Amazon’s new Windows 10 App disappoints

Amazon Windows 10 AppAmazon have a new Windows 10 app, but it’s not being met with universal approval. The problem is that the app just appears to be a short cut to the Amazon site and little else.

If you wanted a stripped down browser that only opens the Amazon site then you’ll like the Amazon app. Unfortunately Windows 10 users demand a little more such as push notification, Cortana support and better live tile functionality. Even when the Windows live tile shows you a product, clicking it doesn’t take you direct to the product detail page but just opens the app.

About the only thing it does which is cute, is to enable you to access any of Amazon’s sites around the world from a single app. Mind you you can also do this by typing in a URL into your normal browser.

Reading the reviews, the big complaint is the Amazon Windows 10 App doesn’t add much value being little more than a web wrapper. Amazon’s customers wanted a full blown Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app and they didn’t get it.

It’s worth mentioning that this is a consumer buying app and even then it has limited functionality, if you’re a seller then this app doesn’t have any of the functionality that you’ll want. Even as a buyer, get ready to switch to your browser if you want to do something as simple as tracking a delivery.

Reviews are running at around 3.5/5 stars, but then early adopters are always the users quickest to complain. If you’re an Amazon buyer and running Windows 10 have a play with the app and let us know what you think.