Tesco is shutting its blinkbox Books service and transferring all customers to rival ebook retailer Kobo.
The move follows Tesco’s sale of the main blinkbox movie and TV show streaming service to TalkTalk earlier this year.
Customers will be emailed a unique code in the coming days along with instructions on how to transfer their libraries to Kobo, and will be able to access books previously purchased at the blinkbox Books store, as well as make new purchases at kobo.com.
Those customers who have both blinkbox and Kobo accounts will be advised on how to merge the two.
blinkbox Books customers will be able to access their eBooks on Kobo’s E Ink eReaders and free eReading apps built for the most popular smartphones and tablets.
Customers currently using Hudl Android tablets can continue accessing their libraries and keep reading simply by installing the free Kobo reading app on their Hudl.
“We have been working closely with blinkbox to ensure its customers’ reading lives are uninterrupted, and are thrilled that they can bring over their existing libraries to Kobo and add to them for years to come,” said Michael Tamblyn, Kobo’s President and Chief Content Officer.
Customers wanting to retain their blinkbox Books libraries must transfer them before February 28.