You may be BANNED from digital shopping on Amazon today after row with Google

AMAZON shoppers hoping to buy digital goods like e-books are no longer able to purchase them within the company's Android app.

The move is due to a bitter row with Google over the 30 percent cut the tech giant takes from sales using its Android payment system.

So instead, the online retailer is getting around it by directing millions of people to their main website instead.

That way, they can avoid Google's payment system and keep all of the money in their own pocket – but it's a bit of a nuisance for customers.

It comes as Amazon recently revealed its first quarterly loss since 2015.

Jeff Bezos's retail giant had a bumper few years thanks to the pandemic, but it seems consumers have returned to bricks and mortar stores now things have reopened.

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Although customers will be banned from making digital purchases within the Amazon app itself, they can still access it there once they've bought it externally.

A rep for the firm told the BBC that the decision was "carefully considered" in response to "Google Store policies".

The change follows new rules by Google, in which any companies with an annual turnover over $1million (£800,000) have to pay a 30 percent cut.

Amazon's app for iPhone already had a similar ban because of the fees Apple charge.

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Developers have long complained about how much the big two, Apple and Google, take from sales generated within their apps.

Fortnite maker Epic Games has been one of the biggest names to speak out against the pair.

The popular game was removed as a result.

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Epic Games has resorted to court action in several countries.

So far, a judge in the US has ruled that Apple did not engage in antitrust behaviour.

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