Google Play Books - Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Comics APK

Version 5.12.5_RC05.337333688 - com.google.android.apps.books
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Google Play Books - Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Comics apk

APP Information

Download Version 5.12.5_RC05.337333688 (106481)
Apk Size13.94 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.4.x and up
App Packagecom.google.android.apps.books.apk
MD533de41b7d0c096fdb62ced57454dfdf1
Rate4.32
Website http://play.google.com/

Download Google Play Books - Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Comics 5.12.5_RC05.337333688 APK

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Google Play Books - Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Comics is google,android,apps,books,reference,play, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.32 by 236 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. com.google.android.apps.books.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.4.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 5.12.5_RC05.337333688 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 12936985+ times on store. You can also download com.google.android.apps.books APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Google Play Books is the one app that you need for enjoying audiobooks and ebooks purchased from Google Play.

Choose from millions of best selling ebooks, comics, textbooks and audiobooks. Download your book to read or listen to on the go. When you’ve finished, find your next favourite from recommendations personalised just for you. Buy audiobooks and ebooks as you go – with no subscription required.

LISTEN TO A GREAT AUDIOBOOK ANYWHERE, ANYTIME
* New! Audiobooks are now available on Google Play
* Buy one or many – no monthly subscription required
* Preview free samples of audiobooks before you buy
* Pick up where you left off on Android, iOS or on your web browser

MILLIONS OF EBOOKS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
* Preview free samples from our catalogue of millions of books
* Read your books, comics and textbooks on Android, iOS or your web browser, 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.
* Use the Night Light setting to automatically adjust the background colour and brightness to make it easier for you to fall asleep
 

App ChangeLog

  • Bug fixes, enhancements and performance improvements.

App Screens

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Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
android.permission.GET_PACKAGE_SIZE
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.READ_SYNC_SETTINGS
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
android.permission.SUBSCRIBED_FEEDS_READ
android.permission.SUBSCRIBED_FEEDS_WRITE
android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
android.permission.WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS
com.google.android.apps.books.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
android.hardware.faketouch
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

GET ACCOUNTS
Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

measure app storage space
Allows the app to retrieve its code, data, and cache sizes

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read sync settings
Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

read subscribed feeds
Allows the app to get details about the currently synced feeds.

write subscribed feeds
Allows the app to modify your currently synced feeds. Malicious apps may change your synced feeds.

use accounts on the device
Allows the app to request authentication tokens.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

toggle sync on and off
Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Alexander Misailov-avatar

    Alexander Misailov

    2020-10-08T18:01:09.187Z

    Good, but... I like this app a lot, however, there is a flaw that I wish to the developers would fix. It is related to the screen brightness. If you forget to adjust to the full brightness after night reading, and it's not ln auto mode, and then go out in the sun you would not be able to see anything and you can't see controls to adjust the brightness up. There has to be a way to adjust brightness of the app in the full sun, when it's not set to auto

  2. George Beck-avatar

    George Beck

    2020-10-02T00:46:50.687Z

    Until recently I would have given it a 5. When I open the app now I get a blank screen. Everything seems to be working as normal but there is no book on the screen. The "pages" turn, a bookmark can be placed, etc. I have uninstalled and re-installed, the app and the individual books, at least 3 times. I have powerwashed twice. And yes, I have emptied cache. I've used Chromebooks almost since the day they came out. This is the first serious problem I've experienced having owned 7 Cromebooks.

  3. Shubham Shende-avatar

    Shubham Shende

    2020-10-10T06:44:21.560Z

    Great. But if you add the word wise feature like the amazon kindle it will be perfect ebook app and no one have to resort to other apps. Thank You

  4. Rendy Anthony-avatar

    Rendy Anthony

    2020-10-09T12:43:22.163Z

    I need to reduce to two stars as I keep on seeing page breaks where it shouldn't be when using Flowing Text. It is very distracting. I know this is not a problem on the e-book itself as the issue doesn't show up when opening th same book on the Play Books web app, only on Android. I have reported multiple times on many different books via the feedback menu but it was never fixed. Contact me if you need more details about the incident: book title/publisher/page/screenshots. I need this fixed.

  5. Matt Moss-avatar

    Matt Moss

    2020-09-22T04:26:14.253Z

    Horrible app to use. Reading isn't easy at all. The most erratic app I have ever used. It hasn't behaved the same way twice since I have used it. Simple tap or double tap? How hard is it, right? It zooms in, goes back, gives a speech bubble, gives the first speech bubble. Crazy. Or making you download ebooks over and over until it thinks you have downloaded it. Google don't ever get their apps right. It's either working or it isn't. Zoom in and out and turn the page. It's all we need to read!

  6. Valeriy Semeniy-avatar

    Valeriy Semeniy

    2020-09-18T09:22:29.117Z

    Really good app. HOWEVER , it would be great if you could carry a highlight onto another page though, instead of either doing multiple highlights, which messes up the big list of highlights in google docs or in the book's menu, or having to zoom in in order to get a small paragraph completely in view or zooming out to get a large portion of text in view to highlight, since you can only highlight what you can see. This is a pretty big issue, hence 2 stars being retracted. Otherwise this would be 5 stars.

  7. Anand Singh-avatar

    Anand Singh

    2020-09-21T09:40:02.103Z

    I like the app and the UI is pretty great, I do think there should be some more though, like there should be an option to read aloud specific words to see how a word is pronounced and when connected to internet, it should be an option to read a little about the chosen word in a pop up box and not in a new window.

  8. Rugved D-avatar

    Rugved D

    2020-10-06T17:21:54.994Z

    Hi , I'm writing this as a review to your app on Google Play about Play Book ! I'm satisfied with the app but I do have a recommendation for you . Please add shelf for read/reading/wish too ! An book challenge option ! Like goodread app has !!! Please make it all in one app For reviws and updates mentioned above. Will definitely give 5stars after the following update!!

  9. Prashant Chavan-avatar

    Prashant Chavan

    2020-09-29T20:34:17.764Z

    Nice app for books collection, reading and note taking. Text selection is annoying though. Firstly there should be an option to make dictionary search manual only, instead of auto on word selection, because the intention of selection is not just dictionary search every time. Secondly, the selection is not needed to be magnetic, and it'll be better if there is a pop-up cursor view to precisely position it quickly, rather than having to peek from around the finger.

  10. Favorite 1-avatar

    Favorite 1

    2020-09-29T23:16:13.285Z

    I haven't used this app in a couple years. Returning to it I find that there is no option for uploading pdf to library like there used to be. Highly disappointing. **UPDATE** Sorry, I jumped the gun. It was my fault I couldn't upload. Permissions weren't turned on.** Great app!

  11. Travis G.-avatar

    Travis G.

    2020-10-06T18:02:02.823Z

    As far as e-readers go, this one's not so good. Only allows a certain amount of text to be copied and doesn't overlap onto next page (bad for research). Very few text options (color, border size, etc), doesn't re-number pages when text is changed, only some books can be read aloud... There is a good dictionary though. (Try Moon reader)

  12. Agnes Angela-avatar

    Agnes Angela

    2020-10-06T16:41:14.711Z

    I used to love playbooks since I could try to find old novel which I could easily read anytime. I also enjoy read harlequin comic in my sparetime which I already downloaded a lot. However, currently I found the price is unbelievable. Previously I spent IDR 16.500 for 1 harlequin comic which suddenly going up to IDR 17.000 something. Just yesterday, the price suddenly going up almost 100% becoming IDR 32.000. What??????

  13. Jim Cathcart-avatar

    Jim Cathcart

    2020-10-10T20:05:38.501Z

    Search engine is built at a grade one superficial level. I still enjoy reading books but using the search for items such as building techniques with vapour barrier, cladding techniques, material uses takes me to laughable choices. Much like spell check for Android if you are in a tech field. Quite entertaining if it wasn't so sad. Stick to you tube or web base searches. Too bad.

  14. Kim LaBelle-avatar

    Kim LaBelle

    2020-10-03T08:08:01.757Z

    It's alright. Don't like that I can't bookmark (corner of) pages (dog-ear or blue ribbon) for easy referral at a later date. I have to go back to contents and scroll through each one rather than eyeball the bottom of page (much quicker) _________________________________ ***Also, is there a way to open 2 books at a time in Playbooks? I'd like to do some studying in one book while referring to passages in another.*** I can open 2 apps (split screen) on mobile, but not 2 of the SAME app.🙄✌️

  15. Hrishikesh Upadhyay-avatar

    Hrishikesh Upadhyay

    2020-09-20T11:47:09.321Z

    So far it is good, can be improved more, like the dictionary can be made more efficient. Also please add the animation to turn the page diagonally not just right to left or vice versa. Whenever I download the sample of any book it redirects me to first page of that book, It should give an option to read the Book right away or move ahead with the current book I am reading. We need a good desktop app as well not a third party app.

  16. Dhrubajyoti Mandal-avatar

    Dhrubajyoti Mandal

    2020-09-18T01:42:56.386Z

    Upload in any language, download and read. Once your book is ready you'll love to read. But all these upload and download process can be a headache, specially for heavy files. Besides you won't be able to organise your library with different kinds of genre (or based on any other factors), which indeed makes your library (with little more books) hard to browse. Even play music has playlist option so why not in play books?

  17. Kullen Adams-avatar

    Kullen Adams

    2020-09-26T22:23:04.258Z

    Broken since update on my Pixel Slate. Books no longer load, or if they do the pages are broken up and unreadable. Have tried clearing all app data and reinstall ing the app/books. Books load properly on Pixel 3a. Update: Developer response provided two URLs, first provided instructions that did nothing. Second link does not work.

  18. aanay singh-avatar

    aanay singh

    2020-10-02T14:05:55.277Z

    I love your app, but still there are a few places to improve on. The app takes around 1gb of space when I have 10 books uploaded that's like quite much And the widget is great. But when I resized it in the microsoft launcher it looks really elegant. But I am a pixel user so couldn't continue with the launcher Great work though!!!!

  19. Taylor Laird-avatar

    Taylor Laird

    2020-09-26T18:19:58.920Z

    I don't know if this is an Android 11 bug or the app, but recently on Google's own pixel 4a, running Android 11, it's been very buggy. When flipping pages it will regularly have the home button and notification bar re appear, making you have to sort of click in and out to try n get them do re disappear, though most of the time it leaves the home button pill thing on screen. I know it's small but when reading a book on a phone I'd rather ONLY have the words on screen if that makes sense

  20. H r-avatar

    H r

    2020-10-05T05:08:51.893Z

    I hate that there is no download button for the books. If I want to listen a book for a while, it automatically starts to download them. I want to decide which book I download. That data usage warning is also poor. You should make it more clear that those are possible internet providers costs, not your app's. Otherwise app seems simple and functional. Although, you should include more advanced search. For example, only to show single books not series of books. Also, free books should be on first

  21. Ray de Guzman-avatar

    Ray de Guzman

    2020-10-01T04:33:44.535Z

    The Read Aloud feature is awesome, and it's amazing that you kept the platform open allowing us to upload pdf or Epub and have them sync'd in the cloud and across devices! I would only suggest to please improve the read aloud feature by placing controls for read aloud mode (play/pause, fwd, back, buttons) always visible as well as be able to swipe to a paragraph and start reading that instead of having to listen to the whole page before you get to the part you want read aloud.

  22. Erin Ruth-avatar

    Erin Ruth

    2020-10-06T04:33:53.848Z

    Please create a way to lock only the bookstore and allow kids to read only what has already been purchased or downloaded. I know there is a single on/off switch for parental controls, but many things pass through. I don't want my son seeing the cover and titles to many many books on this app or downloading the free samples which don't require authentication. If this serious issue for child safety is fixed I will buy all books on this app that I end up purchasing instead of hard copies

  23. Stephan Kim-avatar

    Stephan Kim

    2020-09-23T13:58:15.536Z

    I love this app. I like to request two enhancements. 1. Go to page. I often read offline where bookmark save is not sync with other devices. Dragging to page is a pain and can't get to exactly. 2. Reading voice even with high quality is a torture 😫 why not at least "ok google" sound quality?

  24. Keith-avatar

    Keith

    2020-10-01T04:09:12.928Z

    The app is pretty decent, but BEWARE of Google promotions for ebook credits. Bait and switch. I met all the criteria but they refused to honor, due to my partial Google Play credit. Their reps wasted an hour of my time just to inform me that they couldn't honor the promotion. I'll stick with Amazon in the future.

  25. Iris Mae Maglasang-avatar

    Iris Mae Maglasang

    2020-09-14T15:27:04.171Z

    I have Play Books on both my Note 9 and Galaxy tab. When opening the app on Note 9, the menu background color becomes yellowish white, while in the tab it is a normal white. Not sure why this is. On other apps like Play Store, the color is normal. Only on Play Books, I get the yellowish white. Note: Night light is already turned off. Maybe it's because I'm using adaptive screen mode on the Note 9?

  26. Wendi Ridgeway-avatar

    Wendi Ridgeway

    2020-09-24T15:47:25.280Z

    In the middle of a book or sentence it will cut off. It isnt specific to a [audio] book. It has done it to me during multiple times. I purchased this book audio book and can't even finish it. I am capable of reading it but don't have time. So I'd like to listen to it but can't because play books is messing up AGAIN!.

  27. Juveria Welder-avatar

    Juveria Welder

    2020-09-30T02:16:53.135Z

    1) I have few suggestions for developers. First of all if the book is finished reading so there must be a tag or something appearing on the cover to show that this books is already read and completed by you. 2) There should be collections or categories for several different types of books. Overall i liked the application, i could say that its better than amazon kindle in many ways.

  28. Phryne Oso-avatar

    Phryne Oso

    2020-08-24T12:26:28.544Z

    It's an amazing app! But please. Please for the sake of my sanity, put a way of searching by publishers. Let us click on the publishers' names to get a list of every book they have licensed just like you do with apps on the google play store. I'm tired of having to search on google, then put the title on play books, and then pray it finds it and not some book with one (1) searched word in the title. PLEASE.

  29. NickieChantell Strydom-avatar

    NickieChantell Strydom

    2020-07-28T21:04:16.153Z

    Absolutely love this reading app. 💙 However, I note after the latest update that after having finished reading a book one is not able to select the book for 'Mark as read' anymore. This is a nice function to have, especially when you have hundreds of books in your library. Please consider bringing back this functionality in the app. Keep up the good work. 👍🏼

  30. Dori B-avatar

    Dori B

    2020-07-29T08:27:55.771Z

    Latest update wiped out my ability to save books in my library. 🤬 Also does not restock the free books very often. Its getting harder & harder to find new books to read. Otherwise I would have given more stars. Edit: Just to be clear, I have no problem downloading & reading books. It's after I finish them that I can't mark as finished & save in my library like I used to. Now I can only delete them. It's maddening.

  31. Johnny Maldonado-avatar

    Johnny Maldonado

    2020-09-21T11:24:39.614Z

    I do depend heavily on this app for class required books. Generally, the tablet version of this app does not work as efficient as the phone version. This (on tablet Samsung Tab S6) version, does not fetch definitions of words that have any grammatic markings (examples are: end. , end) , (end , end', "end , etc). Additionally, the app does not allow full control over the words highlighted or selected. For example, if I select cat's, but would only want to hightlight cat, I can't.

  32. Amaru Vega-avatar

    Amaru Vega

    2020-10-07T14:16:15.465Z

    One big problem with the app is the "read aloud" option doesn't work well when it has to change a page. If the paragraph doesn't have a full stop it won't change to the next page, and it's frustrating because I like to read at the same time I'm listening. Please fix that.

  33. Oleksandr Rivkind-avatar

    Oleksandr Rivkind

    2020-08-29T19:29:33.250Z

    Mediocre reader app, worse than most of the other free reader apps. "Read aloud" is buggy: 1. Every time you need to start or stop "read aloud" you need to go inside menu, which is very inconvenient 2. It does not remember where it stopped i.e. always restarts from the beginning of the page 3. If you start read aloud and then lock phone, it for some reason re-starts chapter. 4. If you pause reading and unlock phone, it for some reason restart reading aloud though not asked to 5. If you read several pages while phone was locked, then unlock phone and go to the book, it randomly reverts you several pages back i.e. resets reading to previous pages... This behavior is random - sometime happens, sometimes does not. I don't understand how google can afford having app like that. It almost as if nobody ever tested it or it is intentionally made unusable...

  34. Denny Chiu-avatar

    Denny Chiu

    2020-07-19T12:58:20.449Z

    Terrible. bought a $40 book that was barely formatted. Could not find chapters, only sections, had only section headings. To find a chapter, you had to already know the chapter names (with a print copy, etc.) and then go to the beginning of the section and scroll page by page looking for the chapter name. Each section could be 75 pages long. When I requested a refund, the Google chat assistant gave me a run-around, telling me to send screenshots, which would not have helped, as it would have required sending dozens of screenshots. Screen sharing did not work. I have two I-pads and a Dell XPS8730 desktop, so it is not my device that is faulty. It was clearly the ebook that was poorly formatted. What a waste of time chatting. You have a week to return an ebook with Kindle. Google shouldn't be so cheap. I was just at the 1 week mark. You have only 48 hours apparently to return .a book if it is badly formatted, etc. The last time I will buy a Google Play Book. Do not buy books here. I can see why few people do, compared to Kindle. For a huge global corporation, this is pretty shabby. The chat session was ridiculous: they could have opened the ebook themselves on their end and seen the problem right away. Instead, they stonewalled. It would have taken another 90 minutes to send them dozens of screenshots so that they would be convinced. Either they're being deliberately obtuse or they're inept/stupid. I told them the idea of screen sharing was a stupid idea, and the chat person threatened to end the chat. Just as well. It was a pretty stupid chat.

  35. Ehab Albizri-avatar

    Ehab Albizri

    2020-09-07T01:04:37.931Z

    I use this app everyday. It's ok with a lot of features. However it should be better. Some books I purchased lag and take forever to load, even after i downloaded them. Another thing, sometimes I highlight important words, however if there's another exact word in the same page, then that other word gets highlighted but not the one I need. Please fix. Thanks

  36. Dev Star-avatar

    Dev Star

    2020-10-08T07:34:10.815Z

    what happened to this app?... it hasn't been working properly this last few days,, since the latest update I guess...my other apps are working fine, and I have lots of free phone memory,. . so I can only assume it's the app..(edit:.. nothing worked, still the same prob. I can open a book but then when I press back it won't let me go back, it only shows grey screen, i tried waiting it out but it would stay that way forever unless I press the home button and remove it from recents.)

  37. Dan Kelly-avatar

    Dan Kelly

    2020-08-11T00:43:46.510Z

    I was enjoying this app up to a point. I have purchased a number of books and want to mark a book as "read or finished". But it only allows me to delete from my library. Why can we not download the books to our android, " files" to keep for posterity, in case Google decide to remove this app as they have done with other apps. If that happens, we will not ne able to access our unfinished books.

  38. Tom Wilhelmi-avatar

    Tom Wilhelmi

    2020-08-25T15:55:25.677Z

    I have been using Play Books for many years, my library has grown beyond just swiping down to search. Would love the option to search just my library? Currently when I use the search field it shows books that I can purchase and will occasionally capture some the books in the library, but only after going through 30, 40, or 50 rows. This is really annoying! Please fix naming conventions and "Series," often two different series with same name are mixed up. Thanks

  39. William Sojo-avatar

    William Sojo

    2020-09-21T23:16:20.610Z

    Es bueno, pero para ser un producto de Google, debería poder intercambiar diccionarios, y conectarse con Wikipedia. El efecto 3D no es novedoso, la idea es que simule la lectura en un libro de papel. Además, poder configurar colecciones en la biblioteca. It's good, but to be a Google product, it should be able to exchange dictionaries, and connect to Wikipedia. The 3D effect is not novelty, the idea is that it simulates reading in a paper book. Also, being able to configure collections library

  40. Jesse Hattabaugh-avatar

    Jesse Hattabaugh

    2020-08-06T17:39:31.495Z

    This app does not work well on small screens. Does not allow storing downloaded books on a SD Card, so it takes up a lot of internal storage. You can't change the voice, or speed that books are read aloud with. Given that Google is shutting down Play Music, it's only a matter of time until they shut down Books too. Better just start moving your files now.

  41. Ben Wagner-avatar

    Ben Wagner

    2020-08-10T14:54:55.927Z

    Its great to find books, use your play credits to buy books, and a good experience overall...if the text is the right size. I can change the text size on my computer and my phone, but not on my tablet. I would think that'd be a simple programming fix. Since I use my tablet more for reading than my phone or computer, it's really disappointing.

  42. Dhanashree Kadam-avatar

    Dhanashree Kadam

    2020-09-14T13:46:43.852Z

    Hi! Absolutely love this app. But having some problems after the latest update. I'm unable to access/open my downloaded books when offline. I don't understand why it's happening because this feature is for books which are not downloaded. Hoping that it gets resolved soon. TIA.

  43. Naughty Boy-avatar

    Naughty Boy

    2020-10-09T18:46:01.891Z

    Evertime I pay to get books money gets debited from bank account but book never opens, but the good thing is debited money gets credited back to bank account, but what about book that I want to read for which have already paid, so here my time gets wasted so Google please fix this issue it's frustating for me and maybe for many more who wants to read books after paying for it.

  44. Elizabeth Treece-avatar

    Elizabeth Treece

    2020-07-28T07:43:56.355Z

    This is a decent basic ebook reader. You buy a book, you read the book. However it is in my opinion, a basic reader. You cannot see the page number or a progress bar while reading. You have to tap on the page to get that. Color choices for pages and font are very limited. I will continue to use this reader for other purchases since Google has family library and hope later page numbers become visible during reading.

  45. Stuti Maheshwari-avatar

    Stuti Maheshwari

    2020-08-20T17:52:33.833Z

    It's a good app for reading books. It allows you to highlight, comment, translate and download dictionary as well but I wish there were more features like 'underline' or 'scribble'. Absence of these features have swayed me away from this app especially because of not being to use self-help or education related books to the fullest. Really hoping for these features to come soon.

  46. Mitsos Veloudios-avatar

    Mitsos Veloudios

    2020-08-12T15:10:52.970Z

    TERRIBLE!!! Probably the worst app I have seen I tried to buy a book and an error kept showing up. Tried on two brand new devices and it worked on neither, after contacting for help not one but two times it still wasn't working. I also checked on the internet to see if I was the only one having a problem, turns out there are an incredible amount of people having the exact same problem. I used to be an iOS user and never had a problem with ebooks that I bought from the app store. Needs fix fast.

  47. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user

    2020-08-28T00:15:18.735Z

    It's truly impressive how buggy this software has always been. Every new feature comes replete with new bugs. For example, pausing while wearing pixel buds causes audio books to resume playing from phone. Also, the position sync when using multiple devices like the Google home does not work. Tell me, what is the [email protected]%&+%? point of a book app that can't remember where you are?

  48. Hazel O'Connor-avatar

    Hazel O'Connor

    2020-09-24T21:47:43.380Z

    What has happened to this app? On my 0hone it is fine, but on my brand new tablet all of the books are chopped up with only half the text visible. I have tried deleting the app and reinstalling but to no avail. Really disappointed, I was looking forward to being able to read on a bigger screen.

  49. Bibek Pandey-avatar

    Bibek Pandey

    2020-08-14T06:24:17.760Z

    Page numbers don't show while in reading mode (full screen), and it is very annoying to read a book without knowing the progress level. Can you please resolve page number not showing issue? I have about 4 books in the Google library, and because of no page numbers, I haven't started none of them. I hope you would make this a priority.

  50. Fong Chan-avatar

    Fong Chan

    2020-07-27T14:29:50.966Z

    I wish a scroll button could be added so I can drag it down and get through my library faster, also the series section in my library is always empty when I click on it. I assumed my books would be automatically sorted by their series but that's not the case. Overall a good app, I use it almost all the time and haven't had any problems other than the ones I mentioned :)

  51. Romin-avatar

    Romin

    2020-07-24T00:54:34.264Z

    I love the book. Though I wanna be able to categorize my books and put them in playlists of my own. Definitely a missing feature and I'd appreciate it if you add it. I would give it five stars if it did.. Please add categorising to the app. Edit: why did you remove the 'mark as finished'? If we don't want it then we won't use it but I used to use it cause I want to. I'm asking to renew categorization not to limit it more. Another bad review today.

  52. Hibis emperor-avatar

    Hibis emperor

    2020-09-21T06:31:59.827Z

    This epub format is better than pdf for reading, but bad thing about is its dark mode when reading a book and you have set in dark then when you scroll up of your mobile for seeing notifications it stings your eyes because it only make dark is your reading book but not your mobile and you can't even change that becouse even if lowing your brightness it doesn't change the problem, Plus add feature to arrange my books and alll.

  53. Matt Bittner-avatar

    Matt Bittner

    2020-08-21T03:25:33.980Z

    I like the app, but a feature I'd like to see added is the ability to edit the titles of books. I use this app mainly to read comics (specifically Star Wars) and sometimes when I add books to my library they'll just have the generic title "Star Wars" and the different series aren't always differentiated. It'd be nice to be able to edit the titles to make sure comics don't show up in a series they don't belong to.

  54. kndr mbs-avatar

    kndr mbs

    2020-08-24T03:46:06.180Z

    Hello, the app is very useful to me. The fact that I can store the notes, highlights and the books in my google drive and not just the app is awesome sync option. I can highlight and add notes to the highlighted phrases/words but I hope there is an option to scribble arrows and the like just as in physical paper. Also, I hope I can add links too to the highlighted phrases/words. If possible and sooner, the scroll option to read would be of great help too, please. Thank you.

  55. Alex Kim-Soo-avatar

    Alex Kim-Soo

    2020-08-04T06:38:28.955Z

    Hello Devs!!! Is it possible to add more words to the dictionary in Play Book??? Or maybe a way I could add a third party offline dictionary app to the play book because there are some words that have no descriptions or definition while on English Dictionary there are..... Over than that I love the interface it's easy quick, and simple. Love it

  56. Ela-avatar

    Ela

    2020-08-18T13:07:12.802Z

    I've still yet to see a single book in my 'Series' folder and I've purchased many in Series! Nor is any option apparent so that I may do it myself, since though stated as automatic, it must be a gimmick or just a plain untruth! When that is resolved I'll reassess my rating. On a positive note - I do enjoy spending time absorbing my Audio books,...thankyou.

  57. Shreya Shree-avatar

    Shreya Shree

    2020-07-24T05:29:42.566Z

    This is one of the best eBook apps to use on an android phone. The feature that I use most often however is reading books aloud as I do my chores in order to revise them. So far this feature is only available for epub format. I would also like to see it extended to pdf formats because that is the most common format of documents we have. I would gladly give this app a 5 star, but I'm giving just 1 right now so that the developers notice this query/ complaint. Thank you!

  58. Dawn Blackburn-avatar

    Dawn Blackburn

    2020-08-03T18:45:02.512Z

    I was using this on my 4 year old Huawei p10 lite and it was amazing, it allowed the screen to be more yellow for the app. I now have changed to a Samsung a71 and this option is not available with this phone. Very, very sad. Samsung catch up please!!! I managed to contact Samsung customer service and they eventually fixed the above problem.

  59. Amir-avatar

    Amir

    2020-09-22T18:49:12.428Z

    Device: Surface Duo The app works brilliantly on my Surface Duo! When I put the app in to dual screen mode, I'm able to read my books like an actual book! Each page on each screen! Wonderful work, Google! Can't wait to see what else you have in store for dual screen phone users!

  60. Elmo Hidalgo-avatar

    Elmo Hidalgo

    2020-09-27T18:45:27.824Z

    Question: how does one undo a "delete from library"? I have a book that I can no longer put in the library cause i accidentally hit the "delete from library" button. How do I undo that. Your app has too few setting and options to make me do so. Solve this.

  61. classydays43-avatar

    classydays43

    2020-10-01T09:21:12.522Z

    Google does it again with another faultless app. The formatting is nice, I can save the page I'm up to, there's a dictionary function, and all the books I purchase are in my Google account, so no remembering yet another password to access Brandon Sanderson's latest series.

  62. Penny Harbourt-avatar

    Penny Harbourt

    2020-08-22T09:13:27.488Z

    This app needs additional features such as the ability to sort my library onto "shelves" or at least move them into groups as I choose. I don't want to see just one long continuous list every time I go to my library. This is distracting as well as a waste of time. Make this library far more personalized please.

  63. Legion-avatar

    Legion

    2020-07-26T00:28:01.973Z

    Still no search filters. What's wrong with you that you can't add basic filters like in Google Book Search? A simple time filter would be a good start - I could filter out all the modern rubbish and focus on 17th/18th century books, pamphlets, and tracts. Currently I have to use old spellings of words like 'murther' and 'tryal' simply to avoid the modern ebook dross.

  64. Raihn-avatar

    Raihn

    2020-07-27T09:40:39.470Z

    It is very good, reading is almost what i just do everyday. Though i think more accessories/accessibilities would make it a greater reading experience. It would be great if scrolling is allowed. I think play books try to imitate real book experience in some ways an electronic can do which is okay. But i really wish for so much more in this! Allow the scrolling hehe! Love the built-in dictionary though, best feature you got!

  65. Kasper Thystrup Karstensen-avatar

    Kasper Thystrup Karstensen

    2020-09-08T11:11:38.669Z

    There is major issues with background data usage on uploaded PDFs. Today I downloaded a book on my phone, a pdf file which is roughly 63 MB, I put my phone on screen lock while being on one of the pages in the book. 30 minutes later I find out that Google Play Books have used 2.2 GB as background data (with a pdf that is 63 MB)... To make matters worse.. The book hasn't even been fully donwloaded yet!!!

  66. sarah reinold-avatar

    sarah reinold

    2020-09-11T17:10:46.116Z

    Really frustrating....bookmarks just dont work...i press the settings/add bookmark button and nothing happens. ALSO - the whole reason i need bookmarks is because it keeps bringing me all the way back to the first page/cover page when im scrolling to find my spot....what is going on?? Ill have scrolled to like page 300 to finally find my spot then all of the sudden, it snaps all the way back to the cover page.... Beyond frustrating and impossible to read books this way. What is going on??

  67. 4105 Pranav.S-avatar

    4105 Pranav.S

    2020-09-28T11:27:21.750Z

    The dark mode feature does not work within the book (black background,white text) with this update. Outside the book it seems to work fine. Please fix this. My eyes tend to hurt a lot, especially late at night.

  68. Sam Ja-avatar

    Sam Ja

    2020-10-08T20:59:46.340Z

    I got some of my desired books. But the dictionary function is not encouraging at all. Words with commands can not be defined, I can't select group of letters but words only.. any changes to this could be appreciated.

  69. Siddharth Sinha-avatar

    Siddharth Sinha

    2020-10-11T23:46:11.768Z

    I hate the Google corporation, so I don't want to give this app such a high rating. However, I'm forced to do so because the variety of books available on their store is undeniably excellent, although the quality has much scope for improvement as the books frequently have grammatical and formatting errors.

  70. Stephanie C-avatar

    Stephanie C

    2020-08-07T02:10:40.544Z

    Please make bookshelves so we can categorize our books. My complaint is because all books we download are filtered by "in progress" and "not started" I would like to add shelves myself. I find that I like to stock pile on books when I can and read them at my leisure but it's difficult to filter through the list of my purchases. Other than that, it is a straightforward easy to use app.

  71. Stephanie Elkins-avatar

    Stephanie Elkins

    2020-10-04T00:48:33.873Z

    Love the app. But after the last update I can't find the finish button. Please fix this. Still can't find the finished button. There is still a finished category. But no way to add more to the category. Is it ever going to be fixed?

  72. Laura G-avatar

    Laura G

    2020-08-01T02:47:31.332Z

    Great for finding obscure books. One complaint, though, is the lack of control given. I have to see books recommended to me I'm not interested in when in my library, books with foul language on the cover or about people/subjects I don't like. Need to be able to delete or hide these suggestions.

  73. Maureen McCarley-avatar

    Maureen McCarley

    2020-08-27T15:57:07.193Z

    I can no longer place my books into the finished section. Please bring the finished section back. I have so many books I can't remember whether I have read a book or not and it is frustrating to open a book to find I have already read it. Also by not having the book in the finished section I could end up buying a book I have already read. Other than that I like the app very much.

  74. Tokyo McCoy-avatar

    Tokyo McCoy

    2020-09-07T20:23:21.227Z

    The app was working perfectly fine, but untill I made it up to chapter six it stared to read the words in the book supper fast and I could not understand the words. Why is this happening??? Its very frustating, because now when I try to read an audiobook, I cant uderstand the words because they are being read to fast and I didnt speed it up it was still at the defult pase, please fix this issue.

  75. Jacob Prudent-avatar

    Jacob Prudent

    2020-09-09T22:38:38.796Z

    I loved the books that I purchased, but once google started selling audio books the book reader's high quality version broke (an almost intentional choice by google). Now it sounds like Satan is reading the books aloud. I can't even export my books to have them read by a high quality book reader (such as the one in the pocket app). Removing value to increase sales, is the reason why I hate walled gardens. I now will only buy books from vendor that give the ability to transfer to another department.

  76. Adam S-avatar

    Adam S

    2020-09-23T02:10:32.460Z

    It's bizarre how Google has so much money and is known for tech, yet their Android apps are so basic and featureless. Books is no exception. Barely a dictionary, no internet search capability. Look at Amazon's reader and note the differences. Really disappointing.

  77. ulla hjortflod-avatar

    ulla hjortflod

    2020-07-23T00:55:05.333Z

    Keeps crashing, I get to read a couple of pages but as soon as I want to go back a number of pages using the slide bar at the bottom it crashes. When I open it again it goes back to the original page despite having loaded the page I slid back to. For example, I am on page 197 and slide back to page 37 which loads and I can read that page, then it crashes. When opening app again I end up on page 197 EVERY single time.

  78. Sergio Castro-avatar

    Sergio Castro

    2020-09-26T11:58:57.702Z

    Very slow on my Chromebook. Same happens with Sheets. These run well on mobile though, meaning Chromebooks are less supported by Google. And this slowlyness has happened for a long time... I regret using Chromebooks, such bad experience with GApps (Youtube too)

  79. lola-avatar

    lola

    2020-10-03T13:41:49.935Z

    I like this app very much. But I can't figure out how to reread and find the books that I've finished where are they ? the top of . My library list and X in I it hit it 1x and the finished bubble disappeared. ?how do I find those finished books again?

  80. Pallav Chaudhari-avatar

    Pallav Chaudhari

    2020-09-27T06:00:13.773Z

    Needs a stats page which tells how many books were read in time frame, how much time was taken to read a book and so on. Many book reader apps offer this feature but unfortunately books from playstore cannot be used with other book reading apps.

  81. Mike Moore-avatar

    Mike Moore

    2020-10-01T21:04:47.303Z

    Every time I connect to the Bluetooth in my car it tries to play an audiobook that I finished over a year ago and gives an error. This started a couple of weeks ago. I had to uninstall the app as this was so annoying.

