Apple to shut down Texture's Windows app in July; Android, iOS apps to continue running

Apple to shut down Texture's Windows app in July; Android, iOS apps to continue running
Windows users who enjoy reading magazines online through the Texture app on their PC, will have to consider purchasing an iOS, Android or Amazon Fire HD tablet to keep up with their reading. That's because Apple, which purchased Texture for an undisclosed amount in March, plans on shutting down the Microsoft Store based Windows app in July. Texture charges $9.99 a month for access to 200 digital versions of popular magazines. It has earned the nickname the "Netflix of magazines."

After Apple purchased Texture, there was talk about the company absorbing Texture into Apple News to create a new magazine subscription service. Apple reportedly fired 20 Texture employees after the acquisition, and the rest are now working for the tech giant.

As for the Windows app, Apple has already notified users of the platform about its decision to shut the Windows version of Texture, and a statement appears on the Texture support website. Texture does not have a web client that subscribers can use. After the Windows app shuts down in July, Texture will still be available in the App Store for iOS users, the Google Play Store for Android users, and the Amazon Appstore for those using an Amazon Fire HD tablet.

source: Texture via AppleInsider


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