Join millions of readers around the world and access eBooks and audiobooks all on one app. Go shelf-less and take your reading adventures on the go. With over 5 million titles to choose from, there’s something for every type of reader and listener.

Introducing audiobooks from Kobo — our brand new expertly curated collection. Simply add a book to your collection on Kobo, and find it in your app immediately afterwards — all your eBooks and audiobooks together, in one convenient app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

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.

What's New

Version 9.6.2

Here’s what’s new in our latest release:

• Bug fixes and general improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

952 Ratings

952 Ratings

Great ebook-reading app

Michael Cayley

This is a very good ebook-reading app, with easy navigation, good font options, ability to vary brightness to suit different light conditions and a range of choices of ‘theme’ - colour background and text in black, sepia or white, depending n the background selected. You can change how the text is justified. You can add notes (public or private) and opt to see other readers’ notes. Access to tables of contents of books is extremely straightforward. All this makes for a superb reading experience on the iPad. You can also see a range of statistics about your reading - these combine your use of the app and the reading you have done on any Kobo eReader you have.

One reviewer has complained that the app places the icon in the iPad dock as one of the 3 most recently used apps. This is so with all apps that are not permanently in the dock - the Kobo app is no different from other apps in this respect. It is how the current IOS system works. The icon will disappear from the dock when it ceases to be one of the 3 most recently used apps.

I’m enjoying the app


I do love the flexibility of the Kobo Book App. Apart from having the books you’ve bought on their website on the app, it also allows you to upload to it books which are in a PDF Format. I find their Customer Service Technical Support attentive to the needs of customers, implementing changes to the app as requested by users, as and when it is practically possible to do so e.g. switching the highlighting colours back to the previous version many people preferred. I also LIKE that they have special offers every now & then.

Wonderful and functional

Anya Sahr

I've been using the app for many years and have been satisfied and happy with how the app has developed and evolved. Perfect for a book lover like me. It's very easy to navigate the app. I look forward to the upcoming updates and am thankful to have such an amazing app to read my books anywhere, anytime.


Kobo Inc.
190.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2016 Rakuten Kobo Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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