May, 08 2014

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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