***Update - Still love the ebook but the audiobooks needs more work. I have been trying for years for an app that will allow me to ditch Amazon but so far this doesn't get me there. 1. Selection is very slim 2. Filtering/browsing was difficult 3. No special pricing on books as a monthly member***
Don't feel the last few updates have been well tested. The app gets slower and slower, freezes and like previous comment says there is no Internet connection when it is working fine for all other apps. Very disappointed in the app now.
Audiobooks no longer play in Android 8.0. won't continue subscription initio it's fixed. In Android 7, they played, but the app didn't work well for audiobooks. At a minimum it should go back to the audiobook screen when you return to the app if that's what you were doing last time.
I love Kobo for all ebooks, they own overdrive now so if there is a book I want it will tell my if I can borrow or buy it! I have not tried their audiobook service yet but I am excited to test it out.
The issue with books not downloading has resolved, all I had to do was change Internet data providers. My grouse now with the app is the dictionary; it's not as good as the Kindle app dictionary. Eg; a book has the word "vittles". Check the definition for that and it shows only "victuals", with no option for checking what "victuals" is...this is so unlike the Kindle app dictionary, which would give you an option of checking what "victuals" is. (September 13, 2017): seeing the size of file before I download it is cool. Well done Kobo. However, I'm giving 3 stars as I await the changes I asked for in my very long feedback email to them: step up the dictionary, give us crisper clearer book pages and neater margins (like Scribd and Kindle!), allow us to see real page numbers and it just percentages and...there was one other thing...
This app will not open on my tablet it says it can not connect to the Internet when I have full bars. All my other apps connect and open and until this update I loved this app but now I can't even use it. I am not a happy customer.
New in this update:
• Introducing Audiobooks - You can now shop and access both audiobooks and eBooks in one app. Available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand
• We now offer support for Android 8.0.
• Navigate your library faster with the new side scrollbar.
• You can now tap on a tab on your My Books page to return to the top.
• You can also now see the progress of each of your downloads by file size.
• Bug fixes and general improvements
E-book reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization