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Google Play Books - Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Comics

Google Play Books - Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Comics

Google LLC

All the books you love. On the page or out loud. Anywhere you are.

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Negative Reviews in Most Helpful

38.3% Negative Reviews

Out of 120 most helpful reviews

  • by Jet UliC

    I'm not a person to do feedbacks, but this is the WORST app I have encountered on Google Play store. This app does not work! I have been through support steps, uninstalled, cleared cached etc.. done everything I can but still, I cannot find my bought books in the library, and cannot even use this app to its potential. Everytime I use this app, it comes up with a constant in your face, annoying message. Couldn't retrieve Google books... I would appreciate some help with fixing up this dodgy app.

  • by Ben Griffiths

    I'm tired of pretty much all your apps not having dark mode. Especially with your Play Books. I don't want burn in on my phone and I want dark mode implemented throughout the Google eco system. If Amazon can do it then there's no reason you can't. On top of that, your "tell us more" section asks about Night reading mode. Ironic.

  • by CHARLES CRONJE

    Well I don't know why but since I've updated the application it takes time to enter once clicked on, and then I'm unable to download the offline dictionary, it reach +-50% then it states "unable to Download", and I've did everything trying to fix it but still to no avail (Namely: Restarted my phone, Uninstalled and reinstalled the APP, cleared the data and catch...) Please Fix this problem!!

  • Broken - not a quality app

    by TRexF14

    App will not download or display books comprised of images (comic books). The app will show the download is complete, but all pages will be “image not downloaded.” Until recently, deleting a bad download and trying again would sometimes fix this issue - but not anymore. Application has options “delete download” and “delete from library” right next to each other in the menu. If you accidentally delete from library, you lose the book - permanently. Google can’t restore the original purchase, they can only give you a refund - you have to contact support directly for this. Until the refund is processed, you cannot purchase the accidentally deleted book again, either. The app used to work for comics, but no longer. You are probably better off trying to purchase and read comics via the comic publishers own apps. Hopefully Google fixes this issue with either the content or the app soon.

  • by Joe Rowe

    Bugs. Support is horrible. Cant download built in dictionary. "Download failed" also, average sized PDF fails "download failed" seems like every error is "download failed". I would really like the promised feature for my students of annotated notes in google drive. I am considering a refund of my ebooks and see if Amazon has similar annotations.

  • I guess it works because you can read books

    by pbbbbbbbbbbt!

    Other than that, forget it. Forget sorting your books, looking up word definitions or doing searches for words outside of the app. The search function used to work until Google ‘fixed’ it in an update. Now the search function just loads your web browser to the Google home page. Thanks Google! The bookmarks function is clunky at best. Translation rarely works as expected. Pages often get cut off at random, or the app sticks on a page and has to be rebooted. Google really should take a page from the Kindle app, which has far and away superior functionality on all of these fronts. I only use this app to read the books my partner has downloaded to it, otherwise I avoid it because it’s seriously frustrating.

  • by Bibi Ayesha Ahmed

    My only biggest issue with this app is that I can't move it to my external storage. Pls, pls make this as a feature as I have a low internal memory of 5GB of which Google Play Books takes up 2GB. This is seriously affecting my internal storage space as I'm constantly getting low memory warnings, asking me to delete apps to free up space, all of which I seriously can't do without. And it's also a big problem each time I have to update my apps as I never have enough space to update. A HUGE PLEASE

  • Don’t Use for Audiobooks Yet

    by Feltronc

    I gave Google’s new Audiobooks support a chance, because I own Google Home products. Playback constantly fails, and then it will not remember the last playback location, returning to the one before it failed. This happens when using voice commands with your Google Home or when casting from this app. The only way playback won’t fail is you either play it locally on your phone or use Bluetooth, which is what I was doing before (and will now return to doing) with Audible. So for ebooks? Sure, go ahead and get it. But if you’re looking to start using this for your new audiobooks purchases, I must suggest you hold off until Google works out all the kinks and it doesn’t feel like a beta feature anymore.

  • by Kevin Ivey

    Dreadful app. Nothing like audible. If you ask google home to play your book. it will work, but it won't bookmark if you pause or stop. So, when you start back on uour phone it will have no idea where you stopped.

