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Supported reading devices ("best for")

To see which kinds of devices a book on Google Play works best with, scroll to the middle of the book’s listing page.

supported devices books

What a book’s “best for” category means

Tablet, Phone

Your book works well with iOS or Android phones or tablets running the Google Play Books app. (Get the app here.)


If your book only shows “Tablet,” you’ll have the best reading experience using a tablet. You can read these books on your phone, but you’ll need to zoom and adjust pages.

These books are available as PDF files only.


These books can be read on eReader devices that support the Adobe eBook platform, like the Nook. If you transfer your book to an eReader, bookmarks, highlights, notes, and other annotations you’ve already made won’t sync to the new device.

You can also download eReader-friendly books to your computer to read them offline. You’ll need the Adobe Digital Editions app.


You can read your books on your computer by going to Google Play on your browser.

Android 3.0+

For books with this category, it’s best to read them on a device running Android 3.0 or above. You won’t be able to adjust page formats like font size.

Additional info on specific devices

Amazon Kindle

Books on Google Play can’t be uploaded to Amazon Kindle devices right now.


Here are links to get help with common eReaders.


You can read books on Chromebook by going to Google Play on your browser, but you won't be able to transfer books from a Chromebook to an eReader.

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