Downloader, a popular web browser used on Amazon Firesticks, and other Amazon Fire TV and Android streaming devices, has been removed from the Google Apps Store.
According to the Downloader apps developer, AFTVNews, the app has been removed by Google due to “an absurd DMCA takedown from Israel TV
@yescoil that claims because the web browser in the app can load a specific website with their infringed content”.
The takedown notice was appealed “with Google and was rejected within minutes” by Googles automatic systems.
It is a strange takedown notice, as if using a website with infringing content in a standard web browser is enough to violate DMCA, then every browser in the Google Play Store including Googles own Chrome Browser, should also be removed.
Until then, if you already have Downloader installed on your Amazon Firesticks, and other Amazon Fire TV and Android streaming devices then it should still be working.
Those who want to install Downloader on to their Amazon Firesticks, and other Amazon Fire TV and Android streaming devices, will need to look for an alternative app.