  • ☹️ bad update

    by Silli5E

    I love this app as depending on the system you use you can listen to your books which is a feature I love. I wish it read PDF books as well however, for some reason the latest update has every book regardless of form errors out. All I get is a message saying there was an error uploading the file. Just to be on the safe side I have tried to re-download one of my previously downloaded books from my IF app (Instafreebie) and I still get an upload error message. Outside of this first and only issue I have had with this app I would give it five stars however the fact that it’s not working for any new books I buy or books from the authors I review for I have to give it 1 star as I am now forced to use other reading apps rather than the one I want to use.

  • by L Pinter

    my books I paid for have disappeared, and it is very unobvious how to get any real help to have this issue resolved, I will never trust or buy from google again, worst buying experience ever!!!!!!

  • Caveat emptor

    by lebvendors

    Select titles stop opening or cut off text. Google tech support personnel untrained to resolve problems with google play books app on iPhones. Malfunctioning titles deleted from google play books library on iPhones are not replaceable. Requests emailed to google customer service to receive a functioning copy of a malfunctioning title are ignored. Google customer support drops calls. Google automated refund system rejects valid refund requests and requires manual override by customer support personnel. (To obtain my refund for a malfunctioning title, I had to call customer support three [3] times. Customer support had to call me back three [3] times.) Tone of service of google customer support personnel is very good; but google customer support personnel lack the training and tools to resolve problems after the sale. Buyer beware.

  • by Harris Harris

    While downloading a dictionary for offline use, it usually failed at 58%. I tried uninstalling the app and installing it again, wiping my phone, and clearing the cache of the app but none seem to work. My phone is running on Android V 8.1.0

  • Problems with this ap

    by Blah,blah, blah!

    I have written and written to Google Play Books about my issue, to no avail. Nobody answers my questions or addresses my issue, which is a MAJOR one!!! Often, in the books I buy, the words from one page to another do not correlate!! There are missing sentences, missing words!! I have to try to DECIPHER the meaning of pages that don’t have all the sentences on them that the author writes!! You make it impossible to contact you, and you don’t care to fix your issues!! Also, bought a sample, but the book won’t download. REFUND ME!!! Disgusted and fed up, having spent too much money on books I cannot read for you! Respond, or I will keep giving you awful reviews, which you deserve.

  • by Jennifer Tenney

    i cannot access my books i have purchased, in addition to the app not opening, im very disappointed! Never had this problem until recently! Please fix!

  • by Asburyclark Mahone

    the new app force me to take extra steps and is much harder to navigate in. For instance it keeps forcing me back to Play instead of allowing to open google books directly and I have to take extra steps to read the "about this book" section

  • Worst app ever

    by kkrnorth

    I have never ever ever once been able to read a book i’ve downloaded to Google Play. I downloaded a few free ones (just to make sure it works before I pay for any e-books). The app just spends and spends and spends and never loads. I go back to the app days later there is an image of the book I click on it and it spins and spins and spins and never opens. Each time there’s an app update I update the app in hopes then I can read in the book in Google play but no I click on a book and it spins and spins and spins and spins and never opens. You would think it being Google, you could trust it would be a top notch product, but this app has taken Google down a few notches in my estimation. 😡

  • by Gaurav Puri

    there is an error in your book An Anonymous Girl. I have been reading the book for a couple of days now, however today when I am trying to open the ebook, its erroneously opening the book Turning Point by Daniel Steel?! Please check.

  • Background downloads hopefully includes Resume downloads

    by DeeJaySas

    I was just about to give it one star, but then saw the latest update includes background downloads. I have ‘lost’ several nearly complete audio book downloads because of the lack of the app being able to resume downloads. This is highly annoying when you are on a slow and limited data connection. Download resuming is a basic function and should have been in the first version. Hope that background downloads includes this function, but it didn’t get a mention and I haven’t been able to try it yet.

  • This App is a Sick Joke

    by meowashlyn

    I don’t know what made my experience with this app so much different than everyone else’s, but I’m over it. I rented a textbook for school on this app, and I was excited that, if this worked out, I could start doing this for all my texts! No. I will never do this again. I’ll never put anyone I know through using this app. The table of contents and page numbers are totally messed up, and I often find myself flipping through the same pages over and over? In addition, I can’t get past page 32 using this app on my iPad. I wish I could get back the money I paid to rent this book on here, as well as the hours of my life I’ve spent sorting through this garbage.

