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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11 Comments

1. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Bill Gates saved Apple from ruin and this is how Apple pays him back!!!

3. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Yea i know after all steve jobs was the person in 1997 to ask for Bill Gates microsoft help to aid the development of first iMac to become a serious,contender profitable company to msft after 2005,2006 and a year later in 1998 he hire this Timmy boy into his company as an executive for apple worldwide operation.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7038; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why are you pretending Nimbus. You love all things Apple and couldn't care less for others, especially with your fake sympathy.

2. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Sad thing both google and apple refuse to support microsoft apps service ecosytem but want to remain dominant on it forever.Really i hope msft make one themselves now,Today nowhere Apple would had been here without Bill Gates and Microsoft money investment on developtment of their MAC OS for their own version of PC(iMac and Laptop(Mackbook Air/Pro) in year 1997 then they would not even have money for their own iPhone and ios development after whatever Profit amount they had gain from ipod,macbook software and hardware sales before the year 2007 from 1997.Just because their PC market is shrinking to bottom level like windows mobile they decided to stop giving support to Windows version of Texture app and delcare it dead.This show how much trust,loyality,belief they have on their competitors.Google is also doing same thing to Amazon and Msft,Only msft and amazon showing love to all platforms instead of disrepecting it.

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Correction iMac* not Mac os.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7038; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple is the true evil one. Don't throw Google in there, especially if you are talking about YouTube app for Windows Phone. Microsoft bypassed YouTube ads, which circumvented Google's ability to make money. Because right now Google supports Microsoft platforms. It's Apple that only supports their own platforms. This is rich from you Nimbus, especially when you said Apple should start their own Search engine and YouTube competitor to Google's.

5. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

If someone uses their Texture app on their Windows PC and really wants to continue using it there, I would advise to try using an Android emulator like Andyroid or Bluestacks on their PC and use the Android app there.

6. KingSam

Posts: 1403; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

But isn't that a bit much?

7. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

That is why I said " REALLY wants to continue using it"

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