Amazon’s been offering a version of its Kindle app through the Windows Store since Windows 8 was released. But now the company is scrapping that version of its app and instead recommending Windows users install the Kindle for PC desktop app, which is compatible with Windows 7 or later.
Have a Windows RT tablet? Then Amazon says you should just use the Kindle Cloud Reader web app.
Amazon says it will remove its Kindle app from the Windows tore on October 27th, 2016.
There’s good news for folks that don’t want to give up on the tablet-friendly, Windows Store app: if you already have it installed, you’ll be able to continue using it to download and read Kindle eBooks.
But if you uninstall the app or try to set up a new computer, you won’t be able to download it again.
The move comes at a time when Microsoft is trying to encourage developers to bring existing desktop (and Android, iOS, and web) apps to the Windows Store. So it’s interesting to see Amazon decide to kill off its app, which it continues to refer to as “Kindle for Windows 8,” even though it’s also capable of running on Windows RT and Windows 10.