  • Download Issues unable to Contact Support easily

    by lenax316

    The app has been great for me up until the most recent update. For some reason I am only able to read the sample and it will no longer allow me to purchase the entire e-book. Instead I am getting an error stating “books already purchased are available to read in this app.” I have not purchased the e-book at this point, what is the meaning of this? I have tried reinstalling and using the troubleshooting info, however, nothing has worked and it is extremely difficult finding an alternate way to get support.

  • Good but could be better

    by Doomdaygirl13

    The app is fine, and while I do like it over the one I had before I still prefer this one over it. While I say that, I can't discount it's mistakes. The epubs that I mainly use Google play books for doesn't have a cover page to it, and I have to go by the names instead. There isn't any shelves to organize your stories by, at least not in the iPhone version which is something that the iBooks (apple's version) has over them, and I plead that they will change it in the near future. You also can't rename any of the epubs, another thing that iBooks let's you do.

  • Poor highlighting

    by 1kirko1

    I read a fair amount of technical books and like to highlight passages, etc. This is the first Google Playbook I’ve purchased, and highlighting is a nightmare. The actual act of highlighting is not difficult. However, if you highlight a line on the left page, you can not highlight anything on the same line on the right hand page. Worse still, after highlighting, then returning to previous pages, the highlighting is all over the place. Words highlighted that were not originally, passages “double” highlighted - a REAL MESS. Also, there is no way to write notes in the margins. If you intend to read and highlight, don’t buy a Google Playbook!!!

  • Deleting content

    by ronaldorlemes

    The catalog is great and the fact that they offer audiobooks is also great but the app has two major problems (for a while now): I lost the count on the Number of times I have made all my purchases available off-line and then when I switched to my other account the app simply DELETES ALL MY CONTENT!!! And the second issue is that on lower speed internet connections the app simply won’t download content. It keeps informing the same error that it wasn’t possible to download the files. Sometimes I have to try for hours to download some of my purchases.

  • Disappointed

    by MRIrene

    The whole reason I enjoy audio books is because I travel A LOT! They keep me awake. Most apps allow you to download the book and play it at your convenience. With this app, you purchase the book but can't download. You have to stream it. That works fine if you are driving around town, except I don't need it then. Most of the time, I am driving in the middle of nowhere with no cell service. There are gaps of 30 - 45 minutes where I can't listen to my book. Quite frustrating. Will not buy anymore books from here.

  • update broken

    by wpc9

    Google Play now only works (doesn't freeze completely) in airplane mode. Iphone and two ipads with different ios versions. This happened at the same time for all three devices. Clearly Google is at fault here, but they refuse to provide support. Use Kindle, Audible, Nook over this failed app. Should be Zero stars. There is no need to go through a long updating books every time you start this app. It should open up in my library instead of trying to sell books. No more Google book purchases until they get back to the previous level of functionality.

  • Not good for text books.

    by jdgubert

    After purchasing two text books on Google Play Books for the current semester, I’ve come to realize that this is not a good app for students. There are good things: the search is powerful, as one would expect from a Google product, and the navigation is easy. Unfortunately, problems make the app unusable. The syncing of those highlights from the web version shifted by a word or two. The highlighting process is slow and resets the view to the top of the page after each highlight. But most frustratingly, the app regularly freezes and shuts down when navigating notes and highlights. This particularly frustrating when attempting to reference notes that have already been taken. This is a well-reviewed app, and I’m sure it’s great for casual reading, but if you would like to have your textbooks on your iPad, don’t rely on it. You’ll only be left angry and wanting to throw your iPad out the window.

  • Terrible experience.

    by VoNWooDSoN

    The biggest problem with this app is that it doesn’t keep your place when it crashes. The words “network error” might not be the apps fault, but the fact that I can’t go back to where it left off is. Also, I cannot seem to get it to download the audiobook. The network error, I’m sure, would be resolved if it would just download the book, but it won’t. Even on my Wi-Fi doesn’t seem to want to download the book in the background, and gets continues network errors. Once these issues are solved, it’s a very nice looking app. But, it is currently barely functional.

