Microsoft is hoping to bring all your favourite books into one place
Your Windows 10 device may be about to turn into a one-stop reading hub thanks to a new update from Microsoft.
The company is planning to launch an all-new ebook store as part of the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.
Similar to existing offerings for iOS and Android devices, the service, part of an upgrade to the existing Windows Store, would allow users to purchase and download ebooks directly to their device.
The news comes from MSPowerUser, which says that users will be able to both buy and read their ebooks in the Windows 10 Microsoft Edge browser.
The feature won’t be exclusive to PC devices either, the report adds, with specific versions for Windows 10 Mobile and Surface Pro 4 devices also available.
The service will offer a number of customisation options, such as changing the theme of the apps and even the font of the book itself.
Microsoft has shown its support for e-books several times in the past, launching support for the EPUB file type (needed to read many texts) on Microsoft Edge.
This means that readers will be able to quickly bookmark their place in whatever book they are reading, as well as always being able to view the table of contents.
The new Windows Store will allow you to get your hands on endless reading
The new feature is expected to be part of Windows 10 Creators Update
Windows 10 Creators Update, which is set to launch in April, will be the next major software upgrade from Microsoft.
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The update brings a large number of improvements and additions, especially for those workers in creative industries such as design and media.
But it will also bring upgrades for 3D modelling, virtual reality support, gaming, and social media.
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Windows 10 could soon be coming to smart home products
Creators Update could also mark the beginning of Windows 10 as the central hub for your smart home.
The rumoured new 'Home Hub' software looks to take on the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home by creating a login-free desktop that shares resources between family members, including shopping lists and reminders.
The software would also help Windows 10 users sync and control connected home devices with voice commands to Cortana.
However it may also bring more annoying adverts than ever before as part of the updated Windows 10 Share tool.