Google Play Books & Audiobooks Customer ServiceGoogle LLC

Google Play Books & Audiobooks Customer Service

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.

●       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

●       Preview 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.

Google Play Books & Audiobooks App Comments & Reviews

Google Play Books & Audiobooks Positive Reviews

Great Reader AppAs a reader app it does the job solidly! I can easily read any book I have purchased through Google however the browsing abilities of the app are severely lacking. I don't want to peruse articles as much as I want to look for more books I might find an interest in. When opening the app there is a decent "recommended for you" list but with no way to change or extend the list, search a new list or simply refresh the list without going through a "build your interests" type form. Obviously, I can browse on a desktop or laptop but that isn't as convenient as being able to do it from the same device I just finished reading from. It could also benefit from manipulating the screen timer. It's quite frustrating to constantly have to unlock the phone because the screen times itself out on every page..Version: 3.1.1

It’s good but I have some concerns.I do most of my digital reading on this app on the iPad Pro. My one major concern is that why can’t I make purchases through this app? Every time I want to read a new book I have to leave this app, hop onto google, buy it there, and then go back to the google play book app. It would be nice if could just purchase from the app instead, and save me a trip! Also why can I only put a book mark on the right side only? I should be able to put a bookmark on the left side too. One time I put a bookmark and it appeared all they way in the right side, when in reality it should’ve been on the left side because that is where I actually stopped reading. Then, some time later, when I came back to pick up a where I left off in my book, I forgot that I wasn’t actually done with the left hand side, so I continued on reading only the right hand side. That whole page had a lot of detail, and I was lost in the book for a few seconds only to realize the error that this app has. I wasted like 10 minutes figuring out where I actually was..Version: 6.0.1

Great app that is far more better than other apps but still more to doI found this app great, still there are lot of things to improve to make it better. The great thing is that it has best 3d flipping animation while turning pages and it also syncs book to its drive, it can read both pdf and epub though it would better if it could read azw3, djvu, mobi, etc. it would also be better if i could put on some notes in it also it has some issues to be fixed while, i turn on voice for book it shuts off while going to another page simply it could read only a page at a time. i cant edit highlights i've previously made, to edit those highlight i should have to delete whole selected highlight and should be made again. To make this app better if user could make folders to separate different files. It would be great and i would be so thankful if the above issues and features would be upgraded. Thankyou for listening me..Version: 5.4.0

No ImagesAll my purchased books have no images. Anytime there is supposed to be an image, it just says “image not available”, including on all the covers and photo inserts. When I download a sample, it does display the image! Does not make sense to me, and this just started only two days ago. I will wait to purchase any more books on my list for google play books until this is fixed. Other than this, it is (was) the highest quality of all the ebook apps. UPDATE: I thought it was fixed as I was getting images there for awhile, tried downloading some more books and “image not available” is occurring again! Please fix so I can always see the images when I open the book, I wii wait until this is finally fixed before making amy more purchases. Other than this glitch, all is good..Version: 4.2.0

Eh...I’m giving this four stars because in some cases it seems to work well. My biggest complaint is getting samples of books. I like the ability to view a sample... but once a sample, always a sample... in the app anyway. I purchased the full book and can read the entire book on the browser but as soon as I go back to the app it’s a sample again. I’ve tried deleting the download and even removing the title and then going back to the full book on the web browser and clicking “view in app”. Even if I’m in chapter one on the browser when I click to view in app, it goes back to the introduction and says none of the chapters are able to be viewed. Like it’s still a sample. So I’m annoyed with that but otherwise the app seems okay..Version: 3.1.2

Good enough I guess(TLDR: no page forward from left side of screen) Pros compared to native iBooks: - text size, font, spacing far more customizable - text fills to the edge of the screen (finally!) - navigation to the "bookstore" is hidden in the left toolbar (no more tapping 4 different bottom-row icons by accident when I just want to read books from my library) - interface just "feels" more updated/streamlined Cons: - NO OPTION TO PAGE FORWARD WHEN TAPPING THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN. This is my biggest issue with the app. If you don't mind, then you'll probably really like the app. It might make it almost unusable for me - no ability to sort books into folders (while convenient in iBooks, the fact that they force an "all books" main screen instead of just uncategorized books makes it worthless to me, so in that regards it's not a big issue that play books doesn't have it) I only use it to read uploaded epubs so I don't know how everything looks for purchased books. However, I would like the opportunity to customize the blank cover that shows up with uploaded books, with my own image or text. That alone would entice me to use this app even without the ability to page forward from the left of the screen..Version: 4.1.2

