Earlier this year Microsoft shut down its ebookstore, and now it is dropping ebook support from its web browser (no, not Internet Explorer – the other web browser).
Microsoft announced last week that it was ending support for Epub ebooks in the Edge browser. The browser had supported Epub since late 2016, but now users will have to find another app to replace Edge.
The Edge browser has about a 2% market share, putting it in fifth place after Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and IE, so my quip about no one using it is not a wild exaggeration.
The Microsoft support page detailing the end of Epub support mentions that Microsoft has collaborated with the DAISY Consortium to create a list of replacement Epub apps. Those apps are expected to be available in the Microsoft Store after September.