As Microsoft amps up for its Creators Update, it will be released to Windows 10 in the Spring, and with it a whole list of improvements. One of these is native ebook support, which has been a long time coming. Typically you would have to install 3rd party software for direct ebook support, like Amazon’s Kindle app or Adobe Digital Editions. Now that is history (although you can still take the same route if you so wish) as Windows will support popular ebook formats directly.
In addition to that, they will be adding an ebook tab to the Microsoft Store app that will allow you to browse a library of ebooks and order it directly from the store. Of course, if you already have a store with Amazon or anyone else, that means just one more collection to separately have to manage–but at least the option is now yours.
You will be able to access the ebooks your purchase from the Microsoft Edge browser where you will be able to take advantage of new abilities offered by Corana, configure your view, add bookmarks, and more. You will also be able to read EPUB formatted ebooks found elsewhere, using Microsoft Edge, as long as the files are not protected.
If you’re a Windows Insider, you don’t have to wait as the Preview Build 15014 that dropped today contains the new changes. If you are not an Insider, then you will have to wait till this Spring when Microsoft decides to release it.