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Jan 24, 2020, 8:00 am EDT| 2 min read
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Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser drops support for EPUB eBook files. You’ll need a third-party EPUB reader application khổng lồ view EPUB files on Windows 10, & we have some good không lấy phí options to choose from.


What Happened to lớn EPUB Books in Microsoft Edge?

It was always a little strange that Microsoft Edge supported eBooks in EPUB format. Why did Edge tư vấn eBooks when Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, táo bị cắn dở Safari, & Internet Explorer didn’t?

EPUB support was clearly a strategic decision for Microsoft: Microsoft sold eBooks in the Microsoft Store application, and those eBooks were available for reading in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. If that sounds strange khổng lồ you, well—it was. So few people purchased eBooks from Microsoft that the company was happy refunding everyone và removing eBooks entirely back in July 2019.

Now that Microsoft has given up on selling eBooks, the company clearly sees no point in implementing support for EPUB files in the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser. After installing the new Edge, you won’t be able to mở cửa EPUB files on Windows 10 until you install an application that supports them.

EPUB Readers We Recommend for Windows 10

Microsoft recommends downloading an EPUB tiện ích from the Microsoft Store. Of course, most of the great Windows applications out there aren’t available for download on Windows 10’s built-in Store. That includes EPUB readers.

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Want a solid EPUB viewer for Windows? There are quite a few options out there. Here are some we like:

Calibre is a powerful, free, open-source eBook management application. It includes an eBook reader tư vấn for EPUB files & other popular eBook formats. You’ll also find an eBook collection manager, editing features, và more. Calibre is a great application, but it has a lot of features, và you might want something a bit simpler.

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Sumatra PDF is practically the opposite. It’s a small, lightweight reading application. Sumatra PDF works with EPUB and MOBI eBooks as well as PDFs, XPS files, & even comic books in CBZ and CBR formats. Sumatra can even be used in “portable” mode, so you can place it on a USB drive or in a cloud storage folder and run it on computers without installing it first.

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If you prefer reading EPUB files in your browser, you might want to lớn try a browser extension. Install EPUBReader from the Chrome website Store, and EPUB files will open lượt thích PDFs directly in your browser when you click them on the web. You can open EPUB files from your computer in your browser, too, just lượt thích you can use your browser as your PDF reader.

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The new Microsoft Edge is based on Google Chrome, so you could also install EPUBReader in Edge. There’s a way to install extensions from the Chrome web Store in Microsoft Edge.

Over time, more extensions should appear on the Microsoft Edge addons website, making this trick less necessary.

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Chris HoffmanChris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He"s written about giải pháp công nghệ for over a decade & was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The new york Times and Reader"s Digest, been interviewed as a giải pháp công nghệ expert on TV stations like Miami"s NBC 6, và had his work covered by news outlets lượt thích the BBC. Since 2011, Chris has written over 2,000 articles that have been read nearly one billion times---and that"s just here at How-To Geek. Read Full Bio »
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