How to read ePub files in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10


The Windows 10 Creatos Update will add some very important features for content creation, such as the ability to read eBooks in Microsoft Edge. It may buy and read eBooks in this browser.

Aside from offering eBook support, Edge will also be able to read ePub files. Those files must be unprotected in order for them to be opened in the browser, so we are going to teach how to read ePub files in Edge.

How to open ePubs in Microsoft Edge

A file is needed first DRM-free ePub to start. This is due to some of the limitations of trying to use them in the browser in question.

  • An ePub file will have the icon «e» to show that we are facing an Edge file
  • By doing double click it will open in Edge
  • If you have other apps installed that support ePub, you will be prompted to choose which app you want to open the file
  • The ePub file cannot be added to tab of Books or Books in the hub
  • It can be exchanged between dark and day modes, increase text size, spacing, file search and add bookmarks

You also have a Table of Contents helpful that can be used to go straight to the same file in question.

One of the best qualities of ePub in Edge is that it has been visually quite a success by this explorer so that we can focus on reading.

As stated above, ePub files can be read in Microsoft Edge as long as they are not protected. This could mean that eBooks in ePub format purchased from a site other than the Windows Store cannot be read in Edge.

This feature is available from the Insider Build 15014. Stable channel users will have to wait for the Creators Update which will be available on the

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  1.   PEPPER said

    I changed the extension of EPUB to read it with Caliber and now I can't re-select Microsoft Edge as the Default Program to read EPUBS. Microsoft Edge does not appear in Default Programs by File Extension.

  2.   Raju said

    With the latest Windows update I can no longer open epub files with Microsoft Edge. Before it was by default and now, as in the previous comment, you cannot select Microsoft Edge as Default Program to read EPUBS. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Thanks!

  3.   Raju said

    With the latest Windows update I can no longer open epub files with Edge. Any suggestions on how to fix it? It does not appear by default or as an option.
    Thank you!


    The same thing happens to me, as previous Users comment, since it was updated to Version 1909, it stopped working, and It really bothers me a lot, before the Epub, they would have been in Edge, Very Fast, now with Caliber , Adobe, or any other application, take much longer, with Edge it was immediate.

    They have also Modified the File Explorer, before I used to paste the name of the File to Search with the Mouse, now you cannot paste it with the Mouse, You have to do it with the Keyboard, if it is true that they have improved it in the sense of which is more Intuitive, (The Search).

    With Microsoft, the same thing always happens, before with Updates, even the System was going wrong, a few days, now it seems that after the updates it is more stable.

    You could already look more at the Changes these from Microsoft, and think that they remove Functions in which the Users are Familiar.

  5.   Anonymous said

    What you should do is not add functions to your programs and then soon remove them from them, as is the case with this function that is no longer available in Microsoft Edge, or the function that Cortana had to recognize music. This gives a very bad image of your work and your programs and creates a lot of distrust in using them, because we cannot trust ourselves. This one in this article is one more reason why I will never use Microsoft Edge, and also, as a teacher and computer engineer that I am, I will strongly discourage it.

  6.   A said

    The option no longer comes out by default when you want to open an EPUB,

    The solution I found was that since in the last update the egde browser has chromium this allows chrome browser add-ons to be installed.

    So update EDGE and install this extension

    and voila you can see your EPUB from the browser