All the books you love. On the page or out loud. Anywhere 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 favorite from recommendations personalized just for you. LISTEN TO A GREAT AUDIOBOOK ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ● 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 MILLIONS OF EBOOKS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS ● Preview free samples from our catalog of millions of books ● Read your books, comics, and textbooks even when you’re offline ● Tap the page and watch your favorite 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.
1. Very time consuming publishing time frame - over 10 days for review 2. Deactivates accounts without any substantive evidence or justification 3. Their policy enforcement team is opaque and give no fact based justification for their actions 4. Support team has no powers and provide no real support 5. Difficult team to work with for resolutions. Arrogant and ignorant. 6. Their software can’t process epub3 encrypted files with two page layouts but they will blame the publisher for their bugs and deactivate accounts even if the same files work with Apple and Amazon. 7. Worst customer service. Would strongly advice against using Google Play Books for publishing especially photography books involving two page layout - Go with Amazon or Apple.
I love this app I can store all books in it. IT WAS GREAT until it did want to upload my books anymore! I try and try it just doesn’t upload no matter what . Did anyone else have this problem ? Because I seriously need it fix i am a hardcore reader and I need it fix
Around 25% of the time re-opening this app hangs with a white screen. Forcing it to close and reopening is the only way to get it to open.
Ordered an audiobook, but in super tiny letters it said summary of the book. I can’t believe they are so crooked to sell something that is already free!
Another Google app filled to the brim with bugs. Highlighting is a cursed feature that is in desperate need of real dev attention. Best way to describe my experience is glitchy and fiddly. About 1 every 4 times, opening the app goes to an indefinite black screen. Leaving the app for over 10 minutes did nothing. Many times, if you open the app and the page it opens to has highlights, it’ll show ONLY the highlighted marks but none of the text. Highlighting sometimes will refuse to highlight specific words causing the user to have to select a different word in order to continue to use the highlight feature. Once the app picks a word to avoid, it becomes set in stone. Highlight color hit box is waaay too small. More of the time than not my finger touch will be perceived as a click outside the color swab which closes the color selection window. Sometimes even if you click directly on the color, the app will not display the highlight. If you continue to try and try, the highlights won’t show but will continue to stack on each other until the user force quits and reopens the app. Then the app will show EVERY highlight attempt stacked up. Smh More of an opinion.. Devs should really consider rethinking the way the highlight menu shows up. There is just no need to have it obnoxiously follow the users finger. Pick a location opposite of where the user is highlighting and put the menu there. This may help create a more relaxed reading environment. Not unlike all the other Google apps I use, this one has broken basic functionality. The reading experience is made to be frustrating and constantly taking the user out of their focus on what they are reading to have to baby this app into doing what is basic. Please note: I do copy all my Google reviews as in the past Google has had a habit with deleting reviews listing bugs rather than just resolving them. Because of this bad behavior I take the steps necessary to keep the unresolved glitches publicly known until Google decides to actually do something positive for a change. This back and forth has been going on for several years now. To my outsider perspective, this comes off of as nothing but lazy.
Be aware that if you’re buying foreign language ebooks, google claims that it translates, but that is only via a temporary pop up window and only with limited text. My attempt to insert notes with the translations of various phrases failed to be accessible after the fact. The translation feature works great with the occasional foreign word or phrase here or there, but that’s it.
I do not recommend. I purchased a defective book that doesn’t access all the pages. While the book wasn’t expensive, it is merely the principle. Google Play gives realistic reasons for customers to select to process refunds however, systematically none are deemed to be of appropriate reasoning for a refund so I don’t recommend. Not fair.
I used to use this sideloaded as a .ipa on the actual mac to comfortably read books. As of now (bug sur 11.3) Google does not allow this. Please fix by allowing installations on m1 macs.
Please add the option to scroll when reading instead of just the page flipping option.
on the android app I can search within my book "leading exponential change" and it works fine but on the iOS app I get no results when I do the same searches for the same keywords I’ve been using on android.