Scribd - Reading Subscription

Scribd - Reading Subscription

  • Category: Book
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  • Current Version: 8.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Scribd
  • Compatibility: Android
14,075 Ratings
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Scribd - Reading Subscription App

Scribd gives you access to an unlimited number of the best books, audiobooks, news, magazines, documents, and more. We make it easy for you to stay informed, discover new passions, and feed your curiosity. No matter what you’re looking for, Scribd is the only reading app you need. Explore trending topics, get personalized recommendations, or check out collections hand-picked by business leaders, tastemakers, and our editors. Membership includes monthly access to an unlimited number of the best books, audiobooks, documents, news, and magazines. FEATURES • Access an unlimited number of the best books and audiobooks, including award winners and bestsellers in every genre. • Access to articles from Bloomberg Businessweek, Time Magazine, People Magazine, Foreign Policy, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, ELLE, ESPN, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health, New York Magazine, and more. • Access to select articles from The Associated Press, NPR, the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more • Unlimited access to the world’s largest document library, which includes official government reports, academic dissertations, detailed scientific studies, and more. • Unlimited access to a selection of books and audiobooks, hand-chosen by our editors. • Store titles offline to enjoy at any time, even without an internet connection. • Sync across all of your devices. • Our membership is a monthly subscription that starts at $8.99 which automatically renews unless the subscription is canceled at least 24 hours prior to the next billing date. Our privacy policy can be found at Our terms of use can be found at


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Scribd - Reading Subscription app reviews

  • Not really unlimited 3/5

    By mj m
    The interface is great and so is the selection, but you aren’t really unlimited. I’m a heavy audiobook user and ran into an issue with loading titles that suddenly became unavailable. After some research I discovered they throttle access. So I’m annoyed. If they had been upfront (and didn't hide it in the fine print) and would have been ok with it (or at least I could have made a better cost comparison). But this feels like a bait and switch. Not cool. Pretty shady Scribd.
  • Would not let me cancel subscription 1/5

    By Hated it 101
    Tried canceling through Apple Pay, app, and website. Will not let me unsubscribe thus causing my account to overdraft.
  • Scribd 1/5

    By Coolguyawesome34everyday
    Used to like this app but my yearly subscription was renewed last August through the App store but Scribd is showing my membership is expired so I cannot access any books. Apple support can’t refund my money because they show my subscription is active. I’m out over $80.00 and no one can help me. Scribd has no telephone number to call so everything is done through email. Absolutely ridiculous that Apple sells this subscription in the Apple store but they can’t contact Scribd to find out what happened.
  • As a book fan! 5/5

    By Tiggy_girl
    I love this app!! They have so many good books new and older. I wish I could keep them is my only complaint. They do change them up sometimes and I have to change up what I want to listen or read next.
  • The best 5/5

    By Craigthebugguy
    I’ve been with scribd off and on... mostly on ever since it was just books and documents. So glad to have unlimited audiobooks back and amazed the price is still 8.99. I know that price can’t last forever and be able to keep the selection choices what they are. I’m not saying that I’m asking for an increase but I’d rather pay more than have it totally go away like tunein did recently. Long live Scribd
  • Great app. 3/5

    By Elvita89
    I am currently on the free trail and I think the app is a great concept the only reason am giving it a 3 star rate is because it cuts to much and skips chapters every so often and that can get annoying when am doing other things and have to stop and change it to the correct one other that that if they would fix that in the time that I still have on the trail will definitely continue with the subscription
  • Very Disappointed 1/5

    By Ames1020
    “Unlimited” doesn’t really mean unlimited! It means read until we decide you can’t anymore and we will put you on hold for 2 + weeks before you can read your next book. Update: No technical issues here. It shuts you off when you read too much. I’ve emailed help with no response.
  • I love it 5/5

    By Rmsrss
    I love these app I’ve been waiting along time for a app like these. I do have a couple things I think would make it better. 1 maby get a few more books. I mean I don’t have a problem with any of them. In fact I love most of the books you got. I just would like to maby get.Some more graphic novels like maximum ride. Sorry if I spelt that wrong. Just what I am saying is that I love your app. 2 maby in you audio books you could choose the voices. I like who is reading them I would just like to maby change the voices for a different book. Something like that. Those are just a few things I fought could help you out. Great app I love it!!!
  • Ok for my purpose 3/5

    By in for life
    Ok for my purpose, was a challenge to cancel but was finally able to do so. Please no more emails from service. Thank you
  • Audiobooks 3/5

