Kobo Books

Kobo Books

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 9.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Kobo Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
47,972 Ratings
$ 0

Kobo Books App

Join millions of readers around the world and access eBooks and audiobooks all on one app. Go shelf-less and take your reading adventures on the go. With over 5 million titles to choose from, there’s something for every type of reader and listener. Introducing audiobooks from Kobo — our brand new expertly curated collection. Simply add a book to your collection on Kobo, and find it in your app immediately afterwards — all your eBooks and audiobooks together, in one convenient app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The Kobo App makes reading even more comfortable and convenient: • Customize the way you read. Enjoy crisp, clear text in the size and style you prefer. Try Night Mode to make reading easier on your eyes before bedtime, and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode. • Our beautifully designed, easy-to-use player makes it simple for you to move through your audiobook with a single touch. Never worry about losing your spot, and see how much time is left at a glance. Schedule it to turn off after a set amount of time—perfect for listening before going to sleep. • Read thousands of free eBook previews or listen to audiobook samples to help you find your next favourite. • Start reading on one device and pick up on another. The Kobo App always remembers where you left off, so you can keep reading across all your devices. • Share your love of reading on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Post your favourite quotes, notes, and thoughts from what you’re reading. • Rate and review the books you’ve read or read reviews from booklovers like you! • Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Traditional Chinese or Japanese.


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Kobo Books app reviews

  • Garbage 1/5

    By Bobbyobbyobb
    Don't waste your time.
  • Unsubscribe 1/5

    By Padre of Premont
    Since trying the app I have not been able to unsubscribe to the many emails. I trod first in the mail app but the link went nowhere. So, I tried to unsubscribe through safari. It just reloads the page. This is the behavior of spam mail.
  • Stop Changing 1/5

    By perpledragonfly
    The bottom of the page used to allow you to view the books as series but some genius decided to replace that with audiobooks. I don't have any audiobooks so that's just causing me to take extra steps to get to series because it's on a different page! Leave things alone!
  • Poor design 1/5

    By PaulC99
    Clunky user interface with tool tips that treat users Iike idiots. Standardize your UI, and get rid of the pop ups every time a user hits a new page. "Got it?"
  • Awful!!! 1/5

    By CShonee
    There is not a whole lot you can do with the app. I was hoping to be able to import or download the ebook I purchased on their website to my bookshelf. It's my e-book., I paid for it, but you have t
  • Reference links lacking 2/5

    By LittleAngus
    Highlighting unfamiliar place names and so on doesn't yield the web-search and Wikipedia lookup choices common in other reading apps.
  • Can't sign in to the app with my email address 1/5

    By Big Time Writer Guy
    Since upgrading to the latest version, and installing the app on a new iPad, I've been unable to sign in with my Kobo account email. Selecting sign in with email produces an "Uh-oh" screen and no further response. I contacted Kobo support and received no reply.
  • Can't actually listen to the book I downloaded 1/5

    By Trent L.
    Downloaded an audiobook, the only way to listen to it is through the app. Fine. Except I can't use the app because when I try to sign in, it just says uh oh! Something's wrong. Customer service was pretty shoddy too. Polite, but didn't help at all. Just said it's broken.
  • Uh Oh screen 1/5

    By Dawn in OK
    I signed up for an account online and bought an audio book, then downloaded this app to my iPhone. As others have said, I could not sign in to it to listen. I opened a customer service ticket on the website, hopefully they will get this issue fixed soon.
  • Ok 3/5

    By Kristyn007
    I have no problem signing in on my iPhone 7. I just hate how the pages turn. I can't explain it but they turn slow or there's a slight pause. It messes me up every single page to where I hade reading on this app. Only reason I am is because I have books on here from years ago. If I had a choice I would read them on my kindle app.
  • Can't login 1/5

    By Adithya12
    Can't login anymore. Reinstalling the app didn't help.
  • Cannot log into application 1/5

    By One Voice In The Wilderness
    I cannot read my books on my new iPhone
  • Wonderful! 4/5

    By CindyWoman
    Good book app. I like being able to have every book on my iPad and the Kobo book app makes this happen.
  • Uh-Oh! Unable to Log In... 4/5

    By i <3 FOB
    I am unable to log into my account using email. Every time I try, I am brought to a page that says "uh-oh" and gives an error message. This means I am unable to listen to audiobooks. :( Please fix this ASAP!
  • I'm deleting it 1/5

