Google Play Books & Audiobooks 4+

Books and audiobooks


    • Free



All the books that you love. On the page or out loud. Anywhere that 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 favourite from recommendations personalised just for you.

●       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'

●       Preview samples from our catalogue of millions of books
●       Read your books, comics and textbooks even when you’re offline
●       Tap the page and watch your favourite 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.

What’s New

Version 6.6.0

* Feature improvements and fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Leighton008 ,

Competition for the other book reading app

Works very well. Night-time colour shift much better than the competition; very useful. My use is mainly for nonfiction. Links to endnotes work better than the competition though it's a two-step process. Lacks the competition's ease of navigating back and forth with miniature page views. Highlighting has a darker yellow, greatly superior when screen is dimmed, but can't continue highlight from one page to another. Bookmarks work a treat; I find them better than the competition, especially in being less clunky to access and to remove.
Overall a joy to use, but can be improved.
I did get the problem of the app crashing consistently on launch, but it was cured by deleting the app and restoring it. Al my books were still shown and could be reloaded swiftly, with highlights and notes intact.

Cgr1 ,

When are you going to enable users to search and buy books directly within the app?

I have been using this app for years and it is good enough if all you want to do is read a book you have already purchased. But often I am on a train and have finished a book and would like to purchase another. Rather than having the capability of searching all books and purchasing within the app, I have to go to the website via safari and do it from there. And then wait for it to sync through.
Don’t you think it is about time IOS and Google come to some arrangement to make searching and purchasing books a little easier for their users?

Becs1000 ,

Pretty good but could easily improve

This is not quite as good as the kindle app because the ‘notes function’ often predicts text yet mistypes what you write - it’s quite laborious to make notes in the margins. Also the app opens onto ‘books for sale’ via the app instead of opening onto your library so you have to click through to open your book whereas the kindle app opens straight onto the book you were reading and the last page you looked at. Google do some great ebooks though and seem to have a niche market in more academic titles. It’s a shame highlighted text and quotations can’t be exported more easily.

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