Amazon update finally brings single sign-on to other Android devices

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden

The official Amazon app — the one where you do all your online mobile shopping with if you don’t fancy the mobile web — has gotten a quick, but useful update. The main change that has our interest is single sign-on. That means you will no longer have to sign into Amazon’s apps on an individual basis.

Simply sign on once with the base Amazon app, and you’ll be signed in for Kindle, Amazon MP3, the Amazon Appstore and more. This was a feature previously only available for Kindle Fire users so it’s nice to see them roll it out to everyone else in Android land.

Other changes in this update include a new icon. It’s fresh. It’s new. It’s cool. And it’s sad that the app itself still looks like it was designed for the original T-Mobile G1 back in 2008.

That aside, it’s nice to see single sign-in for those who frequent Amazon’s services. Now let’s hope they get on the ball about bringing proper Amazon Instant Video support to all but iOS and Kindle Fire owners.

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  • Tim Wooten

    I wish they would release an Amazon Prime app for android. Not providing the app for android doesn’t make anyone want to go out and buy a Kindle. Besides, it’s being offered for ios. I just doesn’t make sense.

    • Steve

      Beat me to it, Prime video application is right in the chromecast wheelhouse. Makes no sense.

      • Jeremy Sheehan

        Perhaps that is a sign of things to come? I hope? Please, Amazon?

  • rumbleroast

    I wonder if this can be used along with a sideloaded Amazon Prime app from the Kindle Fire. The last time I tried to sideload the Amazon instant video app from the Kindle, I could not log into the app since it was using the login authentication from the Kindle.

    I don’t have the Instant video apk anymore, but I’m wondering if I could use Amazon’s single signon app first and then launch the instant video app. Hmmmm.

  • Max

    I wonder if this will fix the problem, where apps you download through amazon app store wont run unless the appstore background process has been loaded and signed into since you last restarted your phone, destroys my shazam encore experience.

    Also will this screw me since i user 2 different amazon accounts? (1 for apps/mp3, and a different prime account for shopping)

  • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

    Do you need to sign out and in again? It’s not in the accounts list.