Kobo Books 12+

eBooks & Audiobooks

Kobo Inc.

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Join millions of readers around the world and access eBooks and audiobooks all with one app. Go shelf-less and take your reading adventures on the go. With over 6 million titles to choose from, there's something for every type of reader and listener.

Purchase eBooks and audiobooks directly from Kobo. They'll automatically appear in the app immediately afterwards.

The Kobo App makes reading even more comfortable and convenient:

• Customize the way you read. Enjoy crisp, clear text in the size and style you prefer. Try Night Mode to make reading easier on your eyes before bedtime, and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode.

• Our beautifully designed, easy-to-use player makes it simple for you to move through your audiobook with a single touch. Never worry about losing your spot, and see how much time is left at a glance. Schedule it to turn off after a set amount of time—perfect for listening before going to sleep.

• Read thousands of free eBook previews or listen to audiobook samples to help you find your next favourite.

• Start reading on one device and pick up on another. The Kobo App always remembers where you left off, so you can keep reading across all your devices.

• Share your love of reading on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Post your favourite quotes, notes, and thoughts from what you’re reading.

• Rate and review the books you’ve read or read reviews from booklovers like you!

• Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Traditional Chinese or Japanese.

• Listen to audiobooks while you drive with CarPlay. Download them before connecting to CarPlay, or else you won’t see them.

What’s New

Version 10.2

Great news for eBook readers: we've made some improvements to our new reading experience! Discover a better interface with more reading options like adjustable margins and line spacing, and the choice of single or multiple-column layout.

We can't wait to hear what you think. Happy reading!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18.2K Ratings

18.2K Ratings

Little Bear and Gaenga ,

Kobo App on my iPhone

First of all- I love Kobo and have a Kobo Glo e-reader too. 😘 I just read that some problems with the App may really be problems between iPhone and the Kobo App..which makes sense. Just to report on the App itself as per my own experience, I have some real difficulties. The most important is that I can't close and set as finished an e-book- not in any of the three supposed ways listed on the App! Also while much less troublesome than years past, I too notice that occasionally the book I tap- is not what opens..and I mean even when I try *very* carefully. Some other parts of the App are dysfunctional too, such as the section entitled "Manage Downloads". I have a great many Kobo e-books-yet only about 6-7 are listed here and I can't seem to do anything with them anyway, except perhaps delete them. Secondly, I've read on the App several times, that we should be able to sync what we're reading from our Kobo E-readers, to Kobo on our desktops, to our Kobo Apps and back exactly- so whatever page we are on in an e-book- will open exactly the same for us on whichever device we choose at a given time. However, at least on this particular update, so far, this piece of the App doesn't work for me. I still love that I have the Kobo App, and I use it. I liked the old "themes" and I like the new ones. It would be *great* though, if it worked fully in all the stated ways.

Kait_M_ ,

Could use some convenient tools

I absolutely love this app. I’ve been using it for almost 10 years now. I read a lot, before bed especially, and it can be frustrating to have to keep turning the page myself. I would love to be able to prop my phone up while washing dishes and have an in app timer to turn the page after so many seconds. Of course everyone reads at different speeds so there would need to be multiple settings for the the timer. Maybe even a read aloud function too. I know there are probably reasons why there is not one such as audio book rights. However it could possibly be mitigated by only allowing a certain percentage of a book to be read aloud. It would be so convenient to be reading and then click a button the will read the text aloud for 5-10 minutes while you shower or swap laundry. Then you wouldn’t have to put the book down.

The rightttt Stuff ,

Amazing App

I am an avid reader, and love audio books. This app is simple to use, the online list of books is inexhaustible, and to top it all off, they have great, great deals on premium audio books. Ive listened to hundreds of hours at this point, but I have encountered a problem. Randomly, my books have begun to stop playing, and I get this message “something went wrong, please try again”. Which... for an app where I have products that I BOUGHT is very discouraging. So I went to their help line at the site, and did the recommended actions- Clear local history, log out, log back in. Which works, but A) It’s annoying to re-download my books and B) the problem comes back after about 5 hours of listening.
Now, again I say that this is an AMAZING app for listening and reading books. Really cant beat the price on their audio books bundle option. But what brought me to write the review was the hopes that the developers see my issue and can fix it! Im changing to 5 stars if an update comes out in the future addressing my issues. Thank you for reading, and I hope you have great adventures in many books to come!

Developer Response ,

Hi, If you need assistance, please send us a direct message on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Kobo or contact our support team at www.kobo.com/help by filling out our web form and we would be more than happy to try and troubleshoot any problems you may be having. Thanks!

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