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Amazon Coins Now Supported on Android in the US, UK, and Germany

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You’ve heard of Bitcoins and Dogecoins, but have you ever heard of Amazon Coins? It’s hard to blame anyone for forgetting about their release last year, especially considering the digital currency’s use was initially restricted to Kindle Fire devices. Starting today, the shopping giant is expanding Coins to Android devices in the US, UK, and Germany through the Amazon Appstore. 

Amazon Coins can be used to purchase apps and games, and basically act as a rewards program for Amazon Appstore users. Coins can be earned through completing objectives in certain games, or purchased directly at a 10% discount.

Will the news persuade you to use the Amazon Appstore more often, or is it just too much of a hassle?

Via: Amazon
  • Gideon Waxfarb

    How about releasing a VIDEO app on Android, Amazon? You know, something that people MIGHT ACTUALLY WANT?? :P

  • Disqus_n00b

    Do they have a random conversion rate like MS Points? Those things were a PITA..

  • Manny

    I’ve used it once, to buy an app on the Amazon app store. Of course, I used the 5000 free coins Amazon gave users a while back. I think I still have 2500 of them, so I can buy another app if I want to.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio
    • The Narrator

      Ah yeah, the kid from The Killing too.

    • Kyle Wiggers

      That’s my other gig. ;)

  • Ken Adams

    Currency I can’t use outside Amazon! :D
    Sign me up!

    • Brian Roskamp

      It’s worse than that: currency you can’t use outside of Amazon’s App Store…so you can’t even use it to my actual products…

    • michael arazan

      This is about as bad as skiball tickets at Chuckie Cheese and can only be used at their store. Take my real currency and give me something that’s made up, and can’t be returned, and if there is a few dollars left over that I can’t use it’s all profit for them./