Kobo Books - eBooks Audiobooks

In-app purchases
4.3
280K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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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 13, 2022

Data safety

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Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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4.3
280K reviews
Amanda F
January 8, 2023
If you're hoping to use this app as an alternative to Audible, don't. It's very unreliable and the quality of the audio is very tingy. When I'm listening to a book, it stops playing about every 30 minutes or so. It has nothing to do with notifications or any issue I can find. I've reinstalled it, restarted my phone, and other basic troubleshooting I do for other apps. Nothing seems to change it. The search feature on the app is also terrible. I will be going to another service.
12 people found this review helpful
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Kobo Books
January 8, 2023
Hello, we are sorry to hear you're having a bad experience with Kobo, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via find us on Facebook/Twitter or our support team via chat at http://kobo.com/help. (http://kobo.com/help.) We are always happy to help!
Eugene C
January 2, 2023
It is a great app for reading e-books. However when it come to listening audiobooks, there are some bugs. I am a subscriber to the Kobo Plus plan with Audiobooks. Audiobooks player randomly stops playing once the phone goes into lock mode. You have to unlock the phone in order to resume playing the audio book. Not sure if anyone else experiences this issue. Please fix it.
10 people found this review helpful
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Kobo Books
January 2, 2023
Hello, we are sorry to hear you're having a bad experience with Kobo, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via find us on Facebook/Twitter or our support team via chat at http://kobo.com/help. (http://kobo.com/help.) We are always happy to help!
Doktor Faustus
January 1, 2023
The Android version of the Kobo app is usable, but far behind the experience on Kobo devices. There are several, basic functions which are poorly implemented or altogether missing. In particular, formatting options are very sparse. There appears to be no way to adjust margins or to justify text. Books which have neatly justified right margins on a Kobo reader, for example, are left jagged in the Android app. While the app is not a complete disaster, there is much room for improvement.
2 people found this review helpful
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Kobo Books
January 1, 2023
Hello, we are sorry to hear you're having a bad experience with Kobo, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via find us on Facebook/Twitter or our support team via chat at http://kobo.com/help. (http://kobo.com/help.) We are always happy to help!

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!"