    By Grehornet
    I don't like not being able to purchase directly from the app on my iPhone..they only accept credit cards so no iTunes or google pay!!!
  • Can't log in 1/5

    By Bama52
    On an iPhone 6s and this app doesn't recognize my email address nor does it work with a Facebook login. Deleting and will just continue to use Audible.
  • Can't log in... 1/5

    By VSO Publishing LLC
    This app will not allow me to log into my account.
  • Can't read my books I paid for 1/5

    By KellyBLV
    Informed me about audio books, logged me out, and I haven't been able to login since. Emailed the address on the "Uh-Oh" page. Received an email back that it's no longer a working email. Chatted for 10 minutes with 24 hour care and received email instructions on different things to try. None have worked. I emailed the email I received and no word back in 48 hours.
  • Great 4/5

    By Bnm2ep
    Great but better if could purchase through app
  • Not able to login with email on iPhone 7 1/5

    By Zanfree
    I've uninstalled and reinstalled 3x and still can not login using my email address. This is an update? Sigh. I miss the old Reliable Kobo app. This app doesn't work with iPhone 7 - sign in with email.
  • Garbage 1/5

    By Icarurs
    Tapped "sign in with email," then was shown an "Uh oh" screen that told me to force quit the app and reopen to try and log in again. Did that, then saw the same screen again. Pretty useless app considering I can't even read my ebooks… Now what?
  • Sks 1/5

    By sks5683
    I no longer love it because it does not work after It uploaded for audiobooks it will not allow me to sign and I have reinstalled it several times rebooted my iPad and nothing works I am very upset. I have talked with the service department and they have not been able to help. Right now I would give it -5 stars.
  • App doesn't work 1/5

    By Anne Gormely
    This app does not work at all on iPad or iPhone 6. It will not allow you to sign in. Customer support snippy and no help at all. After 20 minutes on the phone they disconnected me. It was fine until the added audio books. I signed up for a free trial. Big mistake. Totally useless. Stick with Audible. More expensive but works.
  • Great Potential 3/5

    By Lizlo313
    I have been using this app for 5 years. I bought a cheap tablet which would not allow me to use google play. I was forced to use a foreign app store that did not have kindle. The alternative was Kobo. I felt like it was destiny. I immediately fell in love with Kobo. The app is almost seamless. Years later I wish I could get rid of kindle all together. However, kindle has books Kobo does not offer and vice versa. All around Kobo is the best e-reader to me. My critiques are the removal of the in-app purchase option and improving the sync between devices. Otherwise, I'm a avid Kobo fan for life ! 😎
  • I like it!!! 4/5

    By Sasper5
    This is a pretty neat app. I just downloaded last night, so far I like what I see. I will come back to rate it again in a month.
  • Great Books! 3/5

    By Farmer of the Silver Shield
    Lots of great books to read, add to your apps to increase your library and variety. Many fonts and sizes, bright to dim, different ways to organize your books, even a marked as finished option. One annoying bug is that the font size changes from chapter to chapter.
  • Kobo review 5/5

    By ArKaDieM.
    This app allows me to easily read my books anywhere.
  • Great App 5/5

    By Hashtons
    I love this app!! So easy to use
  • From Sony to Kobo 5/5

    By All nicks r taken
    I have to say I wasn't happy at first to learn Sony was closing their E-reader store. Kobo made that ordeal so easy! All my books came with me, with no problems. I've been reading my books on my HTC phones ( EVO LTE & M1) & iPad. I will soon be buying a new E-reader. It will be a Kobo reader I just haven't made up my mind as to which one yet. Thanks Kobo!
  • Difficult to use 1/5

    By pmoonreid
    Difficult to use
  • Change 3/5

    By Deidra Tutt
    I really use to love this app, and in a lot of ways I still do. however not all Change is good. It's very inconvenient not to be able to buy books directly from the app. There are a lot of small changes that are making the app difficult, like who wants to download a book that you can't read the whole description for. Not I, fix what you've changed and leave the app alone pls.
  • The Perfect Kiss by Susan Hatler 5/5

    By North of Disneyland
    I loved it! It wasn't something deep and heavy but, just a sweet romance! This wasn't a book that was banned for a certain age and it wasn't explicit! You pay attention to the characters as they were all special not, just the leads.Brody, the male lead was described as a tanned Greek God and Olivia had trouble deciding what she really wanted to do. She also, wasn't the most graceful but, wanted to make everybody happy! You meet their friends, their bosses and the Women at the Independent Women's Retreat! By the time you get to the end you're wishing you could join the party and mingle and have a mimosa. I voluntarily read and honestly reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy.
  • Great app 4/5

