Caveat emptor 1/5
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. 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. Buyer beware.
Pretty good 4/5
By Charley H
Seems a little buggy with highlighting text but is not bad.
Google play 5/5
Downloading a book off a app "is way better" then just getting one from the store, library or off a website!
Solid app 5/5
Favorite in comparison to iBooks and kindle. No problem downloading, no problem picking up where I left off on a book from another device. Plus google play discounts are pretty nice 👌🏽
Awesome ability to switch accounts 5/5
I had purchases on two different accounts, not realizing the account I had it linked to during purchasing. It's awesome to be able to switch between the two google accounts to access these different books.
Love it. 5/5
By Aeiky Breaky
It's too bad apple wont let us purchase books of the app.
Google Plays 5/5
These are absolutely great!!
Sorry I spent money to buy an e-book from Google 1/5
By Aloha Humble
Totally unfriendly app when compared to iBooks. Impossible to navigate. Will try to read the title I purchased and will not buy another.
By Vexed in Virginia
It won't open! When it does open, it immediately shuts down. 😡😡😡
My library it's awesome 5/5
By Koshin bob
I love this app. It allows research often of out print books many are FREE. I just started using the sample button. Thanks for a useful app.
Poor support for Apple Pencil 2/5
Compared to iBooks or the Kindle app, Google Play does a very poor job in supporting the Apple Pencil for highlighting e-books.
Saisfied customer 5/5
Update: 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.
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.
Love it! 5/5
I really enjoy this app!
Love it 5/5
I love that I can read my google books on my iPhone. It does take a while to download the books which is quite annoying. I thank God I don't have to have two devices to read on different platforms. I wish apple would catch up and allow iBooks on others devices.
My books are not available in China!? --- lame 4/5
By It works! So good
Please make the books available in China?
I love having my books on a tablet, and this is a well designed app.
It's a good app, just wished I could look up other books when I'm using it on an iPhone.
Love this app, but... 5/5
By Miss Beeps
Give us a few more fonts and other tweaks to the options. 🙂
I am learning to love reading on the tablet though I miss holding a traditional book in my hands
Can't Read 1/5
I read one book successfully with only one reboot. Since adding more books to my library I can't delete downloaded books (crashes) or open new books (freezes).
Easy to use
Some books won't work on iPhone 1/5
I tried to contact support but never got the issue resolved, now every time I need to read a book that I previously purchased I have to read it on my desktop. It was so convenient when it was on my phone.
This library is amazing 5/5
Thank you google for this amazing app
I use this app instead of iBooks 5/5
Robust and versatile app.
Long-Time User 5/5
App will not open after update 1/5
See title - please fix app. Will not stay open.
By Kk Kristina 2005
Works great. I've never had any problems. I love all the features.
Very useful 5/5
One of the better reading apps, and I have tried several. The best feature is being able to pick up any android device and resume reading where stopped.
Great read 5/5
I have read the first book, just finished the second and plan to read the third. That should tell you its a great book!
Almost perfect. 4/5
Still has some bugs. Not as aesthetically pleasing or convenient as iBooks but if you're an android purveyor it's the best app by far.
Cross platform! 5/5
By Lord zuldrothar
Better than iBooks or Kindle in the fact it's cross platform. Has there standard features you'd expect from a modern e book reader. Can be a bit buggy regarding downloads for offline reading but overall works great all things considered. I just wish it was compatible with an actual e-ink reader.
Good app 5/5
I like the app!! You have the option to ranslate text o the book
Works very well! 5/5
I use three readers: Kindle, iBooks, and Play Books.
Play Books is at least as good as the other two!
Four years later I could say the same thing, except now the problem is that if I enter a search, the app quits. Really, a Google.
I wasn't unhappy with the google reader until
Play Books crashed after the last update. A supposedly helpful message about sending a crash report appears, but even that goes away on its own. Really, Google.
Audio wishes 4/5
Wish you had an audio version of the book, so you could listen to them while you were driving.
Wish I could shop on the app. 4/5
I wish I could shop for books on the app instead of going onto my laptop every time I want a new book.
Work very well 5/5
By Cindy Y 678
Like the highlighting function. Hope the dictionary can be better, show the translation immediately.
Good books 5/5
Easy access to great books!
Muy buena aplicación compatible con IOS!! Me encanta!!
Genealogy Helping Hand/ 5 STARS HERE 5/5
Great to have all of my favorite genealogy reference books right at my finger tips....many of them free. Thank you Google.
Works well. 4/5
Overall I am very pleased with this app. There's only been one time where the app crashed. My iPad was sort of low on juice, so I think that might've been part of the problem.
Could be Better 5/5
This is an okay app but it takes a while for one of my books to download. I mean the only reason I have this app is so I wouldn't have to buy all the books I have again in the Apple bookstore. I was hoping there was a way to transfer them but there isn't. I am hoping they fix the time delay soon.
Ian reading many interesting books on various subjects.
Family sharing that actually works! 5/5
I love that my wife and I can buy a book and read it at the same time!
Amazon says they also have that feature, but it only works if you buy their device. It isn't supported on iOS, Android, or the Web.
We switched all our book purchases to Google Play books, and now we're happy!
Best app for e-books worldwide 5/5
Nice surprise with Google's support for global e-book titles including Korea. Very much satisfied.
I don't know why there are many negative reviews on this reading app. For me I really enjoy it. I have no problem so far with this app on my iPhone 6.
By Al Hodges
Had this on my Samsung & loved it. Now have it on my iPhone & iPad. Love that it sync to both. Only complaint is when turning pages I have to zoom out, turn the page then zoom in & center. They should update so it remembers my reading size preference.
Good but could be great 4/5
You can't see the full cover of books on your phone, and can't zoom. So I can't tell if I'm going to read book one or five of a series without opening and consequently downloading it. It would be great if I could search my own books for words. Why can't I do that with my uploads?