  • APP HAS TONS OF BUGS LATELY

    by Lizzge

    The app keeps freezing, I can only read one page after opening a book cause it freezes and I can't turn the page. I can't exit the book, bring up the chapters menu, the book settings, nothing. I force close and reopen the app, but it keeps on freezing. Also, something that REALLY bothers me is that I haven't been able to upload the epub books I buy for about a year now. I've contacted the developer about this and posted it in a review, to both of which I've received NO RESPONSE. I've been VERY DISAPPOINTED in Google about the production of this app for a long time now.

  • Annotation Features are limited and extremely buggy.

    by shepj3

    While highlighting text in a book on iOS app, I experience two symptoms repeatedly: when I attempt to highlight a sentence or 2, the highlight spontaneously highlighted the entire page when I didn’t want it to; and when I selected that (now) highlighted page to delete the highlight I didn’t want in the first place, the annotation controls do no appear so I can’t delete it. My only recourse is to keep rebooting the app and or my phone OS just to get this feature to work.

  • Highlighting is buggy beyond belief!

    by abracadabracandelabra

    The highlights feature is poorly designed and totally buggy. You have to select a single word, and then use selection bars to extend the selection. The highlight menu often gets in the way of the area you want to select into. You can’t extend selection across column or page boundaries. Once you have the selection you want, it often takes several presses on the color to get it to highlight. Then, there’s a 50/50 chance that the highlight gets saved correctly. If you rotate the page or leave the app, the highlight may be over a totally different piece of text, or it may no have been saved at all. Then, apparently, there is no way to retrieve the highlights. You can get a document with links to them, but not the highlighted text itself. Otherwise it’s ok. So, fine for bubblegum reading. Avoid if at all possible for serious reading.

  • Horrible and broken.

    by T1l2f3

    If you can find a different way of downloading and reading a book, I suggest you do so...the application bookmarks do no work. Changing direction from portrait to landscape ALWAYs kick you back to a default random same bookmark. Extremely unproductive and unprofessional app. The tap area to bring in the bookmarks is extremely fickle and it sits and spins on a downloaded book for what seems like no discernible reason. The book I bought was a waste of money because I can't share it with another app that actually works ( iBooks or Kindle).. STAY AWAY.

  • Not working

    by steflareina

    I have been using this app for years and it has always been a wonderful app. Till today when I got a ARC from a author and I tried downloading to put in google books says “something went wrong with the download” I have tried all day and it wouldn’t download. I love google play books because of the text to speech option and I can see all my books on all my devices and keep me on the page I am across all devices. But now it’s not working.

  • Da best except for two things

    by Roblox Professional Gamer

    This is the best except when my mom wants to get a book she has to go to her computer and it takes more than 30 min!!! I will give you a 5/5 stars IF you can press that when it says “end of sample” so you can buy it and it’s really frustrating for my mom!!! And it always get stuck on the loading screen and on my side of my WiFi bar (and my WiFi bar is max) it will always get stuck! And if you fix this I’ll give you 5/5 stars

  • Needs continuous highlighting feature.

    by douglas*dp

    Highlights have to first be selected then chosen instead of a quick highlight feature as in kindle. Highlighting is also confined to only what can be seen on the page. Continuous highlighting across multiple pages needs to be added to make highlighting more practical. I've been requesting this feature within the app feedback for over six months with no improvement. Highlighting and notes also have various other bugs that keep getting overlooked.

  • Not a very good reader

    by cg123456778896268

    Compared to the iBooks app, the Kindle app or even many PDF readers, this isn't a good reader, especially for academic or scholarly work. Selecting text is a huge pain (the app always seems to want to turn the page rather than drag the selector bar); highlighting only synchs intermittently between the iOS app and Google books in my browser; and support for Apple pencil is pretty minimal. It's a shame because the selection of free public domain works is so good.

  • Google Needs To Improve

    by Cvcded2324

    This app is terrible. The text in some of my books is blurry. Some of my books are clearly scanned in and I am not talking public domain books these are recently released. I am done purchasing books in the Play Store. There are also times when books disappear from my library and need to be downloaded again. You would think they would put a little more effort in user interface too. Google needs to focus on what they do best SEARCH ENGINES !

