In a bid to get on an uncluttered media provider niche Apple bought Texture, the ‘Netflix for magazines,’ back in March. This service provides subscribers with unlimited access to a number of publications, but windows phone users will not be able to use it on their devices. After June 30th there will be no Texture app on Microsoft Store suddenly announced by Apple. As of now, it will still be available for Android, Amazon Fire, and iOS.
Apple did it before with navigation app HopStop in July 2013, they acquired it then removed it from the Windows version. This time isn’t quite the same, though. A note appeared on Texture’s website explaining why the Windows version was removed: “To keep things working smoothly, older versions of the app sometimes need to be retired.” Indeed, the app hasn’t been updated in awhile and is rated poorly on the Microsoft store, so it’s not undue reasoning — but, since Texture doesn’t have a browser version, Windows subscribers will have to pick up a different device to keep using it, The Verge pointed out.