Effective reader app crippled by lack of sync across devicesForgetting about the fact that you can’t make purchases in the app - because that’s Apple’s fault - the real issue is that this app does not sync progress correctly across devices. Worse! Whatever point you’ve read up to on one device “sticks” and all other devices will reset back to it if you try to read there. Meaning if I’ve read to page 100 on one device, read to page 150 on another, when I sign into a third device it moves me back to 100 without asking, then moves me back to 100 on all devices! I have to keep a separate notepad of what page I’m on in every device in order to read through something. You would really, really expect Google to figure this one out..Version: 6.1.1

Great app but I want moreThe UI is perfect and simple. I read and listened to dozens of books and audiobooks. However, I just want one feature added so I can read anywhere. One place I find it hard to read is on buses or cars when I’m a passenger. My iPad or phones shakes way to much when I’m reading. Can developers add a feature to like book stabilize when I’m reading a book? So if I shake my phone the book I’m reading is not interrupted from vibrations. It’s kind of like the video stabilization on a GoPro. Be super awesome. Thanks for a great app so far..Version: 5.9.0

App icon unrelated to readingGreat app, my main one for reading ebooks. But guys, I’ve been using this app for years, and I still forget this is the app I use because the app icon doesn’t look like a book, nor anything related to reading. It’s just a triangle, and if you get out a microscope you can see a tiny bookmark on it. Since bookmarks are used by web browsers too tho it’s hardly a direct association to reading. I don’t use google play much so I don’t recognize the triangle from google play. Google has rebranded all of their main app logos like gmail like 6 times this year, could y’all do that for google books? Seriously.Version: 5.9.0

Simple ReviewI would never lie and say I am an avid reader, but there are some things that catch my interest. This app's library has not let me down yet! I am extremely impressed by what they consider to be a "sample". There idea of a sample is pretty lengthy and almost to the point that you forgot that you will need to actually purchase the particular book you are reading to complete it. The options to bookmark, easily navigate through the book & highlight makes this a great electronic option for those who prefer or choose to go this route..Version: 5.9.1

Great stuffThere is no other app for reading old, obscure works (for free in most cases) but Google Play. With it, I've read Joseph Priestley's "Disquisitions relating to Matter and Spirit" and I'm partway through his "Corruptions of Christianity." Also, George Berkeley's "Alciphron." Now I've moved on to Sir Humphrey Davy's "Elements of Chemical Philosophy," books that no one in their right mind would spend time on, but still so much fun. This is only augmented by the ability to highlight in five colors and to make your own footnotes. You can define most words in the text or else search for them on the web. I highly recommend this for any fan of dead authors..Version: 3.1.1

Works well but UX/design under parThis app works well enough to allow me to simply read my books and take notes… but that’s really all it is. The design interface is bare minimum with no real features to write home about. Compared to the features and usability of Apple’s Books app, this one is pretty basic and under performs what I’ve seen Google put into their other applications and products. Additionally, I am unable to purchase books through it (is this an Apple issue?) which isn’t convenient by any means. This app just feels like it’s due a well deserved refresh and overhaul..Version: 5.9.1

Highlight suggestionI’m using an iPad and I wish I can highlight certain parts of the reading easier and smoother. There is not much freedom in terms of highlighting, side-noting, or even just writing on the pages. For example, I need to hold and drag the lines to highlight but sometimes it does not register or sometimes it just flips the page in the middle or dragging. I think having a highlighter option separately might solve the issue. Other than that, I’m fairly satisfied with the app..Version: 5.7.0

Do you want easy then this is the right one?My daughter recommended this app because both of us were taking a course that required lots of reading, questions, & class participation. Extra research was required to complete the course. I used other books but I couldn’t under line or add notes to references attached to the original text. So I finally listened to her & switched to Google Play Books. WOW!!!!! Immediate results: my concentration was greatly improved & studying time was decrease drastically. Thanks So Much!!!!!.Version: 5.2.3

Highlights messed upThe book reader does fine, however the display often messes up. I do a lot of highlighting, in various colors. When reading a chapter I previously used some highlighting on, sometimes I’ll turn the page and the entire page is highlighted one color, turn the page the entire page is highlighted another color, turn the page and things are back to normal. If I click anywhere on the page that’s completely highlighted, and hit delete the entire page’s highlighting disappears, but I don’t know if what I wanted to be highlighted also disappears. I hope they fix this bug..Version: 5.1.1

