Google Play Books

Google Play Books

By Google LLC

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2010-12-06
  • Current Version: 5.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 69.29 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.2 or later.
Score: 4.55814
4.55814
From 8,772 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 ●       No monthly subscription required ●       Navigate chapters with real chapter titles - not track lists ●       Pick up where you left off on all your devices, including in the car with CarPlay ●       Siri Shortcuts: Just say, Hey Siri, play my audiobook MILLIONS OF EBOOKS 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.

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Reviews

  • Wishlist missing!!!

    1
    By JP1075
    I like the app for my books, but on the website, my wishlist has suddenly disappeared! My wishlist shows up in the app, but on the google website it’s gone. Explanation please!
  • DONT PICK this if Other Option Exists

    1
    By LydLydLyd
    Been using this to read a bestseller technical book for the past 3 months. I've observed the following issues so far: 1. Highlight colors mismatch: I use both web browser version and iOS to read for convenience. When I highlight using blue or red in web browser, the highlights are displayed as green or yellow in iOS app. This is really annoying because I highlight a different category of things in green/yellow. This mixes them up. This is a really small but obvious and disturbing friction for users. 2. Images disappear: I paid $33 for the ebook, the same price as its paper copy. This I'm expecting the same content. However, certain images are not available in iOS app. 3. Highlight "wiggles": countless times when I highlighted, either a word or a sentence, the highlight would wiggle. For example, if a word appears in both the subtitle and the paragraph, when I highlight the one in the paragraph, the highlight would show up on the subtitle. When I highlight a sentence, the highlight will be displayed off by several words or even characters. 4. Highlight disappears: when the highlights don't wiggle, they would sometimes disappear. They'll still show up in the list of notes, but they stay invisible on the page. They GHOST you. 5. My thumbs are too tired to type more but I'm sure I observed more... I rarely rate apps, let alone writing a review this long, but 4.6/5 is beyond inconceivable.
  • The Bane of My Existence

    1
    By KatyMajor
    Let me start by saying that this is easily the worst reading app I’ve ever used. I’m amazed at its inability to perform even basic functions. It doesn’t recognize my pressing and dragging to highlight, so anything I’m reading as research takes 2-3 times as long. It randomly freezes and crashes, and pages take long seconds to turn. I’ve rage quit countless times and feel like a total idiot for buying 3 Google Books having not tried the apps. This app has now become the bane of my existence. Reading has become a giant source of frustration. Please do not make this mistake and buy their books if you rely heavily on reading apps!!! I honestly never write reviews but this product is so bad I had to say something.
  • Needs one more feature

    5
    By Mavin Stemsy
    Please support vertical scrolling in both portrait and landscape modes.
  • Highlighting won’t stick

    1
    By NY-NL
    I’ve tried deleting and re-downloading both books and the app. Syncing is enabled, and yet when I highlight something, it often won’t become visibly highlighted, or the highlight will disappear after I move to another page and come back.
  • Buggy implementation of a good idea

    2
    By Vaebnkehn
    I like the app in theory: Syncing notes automatically to Google Docs is awesome, a really killer feature. And the ability to upload and sync hundreds of epubs between devices for free is great. The problem is that the app is simply too buggy to be usable. Lots of rendering problems. Images and sometimes whole pages just won't display. Memory leaks cause the app to use hundreds and hundreds of MBs while constantly losing my downloaded books. You'd think displaying some HTML in an app would be easier for Google.
  • Buggy for Highlighting

    1
    By communityfirstemployee
    Highlighting text is very hit and miss and sometimes requires a restart of the app, then reverts the same issue.
  • Slow on loading

    3
    By njbejn
    It is very slow on loading and opening pages. And blank page displays oftentimes.
  • Kinda strange, when i try to search something in the ebook, it just blank, nothing shows up,

    3
    By Magnet ii
    Don’t know why
  • Why not a scrolling down option

    2
    By dgmicecream
    I understand that google playbook wants the readers to have a “book” experience but I seriously need some more functions such as a scroll down function and a pronunciation function for difficult vocabularies. This will definitely enhance the readers experience.

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