Amazon Underground for Android - 100s of paid apps for free
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Amazon Underground for Android - 100s of paid apps for free

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Found 26th Aug 2015
While searching through the Amazon Appstore Android app, I noticed that lots of paid apps are now free via the Amazon Underground app.

"Get thousands of pounds in apps, games and in-app items that are actually free. Exclusively from the new Amazon Underground app.

In Amazon Underground, you will find 100% free versions of popular titles like Frozen Free Fall, Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, OfficeSuite Professional 8, Goat Simulator, Angry Birds Slingshot Stella and many more."

Click the 'Get Deal' button for more details and to get the app, or get the app through the current Appstore app if you have it installed.

amazon.co.uk/b/r…031

Lots of top games included. Notable games listed below (updated 13 Sept 2016 - some significant additions!).

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Monument Valley (including Ida's Dream and Forgotten Shores)
Riptide GP2
OPUS: The Day We Found Earth
Sonic Dash
Knights of Pen&Paper +1
Mickey's Castle of Illusion
DuckTales: Remastered
Badland (including in app extras)
Alto's Adventure
Goat Simulator
Shadowgun
Anomaly 2
Splice
Sorcery!
Sorcery! 2
Quell Memento+
Quell Reflect+
Quell
God of Light
Little Critter Books
Type:rider
Sentinel 4: Dark Star
R-Type II
Raiden Legacy
Where's My Mickey+Perry+Water?
Puffle Launch
Mines of Mars
Aralon Sword and Shadow
Dr. Panda games
Toca Boca games
NodeBeat
Table Top Racing
Threes!
Farming Simulator 14 (including in app extras)
Samurai II: Vengeance
Doodle God/Devil/etc
Sonic CD
Cut the Rope
Alone
Fruit Ninja (5th Anniversary)
Peppa Pig's Golden Boots
Beach Buggy Racing
Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Object
Rugby Nations 16
File Commander - File Manager
Colossatron: Massive World Threat
Colouring
Quick PDF Scanner Pro
Space Marshals
RPG Justice Chronicles
RPG Crystareino
RPG Symphony of the Origin
RPG Dead Dragons
RPG Grace of Letoile - KEMCO
Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions
Lots of Artifex Mundi games
Times Tables - Numberjacks
Numberjacks - Addition Facts up to 10
Numberjacks - Numbers and Counting up to 20
Dots
Weather & Radar Pro
Clay Jam
A Better Camera Unlocked
Blown Away: Secret of the Wind
n7player Music Player
Fast like a Fox
Bag It!
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake
Multiple 'Daily Workout Apps'
Cubistry
Charlie Brown's All-Stars!
A Charlie Brown Christmas - 50th Anniversary of a Peanuts Classic
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

94 Comments

Original Poster

Lots of stuff that's free anyway, but a few crackers in here!

Castle of Illusion
ducktales
Lords of Midnight

What's also interesting is that for some apps it states that IAPs are free. Not sure whether that's the case but great if so!

Anyone having any luck getting this installed mine keeps saying 'app not installed'

Banned

This going to go HOT.

Original Poster

Benji24

Anyone having any luck getting this installed mine keeps saying 'app not … Anyone having any luck getting this installed mine keeps saying 'app not installed'



I couldn't install via the old Appstore on my device, but I had success downloading the apk from the link and then sideloading.

Was wondering what happened to the app of the day! Thanks!

The Underground app that comes up in the Amazon app store is like an enhanced Amazon shopping app. Best way to download is to use the deal link and install it that way.

Impressive list of freebies. Heat.

Damn, asks for a hell of a lot of permissions.

K0YS

Damn, asks for a hell of a lot of permissions.


Was thinking the same thing.Got rid if it. Didn't vote.

Original Poster

K0YS

Damn, asks for a hell of a lot of permissions.



Anyone checked to see how it compares to the previous Amazon apps?

Original Poster

22tanya

Was thinking the same thing.Got rid if it. Didn't vote.



Out of interest, do you trust Amazon any more or less than Google? I can't see this being any worse than owning a Kindle Fire or Amazon Echo. Personally, I'm not too worried about these large, heavily scrutinized companies, and Amazon certainly knows my purchasing habits already!

