Kobo Books - eBooks Audiobooks

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About this app

Join millions of booklovers across the globe and access your very own portable reading world. Go shelf-less and take your reading adventures on the go. With over 5 million titles to choose from, there’s something for every type of reader and listener.

Introducing audiobooks from Kobo—our brand new expertly curated collection. Discover the best deal on audiobooks when you subscribe. You earn Kobo Super Points every purchase. With all your eBooks and audiobooks together, the Kobo App is all you need.**

The Kobo App allows you to browse our growing collection of the world's best eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, and children's books, to enjoy instantly on your smartphone or tablet. Search by author, title, topic or genre to discover your next great read.

Check out Kobo’s free eBook selection to discover a new favourite.

Take a look at our most popular and trending eBooks, updated hourly!

Browse now on the Kobo website.

The Kobo App makes reading even more comfortable and convenient:

• Customize the way you read. Enjoy crisp, clear text in the size and style you prefer. Try Night Mode to make reading easier on your eyes before bedtime, and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode.

• Our beautifully designed, easy-to-use player makes it simple for you to move through your audiobook with a single touch. Never worry about losing your spot, and see how much time is left at a glance. Schedule it to turn off after a set amount of time—perfect for listening before going to sleep.

• Discover recommendations just for you for eBooks and audiobooks we think you’ll love. Read thousands of free eBook previews or listen to audiobook samples to help you find your next favourite.

• Start reading on one device and pick up on another. The Kobo App always remembers where you left off, so you can keep reading across all your devices.

• Rate and review the books you’ve read or read reviews from booklovers like you!

• Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, or Japanese.

**Audiobooks available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. You can listen to audiobooks on smartphones and tablets running Android version 4.4 or higher.
Updated on
Dec 7, 2022

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279K reviews
Steven Shank
December 3, 2022
First, it does the job. You can read books with it and it has the basic features necessary. It doesn't crash. However, it doesn't handle books with multiple languages (a foreign language and the translation) well. It doesn't allow control over justification, so a book I'm reading got misinterpreted as centered. I'm forced to read the whole book with all text centered! Finally, it should be easier to turn pages. With the Kobo reader you can just tap to turn the page. This requires a long stroke.
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Kobo Books
December 3, 2022
Thank you for contacting Rakuten Kobo. Hope you are doing okay. Would you allow me one moment to open your account and verify it? To do that, can you please provide the email address of your Kobo account and the last book you have purchased?
Jeremy Ronald
October 7, 2022
Great app and has lots of good audiobooks, but for some reason now it will just randomly stop working and I have to manually go back in and get the audiobook to play, but sometimes it will go back an hour or so. The only way to prevent that is to constantly have the app open and on screen at all times.
13 people found this review helpful
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Nick Bartolotta
July 31, 2022
This used to be a simple and effective app, but with the latest update it's ripe with bugs. You can't change the playback speed. Doesn't show up on my car for Bluetooth anymore so no pause function works, I can't see the time elapsed, etc. How could they release an update with such simple bugs?? Good thing I only have an hour left of my audiobook and can ditch this app after, but it really sucks to go back to listening to normal speed!!
70 people found this review helpful
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What's new

"For our passionate readers who love books as much as we do, we update the Kobo Books app as often as possible to continually improve on its reliability and performance.

Here's what's new in our latest release:

• Bug fixes and general improvements.

Thanks for reading with Kobo Books!"