Google Play Books

Google Play Books

By Google, Inc.

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2010-12-06
  • Current Version: 4.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 64.72 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
Score: 3
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From 13,233 Ratings

Description

All the books you love. On the page or out loud. Anywhere you are.   Meet Google Play Books for iOS: the one app to enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from Google Play.   Dive into a great book today with millions of titles from Google Play on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Download your book to read or listen on the go. When you’re finished, find your next favorite from recommendations personalized just for you.   LISTEN TO A GREAT AUDIOBOOK ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ●       New! Audiobooks are now available on Google Play ●       No monthly subscription required ●       Navigate chapters with real chapter titles - not track lists ●       Pick up where you left off on all your devices   MILLIONS OF E-BOOKS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS ●       Preview free samples from our catalog of millions of books ●       Read your books, comics, and textbooks even when you’re offline ●       Take notes that sync with your Google Drive and share them with a group for easy collaboration. ●       Use the Night Light setting to automatically adjust the background color and brightness to make it easier for you to fall asleep

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Reviews

  • Simple and effective

    5
    By Nephetus
    The app works seemlessly for purchased and uploaded books. Simple interface that always keeps my place.
  • Not consistent

    3
    By cosmokilla
    I listen in my car and make deliveries multiple times a day. It never stars in the same place I left off and the connection buffers way too much. But hey there's no membership fee👍
  • Solid e-reader

    4
    By JeremyCaney
    I don’t own any e-books through Google Play. But as a stand-alone e-reader, Google Play Books works quite well—and may be one of the most accessible e-readers available. The Material design language works especially well here, providing a clean, intuitive interface. The app also has all of the features expected of an e-book reader, including the ability to highlight, annotate, bookmark, &c. Like Marvin (another excellent reader) it allows multiple colors of highlights, which is nice—though only one color of bookmark. For my purposes, the killer feature is the ability to synchronize highlights, annotations, and bookmarks across devices, via Google Drive, which is really handy. That said, Marvin provides a lot more settings and features. On the positive side, that makes it a far more flexible and configurable e-reader. On the negative side, it also likely provides a level of complexity that most users will never touch. Given that, if you’re casually reading books, Google Play Books is probably the best e-reader for iOS. If you want more customization options, or take a lot of notes, I’d also check out Marvin.
  • Dictionary needed

    4
    By fletch622
    Google’s help docs indicate that a built-in dictionary (including offline) exists for the iOS version, but it is nowhere to be found in the current version of the Play Books app. It seems that this only exists for Android. Please implement into the iOS version.
  • Love it but....

    4
    By vw65bus
    Where's the snooze button? Come on please add a snooze button. And iPhone x support thanks.
  • Doesn’t work!

    1
    By jlamarca
    I can read any books! I get an asinine error message that state “cellular data disabled” and states this should be enabled in settings but IT DOESN’T STATE WHERE!!! Stupid!!!!
  • Fixed!

    5
    By jchillz420
    Nice app. The newest update fixed my unreadable books. Old review: The app doesn't make it clear how to purchase books on Apple devices. You have to buy the books on the website, then read the books in the app. I like the night reading function. I can't view any of my purchased books in the app. It freezes whenever I attempt to open them. I have an iPhone 6. Ripoff.
  • Terrible experience.

    1
    By VoNWooDSoN
    The biggest problem with this app is that it doesn’t keep your place when it crashes. The words “network error” might not be the apps fault, but the fact that I can’t go back to where it left off is. Also, I cannot seem to get it to download the audiobook. The network error, I’m sure, would be resolved if it would just download the book, but it won’t. Even on my Wi-Fi doesn’t seem to want to download the book in the background, and gets continues network errors. Once these issues are solved, it’s a very nice looking app. But, it is currently barely functional.
  • Need option to read and listen

    3
    By San Anthony
    You can only do one at a time unless you have two devices such as a desktop and cell phone. Annoying! Less devices being used the better!
  • Buggy

    2
    By BWeiss911
    I like the layout and the progress info and such, but it seems to be very buggy. Doesn't respond to Bluetooth-initiated pauses/restarts, nor lock screen sometimes. No options to change the skip amounts (30 seconds only), that would be nice. I'm only going to keep using it until I finish my free audiobook.

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