    By MDVail
    Every audiobook I’m trying to listen to tells me it won’t be available until 3/15/18. I just started running into this today. What is the problem? This is very frustrating. Please fix.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Mrs Oubre
    I am reading so much with scribd. For the price of a paperback novel, I have access to tons of material. Well worth the monthly fee.
  • Considering cancelling 1/5

    By Peejay12
    So I've been with Scribd for some years now and I am now seriously considering ditching it for kindle unlimited. Somebody please tell me why I can't change the text size. Are you kidding me?!?!?! I don't even care that the app just crashes on you sometimes and listening to audiobooks have glitches. Whatever. But nothing makes me more mad than when I can't change the text size. Not on a laptop and not on an iPad/iPhone. I don't need to squint my eyes or struggle to read a book with tiny text. Jeez fam. It's been a good run Scribd but I fear the time has come for us to part ways.
  • Thank you so much 5/5

    By Demonxxxmistress
    For a book reader of both books and audio books. I’m visually impaired and this app helps me sooo much with what has bee deemed my reading addiction. So I thank you dearly
  • Refund 1/5

    By Magic9374
    I signed up for free trial to see if I would like this but realizing that I would never use it I canceled my subscription! Oh you find out you still charging me I want a refund!
  • AMAZING! 5/5

    By ayiti12
    This is amazing! I love this. And I get other apps for free base on my subscription. Totally worth.
  • Scribd 5/5

    By pjmccam
    I’ve used this app for a few years now and it’s only gotten better. It’s become my go to app for reading and beaten out the big guys like Amazon and Apple. Save money, read books. Go to the library. Get Scribd.
  • Good collection, excellent pricing but a really bad app 5/5

    By photonslave
    For the past two months I have been exploring various apps (kindle unlimited, Amazon audible, audiobooks) for accessing ebooks and audiobooks. With unlimited access to ebooks and audiobooks , scribd is hands down the best option and cheaper than any option above as well. While audible has the largest audiobooks collection , it’s $50 more expensive per year and yet you can download only one audiobook every month for free and need to pay for rest. If you want ebooks, kindle unlimited is another $10.00 per month but their collection is much much smaller compared to scribd (please note that a Kindle unlimited gives you access to only a very very small fraction of ebooks in Amazon ) . Comparatively for $9 a month Scribed has a much larger collection they keep adding more too . Coming to the app, there are a few things I would love to see improved : (1) The "read screen" feature that iOS provides is something I use quite extensively while reading ebooks in apps like Kindle at it speeds up my reading speed considerably , but unable to use it in scribd because it's quite buggy. (2) Night reading mode (black background with white font, and a sepia ) and Choice of fonts to choose from for ebooks, works well on iPad but the options don’t show up on IPhone ( I have 6s plus ) . Also it would be better to have the same set of font options available for all ebooks (3) A nice to have feature would be more granularity in choosing reading speed than just 1x, 1.25, 1.5, 2x etc.. The big jump makes one option slow and the next option fast. More granularity option will appeal will to people with different speed preferences
  • Great service, horrendous app 1/5

    By bsbigshot29
    The idea for the service is awesome. All you can read for $9 a month?! Sign me up. However, the app is very bad. About one hour worth of use kills my new iPhone X battery by about 50%. When listening to audiobooks, they often stop playing. Hard to tell if the app is totally crashing or is just randomly pausing the audio. I can’t possibly recommend downloading this app until the developers address these issues.
  • App works great. But Scribd broke my heart in pieces with new credit system 1/5

    By Kinthed
    The app is great. But my issue is with the new credit system. I've been using Scribd on two accounts in my household for the last year. I was happy when it was books and would pay for 2-3 months then take one month off. Then they added audiobooks and I was thrilled. No more breaks. No need to even use my kindle anymore. No more Audible. Thrilled at a level where I can say Scribd actually changed my quality of life. I knew they couldn't sustain this buffet, but to cut back so extremely... So many of us will bail. My wish would be that they offered some other option that gave users more than one per month. If I had to pay three months in advance but got bonus audiobooks, that would be fine. Or pay $15/month for unlimited books plus 2-3 audiobooks. Looking at my history I see one month this year I heard 6-8 books but other months just one audiobook. There has to be some other solution, Scribd. Please don't send me back to Audible. For now I'm using public library, hoopla, and checking out TuneIn which launched a Scribd alternative. I will miss you bunches my old friend. Review of the App: I've been downloading audio books and ebooks to my device when I am on wifi. Then head to office and listen to books stored in the app, with no worries about misusing my cellular data plan. No complaints about the development behind this app. Only issue I encounter is the app hanging when I have already downloaded book via wifi and later try to listen while at location with cellular signal issues. Sometimes have to restart app every 20-30 minutes. Update 2018: still having issues with the app failing. But it's worse now. Happy they brought a pseudo-unlimited version to us. But the app closing itself after each chapter is driving me nuts. For example the book I'm listening to is broken into 85 chapters. Each chapter I have to walk to the back of the studio and reopen the app and find it in the Saved list and start the audio again. It's aggravating.
  • Great app! Love it! 5/5

