Texture is a digital magazine subscription service, launched in 2010 and rebranded in 2015. Users can pay $9.99 a month to access more than 200 magazine titles worldwide. Back in this March Texture has been acquired by Apple, Inc. And recently Texture suddenly announced to shut down its Windows app after June 30th.
Texture wrote on its site page: “To keep things working smoothly, older versions of the app sometimes need to be retired. As of June 30th, 2018, Texture’s 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.”
Meanwhile, Texture subscribers are informed of this change through emails and a note inside the app, which says the app for Windows will stop working and no longer be available in Microsoft Store. Actually it is not so surprised to see the shutdown of Texture for Windows, as this app has not received updates for some time, and the Microsoft Store page is full of bad reviews about how it works poorly on Windows.
Despite the discontinuation for Windows platform, the Androids, Amazon Fire and iOS apps will keep working. Texture does not have a Web client, and therefore Windows users are compelled to turn to use an iOS or Android device to get access.
Will Apple integrate its Apple News with the Texture service in near future? And will it provide a cross-platform version of the magazine service to distributes its contents? For now there is no sign of Apple’s next step so let’s wait with expectations.
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