Google Play Books
By Google, Inc.
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With Google Play Books for iOS start reading today with millions of titles from Google Play on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Take your favorite books with you on the go and personalize your reading experience. Shop books in your browser on Google Play.
Great Reading Experience
- Change font, search within the book, information about book
- Manage your library (archive books after reading)
- Night-reading mode
- Read books offline
- VoiceOver support
Discover Millions of Titles on Google Play
- Over 4 million books in every imaginable category, from the New York Times® bestsellers to favorite classics
- Millions of free books available instantly
- Free preview pages
- Unlimited storage of books in the digital cloud
- Worry-free archive
Syncs With Your Google Play books library
- Access all your books wirelessly from the digital cloud
- Automatic page position syncing across devices -- pick up reading where you left off.
What's New in Version 2.5
Read Now has a new look
A new default font, Literata, designed for book lovers
Sync notes and highlights to Google Drive – turn it on in Settings
Left-alignment is now available as a display option
Stability and performance enhancements
Syncing improved, but still has odd behaviors
The syncing between devices actually works now. The notes can actually delete. But sometimes the highlight for the note doesn't show and I have to look at the book through a web browser to see it and delete or edit it. Otherwise it will jump to the page where the note is, but you cannot do anything with it. Trying to work with notes is the most common cause of the app crashing. (All of my note taking and bookmarking is in scanned works). Also, it seems when an update happens my old notes behave weirdly. So I feel I need to delete and recreate them to get them to work right again.
When turning on the Google Drive function it took over an hour before the feature activated in Drive.
Improvements are needed in organizing a large number of books.
Can not read offline
I downloaded my books to device but play book always refresh and download them again
Most of the books I have fail to load about half way through reading. Sometimes I get lucky and they work after a few days.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Jul 21, 2015
- Version: 2.5
- Size: 20.3 MB
- Languages: English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.