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Amazon has a new site for 'actually free' apps

Amazon has a new site for 'actually free' apps
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There are so many free apps out there, but how many of them are ACTUALLY free?

There are ads, fees, in-app purchases, and all kinds of schemes to get money out of your pocket. But now Amazon has made a way for you to get apps for free that normally you'd have to pay for or look at ads or buy stuff inside the apps.

Normally, Android users would have to go to the Google Play Store and download the app they were looking for, but now Amazon's challenging that.

The huge online retailer and streaming site has created an app called Underground that lets users download over $10,000 in apps at no cost to them at all. If that sounds like it's too good to be true, don't worry. The apps really are free.

"We're paying [app developers] a certain amount on a per-minute played basis in exchange for them waiving their normal in-app fees," Amazon explained in a letter to customers. "To be clear, we're the ones picking up those per minute charges so for you it's simply free."

There are two easy ways to get the Underground app.

The first way is to go to this page and enter your email address at the bottom of the page. Installation instructions will be sent to your account and once the app is downloaded you can begin browsing through hundreds of free applications.

The second way to get the Underground app is to visit this page on your Android gear. The download link will be embedded in the letter and ready for you to click as soon as the page loads.

Important: Make sure you have your Unknown Sources setting turned on with your Android gear. If you don't have it enabled, you will be prompted with a warning before downloading. To turn on Unknown Sources go to your main Settings page >> Security and turn on "Unknown Sources."

Now you can save money and have a blast on Android gear with the new Amazon Underground app.

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