Fantastic app 5/5
This app could be improved in terms of being interactive. However, it gives free access to a lot of books. Is one of best app to read.
Works as expected 3/5
I converted to iPhone from Android and had years of book purchases locked in the play store. I would rank this eReader below Kindle but above Apple Books. I give it 3 stars due to the lack of portability of the books.
The app 5/5
I love it
Works pretty well 5/5
I don't understand the negative reviews. I use this reader on 3 iPads (2 regular and 1 mini) and my iPhone (6). The reader ALWAYS prompts me with page I left off on another device when I start. Used kindle and apple ereader, and I see no real difference. I prefer google play to amazon on iPad, though the kindle itself was nice.
A book loads in seconds, and there's a really long sample section (like 3 chapters) I can read before I buy. This is essential for me, as I am never sure I haven't read a book before unless I read a good bit again.
Only downside, and this is why I would never use an ereader from apple, is that I have to go out of the app to order the book.
Excellent book store !
Play books 5/5
I am completely happy with this application
It's okay. 2/5
I love the fact that I can take my books anywhere on the road, but there's a problem.
I have books that I have that I use for classes, and I type and highlight text for annotations. At first this app was working just fine for the first 2 days, and then the next time I used it, all my annotations were gone.
The annotations are still on the website, but not on the app. So if you want to highlight a text on Google Books I recommend the website than the app.
Umm need help immediately 3/5
So I'm please with the app.But I can't download any books because I need to download google play and I use a IPhone u see and I really need a fix for this. Is there a way?😞
Easy to use, organize books, and read on the go 5/5
I am a on the go reader and this app allows me to get quick reading done without missing a beat.
Annoying recommendation 1/5
It keeps recommending old books I'm not interested in a different language. I can't clean any kind of history in Google Play, neither through iOS nor web. I clicked "not interested" on some recommendations, those went away, but new ones popped up. The Google help doc doesn't show anything useful for this situation. So frustrated.
Play is great! Only be patient! 5/5
Play is an improving way to access the millions of pages of Google's scanned library of public domain works. No matter the subject; and without late 20th C. early 21st C. bias. Especially important in philosophy, religion and sociology (to name a few topics partially contaminated by "modern sensibility".)
Hate the night mode color 3/5
Please do not force me to use night mode, just release the option to us.
Good start YET would have like to see... 3/5
It's a good standard reader, not sure what version Google has this under but I'm sure they will consider the following moving forward.
1- zoom ability
2- highlighting of context and been able to sharing it, currently what's been offered as highlights it's a bit unstable.
Over all it's a good basic start, remember your getting Book quality content for pennies on the dollar.
By Al X G
Especially useful is the fact that it is available on many platforms
First Thing I Look At Each Day 5/5
By Kirk Sellman
I can't start my day without heading to Google Play.
Minimal app with very few features 1/5
This app is really abysmal. There are so few features it's nearly useless. So disappointed. I've been reading with kindle app on my iPad and really like it but the play app has half the features many which make reading more book like. Don't bother with this one!
The only issue I have right now is in landscape mode. I like reading in this mode. It cuts off some of a photo's descriptive text. Not always. But definitely a pain. Don't enjoy worrying if I'm getting shorted or not reading in landscape. I enjoy having access to multiple e-reader apps on one device as it allows me to shop around. Probably not something I should be saying on an Apple product but it's true. Please address the issue and add it in the update description. I will be looking for it.
Won't let me read... 1/5
This app doesn't let me read my books that I've purchased awhile back. It will not let me open my books when I tap on either one or all. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but the issue still remains the same as before. I thought the issue was my phone and I even restarted my phone. And, it still doesn't work. I'm disappointed.
Once your done reading the sample, it's impossible to get the entire book
Has some minor bugs that need to be cleaned up, but I love the whole GUI, and capabilities of it. Especially highlights, notes in reading. I love how books are displayed on shelf and the search to find book right away. Ok and syncing pages across devices. The list of positives goes on and on. Blows away iBooks
Only major issue I have is that I highlight blue on my iPad , but when I open up my book on my android phone on the go, that blue is green. Seems that there's a hidden bizarre annoying bug that switches floors of highlights across devices. A real bummer for me because I highlight in different colors to symbolize different meanings to myself (like important, foreshadowing , learn the definition of this word, etc)
Well done 4/5
By Möbius theory
ALL HAIL GOOGLE 4/5
I think it's wonderful what Google is doing scanning all these books!! I look here when I am doing all my research. I don't read for pleasure here as my library app is a better reader and I can get more books I want to read but all hail Google for their project.