    By km_101
    I’m so glad I finally found Scribd! The app is well designed and easy to use. The monthly subscription price is within my budget and offers so much. I love the selection of audiobooks I have access to as well as the sheet music. Great app!
  • Found some of my most Meant-To-Read-that but never got around to it. 5/5

    By doublestef
    It simulates my brain again!
  • Still great 4/5

    By crispee
    I’m so glad that the credits are gone. I’ve signed up again. But now that I have an iPad Pro I notice that things are just strange on this device. Just very buggy layout on some pages and you can’t really read vertically. No sure why that doesn’t get fixed. Some books the text is unreadable as words are overlaid (this was a full color graphic book).
  • All-you-can-eat Audible 5/5

    By Henry Makunda
    This has become my go-to service for reading and audio materials. And then they went and ditched their (limiting) credits system . . . . making Scribd more valuable than Audible. Better price plus all-you-can-eat content? Sign me up!
  • Great service. New update crashes 3/5

    By NTR1844
    This is a fantastic service. One of the best. The latest update crashes at the end of every audiobook chapter.
  • Not sure what’s happening... 3/5

    By Maria Tizon
    I love this app but lately it’s been crashing a lot. Can’t listen to anything without constantly having to restart. Hope you all fix it soon.
  • Good app, iPad version has trouble 3/5

    By mdrichard05
    I’ve loved using Scribd for the past few years, as it’s super convenient as a service for both document sharing, and discovering some new books I would otherwise probably not read. However, there is one big issue on the iPad: the table of contents isn’t available! I don’t know at what point this happened. A year ago, everything was fine. But I pulled up a book of sheet music, and suddenly there was no way to navigate it. There’s no issue on my Android phone, or on the web, but the iPad app has not table of contents available. This needs to be fixed.
  • App needs some improvement 2/5

    By Flip cow
    So I love the idea of this app, the cost and access to audiobooks is amazing but I’m having several issues with the app while using it. It keeps closing out as soon as I goes onto the next chapter of the audiobook and it does not work with my headphones pause button which makes it hard to easily pause when getting pulled away to do something else. I like the idea of the app and hope the improve it soon.
  • Glitchy. 3/5

    By MocahgirlInGA
    App won’t stay open. Have reinstalled, restarted the phone, everything.
  • In Love! 5/5

    By Alli4jc
    I’ve been in loved with Scribd for a LONG TIME. I used it for the document section that had access to uploaded sheet music. Well, I decided to finally upgrade to a paid membership a couple years ago and freaking WOW! I don’t know why I never took advantage of the books before, but now I do. FYI, I am a speed-reader and can devour a 600 pager in a manner of 5 hours. With Scribd, I literally read about 3-6 books a week addition to the fantastic selection of sheet music and documents. The magazines are something I’ve yet to check out along with audiobooks. But yeah...this is by far the best priced subscription I’ve had. I considered Kindle Unlimited but I don’t know if they include the sheet music and document/studies. go. Anyways, thumbs up for Scribd!
  • Audiobook player fail 1/5

    By Shaeger
    The app crashes at the end of every chapter when audiobooks are playing. Worked better before last update.
  • It's a scam 1/5

    By LRinTX
    This app is a scam. You will be charged for months to come with no way to cancel your subscription yourself. The app itself does not have an intuitive interface - do yourself a favor and go to your nearest public library.
  • Almost too good to be true. 5/5

    By tylercaulfield
    With no limits on audiobooks and ebooks there really isn’t any competition. I’ve gone through half a dozen and counting. Get this app, support the company, keep it going and hope the managers of this company are smart enough to keep it alive for us readers.
  • I’m so glad I found this app 5/5

    By Nathalip
    I love scribd. I love audiobooks and have tried other apps but this is the first one that actually provides what I’m looking for. I’m so impressed with the library, the app works consistently, and the price is great!