    By GBZA
    Kobo app gives me access to many ebooks and very friendly interface to reading them as well, but frankly I hate the fact that I can't pay to read the books on the app unless I log on to the desk top, this alone would have cost this app a 2 star lower rating but I reduced it to just 1 star because of easy access to many exotic ebooks. The developers should consider providing secure access to paying for the paid version of the ebooks.
  • Beautiful app 5/5

    By Jctpark
    Love the interface.
  • Alright 3/5

    By Lvnevfan
    I do a lot of e-book reading and I use all of the major five readers. Of them all this is my least favorite. I am not just being mean, but as an avid reader I hope to give constructive input so as to hopefully improve my reading experience. The first thing that could improve is the synchronization between devices, this app is hit and miss in this area. Another feature I don't like is the inability to change the line spacing. The last thing that could be improved is the font sizing, it is a little cumbersome to use! I do use the app and most likely will continue to and look forward to improvements.
  • Good app 5/5

    By Shawnee111
    App is user friendly and easy to use. I also like how you can make the page change color to make it easier on your eyes.
  • Perfect ! 5/5

    By Horrible , liars , stealers
    I am glad this app exists !
  • Needs Some Tweaking 3/5

    By nwsounds
    Can't find option to display % read of entire book, just chapter.
  • Awesome!!! 5/5

    By Loan lady 1616
    This app is so smooth and easy and it keeps up and bookmarks everything The variety of books information and learning tools if Emily I love this it saves a lot of money
  • I enjoy this app 4/5

    By Tech 713
    I really enjoy this app. It is a good place to get and read well written stories for a good price. It is an easy to use tool and I use it quite a bit. I recommend it.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By bafdjalsjfldjfl;
    I have been using this app for years, since they migrated the Sony eBook store to KOBO. I find it easy to use, and was able to teach my 64 year old mom to use it - no problems. The only thing that I wish is that you could link to the store and buy books within the app, instead of opening the browser. However, that is a minor inconvenience for a quality app that has no glitches. Thanks!!!!
  • Great app but... 3/5

    By Snoopyisthebest
    Kobo is my first E-reader app, and I have been using it every since. I really enjoy the app and how they recommend other books to you. I also like how they even give you badges for how many books you read. The only thing that I don't like is that you can't buy books from here anymore.
  • 😊 5/5

    By Copa candy crush
    Super fun and easy to use
  • Terrible Customer Support 2/5

    By Dcat682
    I was able to get and read books that were not on Amazon, but the collection is small. I could deal with that until a book didn't work properly. I ended up contacting support and was forced into a chat support instead of sending in a ticket and the person I talked to bumped me off like she didn't know what I was getting help for the first time I talked to her. The second time she refused to let me open a support ticket and then continued to say that the instructions I sent her was write and that I was doing the steps wrong without helping me correct the issue.
  • Great app 5/5

    By mcblueangel
    Easy to use and manageable
  • Meh 3/5

    By Rosestravel
    I loved this app until recently. I have bought books & ordered the free download but I am unable to find them! I really love to read and I am a bit at a loss
  • Nice format 5/5

    By Acohen843
    I like the spacing and format of the text. Very enjoyable to read.
  • Awful 1/5

    By SilverRubicon
    This is a joke, right? Is there a competently written app somewhere? This is an app that earns a 0 star rating. Horrible. You can't change fonts unless Kobo formatting is selected but the screws up margins and page size. Page numbers aren't displayed but the page number in the chapter is shown? Have the app developers ever read a book? No one needs relative page numbers. Page transitions are slow even if no page transitions are selected. The list goes on and on. For an app that very little it does very much wrong. I assume app development was farmed out to the lowest bidder because this thing is garbage. No wonder Amazon is crushing Kobo in the market place.
  • Nice App 4/5

    By chiquiz
    I love Kobo, and have a kobo reader. The app lets me know when I am at a different place in a book on another device, which allows me to read on multiple devices, but the app doesn't recognize the farthest page read on the kobo device. That would be nice.
  • Frustrating 3/5

    By Wordwork68
    Can't figure out how to get back to library. Not intuitive. I want to support independent bookstores but this doesn't make it easy to do so.

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