It's close but it's not keeping up. Why would I buy books from Google when they don't improve their app? Makes me think they're not committed to the service. I love the Drive integration for notes and highlights. But selecting text is cumbersome. And especially so if you're trying to get text over two pages. Resizing the text doesn't work like you would expect. Dictionary definitions get in the way of selection. It's like it's stuck in 2013.
My phone was freezing up when I started to read aloud a book. My problem was fixed by turning off the lock screen. But now my phone is always exposed because I use this app too frequently to have any issues with it. My problem is resolved but no thanks to Google. I still cant make the other voices in a voice set work for reading aloud a book I still have to listen to the default first voice in a voice set. Now I don't know if it's Google Play Books issue Google text to speech issue. I have reported this problem on both apps but still it isn't fixed. It has been over a year.
The reason why i give 1 star is because the app keep disabled. Imagine want to read a book offline and find out the app disable itself. It happen to me while I'm on the plane. Using sony xzs.
So happy with the new addition to place books in the read shelf after reading. Im terrible at remembering if I've read a book or not lol
I really like this app. I use it on my Galaxy Tab S3 for reading (obviously). The use of material design makes it a very visually attractive app and it is very easy to use. The one feature that I would request is better definitions when you long press a word. On the Kindle app it incorporates Wikipedia into the search results with is very helpful. The Night Light feature works very well and I love how it adjusts the setting depending on the time.
Bloatware. Have never used it (I use two other products and don't need a 3rd), never will, but still have to suffer this nonsense of pointless updates every 5 minutes.
You can now use your stylus to highlight and select text while reading.
Stability and performance improvements.