There is bad news for fans of the Amazon Kindle app, the company has confirmed that it is removing its Kindle app from Windows Store. The app will be removed from Windows Store from October 27th.
The company has confirmed the removal in an email. The company is recommending to use Win32 app moving forward. Below is the email sent to Benjamin K (Windows Central).
For the past few years Amazon has supported two separate Kindle apps for Windows PCs. In order to provide our Windows customers with the best Kindle reading experience, we are simplifying our approach and focusing our efforts on the Kindle for PC app.
If you are currently using our other Windows app (Kindle for Windows 8) on one or more of your PCs, we recommend that you upgrade to the Kindle for PC app to get the best reading experience and latest Kindle features. We are regularly updating the Kindle for PC app, including recent features like multi-color highlighting, improved search performance, and support for textbooks.
To simplify the experience for Windows customers, we will remove the Kindle for Windows 8 app from the Windows Store on October 27, 2016. If you already have the app installed on your PC and wish to keep using it, you can continue to download and read books as you do today. If you uninstall the Kindle for Windows 8 app, you won’t be able to reinstall it from the Windows Store.
If you have questions (or if you have a Windows RT device), please see our Kindle for PC help page.
Currently there has been no confirmation as to if the company will be launching the new UWP app for Windows 10 or will be converting its Desktop app released sometime back for PC’s
We will be updating this article once we have any more information on the launching of the new app.