  82. Alan Stevenson-avatar

    Alan Stevenson

    2020-08-26T15:38:22.520Z

    I'd have to say that it's as good programme fond as everyone captioned there. Just only problem wich the costumers of this rogramme can't stand is have no more information than it's shown in this poetry. Therefore, I want them to make happen the things which are still not available . So I enjoy watching the videos related to the Netflix as well. But this is misconception inappropriate to this theme . However when take a day off work or study, traveling the place around you is much Better! Anywa

  83. Amelia-avatar

    Amelia

    2020-09-11T01:17:22.216Z

    The books I upload are loading with one letter per page. This has been going on for a while that I stopped using the app and went to Amazon Kindle. I have a lot books on this app and the issue is still there. When will it be fixed? I am very annoyed and I can't be the only one, so I thought it would have been resolved. I know it is not the files and I have re-downloaded so many times and no change. So I know it is the app.

  84. Absefi Abe-avatar

    Absefi Abe

    2020-09-30T12:13:27.800Z

    Its a good app for reading your ebook. But it has maximum 100mb upload size, its quite disappointing, cause i can upload my book that has more than 100mb file size. Please increase the maximum upload size. Thanks

  85. _redzx_-avatar

    _redzx_

    2020-10-10T12:34:12.808Z

    Well for me it works pretty good. One thing i find a problem is that marking a book as finished will delete the download. Why do i have to delete it? Doesnt make sense at all

  86. Klaus Forster-avatar

    Klaus Forster

    2020-08-25T11:49:40.638Z

    Pleasantly easy to use, and so much better than audible. But the read aloud function of the ebook reader is is disgusting. It does not even remember correctly the last stop position. Does not adapt the screen brightness to the surounding lights. And it keeps flipping pages accidently. Jus a p.i.t.a

  87. Rasmus-avatar

    Rasmus

    2020-09-15T06:05:14.108Z

    Would be great if you could have separate categories or folders for different highlights. I'm taking a lit course and so I have to make a lot of highlights. I use yellow for new words and phrases and red to highlight parts that are important when it comes to the plot.

  88. Xiomara Ayala-avatar

    Xiomara Ayala

    2020-09-26T09:22:48.527Z

    I use to love this app and use it a lot, but now that I have found it it's telling me that I can't make purchases due to my current location? I hope this can be fix because I really love to read. Xiomara Ayala Puerto Rico

  89. Sunny Moon-avatar

    Sunny Moon

    2020-09-28T22:44:14.920Z

    I like this app because it is easy to look up words but the function has become annoying because the dictionary-frame appears to low on the screen and oftentimes when I try to drag it up so I can read it the box will close instead of moving and it gets really frustrating.

  90. Michael Wayne Rupe-avatar

    Michael Wayne Rupe

    2020-08-25T17:13:37.492Z

    it's an ok app for what it's worth I mean it is supposed to have free books and stories but it only gives you small segments of stories for free if you want full stories you have to buy them rather they are Adult/ Family/ Comedy all the same thing you look for free books and you can get a free preview but to see the whole story you must buy it first

  91. Lapo Falcone-avatar

    Lapo Falcone

    2020-08-27T00:26:01.452Z

    The app is very handy, but it lacks ways to customize how to organize your library. I cannot store my books in folders for example. And what the "series" tab is for? It is always empty, but I'm reading The Witcher saga, which of course, is a series.

  92. Jennifer Ethell-avatar

    Jennifer Ethell

    2020-08-23T14:34:36.492Z

    I really enjoy listening to this Audiobooks. I unfortunately had to cancel my subscription to google play service only because it doesn't Telstra as a way to pay for the subscription which is a bit disappointing. As I'm not going to be use my debit card details online as I've been scammed by another website recently when I put my debit Visa card details online for a different website Woolworths, Australia & had my money stolen by another website called Walemedia whom I didn't give them,my info 2

  93. Antonio Reyes-avatar

    Antonio Reyes

    2020-09-20T03:08:19.918Z

    I wish the pages themselves had a page feeling like Amazon Kindle Or a Dark Theme With White letters for people with different settings. Also they can also add like a read along kind of like Amazon audiobooks but they don't have that it would have to be mixed with Amazon Kindle or whatever I'm sure the app can improve on that

  94. Mark Skinner-avatar

    Mark Skinner

    2020-09-10T23:11:08.862Z

    Nowhere near as good as Kindle. Fewer books, and the search function is woeful. How Google could put its name to a search process this clumsy is beyond unbelievable. On the other hand, once you have found the book you want, the reading experience is quite good. That got the app an extra star.

  95. Lorna B-avatar

    Lorna B

    2020-07-29T00:00:41.309Z

    An idea, could you add some kind of option where you can rate the book or tag it for personal reference? Ie " didnt like the story" "yes read more by this author" "Not a fan of this author"...ill often delete a "bad" book but then forget I don't like the Author or forget I've read it at all as I stopped 30 pages in. I'd take any rating or sorting system eg read, to read, didnt finish, didn't like, favourites etc

  96. Bryson Otto-avatar

    Bryson Otto

    2020-07-31T04:14:26.683Z

    As far as I'm aware this app used to be good. Imagine people with a library of over thousands of books wanting to organize their books and find a children's book. Imagine a family having a family library but some books are only for mom and dad for reasons. Imagine NOT wanting to read the book but add to your library without opening the book. Imagine buying a book to read LATER. Imagine REMOVING YOUR UPDATES and returning to your roots. Improve don't degrade and deteriorate.

  97. Peng Han-avatar

    Peng Han

    2020-08-31T22:00:28.589Z

    No way to search my library! I've uploaded hundreds of books to my account. I can see them but when I search within the app, there is no results from my own library. The lack of searching function made this app useless! Google, you are great search engine but you cannot even make your app search properly!

  98. Priyanka Ojha-avatar

    Priyanka Ojha

    2020-07-21T17:35:55.424Z

    This app is a mind-blowing app. I really appreciate all the makers as it is very useful app in a student's point of view. But this app doesn't have sufficient books so, its a humble request to the makers to publish as many FREE books as they can. It will really be a charitable work by publishing Important books like reference books for NEET, IIT, JIPMER,etc. Can you publish free books for those poor students whom we consider ad the bright futures of the World?

  99. Tahj Collins-avatar

    Tahj Collins

    2020-08-01T14:03:58.677Z

    The Google Play Books - Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Comics app is an awesome to see all of the books to read comments on this application that allows you to learn about more than one like dictionary because you can to buy a books, Ebooks, Audiobooks and comics that uses on your device in Play Store.

  100. Gitura Ezekiel-avatar

    Gitura Ezekiel

    2020-08-09T16:27:58.242Z

    It's a very good app, better than some I've used. But the problem is that I can't download any book from the app from the shop. It keeps telling me it can't connect and that I'm offline yet I'm connected through my mobile . That's the biggest problem I'm facing.

  101. Estie Botha-avatar

    Estie Botha

    2020-09-10T08:40:30.458Z

    I like Play Books, but I am irked with not being able to search books in my library. When I search it takes me to the store. Tye mobile version also doesn't have the shelves functionality. I have over 300 books, it's a pain yo find anything on the mobile app. Other than that, it works great.