Thank God for GoogleI'm so thankful that Google decided to digitize and preserve the writings that may have been lost in this digital era. Their work has been a treasure trove for people like me who feel that the only true way to have a complete picture of our past is to continue to read the writings of those who have preceded us. And if we don't know our history we are sure to repeat the worst parts of it. Thanks, Google. Now I can take thousands of interesting and thoughtful people with me in my relatively tiny purse..Version: 3.1.2

Great for text books!!!I am a college student and I just love how easy it is to upload PDF versions of textbooks to google play on my computer and then view the on my phone. Google play automatically compresses the textbooks and lets me download them for offline viewing on my phone. I can then access the textbook from any device with either the google play app or any computer through their website. The yellow (blue light removal) feature is also great for late night study sessions..Version: 3.1.1

Speak screen app unresponsiveWhen I leverage the accessibility feature in iOS of “speak screen” the app reads the current page but then becomes unresponsive at the end of the page. The only way to revive the App is by killing it first and then restarting it. This needs to work like other e-book applications like Kindle and iBooks work to speak screen should be able to turn pages and continue reading. Play books used to be my favorite app but no more..Version: 4.2.1

Saisfied customerUpdate: Still very happy with this App, glad that it has been kept simple and easy to use. Maybe a filing system would be useful for some. All told very good and recommended. Previous comment Apart from lacking a good filing system I am very satisfied with this App. Does most things Kindle, Kobo & iBooks do, you just need to look for them, every reading App is different. Pricing of books is very competitive and should also be considered, PlayBooks is way out in front in this respect..Version: 3.1.1

Wish there was moreI much prefer the Apple Books app. It has a section to put books that I want to read so I have an ongoing list. All of the available books & audio books to purchase are in that same app too. To use the google books app you have to go on google play (which is not an app) & go through movies & tv on there as well. The google books app would be much better if they at least had google play in an app instead of going on chrome & typing it in & ultimately if they just had the available books in the books app itself..Version: 5.4.0

Google update ruined this for apple users.I love this app, but after the last update a couple days so, I can't read any book. It try's to load and just spins and spins and spins. I have deleted play books and re downloaded twice. Still won't work. Help! UPDATE: Called support, they told me to do everything I already did. Even though there all numerous complaints on here since PlayBooks last update...they say it is an Apple problem. Looks like they don't care to resolve the problem with Apple users. Anyone have a suggestion of a replacement app for apple users?.Version: 3.1.1

Love the app but…I would have given the app 5 stars, however after the latest update I can’t change my font. The text is so small I can hardly ready it. Hope you can fix this soon because I really wanted to read the series I have from Lacey Weathersford. Please fix this quickly. Just in case you readers what know about the series the first book is Trouble with spells..Version: 5.8.0

Downloaded books get deleted after switching to another account.Downloaded books get deleted after switching to another account. I have been using play books for years and personally it’s my favorite book reading aap . On previous versions of this aap the user could download books on different accounts and the books won’t get deleted after switching the accounts but this update deletes books after switching account . I will give 5 stars once this issue is fixed..Version: 5.1.0

What’s going on?Hello! I have been using playbooks on my iphone for some time, I love the app so much and it’s very convenient and easy to use, the problem is It seems I can no longer see how many pages I have left in a chapter reading a book! Only the number of pages left out of the whole entire book This feature was unique and unfortunately somehow it isn’t available for me? How can I fix this?.Version: 5.8.0

Pages freeze when using speak screen.When using speak screen once the page is finished reading the app freezes. It doesn’t turn to the next page and continue reading like in other apps. Really would like this fixed. Overall great app, just that minor issue I’ve come across. Update: turned off page animations then it started working fine..Version: 5.4.0

Fixed!Nice app. The newest update fixed my unreadable books. Old review: The app doesn't make it clear how to purchase books on Apple devices. You have to buy the books on the website, then read the books in the app. I like the night reading function. I can't view any of my purchased books in the app. It freezes whenever I attempt to open them. I have an iPhone 6. Ripoff..Version: 4.0.1

Please restore the old page animationSmall detail but it makes a big difference. The old page flip animation in landscape mimicked turning a page in a real book. The new animation is like you have a xerox copy of a book (2 scanned pages per piece of paper). It is really distracting while reading because the page animation is too long. Please return to the old page flip animation style. If you are going through the effort to mimic a real page turn make it look like turning a page in a real book!.Version: 5.0.1

