Microsoft has suddenly developed an acute interest in ebooks.
Microsoft Edge is gaining the ability to read e-books aloud in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. Now, members of the Windows Insider early-access and feedback program can see, or rather listen to it, for themselves.
The company this week released Build 15025 for Windows 10 Mobile to insiders. Building on the new e-book functionality in the Edge browser, users can now go audible to consume literary content.
According to Microsoft’s announcement: “Just press the ‘read aloud’ button at the top-right corner after opening one of your e-books and listen to Microsoft Edge read you the book with focus on the line and the word being read along. This feature is also extended to all non-store EPUB files opened using Microsoft Edge.”
The Edge browser onWindows 10 Mobile also gained Epub support in a recent update. It was introduced in build 14977, and currently supports only DRM-free Epub.