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Amazon is giving away $220 worth of free apps for Christmas

Amazon is giving away $220 worth of free apps for Christmas

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Amazon is always responsible for delivering a lot of presents at Christmas, but its holiday deals are something else. This year the retailer’s two-day discounting spree includes a free app bundle worth $220 (although two items make up almost half that cost). There’s great mix of games and utilities, including Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($2.99), Plex ($4.99), Terraria ($4.99), Five Nights at Freddy's ($2.99), The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary ($30.99), and a bunch of image editors — all available for the tempting price of zero dollars and zero cents.

You can install the apps on non-Amazon devices too but it takes a bit more effort

Other discounts in the wider sale include reductions on Kindle ebooks, Amazon Instant Video titles, and Amazon hardware. The app store giveaway only lasts from the 24th to the 26th of December, but this means that anyone who gets a new Android or Amazon tablet for Christmas can still get in on the action. Android tablet and smartphone owners can also download the apps, but first they'll have to enable the installation of apps from unknown sources and then download Amazon's Appstore from the company's website.

Here's the complete list of free apps: