News by Luke Jones on Tuesday December 23, 2014.
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Everyone wants a Christmas present, and everyone wants something for free. With that in mind, Amazon is checking both boxes with a bonanza of an app sale. The company is giving away (as in free) a bunch of apps that total $220 in value. These apps range from a couple of bucks to $64.99 and come from some of the big hitters in the app market, with the sale running from December 24th to December 26th.Amazon has another deal starting today, with consumers who buy or gift Amazon Coins receiving 30% of discounts for the new purchase. The deals do not stop there as Amazon also has a huge app sale on too, with 50% to 85% slashed from hundreds of apps and games from developers such as Disney, Sony Pictures (erm), and Gameloft. If you have yet to use the Amazon Appstore, it is worth mentioning that you do not have to use an Amazon device to download the apps. You can download the store on any Android (and some Blackberry ones) device as a third party app store. The Amazon Appstore is growing fast, now including 240,000 apps it has grown by three times since last year and is bigger than the Windows app store. Most of the big hitting apps are available. When the sale goes live and we know the free apps in total, we will update this article to let you know the titles.
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-Dec. 22, 2014-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)-Let the digital shopping begin! Amazon kicks off Christmas week with the season's lowest prices on popular content across Amazo's digital catalogue-Amazon Appstore, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Music, Kindle Books, and last minute deals on select Amazon devices. In the last days before Christmas, customers are busy wrapping gifts for friends and family, including new gadgets-from phones, to tablets, to the latest streaming devices for the living room. As customers open these new devices, they want the latest and most popular digital content to continue their holiday cheer. Available now, with many deals running through the end of December, customers can find discounts on digital content ranging from 50-85% off. Get ready to light up devices underneath the Christmas trees-holiday deals and discounts include: Amazon Appstore Starting December 24th and running until December 26th, Amazon Appstore will offer a number of paid apps and games for free, as part of the largest Free App of the Day bundle ever. The bundle includes apps and games from developers like Halfbrick Studios, Rovio Entertainment and Sega of America, which range in price from $0.99 to $64.99, all for free-saving customers up to $220. Also starting today, and for a limited time, when customers buy or gift Amazon Coins, they can get up to a 30% discount on their overall Coins purchase-up to triple the normal savings to spend on apps, games and in-app items, like card packs in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, gold in Game of War-Fire Age, lollipop hammers in Candy Crush Saga and gems in Brave Frontier. Throughout the remainder of December and into the New Year, customers will find 50-85% discounts on titles from developers like Disney, Gameloft and Sony Pictures Television. Find out more at amazon.com/appstore and download the Amazon App at amazon.com/androidapp. Amazon Instant Video-Movie and TV Streaming Until December 25th, customers can get up to 50% off Holiday and Kids movies and TV shows. Top titles include; Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, White Christmas, Polar Express, Home Alone, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Elf. Find out more at amazon.com/aiv/deals. Customers can easily enjoy these movies and TV shows with the Amazon Instant Video app on Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, and smart TVs. They can also use the Amazon Instant Video app to watch on mobile devices, such as Fire tablets, Fire phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and hundreds of other connected devices. This holiday Amazon Prime members can enjoy tens of thousands of TV episodes and movies with Prime Instant Video, Amazon's video subscription service, which offers unlimited streaming of movies and TV including HBO shows like The Sopranos and The Wire, along with Amazon Originals Alpha House, Golden Globe nominee, Transparent, and premiering this week on Prime Instant Video, Mozart in the Jungle. Amazon Music The first-ever exclusive Amazon holiday playlist-All Is Bright-features more than 40 newly-recorded holiday songs from artists including Amanda Palmer, Ashley Monroe, Brandi Carlile, Liz Phair, PHOX, Yoko Ono and more. Every track is available for unlimited ad-free listening on Prime Music for Amazon Prime members at no additional cost to their membership. In addition, anyone who visits Amazon will be able to listen to a selection of the holiday songs from the All Is Bright playlist, for free, while they shop. Featured as a snowflake and music note at the top of every Amazon page, shoppers can just press play and enjoy through December 25th. Prime members can also listen to a variety of popular holiday albums and songs on Prime Music without added cost, including the Christmas album from a cappella group Pentatonix-PTXmas (Deluxe Edition), Mariah Carey's fan-favorite and classic Merry Christmas album and the Christmas album from crooner Michael Bublé, among many more. Prime members can also explore a selection of hand-crafted holiday playlists on Prime Music including 50 Great Christmas Songs and Yule Love This as well as Prime Music Stations such as Holiday Classics, Holiday Favorites, Country Christmas and Relaxing Christmas for easy, ad-free holiday listening. In addition, on December 25th, Amazon's Digital Music Store will offer top albums, including Ariana Grande-My Everything, Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Imagine Dragons-Night Visions, OneRepublic-Native [+digital booklet], Sam Smith-In The Lonely Hour, and more for $3.99 as part of the Digital Gold Box Daily Deal at amazon.com/gp/goldbox. Kindle Books Starting December 25th and running through the New Year popular Kindle books from best-selling authors will be up to 85% off, including titles from James Patterson, David Baldacci, Rick Riordan, Sandra Brown, Kristin Hannah, Jeff Kinney and Barbara Freethy. Check out amazon.com/ebookdeals each day for new deals or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal newsletter. Customers can also subscribe to Kindle Unlimited to read and listen to over 700,000 books and audiobooks, including the Harry Potter series, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hunger Games trilogy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, Flash Boys, and more. Amazon Device Deals For a limited time, customers can get $20 off Amazon Fire TV (now $79), $25 off Fire HD 7 (now $114), $20 off Kindle (now $59) and $20 off Kindle Paperwhite (now $99). Start downloading the best content for the holidays and beyond. Give the Gift of Digital Content Customers can easily gift friends and family all the digital content they love. Give the gift of Amazon Prime and customers automatically get access not only to fast, free Two-Day shipping on millions of items, but they can immediately start streaming tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video, one million songs and hundreds of playlists with Prime Music, free unlimited Photo Storage with Cloud Drive, early access to select Lightning Deals and access to more than 700,000 books to borrow with the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Learn more and schedule your gift delivery at amazon.com/giftprime.source: Amazon
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