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Read books with an e-Reader

You can read books from Google Play on most e-readers. You’ll need to download them to your computer and transfer them to the e-reader. To do this, download the Adobe Digital Editions app.

Note: Your purchased e-book can only be associated with a single Adobe ID. Standard device limits will apply.

Transfer books from Google Play to your e-Reader

  1. On your computer, download Adobe Digital Editions and follow the instructions to install it.
  2. Go to Google Play Books .
  3. At the left, click My books.
  4. Under the book you want to download, click More More .
  5. Click Download EPUB (recommended) or Download PDF (not recommended unless EPUB isn’t available).
  6. Connect your eReader to your computer.
  7. Open Adobe Digital Editions. Drag the book to the name of the device you want to transfer it to.

Get help with common e-Readers

What won’t work

  • Books bought on Google Play won't work on Amazon Kindle devices.
  • You can’t transfer books using a Chromebook.
  • Your highlights and notes won't be available when you read your books on an e-Reader.

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