Google Play Books App Reviews

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Google Play Books app review

Google Play Books App Info

  • 3137 Ratings
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: Dec 15 2018
  • Version: 5.1.0
  • Size: 76.90 MB
  • Seller: Google LLC
  • © Google LLC

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Customer Reviews of the Google Play Books App

Speak Screen - No Page Turning!!!!

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Cyberconsultant's Review of Google Play Books

Reviewed on 9/6/18 12:00 AM

Why doesn’t page turning work with Speak Screen on iOS? Speak Screen. With the feature activated, you can drag down with two fingers on any screen to have the text read out to you. A floating control panel appears allowing you to adjust the speed of the reading.

Audiobooks don’t work

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Teacher2367432's Review of Google Play Books

Reviewed on 9/5/18 10:03 AM

Even on good WiFi, audiobooks don’t download. Streaming is constantly interrupted by error messages.

Really enjoy this app.

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Xadlysha Taynish's Review of Google Play Books

Reviewed on 9/30/18 2:53 AM

I really enjoy this app. I just wished it had the feature of uploading your own Audiobooks, if so, my life would be so much easier.

Please restore the old page animation

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Trysta1217's Review of Google Play Books

Reviewed on 9/30/18 11:25 PM

Small 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!

Perfect😍

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Zanib unicorn's Review of Google Play Books

Reviewed on 9/3/18 3:38 AM

There is so many free books it’s awsome you have to get this app !!!!😃😂

I am losing my comments!!!

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blackpilotlds's Review of Google Play Books

Reviewed on 9/29/18 2:36 PM

It has a bug. When I highlight something + adding notes it doesn’t save it from time to time.

What a silly app

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Pondcall's Review of Google Play Books

Reviewed on 9/26/18 1:39 AM

It crashes and crashes and crashes on my iPad. The Kindle app is the Rock of Gibraltar by comparison. As soon as I’m done with this book, bye-bye.

Needs collections

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Colton Windsor's Review of Google Play Books

Reviewed on 9/21/18 9:47 PM

C’Mon google. Just copy amazon kindle app. Add collections feature at least.

Force closing

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Fahmi Abdallah's Review of Google Play Books

Reviewed on 9/21/18 9:36 AM

Since the most recent update the app is force closing when attempting to read a book.

Highlighting all screwed up

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UniCit's Review of Google Play Books

Reviewed on 9/21/18 9:00 PM

I started buying my books on Play Books because when they say a book doesn't have DRM it actually doesn't have it, unlike Kindle. Another plus over Kindle is Latin is an option for translation and the current series I'm reading -Terra Ignota- makes that a highly useful feature. Books also keeps my current reading place well cross-platform. Unfortunately, the iOS version of Play Books is disappointing. Besides it just not being a very nice looking app, and lacking some options with selected text (please automatically display a definition when I select a word - an obvious missing - and I’d like to be able to share definitions, translations, etc. of selected text), the worst part for me is the highlighting feature is completely screwed up. I use highlighting a lot. When I look a word up I like to review them later so I use a color for that; then a color for grammar or spelling mistakes, another for storyological problems. I can reproduce a few different highlighting issues. Selecting a word and looking it up often unselects it in terms of the color and handles but not for 'real'. If I then press a highlight color the highlight remains invisible but the tool shows the highlight as being removable with the x. Other times after the definition lookup the word appears highlighted by a color but is not and I have to select it then highlight then remove the highlight to clear it completely. Leaving a page and coming back often dumps the highlights. Sometimes highlighting a word causes other highlights to appear on the page, which I never made, including partial words, even through page turns. And the highlights made on iOS Books do not reliably appear when I check them on Android, though they seem to be fine in the other direction - Android to iOS. I had hoped this latest app updates would solve the issue but it didn't. If I want to read the book and have the highlights work I can always use the Android version but that is frustrating to have to switch platforms. I need the highlighting to work properly on iOS please.