- Google Play Books
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.
Version 1.5.1 (May 15, 2013)
Support for reading your own PDF or EPUB files. You can upload the files using Google Play web site, and read them
on all your devices.
Stability and performance improvements.
Version 1.5 (Apr 11, 2013)
Substantial improvements in performance and stability.
In flowing text mode, tap and hold on a place name to see the description and a map of the place.
Added a user guide book in your library with information about app features.
Support for Fixed Layout EPUB books.
Support for Japanese vertical layout flowing text books.
Version 1.4.2 (Nov 14, 2012)
Better support for iOS 6.
Customized layout for iPhone 5 and 5th generation of iPod touch.
Improved support for VoiceOver.
Version 1.4.1 (Oct 3, 2012)
Version 1.4.0 (Sep 12, 2012)
• Support 2-step verification during login;
• Stream video and audio embedded in books;
• Support original fonts and SVG images;
• New feedback forms with support to request a phone call from Google to help.
Version 1.3.1 (Jun 6, 2012)
• Fixed the issue that 3D page turn is missing in the new iPad
• Fixed the bug with VoiceOver
• Improved the process to communicate to Google about problems with the books or the app
Version 1.3.0 (Apr 16, 2012)
Many new features in flowing text mode, including:
• Bookmark a page by tapping the top right corner
• Touch and hold to select some text
• Highlight selected text with color
• Add a private note to selected text
• Highlighting and notes sync with Google Play web reader and your other iOS devices
• Translate selected text into 50+ languages
• Look up definition of a selected word
• Search for selected text in Wikipedia, with Google or in the book
+1 button lets you tell the world which books you love
View your library as a grid or list on iPhone and iPod touch
Version 1.2.4 (Mar 13, 2012)
Now integrated with Google Play;
Version 1.2.3 (Jan 30, 2012)
Version 1.2.2 (Nov 10, 2011)
Google Books 1.2.2 is more stable, and opens faster after a one-time database update.
Version 22.214.171.12461 (Sep 26, 2011)
* Faster start-up, especially for users with a lot of downloaded books.
* Improved stability.
Version 126.96.36.19975 (Sep 7, 2011)
Our latest release adds library management, improved book formatting, and accessibility features. It is also faster, and fixes a number of minor bugs.
You can now archive free and paid ebooks and remove samples from your library when you’re done reading them using the new “manage” button.
We have also improved how we display and format ebooks with flowing text.
Version 188.8.131.5283 (Jul 25, 2011)
This update removes the "shop for ebooks" button, and fixes minor bugs in the app. You may continue to purchase Google eBooks by opening your browser and shopping at ebooks.google.com.
Version 184.108.40.2067 (Apr 5, 2011)
Read Google eBooks in Landscape mode on your iPad
"Find" feature shows all matches in the book as you scroll down
Tapping “Get eBooks” signs into Google eBookstore with the username used to login into the app
Added a clear no-network error message alert
Updated bug fixes:
Overall application speed improved
3-D page turning available on iPad on iOS 4.3
Better Google eBooks downloading experience
Better experience on iPad with 3G but no cellular data plan
Version 220.127.116.113 (Feb 2, 2011)
Version 18.104.22.1680 (Dec 6, 2010)
Version 22.214.171.1247 (Nov 30, 2010)
• Added to in-app Help links to main Help page and "Report an issue"
• Bug fixes