  • Has potential

    by StephanieC1985

    This app has potential but doesn’t seem to do what it’s supposed to. I downloaded the app on my iPad and purchased s book for school. I had no problem reading the book for a week, then it suddenly stopped working. It circles around as if to be loading but never loads. A tech representative suggested different troubleshoot methods but none of them worked. I am extremely frustrated as I would have purchased this book through a different source.

  • Terrible for avid readers.

    by 2khayes

    I was so frustrated with this app. I just tried my first book. When I would close the app it wouldn't remember where I was reading. It crashes twice. It also made highlights I didn't make and forgot highlights I did make. Then when I tapped on a highlight it took me to a random place in the book and I had to flip though several chapters to figure out where the highlight was. Overall incredibly frustrating. I'll stick to Kindle and iBooks.

  • Getting books is a pain, and the DRM makes it a pain to use.

    by Xanthrick

    First you can’t even buy books on iOS. Second when you do have a book that you don’t want to read on the iPad it’s a pain. You have to use adobe DRM approved software and they all have terrible ratings. So unless you have no choice or the book is not shackled to DRM I would highly recommend getting it from another platform.

  • Seriously, the worst app for reading

    by Dazaf

    I just used this app because I had 5 bucks back to get a book on Google play. But Truth be told, the 5 dollars don't worth the lack of quality of this app. Highlighting text is very limited, and it does not sync properly when you are reading in multiple devices. Furthermore what you highlight in one device does not show in the other. Useless app

  • Yikes

    by HazyGraves

    If you want to read your google books, open them in Chrome. I don’t think Apple wants this app to work. It doesn’t load pictures within books, and it’s regularly unresponsive. The Apple brand app doesn’t have these problems, but their selection of classic literature is much worse and more expensive. Google is the superior service, and apparently Apple agrees or they wouldn’t be sabotaging their own apps.

  • Bug- unusable on iPad

    by april 31

    Normally, I love this app, but for about a week it has been buggy. It started out not being able to download the images for a book. I signed out of the app, and now can’t sign in. I press the “sign in” button and it simply does nothing. Deleted and reloaded the app, restarted my iPad and still, selecting the “sign in” button does nothing. Very frustrating bug.

  • Constantly crashing

    by Thudson559

    Constantly crashes or freezes when upon opening books. Separate problem where books appear to be constantly re-downloading themselves. Skipping record. Books downloaded for offline cannot be read when offline bc of this issue. Lame! Lol. Otherwise a good reader. Fix the bugs!

  • Extremely buggy

    by Laurami

    You will quite likely buy a book and not be able to read it because the app freezes or crashes and this cannot be fixed even if you delete and reinstall. I was tempted by lower prices, but I've learned my lesson. God only knows what hoops I'll have to jump through to get my 10 bucks back. It's an e-reader app, guys. How hard can it be? Isn't Google supposed to be full of genius programmers?

  • Not happy

    by Antithesis666

    I have always loved having the play books app. My library has grown as I am able to find more and more of my favorite books. However I go now to open and read and pages are full of nothing. All the pictures are gone and all it says is no image available. A lot of those images help tell the story. Or in some case it’s the story itself. My husband can’t even get his to open anymore. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!!!!!!!

Negative Reviews in Most Recent

  • by Cooper B

    books suck

  • by Carlos Caporal

    Lack the option to create categories, like iBook (Apple) has..

  • by Gyan Singh

    Very nice

  • by jackie jones

    Not sure why but for the past 12 hours the app closes every minute!!!!!!! DRIVING ME CRAZY!!! Cleared cache..restarted phone..uninstalled amd reinstalled. Seriously thinking I wasted $13 on a book I can't read!

  • by Matjato Bothetsa

    not many words had been nice using it,but problem is that it don't show books you have read even if you have deleted those books,and when I what to read a book I long had read again I can't as it has been also removed at the store google book.so help me to see books I once had read as I want to buys a second book(book 2) of that name,but I can't as I had forgotten it's name.

  • Very bad app

    by A̺͆l̺͆h̺͆a̺͆d̺͆e̺͆a̺͆d̺͆i̺͆y̺͆

    I bought book but didn’t download

  • No ability to scroll

    by Serious Vapor

    Must turn pages while reading by swiping or tapping. Would very much like the additional option to scroll.

