Today’s release of the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14971 into the Fast ring brought a new feature for readers to the Creators Update. Beyond improvements to reading PDF files, a promise stated in the announcement blog post, unprotected EPUB e-books are getting special treatment in Microsoft Edge.
This means that a new reader will open with all the tools that you could ever want to use for catching up on your latest binge. The EPUB file format is an unencrypted zip file format that has been a standard for e-books for quite some time. Unfortunately, it never compared to the protection that PDFs have had, and most popular titles have migrated to.
Previously, readers that wanted to read through EPUB files would need a third party application or extension. Now they can dive right into their books despite the format with all the bells and whistles of other e-readers. You can choose your text sizes, fonts, themes, and even use Cortana’s to search through the book’s content.
To get started, all you have to do is open the e-book in Microsoft Edge, and it will seamlessly navigate you to the reader. Happy reading!