Google Play Books

Google Play Books

By Google, Inc.

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2010-12-06
  • Current Version: 5.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 81.16 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 10.3
Score: 3
From 13,524 Ratings


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 ● Tap the page and watch your favorite comic book or manga come to life with Bubble Zoom ●       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



  • Needs collections

    By Colton Windsor
    C’Mon google. Just copy amazon kindle app. Add collections feature at least.
  • Highlighting all screwed up

    By UniCit
    I started buying my books on Play Books because when they say a book doesn't have DRM it actually doesn't have it, unlike Kindle. Another plus over Kindle is Latin is an option for translation and the current series I'm reading -Terra Ignota- makes that a highly useful feature. Books also keeps my current reading place well cross-platform. Unfortunately, the iOS version of Play Books is disappointing. Besides it just not being a very nice looking app, and lacking some options with selected text (please automatically display a definition when I select a word - an obvious missing - and I’d like to be able to share definitions, translations, etc. of selected text), the worst part for me is the highlighting feature is completely screwed up. I use highlighting a lot. When I look a word up I like to review them later so I use a color for that; then a color for grammar or spelling mistakes, another for storyological problems. I can reproduce a few different highlighting issues. Selecting a word and looking it up often unselects it in terms of the color and handles but not for 'real'. If I then press a highlight color the highlight remains invisible but the tool shows the highlight as being removable with the x. Other times after the definition lookup the word appears highlighted by a color but is not and I have to select it then highlight then remove the highlight to clear it completely. Leaving a page and coming back often dumps the highlights. Sometimes highlighting a word causes other highlights to appear on the page, which I never made, including partial words, even through page turns. And the highlights made on iOS Books do not reliably appear when I check them on Android, though they seem to be fine in the other direction - Android to iOS. I had hoped this latest app updates would solve the issue but it didn't. If I want to read the book and have the highlights work I can always use the Android version but that is frustrating to have to switch platforms. I need the highlighting to work properly on iOS please.
  • Bloatware

    By Zimblotnik
    As is usual with Google, the new update is not as good as the original. The new version is slow, unreliable, and buggy. Highlights only show on the page open when loaded. Loading takes an inordinate amount of time. Crashes are frequent.
  • Force closing

    By Fahmi Abdallah
    Since the most recent update the app is force closing when attempting to read a book.
  • iPhone won't sleep when app is open

    By NP2Driver
    It seems like with the new update the iPhone won't sleep if the play books app is open. This is bad news for me because I often go to sleep reading, and count on the auto shut off. Can you please make this possible again!?
  • Crashes all the time

    By Luckygirl843
    Can hardly read a book. Crashes as soon as I open it. Takes forever to load.
  • Can’t share items

    By BabaNoosh301
    We recently moved from exchange to google. We are unable to share documents with Play Books. This was a useful feature that I can’t seem to utilize. I’d love for a share feature within the application.
  • Speak Screen - No Page Auto Turning!!!!

    By Cyberconsultant
    Why doesn’t App Version 5.0 page turning work with Speak Screen on iOS 12.0? It STOPS on EVERY page!!!! Speak Screen. With the feature activated, you can drag down with two fingers on any screen to have the text read out to you. A floating control panel appears allowing you to adjust the speed of the reading.
  • Nice update

    By Lapenski
    I have been using Google Play books for years, I have temporarily switched over to the iOS platform and feel some of the Android features like read aloud should be added.
  • Excellent

    By SK Admiral
    Easy access to books.