  102. Phillip Cazalas-avatar

    Phillip Cazalas

    2020-09-12T04:05:47.671Z

    It Needs to allow you to customise how your library is organized like other similar apps do. I want the ability to sort my books into custom collections, and I want the books I put in that to only be in them I want a less cluttered and more user friendly u.i. And I want the ability switch from a list based display to a grid based display.

  103. Sunil Bhagwan-avatar

    Sunil Bhagwan

    2020-09-12T07:32:25.743Z

    There is problem with selection and highlighting the text. While highlighting a particular sentence you can see the preciseness is selection but as you finish the highlighting it automatically select the punctuation of earlier or later sentence, and it highlights according that, and not selecting/accepting the comas & full stop of that particular sentence, which is annoying. Please fix this.

  104. Naira Masiye-avatar

    Naira Masiye

    2020-09-22T12:12:42.833Z

    It was fantastic ...until I updated where I have to delete or remove my books. I can't mark them as finish anymore: it's frustrating. Other than that, it's a fantastic app

  105. Raja Ravi Varma A R-avatar

    Raja Ravi Varma A R

    2020-10-10T09:23:57.355Z

    I like everything about this app except in the night mode the links are not highlighted properly. The blue doesn't look good in the night mode.

  106. Matthew Shelhamer-avatar

    Matthew Shelhamer

    2020-08-07T07:08:24.600Z

    Pretty good, but needs Shelves, as on the web app, or you can just kiss goodbye to managing a library of any reasonable size. Seems trivial to implement, but they've just kind of sat on their asses about this feature for years.

  107. Darian Parker-avatar

    Darian Parker

    2020-08-02T21:34:21.457Z

    I purchased a series less than 6 months ago and now its listed unavailable in my country. No explanation has been given to why the app suddenly restricted the series and released a new one that's more expensive. When i contacted support I was told it was refunded and to talk to my bank. I called my bank and no refund was recieved. I contacted support again and was told to AGAIN CALL MY BANK! I just want the books I paid for.

  108. Mrs Jenkins-avatar

    Mrs Jenkins

    2020-07-22T06:02:35.417Z

    It's so amazing when you pair this and Google Rewards! I've already bought two books that I wouldn't have been able to spend the money on otherwise. In these trying time when you need an escape, a good audiobook and some ear buds can provide just that! Thank you Google!!!!

  109. Witchywoman Isa-avatar

    Witchywoman Isa

    2020-09-02T18:56:58.551Z

    I like this app but, I loved it when I could use the Mark As Finished option and keep track of books I read. Now since you have taken that feature off it has become a hastle to determine which books I have read vs have not read. PUT the marked as finished feature back!!!

  110. Jordan Meyer-avatar

    Jordan Meyer

    2020-09-03T14:01:26.905Z

    Great book reader and store but randomly plays audio books I listen to weeks ago. When a Bluetooth device sends play/pause after listening to audio in a different app and pausing that app for 5 minutes or longer this app jumps in and decides to resume. I.E - play podcast in podcast Republic app w/ Bluetooth audio. Pause podcast. Come back 30 minutes later and press play on Bluetooth device. Expect podcast to resume or nothing to happen. Instead get last audio book I haven't listed to in weeks

  111. Steve Hatter-avatar

    Steve Hatter

    2020-09-22T11:38:26.920Z

    I have enjoyed this Google ebook and audiobook app for many years. It is a good alternative/supplement to my kindle and audible apps. I'm very happy with and recommend this app. Its a very good pdf reader as well.

  112. Shandy-River Autumn Willow-avatar

    Shandy-River Autumn Willow

    2020-09-25T08:33:26.177Z

    listen to my story every day. the app itself doesnt cost anything but certain books cost sum. i recommend getting free books if at all possible. otherwise it is a good app. it has a good layout and easy to find each part of the app.

  113. Timothy Shaw-avatar

    Timothy Shaw

    2020-09-21T23:52:36.564Z

    This was a great book reading app and as a reader it still ranks high but as a library manager, it has become riddled with inconsistencies and bugs. The biggest bug is inability to mark finished or not started.

  114. K-avatar

    K

    2020-10-09T02:37:00.375Z

    Stars not given for unspecified bugs, enhancements and improvements unelaborated

  115. Pratik Harani-avatar

    Pratik Harani

    2020-10-11T06:01:58.561Z

    A good book reading app which supports almost all file formats. It has some good customizablity options as well, and has a great UI/UX design.

  116. Lukewheatley_25-avatar

    Lukewheatley_25

    2020-08-17T16:30:22.270Z

    It's great. You can bookmark pages, upload your own pdf and download your books for offline use. However, I wish there was a way to organise your books. Please add custom bookshelves or playlists or something.

  117. sharon-toni jones-avatar

    sharon-toni jones

    2020-07-25T04:12:13.611Z

    Definitely the best app for downloading books/e-books I was given a kindle but gave it back as this app is so much better and easy to use. Òne problem I have somehow managed to alter the colour of my book pages when reading to a rose colour which I desperately want to remove so my pages will return to normal white background could you please advise ??

  118. Steve Jones-avatar

    Steve Jones

    2020-09-02T09:31:55.491Z

    Dark mode no longer works in the book reading pane. In 'settings' dark mode is ticked and the settings UI is indeed displayed in dark mode. But when switching back to the book reader, the display is not dark (books are displayed black text on white background). This wasn't the case in previous versions, which honoured dark mode in the book reader (white text on black background).

  119. Hersha Nyamakope-avatar

    Hersha Nyamakope

    2020-09-03T17:38:25.421Z

    The app keep asking me to check my internet connection yet all the other applications on my phone are working. I thought this was one of the issues to be resolved by the latest update. Can you please help me out. I only have one book in my library which I used as a test before downloading the app. I would like to explore the app. Thank you.

  120. Oliver Goldring-avatar

    Oliver Goldring

    2020-09-18T06:20:51.434Z

    Great app, only issues are books don't get sorted into categories (author, series, etc) and since the last update, dark theme doesn't work on the pages (it really helps with my eyes), please fix!

  121. Eric Livesay-avatar

    Eric Livesay

    2020-09-17T06:51:46.769Z

    Not even close to Kindle. Went to look for certain books to just check and many are not there, but they are in Kindle. And the ones that were there were more expensive. Uninstalling and staying with Kindle.

  122. Nozipho Gugushe-avatar

    Nozipho Gugushe

    2020-09-25T05:45:52.649Z

    I updated my google playbooks this morning and it seems that my all of my books have disappeared.. there's nothing in my library. Please advise as to what happened. Thank You

  123. gulam yazdani-avatar

    gulam yazdani

    2020-08-10T10:54:21.119Z

    Amazing aap. Helped me a lot in these times of lockdown. But, there is one problem with the app is that it doesn't allow the Highlighting or selecting the words for meaning for every format, except epub. Solve it guys.

  124. matt drzal-avatar

    matt drzal

    2020-09-11T20:43:44.439Z

    There is a yellow tint to the screen whenever I open it. The tone isn't on the yellow and there's no option to get it off the off-white one. I just want the screen to be white because the yellow tint is going into comic books and changing the color.