Great app 5/5
By Luke Becker 25
I love this app. Especially the ability to sync notes as you take them to Google drive. Thank you google for another great product.
Good site 4/5
Easy to use
Good book app 5/5
It work well. Pages flow nicely. Sometimes the highlighting will not undo, but I seldom use that. I love having a book to read anytime I am stuck somewhere.
I've only ever used google play for my ebooks and I love it! They ask before syncing books when I switch reading between my iPad and my phone. So I am always on the page I left off. I don't get all the negative reviews either. I've always been 100% satisfied with it. Easy to buy books, navigate thru, and customer service is helpful too
The best thing 5/5
By Noor aldulimy
I'm like the application very much thank you so much you better
Love it 5/5
How convenient to have another app to read my books on-works great changing from my iPhone to my android tablet
Great Deals 5/5
Although I see negative reviews, I have had no problem with the app or reading my books. Great selection and I love the rewards. Just received a $5 off any $5.99 book. I redeemed it right. Thanks for a great app!!
So so 3/5
Kinda buggy. Crashes every once in a while.
Love this app 5/5
This app is exactly what I needed I love it and absolutely recommend it
I love this app 5/5
No other book that easing app compares its easy to use and it uses life like pages that flip when you turn them
I like it. 5/5
I'm not sure what it was before, but I haven't had it long and I enjoyed reading on it. I liked the the screen can be darker at night. That's nice. Helps me read then fall asleep.
Wish I could buy book while I was in there 4/5
Other than that I like it.
Great app 5/5
I had money on my google play account that i wasn't using, so i found this app and bought a great book! (The Martian)
No problems here. I don't understand all the bad reviews either. Works just fine
Book lacked a little 3/5
I totally get the way the book was written. But it gets old when everyone tries to compete with the 50 shades trilogy. It's not gonna happen people! I search for books where both people talk. And leaving a chapter at the end of the book where Tristin speaks didn't do much for me. I'll buy the next book just to see what that's like. If it's the same I'll move on to another author.
Great App 5/5
By Gospel 7
I have really appreciated the books that have been available on this app! Thanks Google!
Great app 5/5
By Chica in VA
Love the blue light setting to use at night.
No zoom feature 1/5
I read on my iPhone7, and text is extremely small, so I typically flip the phone horizontal and zoom, but google Play Books only registers one finger 99% of the time, so it tries flipping pages instead of zooming: it took me 57 attempts to zoom, & when I finally flipped the page, I had to zoom back in. I hope this gets fixed very soon.
Quite good 5/5
Don't know what the complaints are about, I just use it and happy it works.
I really like play books 5/5
I wish I had access to the free books I receive on a daily basis. But my books I do have there is great.
Awesome app, it's a free library of classics 5/5
This app is a hidden gem. I am reading the Wonderful Land of Oz series for my kids. I love the feature to view the original pages, which often have illustrations. Google Books has a huge selection, and 1000s of novels and publications from 100 years ago are free to download. It is an English majors dream!
Love the app
The spinning sprocket 1/5
Great app if you like to watch the spinning sprocket while it tries to open up.
Meets my reading needs 5/5
The app helped me access my reading content across several devices. I took me a while to get used to the format. I passed my studies so goal met.
Easy to use 4/5
By Financialy free!
I think is a good app, I can highlight what I need and stop reading and come back the app remembers where I stopped reading.
Good app so far.
Google play books 4/5
It is a great source of getting and reading books. So far so good. Thanks
Books are the new Internet 5/5
People have a lot to say about the apps that they have their books stored in, except "thank you", to the people who make these apps!!! If we didn't have the library's we currently have on our, phones, tablets, and other devises, guess what!!!
You would be carrying a lot freaking books in your back pack!!! Don't take things for granted, be more thankful for this technology. Otherwise you be going to a chiropractor every other day for "back book pain"! Let me be the first to really say, THANK YOU, to all the peeps who have made it possible to read our books whenever and wherever we choose too!!!
(Almost) exactly what I had in mind 5/5
By Nunya, inc
The app itself is precisely what I'm looking for: simplicity and reliability. Once I get into the web interface, I have a quibble or two, but *this* is what I have in mind.