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Read books on Google Play

After you buy & download books on Google Play, you can:

  • Read online or read offline
  • Read books on more than one device
  • Jump to a different part of the book
  • Change the font, brightness, and other display options

Open a book

  1. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. At the left, tap Menu Menuand then My Library My library.
  3. To open a book, tap the cover.

Jump to a page or chapter

  1. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. Open a book.
  3. Tap the center of the page.
    • To jump to a chapter, bookmark, or note, at the bottom left, tap Contents Contents. Select a chapter or section to go to.
    • To jump to another page, use the slider at the bottom.

Change font, text size, & display

  1. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. Open a book.
  3. Tap the center of the page.
  4. At the top right, tap Display options Display options.
    • To change font, text size, and line spacing, make changes under Display options Display options.
    • To change brightness, background color, or set your screen to adjust based on time of day, make changes under Settings Settings.
  5. To return to reading, tap outside the display options box.

Change screen rotation, page turns, & accessibility options

Change screen rotation, download options, how the page turns, and accessibility settings.

  1. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. Tap Menu Menuand then Settings Settings.
  3. Make your changes.

Read on a different device

When you open your book on a different device from the one you started on, it’ll automatically open to where you left off. Make sure:

  • Your device is connected to the internet when you stop and start reading your book.
  • You’re signed in to the same account for Google Play Books on both devices.

If your book doesn’t open to the right page, try swiping forward or backward and check your Wi-Fi connection.

Note: If you transferred the book to your device using Adobe Digital Editions, page positions won’t sync.

Dan is a Google Play expert and author of this help page. Leave him feedback below about the page.

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