Google Play Books & Audiobooks

In-app purchases
4.7
2.53M 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
10 Apr 2024

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

Ratings and reviews

4.7
2.28M reviews
Nam Sohanta
13 March 2024
Not a bad app but not actually as good as some others. Two immediate problems I found were: 1) Cannot change the speed of 'read aloud'. I find the speed too fast and sometimes difficult to catch the words. Other apps have this function. 2) No auto timer to switch off. I mostly read in bed in the evenings and find it relaxing to listen to the book before falling asleep. It would be great if there was a timer for say, 30mins / 45 mins etc. So that it automatically turns off after a while.
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Google LLC
14 March 2024
Hi Nam. Our product team greatly appreciates feature suggestions. You can submit it via: The Play Books app > Profile Icon > Help & Feedback. Appreciate it.
Jacob Overla
23 February 2024
Accidentally purchased an e book instead of audio book. Refund was declined. Don't waste your time find a better app. App itself works. Searching for new books is difficult unless you're looking for a specific title. You cant filter by length, for audio books, so the only way to know is to click and open it. You end up with a hundred potential books but no real direction on if it's for you.
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Google LLC
30 August 2023
We understand your concern, Jacob. Our product team greatly appreciates feature suggestions. You can submit it via: The Play Books app > Menu > Help & Feedback. Appreciate it.
Greg Debonne
18 February 2024
Google Play Books is serviceable. It's not quite as good as the Kindle app in that when you look up a word in an e-book on Kindle, the initial definition shows up without taking the reader away from the virtual page of their book; and if one goes to the dictionary to expand the definition result, it's much easier to get back to the virtual page of the book. Whereas in Play Books, looking up a word automatically takes the reader out of the book, and it's not quite as efficient getting back.
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What's new

Arriving in 2023.6.12

* Reading practice feature is now available in select books in Tools for beginning readers. The microphone needs to be turned on to hear you, yet won‘t keep anything you say.

Recently added
* Multiple library improvements, including multiselect, improved filtering, an unshelved shelf, and an alphabetical index to jump to a specific title or author
* Navigation improvements to reach series pages
* The wishlist tab