Google Play Books & Audiobooks

4.1
1.92M reviews
1B+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Google Play Books is the one app you need to buy and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and manga.

Choose from millions of best selling ebooks, comics, manga, textbooks, and audiobooks. Download your book to read or listen on the go. When you’re finished, find your next favorite from recommendations personalized just for you. Buy audiobooks and ebooks as you go - with no subscription required.


Choose from millions of popular ebooks, audiobooks, and comics
* Buy ebooks and audiobooks as you go - no subscription required.
* Preview samples before you buy.
* Get extra discounts on select bundles.
* Receive emails or notifications about new releases from your favorite authors and when your wishlisted books go on sale.
* Earn Google Play Points with every purchase, then exchange them for Google Play credit.
* Receive notifications or emails for price drops in your samples and new releases from your favorite authors and series.
* Discover new releases, best sellers, and personalized recommendations across genres like romance, science fiction, mystery & thrillers, self-help, religion, nonfiction, and more.

Best in class reading and listening experience.
* Read or listen on Android, iOS, or your web browser, even when you’re offline.
* Pick up where you left off on any device.
* Customize your reading experience. Adjust the text size, font type, margins, text alignment, brightness, and background colors.
* Track your reading progress. See what percent you’ve read and how many pages you have left.
* Organize your library into shelves. Use the new shelves tab to curate your library by theme or genre. View your shelves across Android, iOS, and the web.
* Save to SD card. Choose to save your books to the device or an SD card, so you never run out of space.
* Use reading tools in children's books to get kid-friendly word definitions, listen to specific words, or hear the book read aloud.
* Use Bubble Zoom for easier comic reading on a mobile device. Tap the page and watch your favorite comic or manga come to life.
* Take notes that sync with your Google Drive and share them with a group for easy collaboration.
* Look up definitions, get translations, save highlights, and bookmark your favorite pages while you read.
* Turn on Night Light to automatically adjust the background color and brightness or set the app to use the OS brightness.
Updated on
Aug 10, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Independent security review
4.1
1.92M reviews
Nickita Green
August 7, 2022
Up until a few weeks ago it was working wonderfully. Now it won't download any audiobooks I have even if they were previously downloaded and its really irritating. I've tried freeing up space and everything I could think of but it hasn't worked the same. If I can't listen to my audiobooks I would at least want my money back. UPDATE: Used the troubleshooting methods and it still isnt working. Its really inconvenient to not be able to listen to my audio books when I already paid for them
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Google LLC
July 14, 2022
Sorry you're having issues with your book, Nickita! We'd be happy to help. Let's try these troubleshooting steps first: https://goo.gle/2Zsbssp. If these don't help, please contact us directly here: https://goo.gle/2QyJZSb. Thanks.
Lauren de Klerk
July 23, 2022
Wow, this app is surprisingly bad for something that I'm supposed to use for ebooks that I've paid money for. The extent that you can customize your reading experience is extremely limited. Why is there no option to get rid of your reading "progress" displayed at the bottom of every page? Not everyone always wants to be reminded of that. Also, it went from displaying pages left in each chapter (already annoying), to displaying total pages left in the book, with seemingly no way to change this.
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Google LLC
July 23, 2022
That doesn't sound good, Lauren. Our product team greatly appreciates feedback/feature suggestions. You can submit it via: The Play Books app > Menu > Help & Feedback.
Nae Allie
July 21, 2022
Originally 5 stars for the free read along. But you can not set a timer, so sometimes I will fall asleep and wake up to the book finished. This app also has a hard time catching up to the read along. Sometimes, the book will say I am on page 40, but the read aloud is reading page 120..it doesn't always synch. (This could also be my older phone. I still love this app, though, and I have found myself using this over my kindle more and more
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What's new

Arriving in version 5.24.2
* Manage books on your wishlist with a new tab
* Find reading recommendations at the end of book in Google Kids Space
* Bug fixes, enhancements, and performance improvements


Recently added
* See all your prior notifications in one place
* Filters on chart and genre pages - filter by language, price, genre, and more
* Material You themed widget
* Audiobooks are organized into series
* Badges highlight new releases, price drops, and special promotions