Developer Console

Unlisting an App Version from the Amazon Appstore

If you have a live app already published on the Amazon Appstore, and you no longer wish to list the app for sale, you have the option to self-suppress the current version of that app. For historical record and tracking purposes, the Appstore can't remove apps from the Developer Console, but can place apps into a suppressed status. After an app is suppressed, it is no longer available for sale, but customers who have already purchased it continue to have access to it.

The app self-suppression feature is available to Android app submissions only. This feature doesn't support web app submissions.

Requirements for app self-suppression

The app self-suppression feature has the following requirements:

  • The app cannot be any of the following app types:
    • HTML5/Web app
    • PC/Mac app
    • Alexa skill
  • The person suppressing the app version must have administrator privileges. Other users can see the Remove from Appstore option, but only administrators have the option enabled. For information about roles and permissions, see Manage Your Amazon Developer Account and Permissions.

If you need further help, Contact Amazon Developer Support.

Suppressing an app version

To suppress a version of an app that is available in the Amazon Appstore, follow these steps.

  1. Using an account with administrator privileges, go to the app's listing in the Developer Console and open the App status screen for the current version of your app.

  2. On the top right, click Remove from Appstore.

    A pop-up window opens asking the reason for suppression.

  3. On the Reason for Suppression window, select one of the options for why you want to suppress your app. If you choose "Other", you are also required to provide additional comments in the Comments box.

  4. Click Submit to submit the request for submission.

  5. Follow the prompts and click through to confirm that you want to suppress the app.

    Amazon sends an email to all email addresses associated with the app, notifying them that a suppression request was submitted for the app.

    Additionally, Amazon will contact you within two business days to discuss your suppression request.

After app suppression

After your app is suppressed, customers who have already downloaded the app can continue to use it on their devices. These customers retain the ability to download the version of the app that they've previously installed from the Appstore on their devices. These conditions apply to both free and paid apps.

The product page for a suppressed app remains live so that customers who have purchased the app can continue to have access to the product information as part of their order history. However, suppressed apps are not searchable, discoverable, or available for purchase by new customers.

Last updated: Feb 29, 2024