Maybe more colours for highlighting?I love the app but it always lags a lot as soon as I open it (but maybe that’s because I downloaded so many books with it). Anyways, it’s very helpful but if possible could there be more than 4 colours to use when highlighting?.Version: 5.9.0

Better than Apple iBooksWay better than the stock books app. The way it seamlessly syncs amongs devices and the functions are so good..Version: 6.2.0

Missing some featuresIt can’t handle ToC with multiple levels, and doesn’t allow me to adjust the margins. Otherwise it would be great..Version: 6.2.0

Technical issueThe app has worked great until a couple weeks ago now when I open an ebook the app kind of blinks or flashes when I touch the screen. All my other apps work great and the app works great for my iPad the issue is on my iPhone only. I’ve also done all available updates for the app and phone as well.Version: 5.7.0

Definitely need to haveWorks great!! :).Version: 3.1.1

Informative bookThis book is very informative on the process of qualifying for a mortgage. Great real investment plan for Canadians without all the motivational hype. There is also a link to the author’s brokerage team I highly recommend it for all Canadian real estate investors..Version: 5.2.3

Good but could be betterGood customizable reading options for font, size etc however I wish the background/page colour selection could be further modified especially when viewing on a desktop, the computer white background is a little too bright for me..Version: 5.5.2

Lost my money while buying books overseasSince the books can be purchased only in the currency of the country where the email is registered, I lost my money in failed transactions which were deducted from my account but never acknowledged by google. Contacting the play store did not help either..Version: 6.0.3

I like itI like this app because it let’s me read for free but I have no Internet but I still like it and my favourite thing to read is dying of a pug.💞💘💝💓💕💗💖🥰😍😘.Version: 5.9.1

Mediocre for comicsFirst off I’ll say that I’ve only used this app for comics, so if you want to read books this review isn’t for you. As a comic reader it is serviceable but not great. The biggest issue is a complete lack of a zoom function. On my 12.9” iPad that isn’t a dealbreaker, but on something smaller that would be a pain. They try and make up for it by having a feature that makes the bubbles of text pop big in the order you should read them, which makes the small text easier to read. This works ok, but I found that too often it covered art I wanted to see, and toggling back and forth never felt super comfortable. It’s a neat option, but it does a poor job of replacing pinch zoom. Really, if you want to read comics, you’re better off using Apple Books, Madefire, or ComiXology. This is only worth using if you get a good price or the comic isn’t available elsewhere..Version: 5.6

Page doesn’t loadSometimes i turn the page and it’s just black!!.Version: 5.6

Constant glitchesThis app worked great on my galaxy S8 but switch to the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the highlight feature works 3/10 times. Even after closing the app and reopening it, it happens as well..Version: 5.6

Google services is dying?All is now just video right ads and ads revenue right. The eBook App is sluggish page turn on ePub files struggles and freezes every 3rd page turn. Besides that the app now pushes buy content and folders for my own content no longer allowed, it’s all PDFs and ePub files now together. Have 1000 files and quite impossible to manage. They ending the audio app so wonder how long will keep this alive..Version: 5.5.1

My favourite reading appNo lag, always saves page where left.Version: 3.1.2

Great appEnjoy to read whenever and wherever I want to.Version: 3.1.2

Shelves??The app is great, but why can't I access the shelves I make on the desktop app?? It would be great to organise books the way I would like to..Version: 5.5

No Shelf SupportThe web client support shelf for organizing books. But feature is not available on iOS yet.Version: 5.4.0

🤧😋It was okay enjoy it for free.Version: 5.4.0

Free International Money Transfer 💸Enjoy high maximum transfers into more than 20 currencies while saving up to 90% over local banks! The cheap, fast way to send money abroad. Free transfer up to 500 USD!AdvertorialVersion: 6.1.1

What do you think Google Play Books & Audiobooks ios app? Can you share your thoughts and app experiences with other peoples?

Please wait! Facebook comments loading...

Google Play Books & Audiobooks iPhone Images
  • Google Play Books & Audiobooks iphone image 1
  • Google Play Books & Audiobooks iphone image 2
  • Google Play Books & Audiobooks iphone image 3
  • Google Play Books & Audiobooks iphone image 4
Google Play Books & Audiobooks iPad Images
  • Google Play Books & Audiobooks ipad image 1
  • Google Play Books & Audiobooks ipad image 2
  • Google Play Books & Audiobooks ipad image 3
  • Google Play Books & Audiobooks ipad image 4