  125. Josh Feldman-avatar

    Josh Feldman

    2020-09-14T03:55:45.258Z

    even though i have it set to require my fingerprint for purchases it never asks for my fingerprint. Don't use this app if you want security. Every other app i have set to use a fingerprint works but Google Play Books is not very secure. Will there be a fix for this soon or should i use another app?

  126. Zach Wall-avatar

    Zach Wall

    2020-10-05T20:31:04.339Z

    AWESOME NEW FEATURE: Now your audiobook will just skip and go quiet at random intervals, like a CD player in the backseat of a bumpy car. I don't know why this feature was added, but it affects downloaded audiobooks and it really, really sucks.

  127. J M-avatar

    J M

    2020-10-05T08:32:41.308Z

    It's the only EPUB reader which works smoothly on my phone. However, a big drawback (for me atleast) is there's no scroll view option. Please add it.

  128. Ben Walker-avatar

    Ben Walker

    2020-10-11T04:52:44.357Z

    This is great for me. I just buy the books, no subscription and free app. Good format that i like for audio books.

  129. noname2062-avatar

    noname2062

    2020-08-28T18:24:51.127Z

    App is good. I wish there was an option to turn off the blue light filter it always enables when reading. And I wish there was an option similar to The Kindle App where you can see in the corner how fast you are reading and how much longer you have in a chapter/book based on how fast you read

  130. Sai Dev-avatar

    Sai Dev

    2020-08-20T10:54:26.361Z

    I like this application. But, there is a big problem is that when we are reading a book and want to know a meaning of one word that word is not copying by using google translate app.

  131. Lorraine Brown-avatar

    Lorraine Brown

    2020-09-22T18:24:30.293Z

    I completely love gow they give you samples off a book and its.not just 1 or 2 pages sometimes over 100 pages. They give you so many pages you can tell of you will emjoy the book before you buy it and stuck with something you do not enjoy.

  132. Kara Tenney-avatar

    Kara Tenney

    2020-10-10T04:45:10.229Z

    Love this app, but with the recent update dark mode doesn't work at all. Reinstalling the app didn't help and toggling on dark mode does nothing to change page color. Help!

  133. David Walsh-avatar

    David Walsh

    2020-09-15T23:03:21.180Z

    This app does not make it obvious what book it is, when its in a series. This app is poorly thought out as a result and it makes it a Time wasting experience when navigating. Very unhelpful.

  134. Amanda Alfrey-avatar

    Amanda Alfrey

    2020-07-27T04:19:14.781Z

    I absolutely love this app. It's the only one I use to read books and it has a great selection of free books, however since this latest update I am unable to mark my books finished. Please fix this and I'll update my ratings to 5 stars.

  135. XT Saiko-avatar

    XT Saiko

    2020-09-04T14:06:29.161Z

    The epub I made can display pictures on other apps, but it cannot display pictures on Google play book. Hope the developers can solve this problem. In addition, this app does not have a grouping function, which makes my interface very messy, so I hope to increase the book grouping function.Thank you.

  136. popsuut888-avatar

    popsuut888

    2020-09-22T00:23:05.303Z

    It seems that you have to disable the dark mode for the Samsung tab itself in the tab setting & not only in the Playbook apps to get rid of the negative picture mode. Problem solved.

  137. Ajay Pogul-avatar

    Ajay Pogul

    2020-09-18T11:40:15.214Z

    Great at highlighting ebook words, great app. But I just don't want to rent or buy it. I can view only offline these books. Because I don't have payment permissions.

  138. Nirajan Koirala-avatar

    Nirajan Koirala

    2020-09-24T07:28:39.486Z

    So thankful for this app. I have been using it for months and it is my one of the favourite ebook reading software so far. Also I use web version of this when I want to read from the laptop.

  139. Holli Berri-avatar

    Holli Berri

    2020-10-07T05:16:36.928Z

    I love this app, but I just went to use it & it won't open. It keeps crashing & saying it has stopped working. I updated it, cleared cache, restarted phone... I'm really unhappy right now. I just want to read myself to sleep!!

  140. Mohammed Salah-avatar

    Mohammed Salah

    2020-08-20T17:40:10.639Z

    The read aloud option only turns the page after completing the last sentence in the page. Even if most of the sentence is on the next page. Whenever I try to manually turn the page, it transfers to the next sentence

  141. Ann Pearce-avatar

    Ann Pearce

    2020-07-28T07:19:20.626Z

    Google Play Books will not open. It keeps crashing. I have to keep reinstalling the app to access my books. Once I stop reading it quits and I can't get back in. I've reported this problem to you And have not received a reply how can I fix this problem.

  142. Kenny Tanner-avatar

    Kenny Tanner

    2020-08-10T22:57:51.956Z

    The only way I read a book on my phone, tablet or laptop. (Almost ;) Always successful. I'm the king of free samples. I actually buy books sometimes too! That should say tons about how great and easy to use Google Play Books really is

  143. Jeeya Shah-avatar

    Jeeya Shah

    2020-09-23T09:19:44.833Z

    It is a very good app.I started with Morgan Rice's book Slave Warrior Queen.I loved this because we can listen and also read books it also offers night mode, brightness mode, changing style of letters. Last I would like to say It Is Worth Of Installing This App..🙂🙂

  144. Juan Nel-avatar

    Juan Nel

    2020-07-23T14:24:50.742Z

    The book pages overlap on the readers pages so the sentences are cut off halfway. The troubleshooter says uninstall and reinstall book, which I did, and no joy. Tried all the settings but to no avail. Not a nice experience.

  145. Pranay Ramtekkar-avatar

    Pranay Ramtekkar

    2020-09-05T18:17:26.647Z

    Till previous update, dark mode for reading was not good enough. It strained my eyes as it was high contrast in color. But this update remove the dark mode of reading totally. Updation required. Because the app dark mode and reading dark mode was made seperately.

  146. Vivek Ahire-avatar

    Vivek Ahire

    2020-09-16T11:38:04.666Z

    One of the best ebook platform for android devices. P.s. : Application do not go full screen in notched phones. So the UI looks somewhat inferior to the Kindle, Kobo, Glose or other ebook platforms. Please make it full screen.

  147. divyangi singh-avatar

    divyangi singh

    2020-09-19T06:37:16.662Z

    This is the perfect app for reading ebooks! I just wish you would add option of shelving the books - genre wise, series wise. Also, maybe something sorting by date added..

  148. Nitith Chayakul-avatar

    Nitith Chayakul

    2020-09-16T12:08:46.818Z

    This app work fine. The only downside is that you can't labeled a books on android. I have no idea why they didn't add that feature even thought they has it on computer and iPad/iPhone apparently.

  149. sourav mukherjee-avatar

    sourav mukherjee

    2020-10-11T06:16:33.507Z

    In this updates why " upload my pdf " is unavailable... please, I request to google play books developers to give a option so that I can upload my pdf to play books and enjoy it ..

  150. Trudy Coleman-avatar

    Trudy Coleman

    2020-07-24T23:59:22.606Z

    So disappointed in Google play books been using for years now all I get is 1 letter per page and when asking for help no response money wasted on good books I can't read and sure won't get money back... 25/7/20 update still no response from playbooks and still 1 letter per page... Good job