Posts tagged as: Google Play Books

Google Play Books Adds New Audiobook Features

Google¬†today expanded the playback tools available to those who enjoy listening to audiobooks via Google Play Books. The latest version of the app for Android and iOS devices includes a smart resume feature that takes listeners back to the exact word they last heard before being interrupted. A bookmarks feature lets people tag spots in […]

Google Play Books Now Has an Recommendations Engine

Google¬†has launched a new “Discover” tool within its Google Play Books app and service. Google says the tool is meant to help people find new books based on their interests and what’s popular around the web. For example, the Discover section will reveal what books are being made into movies, or what lands on NPR’s […]

Night Light Makes Reading Easy on the Eyes for Play Books

Google hopes to make reading on smartphones easier on the eyes. The company today added a feature called Night Light to the Google Play Books app. With the mode turned on, Play Books will gradually filter blue light from the screen and replace it with warm, amber light. Night Light adjusts to the ambient sunlight […]

DC Comics Now Available on Google Play Books

Comic book storefronts on the Internet have been largely app-driven, but that’s changing. DC Entertainment, which publishes DC Comics’ broad pantheon of comics, has started selling its digital periodical books on Google Play Books on Wednesday. DC’s comics also are available from their Comixology-powered app, the Comixology standalone app and Web site, Amazon’s Kindle bookstore, […]

Google Adds Read Aloud – A Text-to-Speech Feature for the Android Play Books App

Google has updated its ebook app for Android with a feature that reads books aloud for the user. Now, Google Play Books (Google Play) also adds the ability to pinch or double-tap to zoom, text-editing features for notes, as well as recommending other titles within the Play bookstore, using the already-owned book collection and popular […]

Google Play Books for iOS Updated – Gains Notes, Bookmarks, Highlights

Google has released a major update of the Google Play Books iOS app, v1.3.0. One addition is the ability to add bookmarks by tapping the top-right corner. Selecting text meanwhile gives users several new options, such as colored highlights, private notes, or translating text into over 50 languages. The gesture also lets readers look up […]

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