    By 161583605
    I'm so excited that SCRIBD now offers unlimited books for such a low price. It offers more than other eBook services, including better books, and all of the mechanics such as highlighting and notes, for less money. What more could a reader wish for?
  • Latest version is broken 1/5

    By B53tt
    I just updated that app and now it crashes after every new chapter in an audiobook. Why am I paying for a broken app?
  • Great app, need more speed 5/5

    By Rod.Gomez
    I would like to see faster results when searching and also a 3.0 speed option when doing audiobooks.
  • Love! 5/5

    By Alice170
    I really do love this app. There isn't a lot of new books and that is totally ok because it causes me to read/listen to old books i never got around to looking at. Such an amazing app I am constantly recommending it to people!
  • Don’t trust 1/5

    By artlesslydecided
    I signed up for a free trial that ensured I wasn’t going to be charged until April 11th. I downloaded the app last weekend and already have had the $8 taken out of my bank account. Not just a pending transaction, a fully completed transaction. I cancelled my subscription, hopefully they at least honor that.
  • Would be great if it wouldn’t crash constantly 3/5

    By SeeBoat1
    I have a love-hate relationship with this app. It’s great when it works but whenever I’m using it for audiobooks it crashes constantly. Seems to be most common at the end of chapters.
  • Love the variety of ebooks and audiobooks 5/5

    By JoanPierce1958
    I look forward to new books each month on Scribed. I read mysteries, nonfiction, self help and even cookbooks. I can’t afford to buy many books but with Scribed I pay one fee a month which is less than a book and I can read many books or listen to audiobooks. I have an eye disease. At times, I cannot read more than one page. But I can get on Scribed and listen to audiobooks. That has been a godsend to me. Other programs like Audible are too expensive. Scribed is affordable and has a wide selections of new books.
  • Scam 1/5

    By Loads masher
    Be cautious using the paid version of this app. They have cleverly made it very difficult to cancel or delete your account. I submitted 5 emails with NO response. Their BBB rating is a whopping D- with numerous complaints. I don’t generally write bad reviews except I see how “good” this app rating was and find it very hard to believe. I’m not sure why or how it is so high, other than using bots or fake accounts to create high reviews. Use at your own risk.
  • Great book selection , average audiobook selection 4/5

    Their selection of ebooks makes Amazon unlimited seem pitiful . however their selection of audiobooks DOES NOT CONTAIN RECENT BESTSELLERS ,, only a rare few
  • Recommended feature 4/5

    By Mayaily123
    Instead of pressing down to hold and using the apple cursors to select where to highlight, you guys should have the press and drag and highlight feature
  • Amazing for Book Lovers 5/5

    By ToriGiff
    By far my favorite app. I can’t live without it and am so happy it went back to unlimited. I haven’t ever had any problems with the app or glitches across any of my devices
  • Love it 5/5

    By 😃😃😊😃
    I absolutely love this app I have used it forever and it has a great selection I just wish it would save all the books I’ve read because I want to go back and find them to recommend to friends and never can
  • A little glitchy 4/5

    By Ttraci
    I’m so glad to see the “credits” thing is gone. I use a lot of books for reference and the credit system really puts a damper on things. I have noticed that the app is a little glitchy and hesitant so I wanted to point that out. Also it would be really nice to be able to change the background and font colors to more colorful choices instead of the drab ones available. Just a suggestion. But all over great app. Thanks for doing away with the credits!!! 👏🏼
  • Most useful app 5/5

    By SmokedoutD
    Great app with a purpose
  • Back to being the best 5/5

    By Fthecredits
    I’ll finally give a 5 star now that you’ve gone back to unlimited and did away with the credits. While you have a vast and great selection I can find more titles I want sooner on the kindle or audible apps but for the money with the unlimited this is hands down the best app for books and audio books. I’ve been a customer for about 5 years now. I look forward to going back in time 3 years and having my choice back now. Thank you for making me happy I stuck with you through the credit phase.
  • Start stop from headphone missing 3/5

    By Bear and Bunny
    I am using headphones and I would like to start and stop my audiobooks just by pressing the button on the standard Apple headphone. This is so basic. Please add it.
  • Add pauseability 3/5

    By DunlopMichael
    Scribd is a great app and a great service. My only complaint is that audiobooks cannot be paused using the pause button on headphones (Apple or otherwise). Add this essential feature, and my rating would be five stars.

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