Google Play Books Android app features & settings
What you can do while you’re readingTurn pages
Just swipe your screen while you’re reading. To use volume controls to turn pages, touch Menu > Settings > Use volume key to turn pages.
- To turn 3D page turning on or off, touch Menu > Settings > Use 3D effect for page turning.
To choose a specific page, touch the middle of the screen. You can touch the chapter name, page number, slider, or search icon to find the page you want.
Touch the top right corner of the page. You can also touch the middle of the screen > Menu > Add bookmark.
To highlight, write a note, translate, or search for a word, touch a word and move the sliders to make a selection.
To adjust font size, line spacing, background color, contrast, and more, touch the middle of the page > Font.
You can hear most books read aloud on your device (though not all books). To start listening to your book, touch the center of the page > Menu > Read aloud.
If your book doesn't support the Read Aloud feature, it may be because:
- The publisher chose to disable the feature.
- The book isn't in Flowing Text mode (required to use Read Aloud).
On most books, you can copy text until you reach the maximum amount set by the publisher. Some publishers disable copying text on books so this feature doesn't work for all books.
What you can do while browsing your libraryBuy books
You can use Search to find a book you want to buy. When you touch it, the listing opens in the Play Store app where you can check out.
If you have a book in your library that you’ve never opened on your device, touch its cover to open it and automatically download it.
To arrange your books by title, author, or date last opened, touch Menu > My Library > Sort in the top right.
To change screen rotation, download, page turn, and accessibility settings, touch Menu > Settings.