restrictions
SackCity11 m ago

When I try to download from the amazon app store it tells me I can't …When I try to download from the amazon app store it tells me I can't download due to geographical restrictions


Yeah, they have stopped this now. Apps only work if you downloaded them when the Actually Free service was running.
col111 h, 20 m ago

Put the app on other half's phone and she said every "free" game she tried …Put the app on other half's phone and she said every "free" game she tried eventually you needed to buy/buy coins so she deleted it, she might just be wrong (don't tell her I said that!) but I'm just telling you what she said


For the record this very much depends on the game you choose. Most (if not all of) the games with the "Actually Free" text on the icon are completely free as far as I am aware. You don't need to pay anything at all and there are no in app purchases such as coins. They do this in exchange for a single advert that is shown every time the game starts. I am saying this based on having played several of their "Actually Free" games in full such as Mickey Mouse's Castle of Illusion and Monument Valley.
Edited by: "Graxer" 14th Jan
Thanks for sharing - have some heat, is this part of Amazon Underground?
bouncy9921 m ago

are they not stopping amazon underground soon?Check this post out about …are they not stopping amazon underground soon?Check this post out about them closing it.


Underground was meant to charge for screen time up by placing ad's every so often or charging coins. The business model didn't work as the Play Store has now a conglomerate, pity as I've a few ideas for screen hungry apps
Heat added as you have a picture of my favourite game (Monument Valley).
Angry Birds may have been one of the first Underground apps but now it's free on the Play Store so why would you go to Underground when you can get it easier and free on the Play Store?

Apps are moving to a Freemium model. Give apps for free but charge for in app purchases. Some of these apps are worth millions by this model. Candy Crush places ad's on national TV as an example.

I think the Play Store is here to rule, mores the pity imo.
I had this in the past (on my Hudl - there that dates it!) and I thought I'd install it on my new device - I can't find any of the free stuff? If I open up the Amazon Underground on my PC I see 5,155 items, when I browse through the app I see 9 wtf?
Edited by: "aLV426" 14th Jan
What I've found is that a lot of these apps are pretty much the same as the ad-supported versions. Where I would normally be forced to look at an ad for a random company, I am forced to look at an image saying how wonderful Amazon Underground is. Some are better than others. I don't remember this happening too often with Monument Valley.
In fairness do developers develope for nothing?

Whether it's pay up front, pay for coins or watch an ad it's all about the revenue.

If something is free, it's not free. It's always something in return.
See also a previous Amazon Underground thread.
More Amazon underground threads for more games: my previous thread, and Stu.C,'s thread.

Amazon are still promoting Amazon Underground, so I don't think it's quite dead yet. The devs were paid on some sort of revenue share basis, so hopefully won't have missed out too much. There don't appear to be more games being added to their list, but maybe you can still add them to your machine (please someone test this)?
If you have an Amazon fire tablet got can go to the game section and search for any of those games listed and it'll install fine. The games don't seem to install for me through the underground app on my Samsung S7 (geographical restriction message). So I do that first on my fire HD, then on my S7 I can get the same game by refreshing my apps on the Amazon appstore.

Let me know if this doesn't make sense / needs more clarification.
Edited by: "mi5tery" 15th Jan
I think it depend what device you have. The new Kindle Fire doesn’t seem to let you get Amazon underground stuf unless you already bought it. It doesn’t appear in the store
They aren’t underground just in the underground section

..all of them to be free will be click bait games whereupon every click on adverts gives the developer money for

Some do it As only way to showcase their stuff others purely for money or both lo

they also rely on in app purchase strategically placing where can click by mistake
Edited by: "tselha" 16th Jan
GlentoranMark14th Jan

In fairness do developers develope for nothing? Whether it's pay up front, …In fairness do developers develope for nothing? Whether it's pay up front, pay for coins or watch an ad it's all about the revenue.If something is free, it's not free. It's always something in return.




Sometimes they are free but it’s debateable how good they are without sponsorship or in app purchase click baits etc
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