Google Play Books is the one app that you need to buy to 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’ve finished, find your next favourite from recommendations personalised 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 favourite 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 favourite authors and series. * Discover new releases, best sellers and personalised recommendations across genres like romance, science fiction, mystery and thrillers, self-help, religion, non-fiction 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. * Customise your reading experience. Adjust the text size, font type, margins, text alignment, brightness and background colours. * Track your reading progress. See what percentage you’ve read and how many pages you have left. * Organise 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 that you never run out of space. * Use reading tools in children's books to get child-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 favourite 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 favourite pages while you read. * Turn on Night Light to automatically adjust the background colour and brightness or set the app to use the OS brightness.
20 Sept 2022
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I have enjoyed using Google Books since the beginning, the only issue I have is when using read aloud, the page in the viewer doesn't always (or most often) stay synced with what is being read. Then if you stop, it returns to the page in the viewer, not where it stopped reading. Please fix... I do want to compliment the speech team, the synthesized voice is very good. It only stumbles on words with 2 pronunciations, like "live" or "minute".
329 people found this review helpful
25 September 2022
My experience with this app was super good when it still worked. I use it primarily to listen to audio books while I work, and that feature for me has inexplicably stopped working on my phone at all. It still does work on my laptop but that kinda defeats the purpose. I have enough storage to play the books but they just won't. I've reached out about this and Google has kind of just done nothing about it. The E books are solid but Audible is probably where I should have gone.
147 people found this review helpful
29 September 2022
Ok so this app was amazing but a few months ago my audiobooks stopped working. I love audiobooks,I used to play them in the car, in the shower or before bed but I can't do that anymore. I contacted the developers and they told me it was a storage problem but I have an sd card and it has the space for it, just in case that wasn't enough I bought google 1 storage. I'm at my wits end and im really frustrated. If nothing can be done I'd at least like a refund.
542 people found this review helpful
Arriving in version 2022.7.27 * Navigation improvements to reach series pages
Recently added * The wishlist tab * Audiobooks are organised into series * A notification history page * Material You-themed widget * Filters on chart and genre pages