  • Awesome for android but its slow and crashes for ios

    by JayMesa5

    The app itself is great but it has issues on ios. Inuse it because i have both android and ios so it is multiplatform unlike ibooks. Also, the epub informations should be all at the end of the book and not at the end of each chapter having to go through pages of references before getting to the next chapter.

  • Book app

    by 101lombard

    No tools to navigate and the app is non intuitive. Fix the interface and u might get better rating

  • Failed on ipad

    by mightike

    First book is history book...app fails to download free ebook. Probably only for android. 3 times, same result. 'Some pages not downloaded.' Pity.

  • Highlighting is broken

    by de1nt2on3

    Highlighting function disappears when trying to highlight multiple words. Also, I’m unable to see highlights that were made on other devices (I could see them on my desktop and phone, but not the iPad).

  • This new update

    by Dreamer 22

    The new update didn’t download all of my books. Once I updated the app my books disappeared, even the one I was reading.

  • Annotation Features are limited and extremely buggy.

    by shepj3

    While highlighting text in a book on iOS app, I experience two symptoms repeatedly: when I attempt to highlight a sentence or 2, the highlight spontaneously highlighted the entire page when I didn’t want it to; and when I selected that (now) highlighted page to delete the highlight I didn’t want in the first place, the annotation controls do no appear so I can’t delete it. My only recourse is to keep rebooting the app and or my phone OS just to get this feature to work.

  • Do not use this app!

    by lightwarrior101

    You look up authors names or the book title and it doesn’t give you the accurate results. The author and title are nowhere to be found even though the book is on Google Play. There search function is from 1980.

  • Coordinación

    by Marianto 8

    No se coordinan los libros en dos dispositivos diferentes.

  • Doesn’t work after update

    by ggggggyyyyuuuy

    For some reason the app will not open after the application update. Even after I performed an apple IOS update the same results occur, black screen and returns back to the homepage.

  • ☹️

    by iamroyken

    There are a lot of other excellent book readers out there, still this one is of the worst kind.

  • This is app is the worst

    by iPad Info

    This app is so limited. It does not allow you to maintain your reading place if you need to go to another page. Secondly, the search option doesn’t work at all. Third, the highlight function is so impaired, that I need to keep trying tore- highlight. I don’t know how they get away with this.

  • Multiple issues

    by ascraig

    The app is deceptive. There is virtually no offline content. You must be connected to the web for it to work. Besides this, books will frequently not work properly. You have to close it then reopen. Google usually does better than this.

  • Not available on Kindle

    by Jeremiah Garza

    I want the option to read on my kindle

  • Lame

    by nanehoko

    Can only use one device. Super expensive to begin with. I have a textbook but I purchased this to make life easy, but it doesn’t work. Waste of money. I don’t recommend.

  • Lock screen pausing

    by ry py

    For whatever reason, every time my screen locks my pauses and I can nolonger listen.

  • Problems with this ap

    by Blah,blah, blah!

    I have written and written to Google Play Books about my issue, to no avail. Nobody answers my questions or addresses my issue, which is a MAJOR one!!! Often, in the books I buy, the words from one page to another do not correlate!! There are missing sentences, missing words!! I have to try to DECIPHER the meaning of pages that don’t have all the sentences on them that the author writes!! You make it impossible to contact you, and you don’t care to fix your issues!! Also, bought a sample, but the book won’t download. REFUND ME!!! Disgusted and fed up, having spent too much money on books I cannot read for you! Respond, or I will keep giving you awful reviews, which you deserve.

  • Wastes of time and money 🤢🤮🤧

    by daniel&@

    If I could only give to this app a 0 start I would do that 😡. I bought an expensive book and when I opened it I could not see any of the images. The most important things of that book were the images. What I do? I decided to buy the physical book (much more expensive!!!!!!!) in another language that I do not understand!😡🤬😡😡🥵🥵😾😡😡😡😤😤😤

  • Not working

    by steflareina

    I have been using this app for years and it has always been a wonderful app. Till today when I got a ARC from a author and I tried downloading to put in google books says “something went wrong with the download” I have tried all day and it wouldn’t download. I love google play books because of the text to speech option and I can see all my books on all my devices and keep me on the page I am across all devices. But now it’s not working.