It seems this update by Amazon is only just breaking on the US tech websites, so a good spot by the OP

9to5google.com/201…pp/

Some good freebies but the Underground App itself seem to have loads of permissions required so holding out installing.

Original Poster

soups

Some good freebies but the Underground App itself seem to have loads of … Some good freebies but the Underground App itself seem to have loads of permissions required so holding out installing.



As I mentioned above, I don't see how this can be any more "risky" than owning a Kindle Fire Tablet, which thousands of people own... I see no reason to be overly concerned and go into Saracen mode!

With a name like Underground it makes it sounds like its one of those Cracked App stores with pirated content.
Good find though.

I have tried installing and it says "App not installed". I have plenty of memory and apps from unknown sources enabled.
Anyone else having problems?

Same for me, no luck installing

That's cool, thanks OP!

I stopped updating the Amazon appstore when it wanted the ability to send SMS messages. I couldn't see why that could ever be something that's in my interest to allow it to do.

I just checked. AU also wants the power to send SMS messages. Why?

thank you OP

Original Poster

nairobi

I just checked. AU also wants the power to send SMS messages. Why?



I believe that in China and some countries in the Middle East customers prefer the option to register using a mobile number instead of an email address, therefore text messages are used to confirm purchases, etc, rather than email confirmation... something like that. Anyway, they have one version of the app that covers all reqions, and thus has lots of permissions, but not all functions/permissions are actively utilised in every region.

r4963

I have tried installing and it says "App not installed". I have plenty of … I have tried installing and it says "App not installed". I have plenty of memory and apps from unknown sources enabled. Anyone else having problems?



same on galaxy s6 edge, rebooted, permissions correct, re downloaded, cache cleaned. Grrr. Rooted device

Apart from the name, is there any real difference between this and the previous amazon app?

Original Poster

robot1000

Apart from the name, is there any real difference between this and the … Apart from the name, is there any real difference between this and the previous amazon app?



It provides free access to apps that are normally paid for apps.

Thanks OP (_;)
Edited by: "gill21" 26th Aug 2015

r4963

I have tried installing and it says "App not installed". I have plenty of … I have tried installing and it says "App not installed". I have plenty of memory and apps from unknown sources enabled. Anyone else having problems?



​Do you even need the Underground app? My standard Amazon app updated and had the 'underground apps' as a section. Was able to access the apps from there.

Original Poster

alex_dis

​Do you even need the Underground app? My standard Amazon app updated and … ​Do you even need the Underground app? My standard Amazon app updated and had the 'underground apps' as a section. Was able to access the apps from there.



I can also see the Underground apps in the regular Amazon app, but no install button.

Original Poster

Do deals in the "Freebies" section get shown on the front page?

Stu C

I can also see the Underground apps in the regular Amazon app, but no … I can also see the Underground apps in the regular Amazon app, but no install button.



​Shop by Department > Apps & Games > Underground apps. Have you updated the app?

K0YS

Damn, asks for a hell of a lot of permissions.


Text messages being sent without asking? Anyone can comment on this?

Trying to install this on my sons Hudl 2, says it is incompatible.

Original Poster

Steve353

Web link … Web link https://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=nav_shopall_adr_banjo?ie=UTF8&node=6369063031



I also have this link in the OP and first post.

alex_dis

​Shop by Department Apps & Games Underground apps. Have you updated t … ​Shop by Department > Apps & Games > Underground apps. Have you updated the app?



I'm using the Appstore app on my tablet, not the Amazon full app. However, I've just check the full app on my phone, and that doesn't show an install button either, and prompts me to upgrade to the Underground app. It is version 5.2.0, and is not asking me to update. After updating, has your normal app been replaced by the Underground app?

However, the deal isn't just about the new Underground app, but telling people that these free games and apps are available from Amazon, whether from the new app or the main website.

Original Poster

salahwrexham

Text messages being sent without asking? Anyone can comment on this?



See post #24.

Thanks OP

Will install it later

Stu C

I also have this link in the OP and first post.


Apologies. Amazing freebie in any case.

Lots of permissions, I would stay away

Stu C

See post #24.


Cheers!
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