Google Play Books

Why Google Play Books?

  • • Access books from any device either through the Chrome Browser, Chrome app, iOS app, or Android app.
  • • Highlight and take notes while you read ePub files.
  • • Upload and read PDF files (no annotation features available)
  • • Use text-to-speech to support reading & decoding with ePub files.

Be sure to note that there are some differences between using the Chrome app and accessing Google Play Books from in the Chrome browser on a computer or Chromebook.
Learn more about Chrome Apps and Extensions.

Chrome Browser Chrome App
Upload Files Yes – if online No
Read Offline No Yes
Highlight & Add Notes Yes – if online Yes – if online
Use text-to-speech Yes – if online Yes – if online
Purchase Books Yes – if online Yes – if online


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