  • Good but could be better

    by Doomdaygirl13

    The app is fine, and while I do like it over the one I had before I still prefer this one over it. While I say that, I can't discount it's mistakes. The epubs that I mainly use Google play books for doesn't have a cover page to it, and I have to go by the names instead. There isn't any shelves to organize your stories by, at least not in the iPhone version which is something that the iBooks (apple's version) has over them, and I plead that they will change it in the near future. You also can't rename any of the epubs, another thing that iBooks let's you do.

  • Not satisfied

    by うらちウラチ

    The operation is not fluent, and there’s a lot of bug.

  • Ring in the dead

    by townsend1

    Bought it (I think), have a receipt for it but only get the sample that I’ve paid for twice!

  • The worst

    by drummerbronx

    It crashes,high high lighted words missing.When you need them. Terrible.

  • Stopped on me

    by kldustintred

    I have used this app for months with all the books I have Purchased not to mention I pay for the app itself every month and now it will not open for no reason all I know is someone better fix this ASAP

  • Crashes way too frequently

    by BuckeyeHonk

    I really like the app, but it crashes constantly on my iPad Pro. Nearly every time I turn my device off and back on the app crashes.

  • Needs Fixed

    by JM💰💵

    Pretty much every book in my library has margins that take up half my screen. The text is so small in all my books I can barely see it. They should have an option for a manual zoom setting for each book. I also should be able to search the contents of my books using OCR technology but I’m not able to.

  • WARNING

    by Mowgli2015

    Warning: I’ve lost to expensive books. Google claims that they’re "hiding," whatever that means and demand that I perform all kinds of tests that I simply don’t have the equipment for. So I’m out two books. I have hundreds of books on Kindle and I’ve never "lost" a single one. So beware and don’t purchase expensive tomes here.

  • Desperately Needs Playlist and Repeat Options!

    by Iwuvrooki

    When these are added, I'll change rating to 5 stars. A less cluttered interface will also be appreciated.

  • Still needs more options

    by Joetama

    Scrap the 100, 120, 140, etc font and spacing sizes with a +/-; and offer more spacing choices. Needs more margin choices as well. Font selections are awful.

  • Nice free sample reader

    by Mug620

    Can’t buy anything. I’m logged in but there are no options to buy anything all I can do is read samples

  • This Used to be my favorite ebook App but functions have been removed.

    by Koyottee

    I’m now unable to upload books from my iPhone, to my Google Play Book library. This renders the entire app useless to me. It’s a shame, it’s been my favorite ebook app for years and now I will be forced to find another one. There’s no way to contact support either.

  • Worst reading app ever

    by 偶很神气滴

    Total trash

  • Constantly broken on the iPad

    by m1chaelmc

    This is a serviceable barebones e-reader if you have to read a documents that isn't available in PDF or on Amazon Kindle. However, basic note-taking functionality is always broken on the iPad app. It is sometimes difficult to make notes and highlights; other times it's impossible. It's never easy. The text display is often not aligned with where the app thinks your fingers / pencil is, so it highlights the incorrect word. Adjusting the highlight is miserable because you have to grab the tiny circle at one end of the highlight and pull it, but this is very hard to do because the circle is not displayed in the right place. In addition, the pop up display for highlights and notes only shows up sometimes, and in many cases appears on top of the circle you are trying to move to adjust the text. Usually the result is that you cancel your own highlight and have to start over. If you succeed in getting the touch screen to register that you are trying to make a note and then manage to type your note in and save it, there's no guarantee you'll ever see it again: sometimes it fails to sync, other times it appears to be saved in your list of notes but doesn't appear on the screen when you look at the text.

  • Garbage

    by jon c k l

    It is a shame that one of the most venerable tech companies made this garbage app. While 30sec FF works fine, 30 sec REW oftentimes makes it go back some minutes. Also just pausing and playing again goes back 10 to 40 secs randomly. A true garbage for a google made app.

  • Something’s wrong

    by kok66

    Unusable. Keep getting the message that something’s wrong.

  • Useless

    by xoxalisaxox

    Won’t let me download books using data. Says I need to change my setting to enable cellular data and I did and still makes no difference

  • Voiceover not working in app.

    by RoSands

    App keeps repeating the same pages over when trying to use the voiceover accessibility feature and also app keeps freezing up. Hopefully a update will fix the problem. Thank you.

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Google Play Books - Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Comics

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