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.
"Texture is an all-access pass to the world’s best magazines. To keep things working smoothly, older versions of the app sometimes need to be retired. After June 30th, 2018, the Texture Windows app will no longer be available. Your Texture subscription will continue to be available on compatible phones or tablets running iOS or Android and on Fire HD tablets along with ongoing access to all the magazines you have selected as your favorites."-Texture
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.